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Nymphenburg Palace

Queen's study


Picture: Queen's Study

The round table inlaid with exotic precious woods, a valuable individual item of furniture from Paris, was possibly a present to the Bavarian royal couple Max Joseph and Caroline. Its pharaoh busts made of gilt bronze on the table legs served as an inspiration for the further decoration of the room in the Egyptian fashion of the Napoleonic era.

The set of furniture made in around 1810 in Munich is finished with the popular alder burl veneer. It includes Caroline’s drawing table, but not the secretary, which originally belonged to Eugène Beauharnais, Napoleon’s stepson and son-in-law of King Max I Joseph and Caroline.

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