Art Objects from the Collection of the Valpovo Landowners

Radmila Biondić, Andreja Šimičić, Grgur Marko Ivanković

The list of movable objects at the Valpovo castle in 1736, at the time when it was finished and ready to accept its fist inhabitants, the family of the barons Hilleprand von Prandau, included numerous pieces of furniture, some of which are wardrobes, tall and short, with doors or with several drawers, simple wood-frame beds, but also canopy beds with curtains, couches, chairs, and benches. The furnishings in these rooms are various and numerous, especially fabric, bedding, curtains, and carpets: The walls were decorated with graphics, probably even numerous paintings, judging from the discovered frames, and the various numerous utility items, especially dishes, were made from all possible metals and their alloys, as well as porcelain.

 

The inventory list of the Valpovo castle with the adjoining buildings, as well as Count Rudolf von Normann-Ehrenfels’s house he used in Valpovo, MOBILAR-INVENTAR, der Graflih Normannschen Schlosses u. Herrenhausses VALPOVO, drafted two hundred years later, contains a very detailed inventory of each individual room, more than four thousand two hundred objects, most of which are furniture, which of course also contained valuable art objects collected through generations, by some of the members of these families, and definitely the count and countess Julijana and Rudolf von Normann-Ehrenfels.

 

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Art Objects from the Collection of the Valpovo Landowners / Radmila Biondić, Andreja Šimičić and Grgur Marko Ivanković

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