Stunning Empire Furnishings Found In Nymphenburg Palace- Part 2

Bedroom of Maria Amalia inside the Amalienburg Palace

The Amalienburg is one of the most exquisite creations in the European Rococo style.  The Amalienburg is an elaborate hunting lodge in the grounds of Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, southern Germany. It was constructed by François de Cuvilliés, in classical Rococo style.

In 1734 Elector Karl Albrecht ordered work to commence on the Amalienburg, a small pleasure palace and hunting lodge for his wife, Maria Amalia, a daughter of Emperor Joseph I.

The Large Salon, or Hall of Mirrors, forms the centre of the pavilion. The Blue Cabinet and the Bedroom, or Yellow Room, adjoin to the south, whilst the Hunting Room and the Pheasant Room, or Indian Cabinet, abut to the north.

Most of the ground floor is given over to the round Hall of Mirrors in the center of the building which was designed by Johann Baptist Zimmermann and Joachim Dietrich (1690–1753). It creates an ethereal atmosphere in the Bavarian national colors silver, off white and delicate blue are the dominant colours.  The room is absolutely breathtaking.

Like the Hall of Mirrors, the yellow bedroom is also richly decorated. The wall carvings are painted in silver on a lemon-coloured background, combine with the delicate blue stucco work which extends beyond the white ceiling.

The wall panelling, executed by the court woodcarver Johann Joachim Dietrich, is one of the finest examples of court carving of the period.

The bed niche is flanked by two portraits. The one on the left shows Elector Karl Albrecht, who commissioned the Amalienburg, while the one on the right portrays Maria Amalia, for whom the “hunting lodge” was built.

The Hunting Room, a pendant to the Bedroom, is decorated as a small picture salon, in which the paintings which are incorporated into the wall decoration, painted silver on a straw-coloured background.

The kitchen is decorated with precious tiles from Delft which when being laid were mixed up by workers in the wrong order. The blue-and-white ceiling is painted with Chinese scenes, the walls are decorated with Dutch tiles. The colourful tiling show flowers vases and Chinese scenes.  The Castrol stove (1735) built for the kitchen is a masonry construction with several fireholes covered by perforated iron plates. It is also known as a stew stove and was the first design that completely enclosed the fire.

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Here are some additional pictures that I find notable:

Amalienburg, in der Schlossanlage Nymphenburg

Be in the Amalienburg yourself by watching a tourist film their tour.  Featured on Youtube

Blue and White Room -Amalienburg, in der Schlossanlage Nymphenburg

Blue and White Room- Close up details of the hand painted walls.

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Picture from Wikipedia – Another view of this exceptional console table

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