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The Beauty of a Bygone Age

The Beauty of a Bygone Age
Four sets of furniture represent the period furniture from the onset of the 18th century until the early 20th century. Rare pieces of Rococo, Neoclassical and Empire style furniture are displayed in the aristocratic corner, with original artworks completing the décor. The exhibits come from the mansion of the Zichy family in the village of Voderady, who took interest in collecting art pieces when travelling around Europe and the world. The model family gallery houses paintings of members of a various aristocratic families belonging to the museum. Family galleries with portraits of well-known family members decorated the walls of chambers, hallways, and staircases in castles and mansions. Following the trend set by higher nobility, the gentry and later rich burghers had their portraits displayed in their dwellings. The set of furniture which represents the merchant household includes various items which collected from Trnava’s burger’s families. The third room furnished as rented student’s quarters introduces simple furniture from the late 19th century. The room with the furniture and accessories in the style of Art Nouveau from the turn of the 20th century portrays a studio of a seamstress who made custom dresses for ladies. Showcases with porcelain, glassware, clocks, and other trinkets in the above mentioned styles accompany the main body of the exhibition.