Room-ensemble from the Perthaler-house
The ensemble is one of the most famous 'Bauernstuben' (peasant rooms) in German museums. These are furniture and fittings from a carpenter's household, which could be presented to potential customers of the workshop. The members of the Perthaler family had come to Bavaria as religious refugees in the 18th century. They quickly managed to establish a successful carpentry business as they brought with them new design ideas for painted furniture and also demonstrated a special skill in furniture making. The Perthaler furniture of the 1780s is characterised by its particularly imaginative paintings of biblical scenes.