Cabinet from the Palais Tattenbach in Munich
- Joseph Zächenberger, Michael Pössenbacher
- Silk, various woods, mirror glass
- H. 398 cm
- Gallery 95
- Inventory Number
- Acquired from the art trade in 1951. Restored with the support of the Bauer'sche Barockstiftung
Made to look like a garden pavilion, this faithfully preserved cabinet originally stood in the magnificent palace of Count Rheinstein-Tattenbach, which was located on Theatinerstrasse in Munich. The wall and ceiling panels are made of the finest painted silk fabric; its sophisticated decoration creates a cheerful, festive mood. The themes include motifs of nature and of aristocratic occupation, such as sciences and arts, hunting and war. All this was 'conjured up' by the porcelain painter Joseph Zächenberger, who was specialised in flowers at the Nymphenburg Porcelain Factory. As a highly artistically designed interior in silk painting of this quality, the cabinet is unparalleled anywhere in the world.