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The Furnishing of the State Apartment (Paradeappartement) in Dresden Palace

Project organisers:
SKD/Kunstgewerbemuseum; Sächsisches Immobilien- und Baumanagement Niederlassung Dresden

In connection with the marriage of his son Friedrich August II to Maria Josepha, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, in September 1719, August the Strong conducted large-scale renovation work on the fire-damaged palace in Dresden. The showpiece of the refurbished royal residence was the State Apartment in the west wing, the five rooms of which – from the Corner State Hall to the State Bedroom – were fitted out in particularly sumptuous fashion in order to emphasise August’s claim to sovereignty and demonstrate his power.Residenzschloss is to include the recreation of the State Apartment as it would have appeared during the Augustan period. The aim of this research project is to use the relatively copious sources available in the form of correspondence, drawings and inventories to investigate how it was furnished during the 18th century and thus develop a concept for refurnishing it in an authentic way.

Intended results and aims:
Installation of the permanent exhibition in the State Apartment

since 2007 

SKD budgetary resources

Project manager:
Dr. Peter Plaßmeyer

Project team members:
Christiane Ernek M.A.

Cooperative partners:
Sächsisches Immobilien und Baumanagement, Niederlassung Dresden I