Wittelsbach State and Ceremonial Carriages: Coaches, Sleighs and Sedan Chairs in the Nymphenburg Castle Marstallmuseum v. 2 (Hardback)Rudolf H. Wackernagel (author)
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/01/1999
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-- First complete survey of the Munich State carriages.-- Recently researched and written in collaboration with the Bavarian Administration of State Castles, Gardens and Lakes.The Nymphenburg Castle Marstallmuseum is one of the largest internationally known collections of historic state and ceremonial carriages. These two volumes represent the first complete survey of the Munich State carriages. The 34 carriages, two sedan chairs and nine sleighs in the collection are of consummate design and workmanship.The Marstall exhibits range from the Louis XIV period, to work by the Strasbourg master coach builder Johann Christian Ginzrot. culminating in a brilliant achievement: the coaches and sleighs made for the Bavarian "fairy-tale monarch," Ludwig II, which were entirely gilt and lavishly tricked out with exquisite embroidery and furs.In Volume One the carriages are succinctly and clearly presented in both sumptuous full views and detailed photos. Volume Two contains exhaustive descriptions of the exhibits as well as fresh insights into the history of coach building, based on recent research.
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 310 x 235 mm
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