The Reception Room and the Audience Hall

 

The two Empire-style rooms in which Princess Henriette of Nassau-Weilburg received her visitors have been preserved with little change since 1823.

Audience Hall © AnnA BlaU

Audience Hall

In Austria, the Empire style had a whiff of the French Revolution about it, limiting its appeal among the imperial court and the aristocracy, which favoured the Biedermeier style.

 

In the Reception Room and the Audience Hall, the furniture pairs, the satinwood, mahogany and palisander parquet veneers, bright and matt gilding, and the delicate painting on the walls and ceiling create an overall atmosphere of tasteful elegance and superior craftsmanship.