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Empress Maria Theresa used Schönbrunn Palace as her imperial summer residence and it became a glamorous focus of court life. Leading statesmen and great personalities from the arts and culture were amongst the many guests. Even the six-year-old Mozart performed in this select atmosphere. The buildings, gardens and internal decorations were all part of the overall baroque design. Perhaps inspired by the magnificent gardens of Schönbrunn, the famous 18th century Bohemian ornamentalist painter Johann Wenzel Bergl, covered several ceilings and walls of the palace with detailed scenes of nature. Later these were also enjoyed by the nature-loving Empress Elisabeth (Sissi). Furniture and pianos were often richly decorated with ornamental designs, plant and animal motifs created with various types of inlaid wood veneer. Our model "Schönbrunn" is the second in our limited edition "Marquetry Series". It is a tribute to the palace’s magnificent gardens and murals and a dazzling snapshot of nature. The edition is limited to nine instruments and each will have an individually numbered solid brass plate. Available in size 200, in black or white polyester with maple interior.
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