The Ladies’ Drawing Room
The furniture and other decorations are a mixture of antiques purchased by Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. Two 16th-century tapestries from the same suite as in the Great Drawing Room hang on the walls. The cabinet is a richly decorated Baroque cabinet from the 1720s and the ceiling features a late 17th-century painting attributed to the court painter David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl’s studio, depicting Aurora, the goddess of dawn.
The antiquities at No. 4 Hamngatan had mainly three sources: the antique dealer Eduard Kahlert in Eisenach (Germany), the fine art and antiquities dealer Karl Bossard in Lucerne (Switzerland), and the auction house Bukowskis near Berzelii Park. Wilhelmina von Hallwyl also made purchases while travelling in Europe, but usually she had a clear idea of what she wanted for her collection and used antique dealers to obtain it.
The Ladies' Drawing Room in 3D
3D-model: Erik Lernestål, the Hallwyl Museum/SHM (CC BY).
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From the Ladies’ Drawing Room, you can come to the Great Drawing Room and the Upper Vestibule.