The Furnishings Collection

Walnut armchair, probably Knonauer Amt, from mill at Hausen am Albis, dated 1704.
Walnut armchair, probably Knonauer Amt, from mill at Hausen am Albis, dated 1704.
In sheer volume, this collection contains the largest number of objects of any collection in Switzerland. It comprises bourgeois furniture from the Early Modern period until the present day as well as furnishings from abbeys and church paraphernalia, particularly from the Late Gothic and Renaissance periods. A group of painted rustic objects enjoys a place of honour among the cabinets and chairs, and a wide range of items for general everyday use are joined by various special creations for particular purposes, such as birthing chairs, prie-dieus, dressing tables, vanities and strongboxes. An impressive array of furnishings from the recent past has been assembled; of particular note are the many valuable love boxes and coffers. More …




Curator

Christina Sonderegger
christina.sonderegger
@snm.admin.ch
Collections & Documentation
Landesmuseum Zürich
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Swiss National Museum
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