A new exhibition has enriched the range of different collections and treasures in the Dresden Palace.
It presents parade textiles made for Augustus the Strong in connection with his coronation as King of Poland 1697 and the wedding of his son, the Saxon Electoral Prince in 1719. The exhibits are both originals and precise replicas, where every thread has been very exactly reproduced in French, Italian and German workshops.
The visitors will find parts of the King’s costume and his crown hood as well as items of textile interior décor from the suite of parade rooms equipped for the wedding ceremony: the Ante-Chamber, the Audience chamber and the State Bedroom. Amazing gold and silver fabrics, velvets in royal blue, crimson and Saxon green, gold embroidery represent the culmination of baroque textile art.
The textile interior décor will in future be included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.
The current exposition will last until February 24th. She is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on Tuesdays and from January 20th to January 31st.