The Study and the "Gold Cabinet"

 

The Study epitomises the splendour of the staterooms. The elegant decoration and use of costly materials date from the 1822-25 refurbishment carried out under Archduke Carl.

Study Cabinet © AnnA BlaU; Furniture: On permanent loan from the MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Study Cabinet

Testifying to the extraordinary richness of the earlier décor of Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen’s time is the "Gold Cabinet" next door to the Study. The special alloy used in the gold-leaf decoration of this small room consists of 23-carat gold, 1/2-carat silver and 1/2-carat copper, and is still known today as "Albertina Gold".