Court Table in the Grand Antechamber of the Vienna Hofburg
Painting from the Wedding Cycle in the Hall of Ceremonies of Schönbrunn Palace
Martin van Meytens and workshop, Vienna, 1760/63, (detail)
Specific tableware was reserved for special, high-ranking occasions such as coronation and wedding banquets: For such occasions, a solid gold service existed at the Viennese Court which Emperor Francis Stephen I had commissioned for the marriage of his son Joseph to Isabella of Parma.
Schloß Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsges.m.b.H./Foto: Christoph Mühlbauer/ Sammlung Bundesmobilienverwaltung
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