Room with Historicism art objects

 The penultimate exhibition room offers an overview of Historicism when the development of historical styles in the 19th century ceased with Empire and Bidermeier. A copying of all preceding styles commenced, often with exaggerated decorative characteristics. Small interior groups depict the Neo-Gothic style, Neo-Renaissance and Neo-Rococo along with variations on the Louis XVI style decorative art particularly popular in France at the time. The laden room layout is characteristic of Historicism, commanding splendour and ostentation. Display cabinets feature porcelain, glass and silver objects and fans. The prevailing sense of fashion is captured by portraits and two dresses made in France during the second half of the 19th century.