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Chinese Chambers

Local name: Pokoje Chińskie

Located inside: Wilanów Palace

The Chinese chambers are an important part of the Wilanów Palace, because numerous oriental art is presented in their interiors. Currently, the rooms are decorated with objects from the 19th century, including antique porcelain, utility objects, furniture made with characteristic techniques, materials and symbolism typical of the Far East.

The oriental collection of the palace was initiated by fascination with the Far East, which is a manifestation of fashion and the desire to learn about things from a distant world, completely different from what was known in Europe. This fascination was also familiar to King Jan III, from which initiative the first Chinese Cabinet was established in 1696. Most of the objects of oriental art were produced in Europe retaining original design, style and materials. Cabinets in the Far Eastern style were also arranged by August II Mocny, Izabela from Czartoryski Lubomirska and Stanisław Kostka Potocki.

The largest and most interesting was the rich collection of "Chinese" collected by Stanisław Kostka Potocki. Its significant part is still in the Wilanów museum, although the Chinese Cabinet itself no longer exists.


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    Stanisława Kostki Potockiego 10/1602-958 Warsaw , Poland