In 1901 Emperor Franz Joseph gathered centuries worth of imperial furniture in a central repository between the Hofburg and Schönbrunn Palaces. Opened to the public in 1924, the fascinating and lavish Imperial Furniture Collection shows how the royal family got their extreme lounge on. Among the highlights are an Egyptian room, a room full of treasures from Asia, and various other decorations made of gold-stamped leather and sumptuous materials. Check out the coffeehouse and smoking culture exhibit or the chair room on the second floor to really see how the 1% unwound. There are over 15,000 chairs in the museum including Maria Theresa’s wheelchair, and even a few chairs on which you can sit.
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