Plantin Moretus Museum: rich interior

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by irisbe on September 2, 2002

As told in a previous entry, the interior is very rich. The walls are covered with Green tapisery of Oudenaerde (very famous!) or with Spanish or Mechelen's (Malines) leather. This was the way they tried to cover up the walls in 16th and 17th century Antwerp. Of course only the rich could do so! The furniture consisted out of real Dutch drawings and china from Delft. In the living room, there is a beautiful clavecimble. The inside of the cover is painted by Rubens.
Museum Plantin-Moretus/Pretenkabinet
Vrijdagmarkt 22-23
Antwerp, Belgium, 2000
+32 3 221 14 50

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