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Cabin, in Built in Memory of a Passage on a Ship

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Interior and furniture designed by: Alexis de Chateauneuf (1799-1853); Painted in 1830 by: Erwin Speckter (1806-1835) HamburgCloset from the country house of the lawyer Dr. Karl Sieveking (1787-1847), originally located in Hamburg-Hamm

In memory of his diplomatic journey to Brazil, the polymath Karl Sieveking commissioned a small study to be built in his large country house. The room was to be the size of a cabin he had inhabited during his passage to Brazil. The architekt Alexis de Chateauneuf designed the closet with walls panelled in precious gold flashed poplar. The artist Erwin Speckter was commissioned to paint the room. Pompeian murals inspired the  fresco on the ceiling, with the subject of the triumph of Eros, the Greek god of love. The walls are decorated with depictions of Amor and Psyche, as well as the allegories of day and night. The style is reminiscent of the Northern German Romantic painter, Philipp Otto Runge (1777-1810). The furniture, designed by Chateauneuf, is a part of the original design. With the interior design, furnishings and painting on the walls, the small room forms a unified whole.