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Three-Part Mirror from the Estate of Emilie Flöge, c. 1905

Leopold Museum,
Mirror and black leather with gold embossing
Closed: 28×21×2.5 cm open: 28×60.5×1 cm


  • Wiener Werkstätte
Currently on display at OG4
This three-part mirror was created by the Wiener Werkstätte around 1905 and was owned by the designer, couturier and entrepreneur Emilie Flöge (1874–1952). Flöge was the sister-in-law and closest confidante of the painter Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). Together with her two sisters, she ran the haute couture fashion salon “Schwestern Flöge” furnished by the Wiener Werkstätte. It was the professed wish of the Wiener Werkstätte’s founders for their creations to reach as many areas of life as possible, an idea known as Gesamtkunstwerk, or universal work of art. Thus, the Wiener Werkstätte’s premises at Neustiftgasse 32–34 also comprised a leather workshop. This object consists of mirror glass and black leather, and features precious gold-embossed geometrical decor. Together with the leather, these gold ornaments determine the item’s overall elegant and luxurious character. For the designers of the Wiener Werkstätte approached every object, no matter how small, with the same diligence and care.

Object data

  • Wiener Werkstätte
Three-Part Mirror from the Estate of Emilie Flöge
c. 1905
Art movement
Art Nouveau, Wiener Werkstätte
Arts and crafts
Mirror and black leather with gold embossing
Closed: 28×21×2.5 cm open: 28×60.5×1 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 6370
Inventory access
Accession 2019
Selection of Reference works
  • Wien 1900. Aufbruch in die Moderne, hrsg. von Hans-Peter Wipplinger, Wien 2019 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, ab 15.03.2019).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (bis 1952);
Nachlass nach Emilie Louise Flöge, Wien (1952);
Dr. Jutta und Dr. Wolfgang Fischer, Wien (o.D.);
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 2019); (1)

  1. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag und Rechnung vom 07.06.2019

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