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Inlaid Wardrobe from the Bedroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment, 1903

Leopold Museum,
Leopold Museum,
Maplewood, inlaid work including different woods, ivory, mother-of-pearl
210×130×60 cm


  • Caspar Hrazdil
  • Koloman Moser

    (Vienna 1868–1918 Vienna)

  • Wiener Werkstätte
  • J. W. Müller (court carpenter)
Currently on display at OG3
Koloman Moser (1868–1918) was commissioned in 1902 by the newlywed couple Hans and Gerta Eisler von Terramare to create the complete interior design for their spacious apartment on Vienna’s Schottenring. It would be the most luxurious interior decoration designed by Moser. In keeping with the idea of a Gesamtkunstwerk, or universal work of art, Moser selected uniform colors and shapes throughout the apartment. The furnishings are testament to the exacting standards of modern Viennese design, characterized by the very best workmanship, an upholding of traditional craftsmanship and the use of exquisite materials. The reduced geometrical design vocabulary that was typical for Moser from 1900 is already clearly apparent here. The items of furniture were executed by the carpenter Caspar Hrazdil and the court carpenter J. W. Müller, and are almost consistently characterized by orthogonal shapes as well as understated planar decorations made from premium thuja and satinwood veneers.

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Object data

  • Execution: Caspar Hrazdil
  • Design: Koloman Moser
  • Execution: Wiener Werkstätte
  • Execution: J. W. Müller (court carpenter)
Inlaid Wardrobe from the Bedroom of the Eisler von Terramare Apartment
Art movement
Wiener Werkstätte
Maplewood, inlaid work including different woods, ivory, mother-of-pearl
210×130×60 cm
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 4150
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
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).
  • Koloman Moser- Die Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Elisabeth Leopold/Stefan Kutzenberger, Wien 2018 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 18.01.2018-10.06.2018).
  • Wien 1900. Sammlung Leopold, hrsg. von Diethard Leopold/Peter Weinhäupl, Wien u.a. 2009.
  • Koloman Moser 1868-1818, hrsg. von Rudolf Leopold/Gerd Pichler, Wien 2007 (Ausst.-Kat. Leopold Museum, Wien, 25.05.2007-10.09.2007).

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Gerta und Dr. Hans Eisler von Terramare, Wien (1903-1906); (1)
Dr. von Webern, Wien (ab 1907);
von Webern jun., Wien (o.D.);
Wiener Antiquitätenhandel (um 1988);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold und Dr. Christian Meyer, Wien (um 1988);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (o.D.); (2)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (1994).

  1. Gerd Pichler, Kolo Mosers “Wohnung für ein junges Paar” - Gerta und Dr. Hans Eisler von Terramare, in: Rudolf Leopold / Gerd Pichler (Hg.), Koloman Moser. 1868-1918, München u.a. 2007, S. 174-199
  2. Schreiben von Dr. Ernst Ploil an Dr. Elisabeth Leopold vom 26.09.2014

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