WELCOME TO THE VIRTUAL MUSEUM

With a simple mouse click, the visitor can get through a world of the finest craftsmanship from the past 400 years. On 1500 square meters you can see: vintage cars from year of construction 1909-1990; Cupboards / secretaries / chests of drawers / lots of sculptures / paintings / huge wall paintings / clocks / music equipment / carpets / church furniture. The focus is on the Baroque period for furniture and the "Schnauferl" period for classic cars.


Below you can see a video tour of the Auto and Furniture Museum. The chronology of the museum: It begins with the universe (sculpture of the earth) and the time (tower clock movement) - space - matter in which we live, the chinese room and finally the 15 stations of the way of the cross are for example a small excerpt, which should show the different cultures, as well as the different religions and beliefs of us humans.



Video > to the virtual tour (6 min.)



Video > to the virtual tour (extended Version - 17 min.)



From here you can view an extract of the museum pieces individually. Just click on the pictures.
Under the menu item "Museum-Highlights", selected pieces are described in more detail and with additional pictures!


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Big Bang - the beginning of our universe

Sculpture of the earth in the universe, stainless steel hand polished. Wall painting / airbrush by ...

06

Beginning of:
Time - Space - Matter

Tower clock movement with dial and moon phase, approx. 1880. Functionally converted by...

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Windsor Castle, built in the 11th century

Wall painting / airbrush, by Joachim Bihler in 2004, total size: 57.4 ft x 14.8 ft.

Our mobility began with the primal bicycle. The FIRST, human powered, impeller - also called walking machine / draisine (bicycle). The inventor was Karl von Drais in 1817. Then around 1869 came the steam engine with boiler and charcoal firing developed by Sylvester H. Roper, the FIRST steam wheel in the world, with which he performed in circus events and at trade fairs. Then came the first motorcycle in the world developed by Gottlieb Daimler in 1885, powered by an "combustion engine" - "the riding car". Afterwards came the FIRST automobile from Carl Benz in 1885/86: a three-wheeled, two-seater BENZ. Patent motor car type 1, with high-speed single-cylinder four-stroke engine 0.75 HP (0.55 KW).


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Replica of the primal bicycle

About 100 years old, the invention of Karl von Drais in 1817 was the first "walking machine". The drive was muscle power.
 
 

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Bicycle with aux. engine, ca. 1950

VEB: Move plant in Mühlhausen
Engine: MAW - S 172 - A5.2.2R1, HY 511
Brake: Wippenmann ULTRA RAPID
 
 

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Moped 1955 - Motorcycle 1950

VEB: Simson SR 1, 1955, 2-stroke engine with 48 ccm and 2 HP (rear). Expresswerke: Radex 125, 09-1950, double-piston two-stroke engine with double exhaust system, very rare (only 5 pieces are still available)

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Original impeller from 1900

Improvement of the Drais impeller from 1817, body made of oak, wheels from a Wagner with roller bearings, drive was human power
 
 

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Motorcycle BMW R60/5 05.1974

Two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine air-cooled 40 HP / 29 KW empty weight 452 lbs., total weight 877 lbs. displacement 599 cc cardan shaft drive
 

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1* Brush Runabout USA 07.1909

Single-cylinder engine, water-cooled, displacement 1020 ccm, output 10 HP / 7.4 KW, light construction with wooden chassis and axles chain wheel drive left and right
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8* R-R Silver Ghost 40/50 H.P.
Coupe de Ville

Year of construction 1920, Body Muhlbacher, 7428 ccm displacement, ordered and built for Jean Hennessy (Cocnac).
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Cabinet in the form of a R-R bonnet. Weight is 1.9t, scale is 2:1, closed.

Under the bonnet mask is a bank safe from 1865 - Leipzig, with the highest level of security.
 
 

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20* Hall cupboard from Breslau around 1730-1740

Cupboard with a so-called Danzig-cornice, around 1730-40, most likely from Breslau.
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6 Rolls-Royce classics

from right: Phantom I, Silver Ghost, Silver Ghost, Phantom III, 25/30 H.P., Wraith
 
 

02

Children's sleigh with handlebars

From the Rococo period, usually a horse was harnessed in the front and the driver and brakeman stood on the back of the board.
 

03

Citroen - Goggo - Isetta - BMW

from left: Citroen 11 BN, built in 1953; BMW - Isetta, manufactured in 1959; BMW - Gogomobil, manufactured in 1968; BMW - R 60/5 boxer engine, manufactured in 1974.

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Furniture with huge carvings

from left: one of the Sgabello chairs, historicism grandfather clock, neo-Renaissance hall cabinet, large historicism chest (Cassone).

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Automotive contrasts 1909 - 1975

from left: Alfa Romeo - Giulia 1.6, manufactured in 1975; Brush (USA) - Runabout, built in 1909; Fiat Spider 124, convert., manufactured in 1969

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18* BMW Isetta (bubble car)

Year of manufacture 1959
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Mercedes Benz W 111, S 220

the so-called tail fin, manufactured in 1966

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Saint Roch of Montpellier 1295-1327

Relief sculpture (fragment) ca.1400

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original pews Rococo style

13.1 ft wide, beautifull carved

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Rolls-Royce models
 

from left: 25/30 H.P., 20 H.P. Doktors Coupe Convertible built 1927, Phantom I 40/50 HP 1926, Silver Ghost 40/50 H.P. (Springfielt USA) 1923
 
 

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6* Way of the Cross with 15 stations
 

The suffering of Jesus Christ, replicated pilgrim’s way in modeled sculpture groups set up around a carved cathedral on stairs, around 1900.
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3* R-R Phantom I "Aluminum Sculpture"

R-R Phantom I, 40/50 HP "Aluskulptur" 1926 Open Tourer, body from Windovers / London polished in hand-driven aluminum sheet, the first owner was the Maharajah of Nanpara
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15* Biedermeier Lyra Secretary
 

from the 19th century. second period, named after the ancient Greek string instrument. 66.93 in high, 43.31 in wide, 17.72 in deep. Front and side parts veneered all around in walnut
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Old historical horse-drawn carriage
 

Spanish Andalusian style with 2 axles, 1900 doctor's cart, double drawbar and lamps, "pulled by an African elephant"
 
 

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17* Leipzig wave cabinet, 2nd half, 18th century

Representative 3-door baroque cabinet, 53.15 in high, 126 in wide, 32.68 in deep. Huge with enormous waves, doors at the top with round arches, middle section with closed portal ...
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Gdansk baroque cabinet around 1700

Representative castle furniture with silver coat of arms, three-sided and corners extensively veneered walnut, with ribbon inlays and silver stripes, at the side Pilaster frame and cut-outs painted black in the middle
 

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Gdansk hall cupboard around 1700
 

Base on 5 ball feet, main floor divided by 3 carved pilasters decorated with angels, the doors with drawn-in cranked profile strips, on top of the strongly stepped forward gable floor, angel with crown bearer, all around leaf carvings and bordered in colors.

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2 so-called farmhouse cupboards around 1800

On the left a Lake Constance cupboard with rocailles and cartouche crowned, openwork, doors 4 painted equestrian soldiers. Right all around painted cupboard, 3 continuous pilasters with capitals, stepped beveled gable arch
 

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Frankfurt wave cabinet 1770/75

Cross-veneered baroque wardrobe from the city of Frankfurt am Main or the surrounding area, it can be dismantled in a few simple steps.

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Fiat 124 Spider 1969

 
 
 

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Facade cabinet (Ulm) around 1600

Two-storied 8.3 ft high, time of the renaissance.
Structure: base - 1st floor / middle section - 2nd floor, upper part and cornice at the end.

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Renaissance style buffet / cabinet

around 1700/1900

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NSU-Quickly Cavallino Moped

 

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Bronze sculpture "the resting"

 

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10* R-R Silver Ghost

R-R Silver Ghost 40/50 HP, Torpedo Tourer, built in 1923, body from Springfield USA
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Bronze-Emily

Bronze Emily ("Spirit of Ecstasy") 9.84 ft high and 661.39 lbs heavy, on a veneered grand piano from Ernst Kap's purveyor to the court in Dresden, large gold medal from Moscow in 1872
 
 

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12* R-R Phantom III

R-R Phantom III - 40/50 H.P. At that time the flagship of Rolls-Royce-Plant year of manufacture 1936/37, Sedanca de Ville, 12 cylinder aluminum engine, smaller Merlin aircraft engine from the Spitfire
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11* Tabernacle Attachmnt Secretary

Super intarsia, around 1750
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5* Tabernacle Stollen Secretary

from Braunschweig, around 1730
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"Marterl" wayside cross from Bavaria

 
 

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Neo-Renaissance cabinet

with atlases, around 1900
 

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Desk with bronze sculptures

A.C. Boulle technique, around 1800
 

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4* Attachment writing secretary

(escritoires), around 1750
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Splendor Vertiko with brass

around 1880
 

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7* Baroque attachment secretary

with a beautiful interior, around 1740
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Baroque cupboards & lyre secretary

around 1750 and 1880
 

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Sculpture garden

i.a. the 4 seasons, four masterfully crafted Art Nouveau ladies of metal sculpture or foundry made of steel / gray cast, 6.56 ft. More detailed description or individual photos below.

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Frankfurt Wave Stollen Secretary

around 1750
 
 
 

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Renaissance State Cabinet

Netherland, around 1650
 
 
 

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Large rococo / baroque cabinet

with blown gable, around 1770

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Silver Cloud III 1963

surrounded by baroque furniture, around 1750

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Nuremberg Wave Cabinet

around 1750

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Wooden model 1: 1 of Rolls-Royce Phantom I
 

Left armchairs around 1400, behind and right Wilhelminian style furniture, around 1880/90
 

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13* left knight cabinet, middle positive organ , right bishop's sculpture

Knight's cabinet around 1600, positive organ around 1920, bishop's sculpture around 1600
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Tabernacle-
Baroque secretaries
 

around 1750
 
 

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Linen press (oak), right Buddha

Press around 1800 and Buddha around 1950

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Trabant P 601 L

"Trabi" built in 1987

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Altar-retable mounted / golded

around 1750

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Living room cabinet old-german

Renaissance style around 1930
 

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19* Baroque cabinet (Netherlands)

around 1660/70
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16* courtly high baroque cabinet

(south. Germany) 9.84ft high, around 1690/1700
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9* Frankfurt pilaster cabinet

cross-veneered, around 1700
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Baroque cabinet

(Baden Württemberg), around 1670/80
 

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Huge historicism chest

(Cassone) solid walnut, around 1860/80
 

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Simca (F)

Modell 8, manufactured 1940

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Historicism grandfather clock

(Neo-Renaissance) with atlases and grotesques

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Stollen Tabernacle Secretary

with wonderfull ivory intarsia, around 1750

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Orchestrion from Chicago

1920

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Attachment-Tabernacle Secretary

around 1700

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Chinese wedding bed

1900

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Baroque sculpture

probably Baroque sculpture of the young Jesus on a pedestal, in his hand he holds the planet of the earth with a cross on it. Ingenious carving, complete mounted, silver- and gold plated.

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Altar attachment, closed

1750
 
 
 

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Sculpture 'Christ the Redeemer'

1750
 
 
 

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Liner Victory HMS 1759

United Kingdom, launched May 7th 1765 Flagship with over 100 cannons, crew of 850 men. Model: length 7.22 ft. x height 5.25 ft. including rigging
 
 

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14* R-R Phantom VI Limousine 1972

built only 374 times; 19.82 ft. long x 6.59 ft. wide x 5.74 ft. high; Eight-cylinder engine with 6.75 liter displacement, 6M400 automatic, tare weight 6045 lbs., wheelbase 12.07 ft., built 1968-1992
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Freighter PREUSSEN RMPT

German Reich, launching 1902, rigging - full rigged ship five-master with 47 sails, crew 46 men, model: length 4.92 ft. x height 2.46 ft. including rigging
 

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Spring

Art Nouveau sculpture of the 4 seasons with rosaries in her hair and hands

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Summer

Art Nouveau sculpture of the 4 seasons with ears of corn in her hair, a bundle in her arm

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Autumn

Art Nouveau sculpture of the 4 seasons with bunches of grapes in her hair and in her hand

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Winter

Art Nouveau sculpture from the 4 seasons with head and neck covering, winter clothes

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Tambourine

Baroque putto made of stone with tambourine, sitting on a ball, total height approx. 6.56 ft

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Lute

Baroque putto made of stone with a lute sitting on a ball, total height approx. 6.56 ft

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Flute

Baroque putto made of stone with a flute, sitting on a ball, total height approx. 6.56 ft
 
 

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Tschinellen

Baroque putto made of stone with Tschinellen sitting on a ball, total height approx. 6.56 ft
 
 

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The life

Relief sculpture made of Greek Thassos marble. The life: left rising sun (birth) in the middle resting man (for life) and right cross on top of a mountain (for dying)

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Diana the goddess of hunting

Art Nouveau sculpture of Diana the goddess of hunting (in Roman mythology) Hand modeled by sculptor Wilhelm Scharfenberg in 1906
 

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Choir stalls

Choir stalls 1662 with elaborate carvings, for the rows of seats alongside the choir room were preferably used in monastery or collegiate churches.

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Tabernacle Attachment Secretary

Very rare tabernacle attachment secretary in Mainz, walnut desk with rosewood fillets on softwood veneer 1760 Rococo (late baroque) beautiful furniture

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Tabernacle attachment writing secretary

Tabernacle attachment writing secretary inside and outside with extensive intarsia around 1750
 
 

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Tabernacle attachment writing secretary

Tabernacle attachment writing secretary with cylinder bureau, formerly a wedding cupboard with great intarsia, convex and concave arranged, unique shape around 1797

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Tabernacle Attachment Stollen Secretary

Tabernacle attachment stollen secretary with many secret compartments, with extensive intarsia 1750
 

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2* Tabernacle Attachment Stollen Secretary

Tabernacle attachment stollen secretary, also known as the secretary of transformation, is a treasure of important Baroque furniture from Mainz around 1720
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Cabinet with pointed gable
 

left: simple cupboard with pointed gable from the Middle Ages / Gothic around 1400 and also on the right the cupboard a little later around 1500 (Renaissance)
 

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Art Nouveau showcase
 

single-door art nouveau showcase with very rare, unusual precision watchmaker swivel chairs and lathes
 
 

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Mechanic lathe from 1870

with connecting rod-foot drive and accessories, still fully functional
 

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Mechanic lathe from 1870

with eccentric flywheel foot drive, still fully functional
 

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Turning bench from 1650, very old

with eccentric flywheel foot drive. Complete machine frame made of oak beams still fully functional

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Column drilling machine around 1900

with Morse taper holder MK3 and manual feed, gray cast iron stand, still with transmission drive and belt pulley side transmission

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Wheelchair around 1930, rear-wheel steering

adjustable backrest, with leaf springs and plush upholstery
 

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Hand lever - wheelchair approx. 1930

with left and right hand lever drive, the right lever is used to steer and brake