Wilhelma, Stuttgart: the dining room in the Moorish Villa

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RIBApix ref no RIBA17801
Architect/DesignerZanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
Artist/PhotographerZanth, Karl Ludwig Wilhelm von (1796-1857)
Subject Date1851
Image Date1855
StyleIslamic Revival
Library ReferenceLarge SR 728.84(43C) // ZAN
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes SOURCE: L. de Zanth. La Wilhelma, villa mauresque de S.M. le roi de Wurtemberg (Paris, 1855), pl. 7 NOTES: This complex was designed by Zanth for King Wilhelm I of Wurttemberg as a private retreat. Originally planned as a bathhouse over a mineral spring, the design expanded to become living quarters with attached glasshouses (known as the Moorish Villa). This was connected in 1851 via covered walkways to the Moorish Banqueting Hall, since demolished after severe wartime damage. Today Wilhelma is the zoological and botanical gardens of Stuttgart and the Moorish Villa is a combined animal and plant house.

Subject tags

interior decoration, lamps, lighting fixtures, palaces, dining rooms