Historical Furniture

The Collection consists of about 200 historical pieces of furniture, of Greek and European manufacture and provenance, which belonged to eminent personalities of Hellenism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

We mention indicatively the Throne of kings Othon and George I, the desk of Ioannis Kapodistrias as Governor, the drop-front escritoires of Patriarch Gregory V and Theodoros Kolokotronis, and the desk of Adamantios Korais. There are also the desks of Prime Ministers Charilaos Trikoupis and Theodoros Diligiannis. Among other items are the collapsible camp bed of Lord Byron, wood-carved chests and other household objects that belonged to historical families of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The first item in the Collection was donated in 1884. It is an upholstered armchair (edranon chrysopoikilton) of 1735, which comes from the mansion of Petros Mavrogenis on Mykonos.

Antiques from the Collection are also displayed in the Historical Residence of Lazaros Kountouriotis on Hydra – Annexe of the National Historical Museum.

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