19th and 20th century middle-class home interiors

Muzeum Historii Miasta PrzemyślaExhibition at: Brzykowska House at 9, Rynek (Town Hall Square), 2nd floor

The exhibition consists of five rooms with interesting equipment dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries. The rooms are arranged in the climate of different époques beginning from Biedermeier stage (parlour) to the interwar period (kitchen).

Visitor is invited to start sightseeing with the kitchen which is worth seeing with a rich collection of everyday utensils including kitchen instruments and furniture. Next room is a man’s study. There, besides leather sofa and armchairs the visitor can see a writing desk with relevant equipment, and a safe, portraits of ancestors – on the walls, and patriotic engravings. Upon entering the next place one can see the parlor, the most representative room of the home. What draws attention is a Viennese furniture set of Biedermeier style, and wing piano from the 1st half of the 19th century. The next room is dinning room which is in eclectic style, typical for the end of the 19th century. The central place of that room is bedroom, a private place, for home-dwellers and relatives. Equipment of that room is neo-Renaissance furniture and wash set. Religious and patriotic paintings, family photographs and toilet utensils complete the equipment.

Exhibition curators: Urszula Olbromska, Józefa Kostek, Marta Trojanowska, Dorota Zahel.