Academic thesis

Susanne Grießbach: The coated wedding bed dated 1525 located in Eltz castle. Technological investigation of the structure and form, developing of a restoration concept. Back
Language: Original   -   Translation
Abstract: Only few Renaissance beds are to be found in Germany. One of these is located in Eltz castle in the southern Eifel region. It has been dated to the year 1525 which makes it the oldest surviving Renaissance bed in the German-speaking region.The analysis of the construction and the coating have revealed that both have been reworked. The coating has in part been retouching and in part completely revised. Due to a painted inscription on the head piece of the bed, the aforementioned date must be altered to 1566. This date, however, is not necessarily valid for the complete bed as the reworkings of the wooden construction and the coating cannot be dated exactly.Based on the results of the analysis, this thesis has developed a comprehensive conservation and restoration concept.


  • academic institution: Technische Hochschule Köln
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Andreas Krupa
  • assistant Tutor:  Hans Portsteffen
  • date:  2011

The Hornemann Institute offers only the information displayed here. For further information or copies of academic work, please contact the author or - if there is no contact provided - the secretariats of the respective faculties.