Breakfast Service and Toilet Set, so-called “Golden Night Things”

ca. 1750, Artist: Anton Matthias Joseph Domanek



Breakfast Service and Toilet Set, so-called “Golden Night Things”

The set, made from high-carat gold, contains more than seventy individual pieces. It numbers among the few ensembles of this type preserved worldwide. Though likely created as a gift from Maria Theresa to Francis I, it shows few signs of use. This major work of Viennese goldsmithing had already been transferred to the treasury by 1781.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer Wien Raum XIX

Object data

Object Name

Service; Toilet Set




ca. 1750


Anton Matthias Joseph Domanek (1713 Wien - 1779 Wien)


Gold, ebony, porcelain, rock crystal, mother-of-pearl, blade steel

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer

Inv. No.

Kunstkammer, 1197 und andere

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