The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-12-2005, 06:06 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,129
Palace at the Meir, Antwerp

The palace was built halfway the 18th century as a citypalace for the merchatnt Joan Alexander van Susteren (1728-1764) and was designed by architectliet het bouwen door de Antwerpse architect Jan Pieter Van Baurscheit. Due to the favourable location the palace attracted the attention of Emperor Napoleon, he bought it in 1811. He redecorated the salons and added empire furnishings to the building. After that the palace was property of the Dutch monarch, and later of the Belgian ones. Leopold II built the new hall of mirrors and king Albert I stayed here for a short time during WWI. King Boudouin donated the palace to the people on 19 December 1969.
__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:30 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,129
Pics from www.belgiumview.com:

__________________

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:34 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,129


1) ANP
2) No copyrights
__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-31-2008, 11:22 AM
Marengo's Avatar
Administrator
Royal Blogger, TRF Author
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posts: 16,129
Copyrights expired:

__________________
TRF Rules and FAQ
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-29-2009, 08:54 AM
Hannelore's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Posts: 2,143
This is no longer in royal hands. It belongs to "Erfgoed Vlaanderen", the Flemish Heritage Foundation. It used to be the site of the city of Antwerp's film museum. Nowadays it's being restaured. In 2010 it will be opened to the public again.

There was discussion about the original furniture. Prince Philippe had "borrowed" some of it, and refused to give it back to the new owners - the Flemish Heritage. It even became a political debate. In the end the prince wisely decided to give the furniture back.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Palace of Versailles Her_Majesty Royal Families of France 85 08-19-2015 06:47 AM
The Egmont Palace, Brussels Marengo Belgian Royal Residences 9 04-20-2014 08:12 PM
Your fantasy palace Alastair_r General Royal Discussion Archive 3 09-04-2009 01:01 PM
Antwerp wants Philippe's furniture back Henri M. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and Family 20 02-16-2009 10:47 AM
"The Palace" fictional TV series, 2008 Beck The Electronic Domain 19 01-17-2008 09:47 PM




Popular Tags
best outfit birth camilla carl philip chris o'neill crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death denmark duchess of cornwall fashion fashion poll felipe vi france funeral general news hereditary grand duchess stéphanie infanta leonor king abdullah of jordan king felipe king felipe vi king harald king philippe king willem-alexander letizia maxima official visit picture of the week president gauck president hollande prince carl philip prince charles prince daniel prince frederik prince of wales princess ariane princess leonore princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mette-marit queen elizabeth ii queen fabiola queen letizia queen letizia fashion queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal royal fashion sayn sofia hellqvist spanish royals state visit sweden the hague united states of america victoria wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:03 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises