Hans Miedler has been dealing art, antiques and design objects worldwide for more than 30 years. Our business and show rooms are located in one of Vienna’s historic city palaces, the Palais Pallavicini, formerly Palais Fries, at Josefsplatz, opposite the ensemble of the Vienna Hofburg, National Library, Spanish Riding School and Augustinian Church.
Our business and show rooms are located in one of Vienna’s historic city palaces, the Palais Pallavicini, formerly Palais Fries, at Josefsplatz, opposite the ensemble of the Vienna Hofburg, National Library, Spanish Riding School and Augustinian Church.
Baron Fries built the Palais in 1783⁄84 on the foundations of the former Queen Monastery, founded and donated by Elisabeth of Austria, widow of the French king Charles IX, in the 16th century.
The Palais Fries, later Palais Pallavicini, has always been at the center of aristocracy and Viennese society for centuries, where lavish festivals and balls were held. Many of the most important artists of this era, like Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn and especially Ludwig van Beethoven gave brilliant concerts and were friendly with the Fries’ family, who cultivated such patronage.
At that time, the Palais Fries was home to one of the most impressive art collections in the Habsburg Empire, where 300 paintings, including works by Dürer, Raffael, Reni, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, as well as 100,000 engravings and drawings and an extensive collection of coins and minerals were displayed.
Count Fries’ library also contained 16,000 volumes.
In these ancient and historically significant rooms, on the ground floor and first floor, the Beletage, where the large art collection and the private rooms of Counts Fries and later Pallavicini once were,
are now home to our business and showrooms.
For many years we have restored the Beletage of the palace with great attention to detail, and today it shines again in its former glory.
With admiration and the necessary respect for the people who once shaped this place, steeped in history and animated it with a lot of passion for the arts, now the circle closes through our work.
It is our passionate goal to allow historical art objects, which were once made in exceptional handcrafted quality, to shine again in their former glory for the future generations to preserve and obtain.
We deal and trade art objects starting with the late 17th century through to the 18th and 19th centuries, and design of the 20th and 21st centuries.
We have had the pleasure of working with our customers and architects worldwide for many decades.
It is always a joy for us when our lovingly restored works of art are valued by our customers and find a wonderful new home. The quality and uniqueness as well as history and provenance of our objects has always been of utmost importance for us. The continuation of this is then in the hands of the new owners.
We are proud to find exceptional and unusual objects of art and restore them in our workshops using traditional methods.
The challenge of placing the object itself, regardless of the century, into a new context is our passion.
The philosophy of our house is to combine modern and classic elements in such a way that they create unique interiors which work in contemporary settings.
We love working for and with people who, like us, are enthusiastic about art, its uniqueness and its creator, regardless of the era.
This enthusiasm for the arts and crafts, across many different genres, connects us with our collectors worldwide, often makes us friends, and sometimes this mutual love of art connects us for a lifetime.
Our clientele includes museums, patrons, collectors, art enthusiasts, architects and interior designers, as well as private customers.
We take care of international customers in:
America, the Arab region, Asia and Europe, including Austria, Germany, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Russia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, amongst many others.
It would be a great pleasure for us for you to have a look at our historic exhibition rooms in Palais Pallavicini, Vienna.
We look forward to welcoming you and counting you among our select clientele in the future.