Hans Miedler

has been deal­ing art, antiques and design objects world­wide for more than 30 years.

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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.

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Baron Fries built the Palais in 178384 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 Josefsplatz with the National Library to the right and the Palais Pallavicini to the left-hand side

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.

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Theseus of Canova from the Fries collection

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.

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The state room of the Palais Pallavicini then
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and recently set up for a Gala reception of Chopard and Hans Miedler
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View from the Palace's staircase down to the Entrée
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View from the staircase and entrance to our showrooms

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, 

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Margrave Alexander Pallavicini in the Golden Salon at the time
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The Golden Salon today as our Showroom with art objects on display

are now home to our busi­ness and showrooms.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

Yours, Hans Miedler

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