The Music Room

The Music room's Steinway grand piano was presented to Carl Milles by friends on his 50th birthday in 1925. Milles loved music and sometimes he arranged concerts in this room by visiting musicians.

The 17th century chamber organ, from a cloister in Salzburg, is said to have been played by Leopold Mozaert. 

Carl and Olga Milles were great collectors of art. During their travels in Europe and USA they bought a large number of beautiful antique objects. Among the treasures in the Music Room there is a marble relief of the Madonna and child ascribed to Donatello (1386-1466). and the view of Canale Grande and the Rialto-bridge in Venice by Canaletto the elder (1697-1768). 

Other masterpieces are a classicistic landscape attributed to Claude Lorrain (1600 - 1682) and Leda and the Swan, attributed to the 16th century Flemish artist Vincent Sellaer. The Beauvais tapestry on the wall has a classical theme: Apollo and Diana executing the sons and daughters of Niobe. The tall glass candlesticks are by Steuben Glass, New York and wereacquired by Milles in the 1940s.

There are several religious wood carvings from Germany and Austria, many depicting the Madonna and child. On the wall there is a 16th century painted wood carving of The Virgin Mary on her death-bed, surrounded by ten apostles. The Madonna and Child in transparent alabaster is French work of the 17th century. An earlier Gothic Madonna and Child in limestone comes from the same country.