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Valencian kitchen

Valencian kitchen

The Valencian kitchen is at the end of the corridor of the second floor, next to the Sala del Modernismo y de los Movimientos del Siglo XX (Art Nouveau and 20th-century Movements Room). It is a recreation of a typical Valencian kitchen, created in 1956 by the museum’s founder, Gonzáles Martí, and has been preserved to honour his museography.

The ensemble includes standard tiling from the 18th and 19th centuries on the dados and panels decorated with scenes dating from the first quarter of the 19th century, which demonstrate the popular style of furniture and ceramics manufactured in that era. Ceramic tiled kitchens were a Valencian invention dating back to 1770. The tiles from this era, made in a Rococo style, were created for specific spaces and the forms were adapted to fit their size. The panels are decorated with scenes representing kitchen interiors in great detail, which indicate the customs, tableware and traditions of the era. The ensemble also features panels with kitchen scenes and religious themes and tiles decorated with motifs depicting domestic life, specifically food and its preparation.

On display on the second floor.


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