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Bellu Manor House Museum

SubordinationPrahova County Museum of History and Archaeology
Museum code6960508
NameBellu Manor House Museum
AddressStr. Orzoaia de Sus nr. 2
Postal code106300
E-MAIL addresshistmuseumph@yahoo.com
AccessRoad Ploieşti - Urlaţi
Time table9:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed
DirectorMarinela Peneş
Collection(s)Bellu Mansion is a monument of architecture, built in the old Romanian architectural style, by the middle of the 19th century. It was the house of the Baron Alexandru Bellu family. In 1926 the Bellu family donated to the Romanian Academy the whole complex of buildings at Urlaţi. In 1953 the complex was organised as a museum. From 1954 it functioned as a regional museum until its inclusion into the Prahova Museum Complex. Since 1990 it has belonged to the Prahova County Museum of History and Archaeology. The museum shelters a mixed heritage of decorative art and fine arts, ethnography items (pottery, fabrics, tools, Romanian carpets from the 19th century), rare books in luxury editions, paintings from the 19th century, faience, period furniture from various ages, East and Far East art (Japanese pots and prints, copper vessels, furniture), icons and weapons from the 18th and 19th centuries. Almost all the pieces of furniture belonged to the Bellu family: the dining room, hall and bedroom chairs, the folding cloth back chairs, the leather tapestry chair in the shape of a throne, the large dining-room table, the bedroom one, the small dressing or tea tables, Turkish tables inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the windowed bookcase, the wardrobe, chests of drawers, a bed with canopy etc. The Bellu collection includes the pictures: "Portrait of Man" by Pavel Dincovici, "Peasant Woman" by Eugen Maximovici, "Old Beggar" by Theodor Aman, icons, chandeliers, candlesticks, Japanese prints and Oriental vessels, a bronze statuette - "Venus of Milo" copy, a clay child’s head, a lead satyr’s head, a pharmacy case, as well as valuable lithographs by Carol Popp of Szathmáry from the middle of the 19th century. Remarkable are some architectural elements such as: columns and capitals, door frames and windows carved in stone from the 17th and 18th century.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building PH-II-a-A-16805
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WEB addresshttp://www.histmuseumph.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=72
Contact personSanda Gabriela Nicolau
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