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Stone Room

Immediately to the left of the staircase is the Stone Room. Between the two doors that lead to the Congress Hall and the Grey Corner Salon hangs a larger-than-life portrait of Empress Maria Theresa (1717–1780) at her coronation as Queen of Bohemia. The Hungarian Crown of St. Stephen on the cushion to the left can nowadays again be seen in Budapest, while the Austrian Archducal Hat is in Klosterneuburg and the Crown of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in the Treasury in Vienna.

Maria Theresa was an archduchess of Austria as well as Queen of Hungary and Bohemia in her own right; however, she only bore the title of "Empress" as the wife of the German Emperor Franz Stefan I of Lorraine.

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