Státní zámek Ploskovice, 411 42 Ploskovice
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   The manor of Ploskovice was built as a summer residence by the Grand Duchess Anna Marie Františka from Toscany in the first quarter of the 18th century. Originally it was a small manor yet its demanding Baroque decoration was made by the most prominent Prague artists, painter V. V. Reiner and plasterer T. Soldatti. In the middle of the 19th century the manor became a private residence of the retired Austrian emperor Ferdinand von Habsbourg, the last crowned Czech king. At this time another floor was added to the manor and it was generally reworked.

   The ostentatious decoration of the inner spaces in the style of the second phase of Rococo was made by the sculptors and plasterers V. Levý and M. Effenberger, the magnificent paintings are the work of Josef Navrátil, one of the most prominent painters of Czech Romanticism. The older stucco decoration, especially in the Sala Terrena, has also been preserved, as well as from newer artistic accessories.

   The interiors of the manor offer examples of contemporary furniture, paintings and china, bowls from Nový Bor and glasses from the 19th century. An interesting Baroque garden house from the period of construction has been preserved in the garden.