Marble Corner Salon
A door from the Congress Hall opens into the Marble Corner Salon that was also severely damaged during the war. The architect Oswald Haerdtl, who was responsible for the entire restoration of the Federal Chancellery, was allowed to redesign this room after 1945. He combined red marble with gilded metal, the first of which gave the salon its new name.
With 2 pictures of the signing of the State Treaty and the Dollfuss memorial, this room impressively reflects Austria’s more recent history. The less well-known picture was the work of the Austrian painter Sergius Pauser (1896–1970) and caused a scandal. Only the second version by Robert Fuchs (1896–1981) reflected contemporary taste and the dignity of the occasion.
The Dollfuss commemorative plaque was set into the floor when the room was redesigned by Haerdtl. It commemorates Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss (1892–1934), who was murdered in this room on 25 July 1934 during an attempted Nazi coup (see also: The First Republic).