The next room is a classic Biedermeier parlour of the middle and industrialist classes of the 19th century community in Bielsko and Biała.
Of particular interest here is a collection of paintings by an artist of Slovakian nationality, Peter Michal Bohúň who in 1865 settled in Lipnik near Biała, where he lived until his death. Bohúň was most renowned for his marvellous portraits, but he also painted historical, religious and genre scenes. His art - through detailed attention to all the features and nuances of clothing, the types of fabric used, jewellery, precious stones, elaborate hairdos - provides much information about contemporary fashions of the time, hairstyles, interior design, daily activities, and customs and traditions. From a historical and iconographic perspective, the artist’s works also constitute important and collective records of that era. One should pay special attention to the portraits of Franz Geyer, owner of a broadcloth factory, and his wife, Amalia; also to Karl Ferdinand Sennewaldt, merchant and mayor of Bielsko between 1860 and 1867, and his wife Eleonora Amalia.
It is difficult to overlook other depictions of residents of Bielsko and Biała displayed here and painted by such artists as Galician painter Mikołaj Strzegocki and Viennese portraitist Karl Arenda. An outstanding painter from Cieszyn, Edward Świerkiewicz, has immortalised Karl Schreinzer, first owner of the Pod czarnym orłem (Black Eagle) Hotel and his wife, Aloiza, in a watercolour painting of 1844.
The display of paintings is complemented by Biedermeier furniture characterised by its simple and functional construction and the robustness of the workmanship.