The Silverware Museum
The sumptuous collection of secular silverware of the Château de Seneffe was lovingly created by a private Belgian collector, Mr Claude D’Allemagne, and his wife, Mrs Juliette Rémy, who donated and then bequeathed to the Ministry of the French Community of Belgium the remarkable items in silver they had patiently amassed throughout their lives.
Wishing to both preserve and add to this legacy, for a number of years the French Community pursued a policy of acquiring silverware in order to supplement the collection. It prioritised the purchase of works made locally, without forgetting the French and English silverware which constitute the catalogue’s other strengths, whose exceptional European character was also emphasised.
Donations, legacies and acquisitions have now led to the formation of one of the largest collections of secular silverware in Belgium.