The examination of the entry “22.8.39 through State Buildings Administration from 18. Sternwartestraße 59” in the MAK inventory showed that the address was that of a private residence that had belonged to Friederike Herzel, the jeweler Siegfried Herzel’s wife. The Herzel family had escaped to the USA in 1938, the villa being Arianized by a Nazi official. After inspection of the villa’s furniture by members of the MAK staff, five pieces were assigned to the museum. One of the objects was lost during the last days of the war.