Commode of the 33rd guild in Parchim

oak, around 1880, height: 65 cm

The guild dates back to the “corpus Christi” fraternity, founded in 1350/1535, which consisted of 33 residents of Parchim. They strived for a modest Christian lifestyle as an example for the town and arranged an annual guild dinner. In 1704 the guild created a silver goblet for each member. The goblets were bequeathed and the names of all of the members were engraved on the rim. Duke Frederick Francis I. also became a member in 1808. The goblets are missing.

A chest (commode) with three drawers for storing them was created around 1880 and still exists. The guild was the only type of this association in Mecklenburg and existed until 1945.

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Text: W. K./W. Ka.

The exhibit refers to:

Mecklenburg until 1945

Look here for the original exhibit:

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Museum der Stadt Parchim

Lindenstraße 38
19370 Parchim

museum@parchim.de

www.stadt-parchim.de/museumpch.htm