This strong Crossbow consists of fishbones. Usually such crossbows have the steel bow, but for the winter time such fishbone bows were chosen.
Europe. 18th century. France. Magnificent armchair. Second half of the century. The palanquin.
Carolingian Frankish crowns of Pippin and Charlemagne. Merovingian Crowns of Clovis, of his four sons Theuderich, Chlodomer, Childebert and Chlothar.
The palanquin of Queen Maria Lesczinska. Litter from carved and gilded wood, painted with flowers and cupids. The Independence Candelabra.
The Médaillier is considered one of the most beautiful creations of French furniture from the early days of Louis XV’s reign, showing a mixture of motifs from ancient art and fantasies in the rococo style. Louis-quinze (style rocaille).
Group of Jaipur Enamelers at work. (From “Jaipur Enamels,” by S. S Jacob and T. H. Hendley 1886.) In 1886 I wrote (Author T. H. Hendley) the text to accompany… Read More
THIS plate terminates the series in which we have successively represented the different phases of the cartouche.
Stephen Keene (about 1640-1719) was an English instrument maker. He made harpsichords, spinets and virginals in his workshop in London.
The Bagpipe (Cornemuse and Musette) and the hurdy- gurdy (Vielle) were, after the thirteenth century, banished to the lower orders, to the blind and to the wandering mendicant class.
Medieval musical instruments. Stringed instruments. The harp, the psaltery, the rota, the lute, the mandora, the guitar, the zither and the citole.