A mediaeval mirror case. The subject is a favorite one with mediaeval artists, and is known as “The Assault of the Castle of Love.”
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Ebony cabinet in the style of Louis Seize. Prize medal for great excellence of design and workmanship in decorative furniture 1862.
Royal Persian. 15th century. THIS is probably as near perfection as the woolen carpet of the East has ever come.
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The beautiful Loggias, or open corridors, rise in three stories one above the other, each exhibiting towards the East, towards the North, and towards the West.
Antiquities and Works of Art. Ancient specimens of Roman and Grecian Mosaic Glass. Amphora, Cruche, or Œnochœ, small Bottle, ribbed Cup.
Indo-Persian Rug of the catalogue of oriental rugs in the collection of James Franklin Ballard.
The carpet illustrated is an exceptionally beautiful fabric from the Adraskand valley, dating back to the eighteenth century.
THE Goldsmiths of the middle ages appear to have especially delighted in the construction of quaint decorations for the table.
During the reign of the Sassanids, who ruled the Neo-Persian Empire from 250-650 AD and were distinguished by their love of luxury, the arts, especially those of weaving, reached a high level of perfection.
An enamelled alms bowl with fleurs-de-lys and arabesque ornaments. Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages. 13th century.