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Patrick Mauriès: Cabinets of Curiosities (Hardcover)




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Patrick Mauriès: Cabinets of Curiosities (Hardcover)

"Bound to entertain anyone who is intellectually curious, and serve as a source of inspiration for interior decorators and contemporary artists." Antiques and the Arts, Unicorns' horns, mermaids' skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, work in precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes . . . all knowledge, the whole cosmos arranged on shelves. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when man could aspire to know everything. Who were the collectors? They were archdukes and kings

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