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tankard

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
porcelain (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in; 19.05 cm
overall: 7 5/16 in x 6 in x 4 1/2 in; 18.6055 cm x 15.24 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
tankard
Date made:
ca 1735
1735
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
1981.0702.20
Accession number:
1981.0702
Catalog number:
1981.0702.20
Collector/donor number:
963
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-adb6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405932

Spearcase

Donor Name:
Walter G. La Pointe  Search this
Length:
140 cm
Diameter:
21 cm
Culture:
Tutsi  Search this
Object Type:
Spear Case
Place:
Rwanda, Africa
Accession Date:
17 Oct 1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
313314
USNM Number:
E416846-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3df7a0835-56cd-4e51-bc79-01ad58a71a9a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8448369

Chief S.O. Alonge photographic collection

Photographer:
Alonge, Solomon Osagie, Chief, 1911-1994  Search this
Names:
Alexandra, Princess, 1936- (granddaughter of George V, King of Great Britain)  Search this
Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain, II, 1926-  Search this
Philip, Prince, consort of Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1921-  Search this
Extent:
100 Photographic prints (black and white, hand-colored.)
4 Photographic albums
1800 Negatives (photographic) (120 mm.)
150 Negatives (photographic) (glass plate)
Container:
Item EEPA.2009-007
Culture:
Bini (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographic albums
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa
Nigeria
Date:
1926-1989
Summary:
The collection consists of approximately 1,950 glass plate and large format film negatives,100 hand-tinted and black-and-white prints and four photographic albums containing prints of various sizes, taken by Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge, the royal photographer to the Oba of Benin, Akenzua II (1933-1978). These images span six decades (1926 - 1989) and represent a dynamic, continuous record of the Benin Royal Court in Nigeria. Alonge documented the pageantry, ritual and regalia of the Obas, their wives and retainers for over a half-century, including the coronation of the King and the Iyoba, or queen mother. The collection also documents historic visits to Benin by Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (1956), Princess Alexandra (1960), foreign dignitaries, traditional rulers, political leaders and celebrities. The collection preserves an important historical record of Benin art and culture during the periods of British colonial rule and Nigerian independence in the 20th century. The rarity and historical value of the collection are enhanced by Alonge's privileged access to the Palace as a chief in the Iwebo Palace Society, a position which presents a unique insider's view of Benin royalty. The quality of the collection is testament to Alonge's technological skills in photography and his professionalism in keeping the collection ordered and well-preserved despite the heat, humidity and tropical climate of Nigeria.
Arrangement note:
Arrangement of negatives reflects the original order established by the photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
Chief Solomon Osagie Alonge (1911-1994) was the first indigenous photographer of the Royal Court of Benin and one of the premier photographers of Nigeria. His significance as one of the earliest indigenous photographers in West Africa has been documented in detail by anthropologist Flora Kaplan. Alonge learned the craft of photography as a youth in Lagos during the 1920s and saw his profession as an honorable and distinguished calling. He clearly demonstrated an inclusive documentary perspective in his efforts to photograph many aspects of the world around him. In 1942, Alonge established the Ideal Photography Studio in Benin City and documented colonial society, the establishment of churches and businesses, and the formation of new civic organizations and social groups like the Benin Social Club (1940s). As a commercial photographer, Alonge photographed individual and group portraits, preserving a visual record of the everyday lives and peoples of Benin City. Alonge's studio portraits illustrate how local Africans presented themselves to the camera and engaged with the practice of photography during the early to mid-twentieth century.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Diplomats  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Coronations  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Black-and-white photographs
Albums
Negatives
Portraits
Hand coloring
Citation:
Chief S.O. Alonge Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2009-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo73069d306-4e02-4ce9-b9ac-089366cb9a57
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2009-007

Meissen tea bowl and saucer (part of a service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple and gold (overall color)
Tischchenmuster (overall style)
Measurements:
tea bowl: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
saucer: 5 in; 12.7 cm
overall tea bowl: 1 3/4 in x 3 in; 4.445 cm x 7.62 cm
overall saucer: 1 in x 4 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 12.3825 cm
Object Name:
saucer
tea bowl and saucer
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
1740
ca 1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.22Aab
Catalog number:
1983.0565.22Aab
Accession number:
1983.0565
Collector/donor number:
138ab
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Art
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-da56-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1764482
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Meissen rinsing bowl (part of a tea and coffee service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue underglaze (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple enamel, and gold (overall color)
Kakiemon and Imari (European adaptation) (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 6 in; 15.24 cm
overall: 3 3/16 in x 6 1/2 in; 8.0645 cm x 16.51 cm
Object Name:
bowl
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1730-1740
1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.18
Accession number:
1983.0565
Catalog number:
1983.0565.18
Collector/donor number:
269
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6ffb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405971
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Meissen spoon tray (part of a tea and coffee service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple enamel, and gold (overall color)
kakiemon and Imari (European adaptation) (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/8 in; 16.1925 cm
overall: 1 1/2 in x 6 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 17.4625 cm x 13.335 cm
Object Name:
dish, oval
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1730-1740
1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.21
Accession number:
1983.0565
Catalog number:
1983.0565.21
Collector/donor number:
136
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-6ffc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405972
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Meissen coffee pot and cover (part of a service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue underglaze (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple enamel, and gold (overall color)
Kakiemon and Imari (European adaptation) (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 9 1/4 in; 23.495 cm
overall: 8 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 25/32 in; 22.5425 cm x 15.875 cm x 12.1539 cm
Object Name:
coffeepot
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1730-1740
1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.17ab
Catalog number:
1983.0565.17ab
Accession number:
1983.0565
Collector/donor number:
267ab
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-853e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415420
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Meissen cup and saucer

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
Measurements:
cup: 2 5/8 in; 6.6675 cm
saucer: 5 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm
overall cup: 2 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.3025 cm
overall saucer: 1 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
cup
saucer
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1740
1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.23ab
Catalog number:
1983.0565.23ab
Accession number:
1983.0565
Collector/donor number:
832ab
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-812e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415480
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Meissen sugar bowl and cover (part of a service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue underglaze (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple enamel, and gold (overall color)
Kakiemon and Imari (European adaptation) (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/2 in; 11.43 cm
overall: 4 5/16 in x 4 1/2 in; 10.9855 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
bowl, sugar
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1730-1740
1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.19ab
Catalog number:
1983.0565.19ab
Accession number:
1983.0565
Collector/donor number:
271ab
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-c555-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415623
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Meissen milk pot and cover (part of a service)

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue underglaze (overall color)
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
underglaze blue, purple enamel, and gold (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 4 3/8 in; 11.1125 cm
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.795 cm x 9.8425 cm x 7.9375 cm
Object Name:
pitcher, cream
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1730-1740
1730-1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
ID Number:
1983.0565.20ab
Catalog number:
1983.0565.20ab
Accession number:
1983.0565
Collector/donor number:
137ab
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Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-795a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1415624
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Meissen chocolate cup and saucer

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
blue (cup color)
blue (saucer color)
monochrome, orange (component surface decoration color name)
birds of paradise (joint piece description of decoration)
dragon (joint piece description of decoration)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (cup material)
ceramic, porcelain, hard-paste (saucer material)
Measurements:
overall: cup: 2 3/4 in; 6.985 cm
overall: saucer: 5 1/8 in; 13.0175 cm
overall cup: 2 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.985 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.6675 cm
overall saucer: 1 1/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
cup
saucer
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1740
1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.75.188ab
Catalog number:
75.188ab
Collector/donor number:
810
Accession number:
319073
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-cb19-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_572584
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Silk Cushions "Pangsok"

Collector:
Dr. Sunu Choi  Search this
Donor Name:
National Museum of Korea  Search this
Unknown - Sq:
59 cm
Unknown - Thick:
11 cm
Culture:
Korean  Search this
Object Type:
Cushion
Place:
Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
23 Nov 1982
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
353027
USNM Number:
E422192-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3631cd650-9c43-40a0-8dc5-e43408a9d01e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8455046

Photographs of Hawaiian people and activities

Photographer:
Gonsalves, J. A.  Search this
Williams, J. J.  Search this
Extent:
6 Prints (albumen)
Culture:
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1880s-1890s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting people and activities in Hawaii. They include images of the preparation of poi, the disbanding of the royal household guard, the Royal Hawaiian band at the Iolani Palace, a feast beside a grass house, and a portrait of five Hawaiian women. J. J. Williams and J. A. Gonsalves are identified as the photographers for some images.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-24
General note:
Information provided by staff at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by J. A. Gonsalves may be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76-26.
Additional photographs by J. J. Williams can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Royal houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 76-24, Photographs of Hawaiian people and activities, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-24
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36fc79d9e-0c93-4c57-b782-488ab9462ae4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-24

Beverly B. Mack photographic collection

Photographer:
Mack, Beverly B. (Beverly Blow), 1952-  Search this
Names:
Gidan Rumfa (Kano, Nigeria)  Search this
Ado Bayero, Emir of Kano, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
664 Digital images (JPEG.)
Culture:
Hausa (African people)  Search this
Fula (African people)  Search this
Tuaregs  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Digital images
Jpeg
Place:
Morocco
Africa
Niger
Ghana
Kano (Nigeria)
Nigeria
Date:
2002, 2005
Summary:
This collection contains 664 digital images (JPEG files) depicting the built environment, landscape and people of Morocco, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria and South Africa. A large number of images depict people in and around the Gidan Rumfa palace in Kano, Nigeria, including spectators of and participants in a ceremonial procession celebrating Eid ul-Fitr (the end of Ramadan); servants, concubines, praise singers and musicians in and near the palace harem; members of the royal household and the royal guards; and Alhaji Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano. Other images depict architectural features of the palace. Images from Morocco, Ghana, Niger and South Africa include various scenes of daily life, architecture, markets, cemeteries and landscapes.
Biographical/Historical note:
Beverly Mack is a Professor of African Studies in the Department of African and African American Studies and a Courtesy Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. Professor Mack holds Ph.D. and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Ph.D. and M.A. are in African literature, with doctoral minors in African history and comparative literature. She has conducted extended field research in Kano, Nigeria, and Fes, Morocco, with shorter research periods in Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Guinea-Conakry, and published extensively on African literature and Muslim women's lives in West Africa.
General note:
Title provided by EEPA staff.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Harems  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Islam -- Customs and practices  Search this
Domestics  Search this
Palaces -- Nigeria  Search this
Ramadan  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Architecture -- New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Singers  Search this
Genre/Form:
JPEG
Digital images
Citation:
Beverly Mack Photographic Collection, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2006-007
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/xo7c778e598-cdc2-4f02-ba07-828a02af022b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2006-007

Dentō no keishō-- konnichi no kōshitsu / [henshū Kunaichō]

Title:
伝統の継承-- 今日の皇室 / [宮内庁]
Transmitting tradition-- the imperial family today : a special exhibition in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the enthronment of His Majesty the Emperor
Author:
Japan Kunaichō  Search this
Sannomaru Shōzōkan  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Date:
1999
Heisei 11 [1999]
Topic:
Royal households  Search this
Emperors  Search this
Call number:
DS834.1 .D4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_921885

A king's feast : the goldsmith's art and royal banqueting in the 18th century. [Exhibition] Kensington Palace, 5 June - 29 September 1991 / edited by Ole Villumsen Krog

Author:
Krog, O. Villumsen  Search this
Kensington Palace (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
286 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
1991
18th century
Topic:
Silverwork  Search this
Goldwork  Search this
Dinners and dining  Search this
Call number:
NK7142 .K56 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740402

Royal attendants in ancient Indian literature, epigraphy & art / S.P. Tewari

Author:
Tewari, S. P. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 184 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1987
To 1500
To 1200
Topic:
Art, Indic  Search this
Indic literature--History and criticism  Search this
Royal household  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DS425 .T39
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_870511

The Mughal Padshah : a Jesuit treatise on Emperor Jahangir's court and household / [edited and translated] by Jorge Flores

Author:
Flores, Jorge Manuel 1964-  Search this
Javier, Jerónimo 1549-1617  Search this
Subject:
Jahangir Emperor of Hindustan 1569-1627  Search this
Jesuits Missions History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Sources
Biography
Place:
Mogul Empire
Date:
2015
17th century
Topic:
Royal households--History  Search this
Political culture--History  Search this
Portuguese--History  Search this
Portuguese--Intellectual life  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Courts and courtiers  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054064

Chosŏnjo kungjung pʻungsok yŏnʼgu / Kim Yong-suk chŏ

Title:
朝鮮朝宮中風俗研究 / 金用淑著
Author:
Kim, Yong-suk 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 464 p., [23] p. of plates (1 folded) : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Korea
Date:
1987
Topic:
Royal households  Search this
Court and courtiers  Search this
Call number:
DS913.27 .K56 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_893340

Le mobilier royal français / Pierre Verlet

Author:
Verlet, Pierre  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
France
Date:
1990
1990-
Topic:
Furniture  Search this
Royal households  Search this
Call number:
NK2548.V44 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_402384

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