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The Cobbe cabinet of curiosities : an Anglo-Irish country house museum

Author: Arthur MacGregor
Publisher: New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, [2015]
Series: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This beautiful book reveals the fascinating history of the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Cobbe family, who created it around 1750 at Newbridge House (Co. Dublin) and developed it over the following century. Now housed at Hatchlands Park, Surrey, it has changed so little since 1850 that it offers a time-capsule - virtually unique in its survival - of a private cabinet from the period of the Enlightenment, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Cobb family; Cobb family; Cobb family; Cobb family; Cobb family.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur MacGregor
ISBN: 9780300204353 0300204353
OCLC Number: 863100518
Description: 495 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Contents: Introduction-The cabinet of curiosities at the turn of the nineteenth century: the Cobbe museum and its contemporaries --
Archbishop Cobbe Swiftiana --
Cabinets and furniture --
Zoological curios and taxidermy --
Insects --
Shells --
Charles Cobbe's herbarium --
Minerals, rocks and fossils, and geological curios --
Antlers of Megaceros --
Stone projectile tips --
Classical and Egyptian antiquities --
Coins and medals --
Lithophane --
Gem facsimiles --
Early modern curiosities --
Anatomical illustration --
India --
Burma --
Nepal --
China and Japan --
Africa, the Pacific and North America --
The continuing collection.
Series Title: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Responsibility: edited by Arthur MacGregor.

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Reveals the fascinating history of the cabinet of curiosities belonging to the Cobbe family, who created it around 1750 at Newbridge House and developed it over the following century. In this book,  Read more...

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