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Syndram, Dirk & Antje Scherner (eds.).
Princely Splendour. The Dresden Court 1580-1620.

Electa/ Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2004.

"The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden is the artistic and cultural treasury of Saxony. This exhibit catalog features more than 150 major works of art from the museum-as well as from the world-renowned treasure chamber Grnes Gewlbe (Green Vault)-that illustrate the richness of one of the most spectacular princely collections of Europe from the turn of the 17th century, known as the Dresden Kunstkammer. During this period of unusual economic prosperity, the Electors of Saxony amassed exotic materials and precious stones mounted with gold and silver, along with ivory turnings, ebony furniture, clocks and clockwork figures, arms and armor, and bronze sculpture by important European artists. The book is illustrated with more than 175 color photographs, and gives the provenance of each piece and describes its importance in detail."

Softcover. 10"x11", 319 pages, 175+ color illustrations. Bibliography. New. Published at $45.00.

Inventory #: 95041
Price: $ 25.00      



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