Family Letter

Letter from Frank Holburne to Catherine Cussans November 3rd, 1804 This is a letter from Sir Thomas William Holburne’s older brother Frank to their wealthy aunt Catherine Cussans, who was…
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Intaglio Ring

Gemstone Ring

Ring with intaglio: Ulysses shooting at Scylla Italian (Rome), early nineteenth century Carnelian, gold Gems and precious materials carved in relief are known as cameos and intaglios. They are the…
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Erard Harp

Single-action harp Sebastien Erard (1752–1831) Japanned and gilded wood, 1802 Music played an important role in the eighteenth century, both in public settings and in domestic contexts. Musical accomplishment was…
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