Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Roman Splendour, English Arcadia: The Pope's Cabinet at Stourhead (Hardback)
  • Roman Splendour, English Arcadia: The Pope's Cabinet at Stourhead (Hardback)
zoom

Roman Splendour, English Arcadia: The Pope's Cabinet at Stourhead (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£45.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 18/12/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
At Stourhead in Wiltshire, the Palladian mansion contains an extraordinary Roman cabinet glittering with gilt-bronze mounts, semi-precious stones and elaborate architectural ornament. Its facade conceals over 125 more-or-less secret drawers. The cabinet was brought to Stourhead in 1740 by Henry Hoare 'the Magnificent', of the Hoare banking dynasty; he had purchased it in Rome as made for Pope Sixtus V, the great rebuilder, whose papacy, from 1585 to 1590, coincided with the Spanish Armada. The superb quality of the 'Sixtus Cabinet' became apparent during restoration in 2006 - 07 and this prompted an investigation into its history.

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781781300244
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1760 g
Dimensions: 295 x 235 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

Island on the Edge of the World
Added to basket
The Little Book of Birmingham
Added to basket
Liverpool Then and Now
Added to basket
Wersia Sensa Yuma?
Added to basket
£2.99
Paperback
A Work of Beauty
Added to basket
Lost Edinburgh
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
I Never Knew That About London
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Hardback
Calum's Road
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Aspects of Ashford
Added to basket
£8.95
Paperback
I Never Knew That About England
Added to basket
Hampstead & Highgate Through Time
Added to basket
Sea Room
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Town Below the Ground
Added to basket
Antrim Folk Tales
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Merseyside Tales
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
Edinburgh
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.