Cabinet des curiosités

Cabinet des curiosités

Our catalogue "Cabinet des curiosités" includes 417 lots. The descriptions are in German, with English translations of objects above a certain threshold. The printed catalogue on high-gloss paper is in the format 22x22 cm. In our high-quality thread-bound catalogue with hardback all lots are illustrated in color.

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As the name suggests, the "cabinet des curiosités" offers a potpourri of objects from very different collecting fields. The focus of the Art and Antiques section is on religious art in the Middle Ages. Nonetheless, most of these curiosities have a military connection. Apart from European weapons and pieces of armour from the 16th and 17th century, a group of Indo-Persian weapons and armour components are to come under the hammer, together with ethnographic arms from Africa and Oceania. By the same token, a small, yet fine collection of French 19th century military objects also stands out with rarities like a helmet, sabre and sword of the Mousquetaires noirs de la Maison du Roi, circa 1814/15 (lot 3173), or a remarkable sabre for the grenadiers à cheval de la Garde Imperiale (lot 3194).


Order number: A80rb
Number of lots 417
Department: Antique Arms, Collections, Kunsthandwerk, Orders & Militaria

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