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Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
09 Dec 2019 11:56:42AM
139 posts

Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe | Met Exhibitions


Bloggers' Corner

Exhibition Overview


Between 1550 and 1750, nearly every royal family in Europe assembled vast collections of valuable and entertaining objects. Such lavish public spending and display of precious metals was considered an expression of power. Many princes also believed that the possession of artistic and technological innovations conveyed status, and these objects were often prominently showcased in elaborate court entertainments, which were characteristic of the period.

Making Marvels explores the complex ways in which the wondrous items collected by early modern European princes, and the contexts in which they were displayed, expressed these rulers' ability to govern. Approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from both The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide are featured. Visitors will discover marvelous innovations that engaged and delighted the senses of the past, much like twenty-first-century technology holds our attention today—through suspense, surprise, and dramatic transformations.

Accompanied by a catalogue and picture album published by The Met.

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/making-marvels-science-splendor

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Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
18 Nov 2019 06:41:46AM
139 posts

What Are You Reading? v3


Book Lovers

Hey All,

On these cool autumn days, I happened to come across this book about imperial Russia. 

The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II, by Greg King

The details in this book is extremely fascinating, such as little descriptions of all the key people and events of the time. It covers some of the most lavish events of the late imperial period, details from how the room was decorated, to the weight of the earings of the last empress. Fun fact, the bridal couture of the last empress was so heavy that she was literally stuck in a room until one of the Grand Dukes found her standing there and sent for maids of honors to help her with her dress. 

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
02 Aug 2019 10:25:18AM
139 posts

Chatsworth’s journey to New York City!


Art & Architecture

If you're in New York City this summer, you might want to check this out! 

For years Sotheby's has marveled at Chatsworth's impeccable grounds and art-filled interiors, which are currently being showcased in our summer exhibition, Treasures from Chatworth, much as they are in the home itself . But for those looking to incorporate Chatsworth into their own homes, Sotheby's also presents a selling exhibition titled Inspired by Chatsworth. Our specialists have masterfully assembled more than 80 works – available for immediate private sale purchase – that pay homage to Chatsworth's collection, many of the pieces featuring the same artists and subjects as those installed in the UK estate itself. Ahead, discover some of the selling exhibition's highlights, as well as the rooms at Chatsworth where their corresponding sources of inspiration reside. -Stephanie Sporn

June to September 2019. https://www.sothebys.com/en/slideshows/art-and-decorative-objects-inspired-by-chatsworths-magnificent-collection?locale=en

For more info and accounts from the Duke of Devonshire, visit: https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/treasures-from-chatworth-exhibition-by-david-korins-at-sothebys-new-york

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
09 May 2019 07:27:06AM
139 posts

The Boudoir REDUX


Buildings & Other Structures

I was also fond of this building. I lived in it wayyyyyyyyy back in the day (hides his ancient status). It looks lovely.

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
02 Apr 2019 09:11:20AM
139 posts

Best currency hud?


General Discussion

Hey Everyone,

I'm also very interested in this topic. Currently, I'm looking into working with the Banco Rezzonico, as I feel this could add an additional layer of roleplay in Georgian London. I spoke with the founder, Nazeem Resident, and he's quite content with including some aspects of G&S system and generation some accurate economy over there. 

I'm not familiar with the Unity system, so please advise. 

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
04 Apr 2017 05:51:55PM
139 posts

Jewelry Auction!


Apparel

Thanks Tat! I finally figured out how to use the site! Woot! Also the crossed out ones, are already sold.

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
04 Apr 2017 04:58:29PM
139 posts

Jewelry Auction!


Apparel

Greetings Everyone!

Why Auction? I have several clients who were inquiring about having individual pieces, so I thought it would be nice for a change, to shake it up! And make some unique bits.

I have several jewels lined up for my clients to choose from. I hope you all enjoy these crafted pieces, all unique. Each piece, is exclusive to the purchaser.

I understand not all the stones are to each individual person, so I can the stones can be changed to any of the following: Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Diamonds, Amethyst, Peridots, Cirtine, Pink Diamonds, as well as Turquoises, Corals, and Opals.

First Come, First Serve, unless there is a large demand.


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Emerald Sprong Tiara, (Comes in two parts/Attachment points)
Sold

Diamond Fleur Demi Parure, (Necklace, Earrings, Brooch)
Sold

Emerald Demi Parure, (Necklace, Earrings)
Sold
Elisaveta Pearl Parure, (Necklace, Earrings)
Sold



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Swedish Amethyst Parure, (Tiara, Earrings, Brooch, Necklace)
Price: 1250 L$

Turqoise Demi Parure, (Necklace, Earrings)
Price: 600 L$

Ardennes Aquamarine Parure, (3 Part Necklace, Earrings, Devant Corsage, Brooch)
Price: 1600 L$

Pearl Swag Necklace, (Necklace)
Price: 500 L$



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Sapphire Pearls Set, (Necklace, Earrings)
Price: Sold

Ruby Demi Parure, (Necklace, Earrings, Brooch)
Price: 1600 L$

Sapphire Tiara, (Comes in two parts/Attachment points)
Price: 600 L$

Irene Ruby Set, (Necklace, Earrings)
Price: Sold



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Opal Demi Parure, (Necklace, Earrings, Brooch, Bracelets)
Price: 1250 L$

Floral Fringe Tiara, (One Part)
Sold

Sapphire Feodorovna Necklace 1 and 2, (With Drops, or Without Drops)
Sold


Thank you for viewing the Catalog!

Cheers,
AndreJacquemin Resident


updated by @duke-of-richmond: 04 Apr 2017 07:40:20PM
Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
21 Sep 2015 11:16:06AM
139 posts

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015


General Discussion

Better question mssr, how are you deformed, or how did you get that way!

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
21 Sep 2015 10:53:54AM
139 posts

Step by Step: Walking the Scottish Highlands


Off Topic

I rather walk through a gorgeous country side,than the urban jungle that in Manhattan. I think its more vicious on the later's street!

Duke of Richmond
@duke-of-richmond
21 Sep 2015 10:40:32AM
139 posts

International Talk Like A Pirate Day 2015


General Discussion

I like my name a lot! Cap'n Jude Firebeard. Sounds like an angry sailor from Harry Potter . In spirit of the Pirate post, Adrien (Nazeem Resident) and I went out to go pillage and seize gold! Somehow, it was a lot warmer than I expected.

Captain Jude Firebeardand Pirate Louis the Malformed. :-D

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