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3D illustrations of British History: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I

Antique wooden basrelief I Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I of England, after 1877

Two bas-reliefs elegantly framed have been exposed in our main room for a while. They were perking from one of the shelves, capturing the attention of everyone visiting the shop, was it for the antiques or for the wines. At a first glance they seem carved in ivory as the surface is rather shimmery and…

Bandit Hero Cartouche

Bandit Hero Cartouche

Ever heard of the modern 18th century Robin Hood: Louis Dominque Cartouche (Paris 1693-1721)? He was a French social bandit, criminal. Didn’t succeed in school and therefore became a bandit and head of a gang of robbers. His nickname being l’enfant, being only 1m50. He was acting together with Francois Louis Gurthus de Ch√Ętelet, nicknamed…