Silver box in the shape of a book, made in Northern Europe in the mid 14th century
'A Variety of Sixteenth Century French Costumes and Classes' by Auguste Racinet Graphic Art $279.99
Burghley House is a splendorously stately sixteenth century Elizabethan country house near the town of Stamford in Lincolnshire, England
Discover bookshelf ideas on HOUSE - design, food and travel by House & Garden. The rich colour scheme of this library was determined by a Mannerist painting by the sixteenth century artist Francesco Morandini.
old houses I love
Falchions - A falchion ( from Old French fauchon, ultimately from Latin falx "sickle") is a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin, whose design is reminiscent of the Persian scimitar. The weapon combined the weight and power of an axe with the versatility of a sword. Falchions are found in different forms from around the 11th century up to and including the sixteenth century.
'Feminine Fashions of the European Aristocracy, Sixteenth Century #1' by Auguste Racinet Graphic Art $279.99
The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed and Overworked- 21st Century Edition
Ottoman Empire jeweled and gold-inlaid steel ceremonial chichak, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry of the Ottoman Empire, consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak including Mughal India, and in Europe, mid sixteenth century, Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul Turkey.
Buddha.* Arielle Gabriel, author of The China Adventures of Arielle Gabriel is a Buddhist who writes about the miracles of Kuan Yin in her book The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, when she suffered financial disaster in the mercenary city of Hong Kong *
A portrait of a woman from around the turn of the century. This photo may have been taken mid-sneeze.
British Library, Harley 2953, f 20 (Triumph of Death). Psalter. Germany (S., Augsburg?), 1st half of the 16th century
THE DEVIL INSIDE
The cake with quinces. Dutch recipe from the sixteenth century Extra recipe - Quince Jelly
Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles
Bedroom would be dramatically improved by the addition of a mid-century modern dresser (and, uh, subtraction of IKEA dressers).
Mid-Century MODERN Love
The city of Zagarolo , located at 36 km from Rome , is situated on a hill about two kilometers long tuff , is flanked by two valleys and surrounded by woods that make it seem immersed in a sea of green landscaping and its appearance is of rare beauty . The old town is of medieval origin and its planning, which dates back to the sixteenth century, is a regularity that is not easily reflected in the towns of the time.
Jewels and other trinkets
Mid-century meets turn-of-the-century at Lauren Moffat's home. Photos by Winnie Au.
In 1929 a map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that