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Part of The Robert Lehman Collection
Reinhold Vasters (German, Erkelenz 1827–1909 Aachen)
Date: second half 16th century (panels); ca. 1865–90 (frame)Accession Number: 1975.1.1558
Jacques Goullons (French, active Paris, 1626–died 1671)
Date: ca. 1645–48Accession Number: 1975.1.1244
Date: ca. 1705–11Accession Number: 1975.1.1508
Thomas Hope (British (born Holland), Amsterdam 1769–1831 London)
Date: ca. 1802Accession Number: 1975.1.2494
Date: ca. 1520Accession Number: 1975.1.1524
Date: ca. 1765Accession Number: 1975.1.1536
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Like a cabinet of wonders, the six cases in this gallery contain small, precious decorative objects that were similarly displayed in the Lehman residence, including porcelain, ancient Roman glass, eighteenth-century French glass figurines, and dioramas of religious scenes fashioned from a variety of materials. Among the jewelry on display is an important pocket watch that once belonged to Louis XIV, King of France.
The gallery is crowned by a stained-glass dome that originally formed a skylight in the Lehman home. It may have been comissioned for the Lehman residence, built in 1904.
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