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Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
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This elaborately veneered ebony and ivory cabinet from the 17th century holds many secrets. Now, through the magic of animation, viewers are granted a glimpse of the hidden interiors. When the door...
Video: Inside the Augsburg Cabinet
Video: Boulle Marquetry
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Contemporary marquetry artist Patrick Edwards employs traditional tools and techniques to create works worthy of great artists of the past such as André-Charles Boulle. Boulle employed two kinds of...
Video: Boulle Marquetry
Video: Monkeys by Candlelight
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We don't usually think of monkeys and candlelight in the same sentence—but in this video we see how the two come together quite beautifully. A monkey orchestra "performs" amidst the soft glow of...
Video: Monkeys by Candlelight
Video: The Latz Clock by Candlelight
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By the early 18th century, interior decorations became quite lavish, and clock cases, like this design by Jean-Pierre Latz, followed suit. Not simply brilliant in and of itself, the gilding of this...
Video: The Latz Clock by Candlelight
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
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Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali pours silver into the complex mold, completing the transformation from hollow wax to silver. He then burnishes and polishes the silver until it shines like Kienle's original...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 3—Casting Silver
Video: English Center Table
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Folding tables were invented long before Ikea started selling them. This one, with its elaborately carved border on all four sides, was made in England over 250 years ago. It has a very unusual form...
Video: English Center Table
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand
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Vitali demonstrates the silversmithing process used to construct the base of the horse and the rider, which involved heat and hammering rather than molding and casting.
Video: Silversmithing, Part 4—Hammering the Stand
Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
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Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali creates a hollow wax molds of the horse and the rider, which will be used to the cast the silver.
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Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
Video: Enameling Glass
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Enameled glass, which is created by painting and firing colored powders onto the surface of glass, was very common in German-speaking lands in the second half of the 17th century. Popular decorations...
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Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
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In this series of four videos, silversmith Ubaldo Vitali reveals the process of creating a reproduction of Hans Ludwig Kienle's Rearing Horse and Rider, 1630. Here, Vitali sculpts the figures in...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
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