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The Cobbe cabinet of curiosities : an Anglo-Irish country house museum / edited by Arthur MacGregor.
New Haven : Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
495 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Reference Library
AM401.C63 M33 2015 (LC) Oversize
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Cobb family -- Art collections.
Cobb family -- Natural history collections.
Collectors and collecting -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Collectors and collecting -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Newbridge House.
MacGregor, Arthur, 1941- editor.
Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, issuing body.

  • Introduction-The cabinet of curiosities at the turn of the nineteenth century: the Cobbe museum and its contemporaries
  • Archbishop Cobbe Swiftiana
  • Cabinets and furniture
  • Zoological curios and taxidermy
  • Insects
  • Shells
  • Charles Cobbe's herbarium
  • Minerals, rocks and fossils, and geological curios
  • Antlers of Megaceros
  • Stone projectile tips
  • Classical and Egyptian antiquities
  • Coins and medals
  • Lithophane
  • Gem facsimiles
  • Early modern curiosities
  • Anatomical illustration
  • India
  • Burma
  • Nepal
  • China and Japan
  • Africa, the Pacific and North America
  • The continuing collection.