Lectern of the Felix Meritis Society, anoniem, c. 1778 - c. 1779

Lectern of the Felix Meritis Society, anoniem, c. 1778 - c. 1779

mahoniehout, koper, messing, h 171.5cm × w 140.5cm × d 140.5cm. More details

This lectern was made shortly after the Felix Meritis Society was founded in Amsterdam in 1777. It was a kind of secular pulpit for speakers lecturing on the arts and sciences. The carved reliefs refer to the society’s five departments: commerce, natural science, music, literature and drawing.

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