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

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

wood (plant material), 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.

On display in room 1.10-01

Collections with this work

stoelen

Jos Oprel

May 25 2016 - 150 works 11 0

Meubels

Studio Wouthof

August 3 2016 - 22 works 0 0

genootschappen

Cor De Vries

August 10 2016 - 173 works 1137 1

Make your own creations with this work