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Dora Thornton

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Banking and benevolence: on the Rothschild family

A century and a half of generosity is recorded in a wide-ranging history of the family

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Polyvalent plates

The multipurpose imagery of 16th-century Italian maiolica

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A room of mystery and ghoulish things: Dora Thornton on the Cobbe Cabinet of Curiosities

A new book offers a scholarly account of the Cobbe family's collection

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Divine drawers and pietre dure dazzle in Wiltshire

Dora Thornton on the amazing cabinet of Pope Sixtus V

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A glimpse behind the doors of the Roman Baroque palace

A year of research reveals how nobles used theatrical interiors to show their collections