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3rd Room. 558. Cabinet from a sacristy, 15th cent.; 588.
Cabinet, 17th cent.; 590. Another.
4th Room: 609. Cabinet of Dutch workmanship, 17th cent.;
1817. Chimney piece, 16th cent.; 578. Cabinet, 16th cent.
Then two rooms containing a number of sumptuous carriages
and sledges. The first also contains ecclesiastical vestments,
of which the most interesting is No. 2422. Remnants of episcopal
robes, and crozier of the 12th cent., found at Bayonne in 1853;
then ancient weapons, carved ivory, missals, musical instruments,
stained glass, ancient pictures, specimens of early printing, etc.
The stair leads first to a corridor with weapons, with some
of which interesting reminiscences are connected, as the labels
To the r. are two rooms containing porcelain from Italy,
Spain, Germany, etc.
In the room opposite: 541. State-bed of the time of Francis I. ;
then miniatures, etc.
Next Salle Du Sommerard, containing the bust of M. Du
Sommerard. Also No. *1744. Chess-board and men of rock-
crystal , formerly the property of the crown, German workman¬
ship of the loth cent. — The large glass case in the middle
contains : 399. Reliquary of the 12th cent.; 404. Ditto, 14th cent.;
419. Ditto; 502. Two lions' heads of rock crystal, which, with the
figure No. 384. were found in a tomb on the Rhone, 3rd or 4th
cent. — Then by the window: 389. Ivory book-cover, 10th cent.;
1980. Ivory altar-piece, 14th cent.; 406. Bas-relief in ivory,
14th cent. — 610. Cabinet with Florentine mosaics, middle of
In the following room : Nos. 1000—1008. Figures of gods and
other personages, in enamelled copper, destined to adorn the
chateau Madrid, erected for Francis I. in the Bois de Boulogne;
the enamelled plates are said to be the largest in existence
(3 ft. broad, 5 high). On the r. and 1. of the entrance: German
and Venetian glasses of the 16th and 17th cent. — In the glass
case by the middle window: 1099. Miniature enamelled altar,
bearing the name and titles of Henri II. and Catharine de
Medicis, 16th cent. — In the centre of the room, episcopal
croziers. No. 304. Sixty miniature wooden figures, representing
the kings of France from Clovis to Louis XIII. (d. 1643), carved
during the reign of the latter monarch.
The room before the last contains a number of very interesting
objects in gold.
The most remarkable of these are preserved in the glass-case
in the centre: *3113—21. Nine Crowns of Gothic Kings of
Spain, found near Toledo, one of which bears the name of King
Recesvinthus (649—672), decorated with pearls, sapphires, and
other jewels. In the glass-case on the r.: *1329. Episcopal