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A Very Fine Continental 19th Century Baroque Style Three Piece Giltwood Carved Salon Suite crowned with a foliate Royal Crest Coat-of-Arms. Circa: 1880
 
Note: Inscribed with the Museum inventory number 1945.734c

The Canapé Width: 52 inches (132 cm)

Ref: A993

Formerly from the collection of The Glenbow Museum, this set was sold to benefit the acquisitions fund. The Glenbow Museum's extensive collection of militaria and European decorative art was assembled by Lucie and Joachim Schuller. The Schullers used their personal collection of family heirlooms, augmented by auction and private purchases, to build a first-rate collection during the first half of the 20th century. In the early 1950's, their collecting culminated in the opening of the Schuller Museum of Art and Chivalry, first near Belmont, and later near Laconia, New Hampshire. The Schullers marketed the collection as "The Million Dollar Show", and advertised "The Largest Collection of Japanese Armour on Exhibition in the World". Wishing to preserve their life's work of collecting, they sold the collection to the Riveredge Foundation in 1973 and the museum was moved to Calgary. The Riveredge Collection was given to The Glenbow Museum in 1979, and as the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in Canada, it became the core of Glenbow's renowned Military History Collection, spanning nearly five centuries, the collection of over 28,000 objects featured arms and armour from the 14th through the 17th centuries.  
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