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Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820)

Console table late eighteenth century

RCIN 2602

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The central plaque depicts playing putti or ‘loves’, the attendants of Venus and her son, Cupid. Around them are various implements, indicating an allegory of the Sciences: a celestial globe, geometric instruments, and a pedestal inscribed ‘DOCTRINA’ (Latin for ‘Learning’).

Purchased by George IV, 1816