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Armoire

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  1. This armoire, displayed at the Great Exhibition of 1851, was designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52) and made by JG Crace (1809-89)

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  2. The shields along the top and the carved decorative motifs were drawn from medieval sources

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 14, 2009
  3. The motifs include Crace's initials, a plummet (carpenter's tool) as an emblem of his honesty, and a compass to indicate his ability to keep within his estimates

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  4. Many designers of the Victorian period were inspired by the art of the Middle Ages, but Pugin was probably the greatest and most ardent exponent of the Gothic Revival style

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  5. The cabinet was the grandest piece in the group of furniture designed by Pugin and made by Crace for the Medieval Court in the Great Exhibition of 1851

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