Medicine chests of this type were popular in the century. This example is complete with bottles and drawers of ointments and powders for the relief of everyday ailments, and various medical implements.
ornate Ottoman tent, late C. is among the hundred thousand said to have been left behind by the departing Turks when they lifted the siege of Vienna in It is displayed at Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow, Poland.
These are three century felt hats which were found perfectly preserved in Irish peat bogs. Each one began as a circle of felt, which was then blocked into shape, and the brim cocked to a different fashion.
1640 English Leather jerkin at the National Army Museum, London - From the curators' comments: "This jerkin was worn by a harquebusier (light cavalryman) of the Civil War period. Sometimes it might be covered by back and breastplate armour to provide extr