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Ms. Codex 1533 - [Bagno alla Villa inventories]
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Title:
[Bagno alla Villa inventories] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy], 1741-1753.
Physical description:
29 leaves : paper ; 327 x 238 mm. bound to 328 x 237 mm.
Summary:
Inventories of the assets of the property of Bagno alla Villa, perhaps owned by an aristocratic family such as the Medici or the Gondi, and located in Lucca, north of Florence. The items that appear in the inventory include a large number of clothes and personal accessories (including linens, combs, perfumes, coats, underwear, towels and handkerchiefs) described in great detail; household accessories (including kitchen equipment, a coffee grinder, carpets, paintings, mirrors, decorative plates, and pillows); furniture (including chests of drawers, chairs, tables, beds and bedroom furniture); and silverware. There is a separate inventory for each room of the house and, in certain cases, there are descriptions of the items that can be found in large pieces of furniture, such as cupboards. There are also notes for items that were not on site when the inventory was drafted (for example, a table was sent out to be repaired).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Pagination: Paper, 29; rectos numbered [i], 1-28, contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto; versos numbered 1-28, [29], contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso (p.28-29 are blank but ruled).
Script: Written in a cursive script by multiple hands.
Binding: Contemporary boards (Zacour-Hirsch); no. 174b and Bagno alla Villa inventario on upper cover. Covered with a paper wrapper, with heading Bagno alla Villa, inventari vecchi, in a later hand.
Origin: Written in Italy between 1741 (p. 2) and 1753 (p. 3).
Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1533
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1533
 
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