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The Rosenbach's Fine & Decorative Art Collections Database!

This catalog contains records for the fine and decorative arts collectionons and photographs at the Rosenbach. For information about book and manuscript materials, please contact our Librarian Elizabeth Fuller

The Rosenbach object catalog is a work in progress. Records were compiled from various sources, including historic records and catalog cards and may not reflect the Rosenbach's complete or current knowledge. Please contact the collections department for more information and please assist us by sending any information that adds to or contradicts our catalog information.

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words. If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes. You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard. Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Table in the Object Name field will bring up any records of actual tables, without having to sift through engravings depicting tables. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a random assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.

Single Catalog Searches (Photos / Objects)

The catalog buttons can also help narrow down your search, by only searching with a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, click the Photos button and type in your keyword(s) or phrase. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search. Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches.