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Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: the Chinese Tea House in the Park

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Buring, Johann Gottfried (1723-1788)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.

Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam: one of the Chinese figures by Benkert and Heymueller at the base of the palm tree columns of the Chinese Tea House

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Benkert, Johann Peter (1709-1765)
NOTES: Sanssouci was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia. Built above a terraced vineyard in 1745-1747, it is essentially a single-storey villa, containing ten principal rooms. The creation of the Park, organised around several buildings, began soon after the completion of the palace.The Chinese House was designed by Johann Gottfried Buring in 1755-1757.

Alexandrian obelisk (Cleopatra's Needle) being erected in Central Park, New York

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SOURCE: Henry Gorringe. Egyptian obelisks (New York, 1882), pl. XXVIIa

Campiello in Venice

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SOURCE: Ferdinando Ongania. Calli e canali in Venezia (Venice, 1891), pl. 16
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