International studio — 34.1908

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FIG. I.—SACRISTY CUPBOARD FROM SCHLOSS LAUBENBERG, LAKE CONSTANCE
(1457). (Figdor Collection)

up our work anew and
wrestle with the problems
of colour and light.
The weeks of our plea-
sant holiday wore to an
end at last; with April’s
close we packed up our
belongings and went our
several ways. Through
all that month the glass
had marked “ set fair.”
People shook their heads
over it; Vesuvius and the
earthquakes were ac-
credited with the phe-
nomenon of our radiant
days. But those who dwell by the shores that the
Gulf Stream laves found a less wonderful theory.
April is apt to be gentler in her dealings than her
sister May, they say; and so it proved this year.
“We have just begun to know the valley, and now
we have to go,” said the Art Students regretfully, as
they bade good-bye to the kindly people at the
farm. “ Come again next year,” they called out in
friendly farewell, as we mounted our bicycles and
rode away. Elizabeth Forbes.

ON SOME OLD CUPBOARDS IN
AUSTRIAN COLLECTIONS.
Viollet-le-Duc defines cupboards or
armoires, to use his own expression, as being
places of safety for preserving precious things. In
churches, he tells us, they stood near the altar,
and in them were deposited the sacred vessels and
holy vestments, even the Holy Eucharist being
often committed to their keeping. In the smaller


FIG. 2.—SACRISTY CUPBOARD FROM FELDKIRCH, CARINTHIA (1521)
( Figdor Collection J

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