Frederik Muller & Co and Anton Mensing

Frederik Muller & Co and Anton Mensing © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  Quærendo ⁄- Also available online – www.brill.nl  For Frederik Muller’s life, family, and work see Frederik Muller (  -  ) Leven & werken , ed. Marja Keyser, J.F. Heijbroek & Ingeborg Verheul (Zutphen  ). W  F . J . M  B  Frederik Muller & Co and Anton Mensing The fi rst international art auction house in Amsterdam, and its director Frederik Muller started his rare books business in Amsterdam in  3, and combined his commercial activities with scholarship. After he died his business partner, Frederik Adama van Scheltema, continued the fi rm and in  employed Anton Mensing, a young, energetic, and ambitious bookbinder, as his assistant. In  Mensing became a partner in the fi rm, and when Adama van Scheltema died, he continued Frederik Muller & Co, soon expanding it with art auctions. These became a great success, and resulted in the fi rst international mar- ket for works of art, applied art, and historic scienti fi c instruments in the Netherlands which continued into the  3  s. In  , long after Mensing’s death, fake historic scienti fi c http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Frederik Muller & Co and Anton Mensing

Quaerendo, Volume 34 (3-4): 211 – Jan 1, 2004

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© 2004 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0014-9527
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden,  Quærendo ⁄- Also available online – www.brill.nl  For Frederik Muller’s life, family, and work see Frederik Muller (  -  ) Leven & werken , ed. Marja Keyser, J.F. Heijbroek & Ingeborg Verheul (Zutphen  ). W  F . J . M  B  Frederik Muller & Co and Anton Mensing The fi rst international art auction house in Amsterdam, and its director Frederik Muller started his rare books business in Amsterdam in  3, and combined his commercial activities with scholarship. After he died his business partner, Frederik Adama van Scheltema, continued the fi rm and in  employed Anton Mensing, a young, energetic, and ambitious bookbinder, as his assistant. In  Mensing became a partner in the fi rm, and when Adama van Scheltema died, he continued Frederik Muller & Co, soon expanding it with art auctions. These became a great success, and resulted in the fi rst international mar- ket for works of art, applied art, and historic scienti fi c instruments in the Netherlands which continued into the  3  s. In  , long after Mensing’s death, fake historic scienti fi c

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