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Conservation of Queen Victoria's Throne

conservator working on gilt timber frame of throne

This imposing State Throne Chair was made in 1837 for Queen Victoria for the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace. Watch this film to hear Sally Goodsir, Curator of Decorative Arts, discuss the meaning behind its decoration. Gary Gronnestad, Gilding Conservator, explains the careful process of cleaning the throne's delicate layer of gold.

Queen Victoria's Palace
Exploring how the young Queen transformed Buckingham Palace into the headquarters of the British monarchy

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.