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A cabinet of curiosities

The innermost cabinet rooms of Queen Caroline’s apartments at Kensington Palace were treated as a Wunderkammer or cabinet of curiosities. The collection included works of art made from exotic materials and natural curiosities, inspired by the cabinets Caroline knew from her childhood in Dresden and Berlin. Traditionally such Wunderkammer often contained classical Roman hardstone carvings and the Queen owned several of exceptional quality.

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