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Highlight objects at Buckingham Palace

Some of the key objects in the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

White Drawing Room

Every summer, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are opened to the public for 10 weeks, giving visitors a chance to see the official residence of The Queen in London, and learn more about the treasures of the Royal Collection, including paintings and furniture, which furnish the rooms.

Although the Royal Collection is best known for its paintings, a far larger proportion of the contents of the royal palaces falls into the category of the decorative arts. Learn more about the incredible decorative arts including clocks, furniture, sculpture, tapestries and ceramics that you may encounter on your visit to the State Rooms by selecting an object below.

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Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820)


Dowbiggin & Co., 23 Mount Street

Queen Victoria's Throne

Antonio Canova (1757-1822)

Mars and Venus

Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854)

Mantel clock

Attributed to Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806)

Roll top desk (bureau à cylindre)

Placido Zuloaga (1834-1910)

Centre table

Tatham, Bailey & Sanders

Pair of council chairs