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The armoury

George IV’s collection of arms, armour and other militaria at Carlton House was renowned. The Armoury was located in five rooms on the attic floor, where the walls and even the ceilings were densely packed with objects. The Armoury contained important works by contemporary makers like Durs Egg and historic European weaponry, as well as gifts and curiosities from across the globe.

Johann Gottfried Haenisch

Crossbow

Durs Egg (1748-1831)

Pair of Pistols

Rundell Bridge & Rundell

Dress sword

Northern Europe

Rapier

English or French

Arming sword

Rodgers & Sons [United Kingdom]

Pocket knife

Algeria

Pistol

? Turkey

Pistol

First Nations

Coat

John Christian Oerter

Flintlock long gun

Peruvian

Tray

? Indian; Mughal

Dagger and sheath

Algeria

Pistol