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The Gilbert Collection of Decorative Arts

The Gilbert Collection of Decorative Arts

The Gilbert Collection of Decorative Arts, one of the most important public collections in London, was initially on permanent display in Somerset House on the Thames.

The Gilbert Collection of Decorative Arts, one of the most important public collections in London, was initially on permanent display in Somerset House on the Thames.

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

The successful exhibition, which has now ended, showed unique examples of mosaics, 'micromosaics' made from tiny glass rods, gold and silver artefacts of which the most noticeable objects are gold snuff boxes, including a group of boxes made for Frederick the Great of Prussia.

Museum

The Gilbert Collection

Date

1999

Unique Features

Around 220 extraordindary snuff boxes were displayed in the Gold Box room.

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