Curiosities

OBJECTS OF WONDER AND FASCINATIOIN

The 'Cabinet of Curiosities' is a term which comes from the 17th Century, it was originally a personal collection of things which provoked curiosity and wonder in the viewer. Such cabinets were also popularly referred to as Wunderkammer - or Cabinet of Wonders...... Items from the Grand Tour nestled with objects from Antiquity and Geological specimens. They were in a very real sense the founding of our present day Museums. Here we present an ever changing array of items of wonder for your personal collection.

OBJECTS OF ADORATION

A selection of sacred objects from Christian, Judaic, Buddhist, Shinto, and Hindu belief systems and religions.

LACQUER AND STEEL

A late Edo period Mengu.

TABERNACLES AND AUMBRYS

The sublime mystery of the Aumbry, the subtle geometry of the Tabernacle.