Jewel cabinet

Ludwig Grüner1851

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK

This jewel cabinet is a proud dynastic statement incorporating Queen Victoria's favourite image of Prince Albert, the Royal and Saxe-Coburg arms and portraits of their six children born before 1851. Designed in the form of a large reliquary, the cabinet was Elkington's most important exhibit at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace. Plaques of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert signed DECKELMANN (for Andreas Deckelmann, 1820-82) and Wustlich (for Otto Wustlich, 1819-96) respectively; one medallion dated MDCCCLI

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  • Title: Jewel cabinet
  • Creator: Ludwig Grüner
  • Date Created: 1851
  • Physical Dimensions: w1320 x h970 x d810 mm
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: Supplied by Royal Collection Trust / (c) HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
  • External Link: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/1562
  • Medium: Oak, electro-formed and silver-plated white metal, enamelled copper, porcelain
  • Provenance: Commissioned by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria. Displayed in the Main Corridor of the Great Exhibition, 1851.