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Author: Elizabeth Bisley (Assistant Curator – Furniture, Textiles & Fashion Department)
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As you will have seen if you’ve visited the Silver Galleries lately, we have just launched an urgent new appeal trying to raise the £534,000 needed to save this incredibly rare and important medal cabinet from export.The cabinet was made in around 1810, for someone in the circle of the Emperor Napoleon. Stunning in its design and execution, it has mounts signed by Martin Guillaume...

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