The private collections of Louis XIV, along with what was once heralded one of the one rarest pieces of furniture in the world – his cabinet of curiosities – are now available for free public tours thanks to the Baker Street Quarter Partnership who have teamed up with The Wallace Collection.
Crafted from materials from ebony and marble to precious stones from Afghanistan, it is fair to say the cabinet is one of the Baroque era’s most ostentatious offerings. Having it located in The Wallace Collection, an historic town house in Marylebone’s very own Manchester Square, along with his most private collections, seems an opportunity too good to pass up.
All you need to do is sign up to their gratuitous guided tour online but be aware – competition for places is intense as Baker Street Quarter Partnership have already filled up this weeks allocation. However, we are happy to see their promise to continue the tours on a regular basis.
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