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The Age of Wonder

Small Cabinet of Wonders

The small "Cabinet of Wonders" dates from the Age of Wonder. Crystals, shells, minerals and marine life decorate the cabinet. The large crystal is rutilated quartz, which is particularly prized because its inclusions form a microcosm of precipitous cliffs and chasms. The mysterious figure inside the cabinet symbolizes a mythological figure who breathes life into the scene above.