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Exhibition | The Westminster Treasure: History in Silver, 1713–2013

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on January 26, 2013

From The Wallace:

The Westminster Treasure: History in Silver, 1713–2013
The Wallace Collection, London, 7 February — 28 April 2013

The Rosewood Cabinet 1827–77 © The Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster

The Rosewood Cabinet 1827–77 © The Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster

The Wallace Collection will be displaying a unique set of silver inscribed boxes belonging to the Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster. The collection began in 1713 and, as ever larger cases were commissioned to hold the previous case, they were each covered with etchings of historical events, royal engagements and portraits. The silver is beautiful and the inscriptions are fascinating, intriguing and compelling. Come to the Porphyry Court to see three hundred years of idiosyncratic history continuing up to 2012 with the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

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On Monday, 18th February, 2013, Joan Reid from Past Overseers’ Society, Westminster will talk about the unique set of silver inscribed boxes belonging to the Society currently on display in the Porphyry
Court. This special lecture will take place in the Lecture Theatre. Free,
no need to book.

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