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Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects drawn from the worlds of natural history, archaeology, art, geology, and even the bizarre. They were rooms rather than pieces of furniture, filled with examples of oddities and strange wonders, such as the objects and works of art depicted on this coat.

The fabric is the work of Sarah Watts and is in bright colors on a black ground. The coat is lined in iridescent magenta silk and has bronze and magenta glass buttons. A black enamel owl brooch with diamanté eyes sits on the collar.

The accompanying dress has a boat necked bodice in black silk and voluminous skirt of black tulle embroidered with dark purple. Layers of crushed black tulle gives the skirt a bouffant effect. A belt and bow in olive green silk picks up the color in the coat. A band hat of flowers in shades of purple and magenta with curling peacock fronds adds whimsy.

This fashion fits Silkstone, Poppy Parker, and Nu Face