Cabinets full of tiny splendors

In Art and history, Designs by Roger Thomas

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is one of the greatest repositories of the design arts in the world.
One of the most singular examples of the depth of their collections is the Gilbert collection of snuff boxes.
Shown not only in large glass displays, but in seemingly endless glass-enclosed drawers, is the most extraordinary collection I know outside of the Louvre in Paris.
A triumph of the goldsmith‘s art and an outstanding variety of motifs and precious materials!