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Corner cupboard

Said to have been made at the Eagle Foundry, Aberystwyth in about 1880.

Inside the Corner Cupboard

This collection of curiosities belonged to Captain Edward Hall (1827-1901) of Aberystwyth. His sea voyages around the world led to his collecting shells,coral, beads and other exotic and unusual mementoes. The pots, covered in stamps, were made by his three children. The Captain sent letters to them from all over the world and so they used the stamps to decorate these items. Captain Hall, from Custom House Street, Aberystwyth is known to have traveled around the world three times in a barque named Robert Hine.

'Cabinets of curiosities' were very popular at this time reflecting the way in which people were able to travel and discover natural and unusual treasures from other parts of the world.