Curiosities

The Cabinet of Curiosities originally referred the the entire room that housed great works of art, a collection of books or special antiques, momentos of natural history, religious or historical artifacts. By today's standard, we typically refer to the cabinet of curiosities as a mere piece of furniture to house smaller versions of these nic nacs, otherwise called the curio cabinet. But we like grand gestures and so we are going back to the 16th Century when this room came to prominence and are using it by its original definition.