The magnificent book case was a gift from the Emperor of Austria to the Queen of England. It is carved in a Gothic style using oak wood. There are decorative spikes at the very top, similar to a church's roof.

Magnificent Book Case

The magnificent book case was a gift from the Emperor of Austria to the Queen of England. It is carved…

"Argent, a caltrop proper. CALTROP. An iron instrument made to annoy an enemy's cavalry. They were formed of iron, being four spikes conjoined in such a manner that one was always upwards. It is found in many ancient coats of arms." -Hall, 1862

Caltrop

"Argent, a caltrop proper. CALTROP. An iron instrument made to annoy an enemy's cavalry. They were formed…

This cross piece is part of a canopy. It is made out of carved wood with a design of spikes and scrolling leaves. It is a horizontal beam that is perpendicular to a canopy.

Crosspiece

This cross piece is part of a canopy. It is made out of carved wood with a design of spikes and scrolling…

"Thorn stipules of locust." -Bergen, 1896

Locust Thorns

"Thorn stipules of locust." -Bergen, 1896

Murex is a genus of predatory gastropod mollusks.

Murex

Murex is a genus of predatory gastropod mollusks.

This railing is made out of wrought iron. It has a spike like design that is similar to flower buds at the top and center of each shaft.

Railing

This railing is made out of wrought iron. It has a spike like design that is similar to flower buds…