The objects in the museum include statuettes of Gods and Goddesses. One beautifully sculptured statue is the statuette of Goddess Flora, a Roman Goddess of flowers (See Exhibit 7). The dark grey color of the statuette crafted out so smoothly and diligently speaks a lot about the craftsmanship of people. The museum also has 3D representations of Giovanni Piranesi ideas and thoughts. Giovanni Piranesi is an Italian artist who was famous for his imaginative and fictitious ideas. He, in his mind, imagined unusual and dream-like combinations of objects. Some of the examples are a chair with legs like the limbs of a goat, a teapot which is on top of a tortoise etc. 3dimension representations of such images are kept in the museum (See Exhibit 8).
Another noteworthy structure in the furniture category is “The Dance Cabinet” or “Shrine” (See Exhibit 9). Dark brown in colour, the cabinet is made of solid hard wood. The height of the cabinet is 72 cm. The cabinet is placed over a wooden base whose width is 160.5 cm. The cabinet has 5 wide and beautifully crafted drawers. The 4 corners of the base have 4 surmounted cones made of wood to provide stability to the cabinet. The striking feature about this cabinet is good and solid quality of wood with which it is made.
The collections in the museum also consist of books during that time. The 6000 books in the library range from the area of travelling to cooking, gardening and religion. Sir John Soane was very fond of books and always had the habit to buy and collect books. Even today, some of the books could be found in the library of the museum with specific information like when was the book printed, when did Soane buy it etc.
Sir John Soane’s museum holds a lot of relevance in the world of art and history. It is a historical monument with so many objects used in the past. The collections convey a lot of meaning about the culture and lifestyle of the people during that age. The paintings tell us about aesthetical tastes of the people. The architectural models speak a lot about the skills of the people and their talent to replicate the original sites and structures into small demo models. The collections in the museum tell everything about people during that time – from food and drinks they consumed to the dresses they wore, from the different objects they used to the process of conducting elections.