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The Privy Chamber of Sultan Murat III is considered one of the oldest and finest rooms in the palace (1578 – 1590). It boasts Iznik tiles, marble shelves, cabinets with mother-of-pearl and tortoise-shell inlaid doors, and a fireplace with a gilded tombac hood. The Baldachin throne — the thing that looks like a canopy bed — dates from the 18th Century.

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