"'I have found a pleasure,' returned Agnes, smiling, 'while you have been absent, in keeping everything as it used to be when we were children. For we were very happy then, I think.' "
The preserved wedding breakfast of Miss Havisham
Public DomainThe preserved wedding breakfast of Miss Havisham (Great Expectations)

Many of Dickens' characters seek to distil time by keeping rooms as they were at some desired point in the past. Nurse Peggotty keeps a room for David just as he left it, as does Agnes. Most famously, of course, Miss Havisham keeps the reception room as it had been prepared just prior to her wedding.