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Carolyn Sargentson, independent art historian and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, outlines how changing social practices altered the designs and styles of furniture, both for the nobility and the lower classes.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
David Roentgen: Long-Case Clock
The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet
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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Demonstration
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Pair of candelabra
Cup with cover with a leather case
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 520
This cup and cover was at some point converted to a reliquary; hence the hook and eye for attaching the cover and the two small holes opposite for attaching cord and seal.
Baron Albert von Oppenheim , Cologne (by 1904; to Morgan) ; J. Pierpont Morgan (by 1910–17; to MMA)
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