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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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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Animation
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Candelabra with Meissen bird (one of a pair)
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Marking: Crowned C (Impressed on base of candelabrum (a) into the scroll under figure's right foot)
(French control mark for bronze and allied metals, in use 1745-1749)
J.-L. Thurlow ; George and Florence Blumenthal ; Ann Payne Blumenthal (until 1943; to MMA)
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