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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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Plate (one of a pair)
[Small Bouquets Tied With A Ribbon]
[Flowers Arranged in a Glass Vase]
Upright Baskets of Flowers
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 510
The beautifully painted flower baskets on these two dishes derive from French engravings based on the work of Jean Baptiste Monnoyer (1634-1699). On the back of each dish are the arms of a Scottish family named French from Berwickshire.
[ Antique Porcelain Co. , New York, 1962 ]
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