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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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Ring with the Name of Pope Paul II (r. 1464–71)
Automaton in the form of a chariot pushed by a Chinese attendant and set with a clock
Balance and weights with case
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Inscription: [engraved on rim]: GREGORIVS XIII PONTIFES MAXSIMVS; [engraved in banderole]: SABATINO • BAZZI • F. / E. GIAII . ATTONICO
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