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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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Pair of saltcellars
Set of four saltcellars
Miniature salt trencher
Pair of miniature saltcellars
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 512
Marking:  Leopard's head crowned;
 Lion passant;
 C in pointed shield (London date letter for 1620–21);
 RP (in shaped shield) between two pellets, an escallop above;
Location of marks:
-: on drum, in well of second salt well, on dome of cover.
Sir G.W. Dasent (until June 2, 1875) ; Private Collection (until 1882; sale, Christie's, May 11, 1882, no. 210) ; [ Thomas Lumley LTD. ; to Irwin Untermyer in 1957 ] ; Irwin Untermyer (1957–68; to MMA)
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