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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.
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Jug with cover
Casket (part of a toilet service)
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Marking:  Roman letter A, London datemark for 1716-17;
 Fr, a mullet below, maker's mark for James Fraillon;
 Lion's head erased, London mark;
 Britannia, seated, silver standard mark
Location of marks:
On outside of base casket and inside of cover
Lt. Col. H.B.L. Hughes (until 1929; sale, Sotheby's, London, June 13, 1929, no. 89) ; William Randolph Hearst , St. Donat's Castle, Wales (until 1937; sale, Sotheby's, London , November 17, 1937, no. 58)
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