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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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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Demonstration
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 508
These two figures derive from a set of the Four Seasons originally carved in ivory by Balthasar Permoser. Carlo Ginori (1702-1757), founder of the Doccia factory, owned examples of Permoser's work.
[ Roth , 1982; sold to MMA ]
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