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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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The Morning Coffee
Dwarf in the uniform of a colonel of hussars
Woman making butter
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 538
Marking:  Wheel (on underside of base, in red enamel)
 P G S (on underside of base, in red enamel)
 P I (on underside of base, incised and glaze-filled)
Otto and Magdalena Blohm (until 1961; sale, Sotheby's, London, April 24–25, 1961, no. 392 ; to Linsky)
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