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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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Chair back and seat cover
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Inscription: (on banneret above shield) 1re Session Provinciale/Congrès Des Orientalistes/St. Etienne 19.25 8bre/1875/; (below shield) OFFERT PAR LA VILLE DE ST. ETIENNE
Mrs. Elisa Parada de Migel (until 1959; to MMA)
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