Reading, Writing, and Roentgen

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 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.

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The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

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