Date: Thursday 21 January 2021
Time: 15.00-16.00 GMT
Location: Zoom (Online)
Speaker: Dr Helen Jacobsen (Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts, The Wallace Collection)
Description: It is well known that the Wallace Collection houses an internationally renowned collection of French eighteenth-century furniture, but it is perhaps not so well understood that several of these pieces are not quite what they seem to be. Fashions and tastes change all the time and in this fascinating insight Helen Jacobsen looks at how collectors and dealers — and even cabinetmakers themselves — have viewed copies and reproductions over the years, perhaps even causing us to reassess our attitudes to the concept of ‘fake’.
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