Date: Thursday 8 October 2020
Times: 17.30 to 18.30 BST
Title: London Craft Week: Riesener at the Wallace Collection
Speakers: Alex Collins (Riesener Project Leverhulme Fellow, The Wallace Collection) and Jurgen Huber (Senior Furniture Conservator, The Wallace Collection)
Registration and Location: This free talk will be hosted online through Zoom. Please click here to register. For more information about Zoom, including instructions on how to download and use the system, please visit www.zoom.us/support.
Talk Description: Jean-Henri Riesener (1734-1806), along with Thomas Chippendale and David Roentgen, was one of the greatest furniture-makers of the eighteenth century. Born in Gladbeck, Germany, Riesener emigrated to Paris early in his career and became a highly successful cabinetmaker who supplied luxurious furniture to Louis XVI, Marie-Antoinette and the French court. Join this talk during London Craft Week 2020 to explore the designs, materials and techniques Riesener used to create his masterpieces.
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