London Craft Week: Riesener at the Wallace Collection

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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 by the Wallace Collection to discover the designs, materials and techniques Riesener used to create his masterpieces.

Furniture making


8 October 2020, 17:30