Conference | French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 9, 2016

In connection with the exhibition now on view, Waddeson Manor is hosting this conference:

A Closer Look: Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener
The National Trust and Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections) Annual Conference
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 20 September 2016

To book a place, please call 01296 653226 between 10am and 4pm. The fee for the day is £25, which includes all catering; the fee can be paid with a debit or credit card. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. The nearest railway station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway (5–10 minutes from Waddesdon), and it is advisable to pre-book a taxi from the station to Waddesdon Manor. Another option is Aylesbury Station (10–15 minutes from Waddesdon); as a rule, there are taxis outside the station.


10:00  Registration and coffee

10:30  Welcome and introduction, Christopher Rowell (Furniture Curator, National Trust) and Pippa Shirley (Head of Collection, National Trust / Waddesdon Manor)

10:40  Riesener at Waddesdon Manor
• Emily Roy (Curator) and Ulrich Leben (Associate Curator), Introduction to the Exhibition and Research Project
• Lindsay Macnaughton (Oxford University Intern), Grammar and the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne: Chests of Drawers by Jean-Henri Riesener, 1774–84
• Juliet Carey (Senoir Curator), A Newly Discovered Portrait of Riesener

11:30  Riesener at the Wallace Collection
• Helen Jacobsen (Head of Curatorial Team, Wallace Collection): The 4th Marquess of Hertford’s Taste for Riesener, 1840–70
• Jürgen Huber (Senior Conservator, Wallace Collection): Riesener Revealed: Documentation and Observation…The Journey So Far

12:00  Rufus Bird (Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Works of Art, Royal Collections Trust), George IV and Riesener

12:15  Yannick Chastang (Independent Conservator), Riesener’s Floral Marquetry

12:30  Questions and discussion

13:00  Lunch

14:30  Bertrand Rondot (Chief Curator, Château de Versailles), Versailles, Riesener’s Palace

14.50  Wolf Burchardt (Furniture Research Curator, National Trust), Continental Furniture in National Trust Houses

15:10  Matthew Hirst (Curator, Woburn Abbey), French and Francophile Furniture in the Woburn Abbey Collection

15:30  Miriam Schefzyk (PhD Candidate, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster & École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris), Furniture with Porcelain Plaques at Waddesdon Manor

15:45  Carolyn Sargentson (Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex), A Business Model for Refinement? Riesener’s 1773 Commission for Pierre de Fontanieu

16:05  Questions and discussion

16:30  Tea

16:45  Entry to see the Riesener exhibition and collections

17:30  Wine reception

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