A Closer Look: Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Riesener
From 23 March-23 October 2016 on display in the White Drawing room we have three extraordinary chests of drawers by court cabinet maker Jean-Henri Riesener. This exhibition allows you to look closely at these amazing pieces of furniture, learning about their technical design and construction. The is a past exhibition. New exhibitions open from Wed 22 March 2017.
Did you know?
- two of the Riesener chest of drawers actually belonged to the French royal family
- the chests of drawers on display are among twelve pieces of furniture now at Waddesdon that were originally at the Palace of Versailles.
- the chest of drawers - or commode - emerged as a type of furniture in France around 1690
This whole display marks the start of a collaboration with the Wallace Collection and the Royal Collection Trust, who both have significant furniture collections by Jean-Henri Riesener.
Discover more about the Riesener furniture at the Wallace Collection
Learn about Risener furniture in the Royal Collection