Journée d’étude : « A Closer Look : Spotlight on French Royal Furniture by Jean-Henri Riesener ».

Jean-Henri Riesener, Table des muses, 1771, plateau en marqueterie, pieds en gaine plaqués d'amarante, frise et ornements de bronze ciselé et doré, 76 x 109 x 91 cm, Versailles, musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Jean-Henri Riesener, Table des muses, 1771, plateau en marqueterie, pieds en gaine plaqués d’amarante, frise et ornements de bronze ciselé et doré, 76 x 109 x 91 cm, Versailles, musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon.

Type : journée d’étude.
Date de la manifestation : mardi 20 septembre 2016 à partir de 10h.
Lieu : Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire.

Programme :

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.