DEALING WITH THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL: Buckingham Palace and George IV’s Sèvres porcelain collection with Sylvia Sagona

Thursday 9 Sep 2010, 10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

George V’s taste for the exotic, rare and extravagant produced what is considered the finest collection of Sèvres porcelain in the world. The sumptuous pieces formed glamorous accessories to the visual theatricality of his glittering receptions held at Carlton House.

This lecture will explore the collection and the intriguing Chinese Regency style furniture and design brought from the Royal Pavilion at Brighton to Buckingham Palace to set off this display.

Sylvia Sagona is a fellow of the School of languages at the University of Melbourne and specialises in 19th Century French art and society.

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