'Englische Kabinette' Made in 18th Century Germany

Radecke, Marcus A (2000) 'Englische Kabinette' Made in 18th Century Germany. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Evidence of an 'English taste' in fine and decorative arts can be found in several countries that were linked to the 18th century British Empire through political and religious alliances or as trading partners. In fact the term 'English' not only referred to a certain taste or style, it was also used to describe particular pieces of furniture and aspects of their design, regardless of where they had been made, and it was furthermore used by ambitious European cabinetmakers when advertising themselves. By comparing pieces of furniture made in the first half of the eighteenth century in the British Isles with contemporary objects made in the German speaking countries, I will try to establish what the 'English taste' was, how it was exported and how it was adapted and used outside England. The proposed exhibition features English 'originals' and comparable pieces of furniture made mostly at the northern and protestant courts or the Free Cities of Germany. It was the striking similarity between some of these pieces of furniture that encouraged me to research the following work.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Art history, Design
Date of Award: 2000
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2000-76075
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 09:15
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/76075

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