Empire Style

Entrance TDRF

TDRF Adelaide – Passion for Portraits, Paintings & Porcelain

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery collection in Adelaide, showcases its owner’s passionate pursuit of fine portraits, paintings and porcelains

Marie Adelaide Crop

Kings Queens & Courtiers – A New Exhibition at TDRF Adelaide

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A new exhibition at The David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery, Adelaide, features objects once belonging to Kings Queens & Courtiers in Europe & England

Neoclassical Clock 1

The David Roche Foundation Adelaide – Gallery 1: Neoclassic

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The neoclassical style featured in Gallery 1 The David Roche House Museum & Gallery reflects the spirit of antiquity in England & Europe during the 18th century

Urn Clock Slider

The David Roche Foundation Museum Complex Adelaide, Now Open

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The David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery glittered gloriously with refracted light for its official opening in North Adelaide by former PM Paul Keating

The Fabric of India – V&A London, Showcases Indian Textiles

The Fabric of India – V&A London, Showcases Indian Textiles

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The Fabric of India an exhibition now showing at the V&A Museum explores the multifaceted world of Textiles integral to the Indian identity from 16-19 centuries

Juliette Recamier by Gerard

Chairs: Stylish Seating – Revolution to The Age of Clutter

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Following the revolution austerity of style was the rage; as the nineteenth century progressed, the age of clutter became integral to the English Victorian Age

Andre-Antoine RAVRIO (attributed to) French 1759-1814 Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: L'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) The chariot of Love led by Fidelity, clock (Pendule: Le char de l'Amour conduit par la Fidélité) (c. 1805) gilt bronze, enamel, marble 52.0 x 52.0 x 17.0 cm Fondation Napoléon, Paris Donation Lapeyre (inv. 488) © Fondation Napoléon – Patrice Maurin Berthier

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 3

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The French Revolution, an age of transformation meant a shift in attitude and change in societal behaviour that is reflected in the design of elegant timepieces

51 Cupid & Psyche Cameo

Creating a Cameo – Painting in Stone, a Sculpture to Wear

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Painting in ‘stone’ on buildings in antiquity transposed into jewelry (jewellery) as a Cameo, a raised portrait that was a miraculous union of art and nature

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

David Roche Legacy – Antiques & Art Collection, Adelaide SA

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When antiques and art collector Adelaide based David Roche AM died in 2013 he left his fine and decorative arts collection in trust to benefit all Australians

Juliette Recamier and Empire Style

Juliette Recamier and Empire Style

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What we know now as the Empire Style began developing in the latter part of the 18th century and climaxed at Napoleon and Josephine’s Chateau Malmaison. It was an extension of neoclassical concerns and at Paris the influence of one woman. Mme Juliette Recamier (1777 – 1849), was paramount. They…

Empire Style

Empire Style

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The French revolution in 1796 rocked upper class foundations in both Europe and England. A directory ruled France and the dashing Corsican General Napoleon Bonaparte became Commander in Chief. His victories on the battlefield were to shape chair styles no less than the themes of Grand Opera. Chairs lost their…