Room 56: The Civil War Years

The Civil War Years, room 56
The Djanogly Gallery

Room 56 contains a vivid display on the magnificent dressing of the nobility in the early 1700s. This includes, elaborate items of clothing and accessories such as shoes, lace-collars, gloves, purses and jewellery. Other themes explored in this room include fashionable living during the Civil War years, the new skill of marquetry, developments in ceramics, new forms of furniture, as well as both the Jacobean and Restoration styles.

Room 56 is on Level 2 of the V&A South Kensington.

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The Château de Juvisy Appeal

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Civil Defence Handbook No.10: Advising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack

Civil Defence Handbook No.10: Advising the Householder on Protection Against Nuclear Attack

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Event - Memoirs of an Infantry Officer: Paul Hogarth Illustrates Siegfried Sassoon (WWI)

Tue 21 January 2014–Sun 12 October 2014

DISPLAY: In 1981 Paul Hogarth made a series of vivid illustrations for Siegfried Sassoon’s Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, first published 50 years earlier.

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