Room 101: Europe & America 1800-1900

2006at1105_bookcase_carl_leistler_1850-51.jpg


The Europe and America 1800-1900 Gallery includes furniture, ceramics, glass, paintings, posters, books, metalwork and sculpture from throughout the 19th century. The industrial age saw the flowering of international trade and many of the objects in the gallery were first shown at the great international exhibitions in the later part of the century. Highlights include a magnificent and massive Gothic Revival bookcase shown by Carl Leistler & Sons at the Great Exhibition in 1851 (later owned by Queen Victoria), Henri Fantin-Latour's painting, Nasturtiums, of 1880 and objects shown at the International Exhibition in Paris in 1900.

Room 101 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

Check the gallery closures page

Objects you can find in this gallery

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

Visit the V&A exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

Shop online

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator, director and animator of the arts. He was perfectly at home in the wave…

Buy now

Event - Art and Design 1900-2014 13/14

Mon 16 September 2013–Mon 14 July 2014

YEAR COURSE: Explore the great design movements, practice and practitioners associated with the twentieth centuries and discover the background to their genesis in the events that began around the year 1900.

Mondays, 16 September 2013 - 16 July 2014 (over 3 terms), 11.00-15.30

Book online