A history of garnitures

The popularity of the garniture in 17th-century Europe influenced interior design, global trade and pottery manufacture.

This film showcases rare surviving examples of vase sets and ceramic ornaments from National Trust houses being displayed on furniture and in period rooms at the V&A that would have been typical at the time of their manufacture. Reino Leifkes, curator of ceramics at the V&A, discusses this ceramic phenomenon and it's rise to the height of fashion.

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