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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Lavishly embellished and expertly crafted, the Apollo clock is one of the best-known pieces of Roentgen furniture.
This clock, from Roentgen-Museum, Neuwied, is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 520
The artists who made these medallions paid the same careful attention to the clothing as the carver of the five-figure group above.
Inscription: CVM.QVATER.IMPLESSET.SEPTEM.CARCHESIVS.ANNOS./SIC.APVD.ALGAVIOS.LVMINA.ET.ORA.TVLIT (Obverse, around edge);
Paul (until 1882) ; Baron Albert von Oppenheim ; J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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