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Wolfram Koeppe, the Marina Kellen French Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the intricate furniture designs created by Abraham and David Roentgen. The father-and-son team created innovative designs that were combined with intriguing mechanical devices to revolutionize traditional French and English furniture types.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
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Inscription: Inscribed: F.S.Marking:  Leopard's head, crowned;
 E, date letter for 1800-01;
 Lion passant;
 King's head in oval;
 N,H. in rectangle, possibly Nicholas Hearnden, ent. 1773
Mrs. Cornelia Livingston Pell (until 1929; to MMA)
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