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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).
David Roentgen: Long-Case Clock
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Vase with cover (one of a pair)
Bowl and plate
Cup and saucer
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Mrs. Paul E. Gardner (until 1941; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 31, 1941, no. 268); Mr. and Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood (until 1942; to MMA)
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