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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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Two-handled cup with cover
Dinner fork (one of twelve)
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Marking:  castle of Edinburgh;
 D, date letter;
 K M, maker's mark for Kenneth McKenzie;
 AU, mark of assay master Archibald Ure
Location of marks:
Robert Napier (until 1960; sale, Christie's, February 17, 1960, no. 129)
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