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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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Incense boat and spoon
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Marking:  Britannia;
 Lion's head erased;
 b, London date letter for 1697-98;
 PY, cinquefoil above, crowned, maker's mark for Benjamin Pyne
Location of marks:
- on cylindrical body of vase;
 on flat of pedestal; on neck of vase;
 on finial of vase;
,, on face of pedestal near applied cartouche
Sir Giles Sebright (until 1936 and 1937; sale, Christie's, May 20, 1936, no. 130 and sale, Christie's, May 5, 1937, no. 97)
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