Rolltop desk

Maker: David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)
Designer: Case after a design by Thomas Chippendale (British, baptised Otley, West Yorkshire 1718–1779 London)
Designer: Marquetry panel after a design by Januarius Zick (German, Munich before 1730–1797 Ehrenbreitstein)
Date: ca. 1776–79
Culture: German, Neuwied am Rhein
Medium: Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, partially gold-lacquered brass
Dimensions: 53 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (135.9 x 110.5 x 67.3 cm.)
Classification: Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number: 41.82

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