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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
The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet
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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Demonstration
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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Animation
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 520
Marking:  N, in circle, (Nuremberg town mark);
 PW (monogram), in shaped reserve (Peter Wiber[s] of Nuremberg, master 1603, freeman 1605, sworn 1623-1627, died 1641);
 BB in shield.
Lucy W. Drexel (until 1889; to MMA)
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