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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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Cup and saucer
Cup and saucer (part of a set)
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Marking:  Crossed swords (in underglaze blue, on each)
 Z. (in gold, on each)
 23 (impressed, on saucer)
 Two parallel slashes (incised on inside foot rim of cup)
[ Stoner & Evans , 1910; sold to MMA]
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