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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
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Louis XIII, King of France (b. 1601, r. 1610-43) and Anne of Austria, his consort (1601-66)
Christina of Lorraine (1565-1637, married Ferdinand I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany 1589)
Henry IV, King of France (b. 1553, r. 1589-1610) and Marie de Medicis, his consort (1573-1642)
Nicolas Brulart de Sillery, Chancellor of France (1544?-1624, Chancellor of France 1607)
Louis XIII (b. 1601, r. 1610-43), King of France, as youth
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 532
Signature: (below tranche of shoulder) G.DVPRE.F.1612Inscription: (in margin) MARCVS ANTONIVS MEMMO DVX VENETIARVM (Marc Antonio Memmo, doge of Venice)
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