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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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Neptune from the "Doria Grotesques"
Study for Allegorical Figure of Prudence
Saint Peter and Saint John Healing a Cripple at the Gate of the Temple
Sketch for a panel in the "Sala Paolina," Castel Sant' Angelo
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Private Collection, France (in 1873) ; Stanford White , New York (ca. 1900) ; Mrs. John Innes Kane (obtained before 1906) ; Annie C. Kane (until 1926; bequeathed to MMA)
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