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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. Exquisitely constructed, the case of this clock boasts finely detailed marquetry designs and a multitude of functions, including dials that indicate the time in ten of the most important cities in the world.
This clock is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013). See Collections to learn more about this clock.
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Jean-Louis de Nogaret de Lavalette, Duke of Épernon, colonel general of infantry (1554-1642)
Jean-Louis de Nogaret de la Valette, Duke of Épernon, colonel general of infantry (1554-1642)
Henry IV, King of France (b. 1553, r. 1589-1610)
Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586-1612)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 532
Signature: (upside down, below tranche of shoulder) G.DVPRE.F.1618Inscription: (in margin) PETRVS IEANNIN.REG[is]. CHRIST[ianissimi].A.SECR[etis].CONS[iliarius].ET.SAC[ri].AERA[rii].PRAEF[ectus]. (Pierre Jeannin, member of the privy council of the most Christian King and superintendent of finances)
Adalbert von Lanna (until 1911; sale, Lepke's, Berlin, vol. 3, no. 412, pl. 29) ; Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 28, 1936, no. 320; sold to MMA)
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