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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.
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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Asia (one of a pair)
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Marking: Crowned C (Impressed on base of candelabrum (a) into the scroll under figure's right foot)
(French control mark for bronze and allied metals, in use 1745-1749)
J.-L. Thurlow ; George and Florence Blumenthal ; Ann Payne Blumenthal (until 1943; to MMA)
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