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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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Mustard pot and stand (Moutardier ordinaire)
Tray (Plateau carré)
Cup (Gobelet litron) and saucer
Cup (Gobelet Calabre) and saucer
Cup with cover and saucer (Gobelet à lait et soucoupe)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 545
Marking: Interlaced scrolled L's with dot above top center (in blue enamel on each)
Possibly Earl of Jersey ; [ James A. Lewis and Son, Inc. , New York, before 1950; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950)
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