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Wolfram Koeppe, the Marina Kellen French Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the intricate furniture designs created by Abraham and David Roentgen. The father-and-son team created innovative designs that were combined with intriguing mechanical devices to revolutionize traditional French and English furniture types.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
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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Sugar bowl (Pot à sucre) (part of a service)
Sugar bowl with cover (Pot à sucre Hébert) (part of a service)
Sugar bowl with cover (Pot à sucre pestum) (part of a service)
Sugar bowl (Pot à sucre "ovoide")
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Marking:  Crossed Ls enclosing x in blue enamel (factory mark and year letter)
 Script M in blue enamel (decorator's mark)
 Script LG in blue enamel (gilder's mark)
 Ja incised
The Lords Hillingdon
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