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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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Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Mary Magdalen
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 500
The figures flanked a figure of the crucified Christ. They have been associated with the work of Neroccoi di Bartolommeo de'Landi (1447–1500), a Sienese painter and sculptor whose style fused the late Gothic with the early Renaissance.
[ John J. Klejman , 1960; sold to MMA ]
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