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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
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Wall clock (Pendule En Cartel)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 551
Signature: MYNUEL/ A PARIS (on enamel plaque, below dial) (see image); Mynuel A Paris (in script - engraved on back of dial) (see image)
baron Maurice de Rothschild ; Anonymous (until 1957; "Madame X" sale catalogue, Galerie Charpentier, April 6, 1957, no. 61); [ Mr. Bissey (by 1960) ]
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