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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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Rolltop Desk by David Roentgen: Animation
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Harlequin (one of a pair)
Pantaloon (one of a pair)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 508
Columbine and Pulcinella are seen in a vignette form the commedia dell'arte.
Marking: Fleur-de-lis (in blue enamel, on base)
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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