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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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Twelve-light torchère (one of a pair)
Pair of candelabra
Set of four three-light sconces (Bras de lumière)
Vase on a column stand
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Marking: THOMIRE A PARIS (Stamped on the lowest gilt-bronze band)
Rodman A. de Heeren (until 1964; to MMA)
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