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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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Wine cup on high foot (Tazza)
Cup with cover
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 521
The red-glazed ground of this cup was originally decorated with a finely-drawn gold decoration which has now largely worn off. This style of painting in gold on a colored ground was produced in China primarily for the Japanese market, where it was termed kinrande ("gold brocaded.") Queen Elizabeth I was presented with a similar mounted cup in 1582.
8 9 IV TTMarking:  bird in shaped shield (maker's mark)
the Rt. Hon. Montague, first Lord Swaythling (until 1924) ; [ Christie's, London ; May 6, 1924, #115 ] ; William Randolph Hearst ; Irwin Untermyer (until 1968; to MMA)
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