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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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Dish with a scene of tea cultivation (one of a pair)
Plate depicting a lady with parasol
Dish with tiger and bamboo
Plate with lion-dogs
Dish with stylized flowers
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 201
The dish and the example exhibited nearby were originally part of a service that depicted various stages in the cultivation of tea in China and its export. On this example, the metal canisters used to transport the tea are receiving their rattan covers.
[ Ginsberg and Levy, Inc. , New York, 1971; sold to MMA ]
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