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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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Set of four three-light sconces (Bras de lumière)
Pair of three-light sconces (bras de lumière)
Pair of three-light wall sconces (Bras de cheminée)
Wall light (Bras appliqué)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 528
Made for the cabinet intérieur of Marie Antoinette at the Château de Saint-Cloud, France.Marie Antoinette, Queen of France ; Baroness Alphonse de Rothschild ; Baron Henri de Rothschild ; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman (until 1973; to MMA)
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