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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).
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 615
Signature: Signed and dated on proper right shoulder, before firing: Pajou / fe 1768
Edmond Courty (until d. 2002) ; [ heirs of Edmond Courty sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris , December 9, 2002, no. 30; sold to MMA ]
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