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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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Vertumnus and Pomona from a set of Scenes from Operas
Vulcan Presenting Arms for Aeneas to Venus from a set of The Loves of the Gods
Bacchus and Ariadne from a set of The Loves of the Gods
The Charlatan and the Peep Show from a set of Italian Village Scenes
The Charlatan and the Peep Show from a set of the Italian Village Scenes
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Signature: At lower right there is an insertion from another tapestry with signature and date in reverse, F. Boucher 1756. No example of The Dance is recorded as woven this late.Inscription: (right lower corner, in reverse) F. Boucher/1756(?).
W. Bayard Cutting (until 1942; to MMA)
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