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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. Exquisitely constructed, the case of this clock boasts finely detailed marquetry designs and a multitude of functions, including dials that indicate the time in ten of the most important cities in the world.
This clock is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013). See Collections to learn more about this clock.
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Inscription: (lower right corner, on inserted band) BEAVVAIS
L. and R. Hamot collection, France (1911) ; [ French and Co., New York , 1925 ] ; William Randolph Hearst (until 1943) ; Mrs. J. Insley Blair (1943–48; to MMA)
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