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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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Rachel and Bilhah with Dan from The Story of Jacob series
Jacob Burying Idols Under an Oak Tree from The Story of Jacob series
The Story of Jacob (set of six)
Rachel Giving Bilhah to Jacob from The Story of Jacob series
Laban Looking for the Images and Making a Covenant with Jacob from The Story of Jacob series
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Marking: (lower left guard) Brussels mark in silk of pink shield flanked by yellow B's
Unidentified weaver's mark (inset into upper right guard) see Media
Commodore Morton F. Plant (until 1939; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 27– 28, 1939, nos. 290-95); Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Paterson (before 1957) ; Amy Warren Paterson (until 1981; bequeathed to MMA)
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