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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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Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix (1799-1863)
Pierre Jean de Béranger (1780–1857)
John Frederick Blumenbach (1752-1841), German physician and physiologist.
Theodore Le Breton, French workman-poet.
Mme. Roland (Manon Jeanne Philipon) (1754-1793), French literary woman and politician.
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Inscription: Incised on front of base: VICTOR HUGO. On back: F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR. Stamped letters around a male head in profile: REDUCTION MECANIQUE COLLAS BREVETE.Marking: Inventory numbers in ink underneath: 2/16763 and WJb. 2-2-17
Joseph G. Reinis (until 2005; to MMA)
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