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Wolfram Koeppe, the Marina Kellen French Curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the intricate furniture designs created by Abraham and David Roentgen. The father-and-son team created innovative designs that were combined with intriguing mechanical devices to revolutionize traditional French and English furniture types.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.
The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.
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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Inscription: On medal: NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI.Marking: On lid's rim and base of box: 1] maker's mark of the firm of Carl Fabergé (in Cyrillic); 2] Saint Petersburg assay mark
[ A La Vieille Russie (until 1977; to Mrs. Wrightsman) ] ; Jayne Wrightsman (1977–2008; to MMA)
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