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David Roentgen (German, Herrnhag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)

Artist:
Chinoiserie scenes possibly after designs by Januarius Zick (German, Munich before 1730–1797 Ehrenbreitstein)
Date:
ca. 1776–79
Culture:
German, Neuwied
Medium:
Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, partially gold-lacquered brass
Dimensions:
H. 53 1/2 in. (135.9 cm), W. 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm), D. 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.82
198715

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