Oval table

Attributed to David Roentgen German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553

The small table, called in contemporary inventories table à la Caunitz, is fitted with a concealed front drawer enclosing a leather-covered writing slide and short drawers. When pulled out a mechanical device releases side compartments with small drawers. The legs are detachable for traveling.

Oval table, Attributed to David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780), Oak, walnut, pine, cherry, and maple, veneered with maple, hornbeam, holly (all partially stained), cherry, mahogany, tulipwood, and other woods; gilt bronze, iron, brass, steel; partially tooled and gilded leather, German, Neuwied am Rhein

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