Armchair en cabriolet
David Roentgen German
Well-known for intricate mechanical furniture and fine marquetry, the production of chairs was never a substantial output of the Roentgen workshop. In contrast to other cabinetmakers, his guild-exempt status allowed David Roentgen to make both case furniture as well as seat furniture. This neoclassical example incorporates an arched top rail with gilt-bronze knobs most likely for the loops of a cushion in order to make the backrest with its coiling serpents more comfortable for the user.