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image of Writing Table with Mechanical Fittings (table mécanique or schreibtisch) In part by David Roentgen and/or his workshop; in part by an unknown craftsmen, probably French or German 19th Century
David Roentgen (cabinetmaker)
German, 1743 - 1807
Anonymous Artist (cabinetmaker)
French 19th Century (cabinetmaker)
German 19th Century (cabinetmaker)
David Roentgen (related artist)
German, 1743 - 1807
Writing Table with Mechanical Fittings (table mécanique or schreibtisch), partly c. 1779, partly 19th century
oak carcass; pictorial marquetry principally of sycamore, rosewood, applewood with some traces of coloring, and boxwood; table veneered principally with tulipwood, amboyna, ebony, and boxwood; interior fittings of Cuban mahogany; gilded bronze and brass mounts; steel mechanical fitments
overall: 76.7 x 143 x 75.5 cm (30 3/16 x 56 5/16 x 29 3/4 in.)
Widener Collection
On View
From the Tour: Neoclassical Decorative Arts of the Late 1700s
Object 6 of 6

1980Greber, Josef Maria. Abraham und David Roentgen, Möbel für Europa. Starnberg, 1980: 2:pls. 623-624.
1994Himmelheber, Georg. "Roentgens Prunkmöbel für Ludwig XVI." Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 57, no. 3 (1994): 466, 467 figs. 5(detail) and 6, 468.
1998Croll, Gerhard. "Intarsierte Musik - Musikalische Marketerien. Eine Pergolesi-Arie 1776 bei David Roentgen." In Österreichische Musik. Beiträge zur Musikgeschichte Mitteleuropas. Theophil Antonicek zum 60. Geburtstag. Tutzing, 1998: 185.
2000Ramond, Pierre. Masterpieces of Marquetry. 3 vols. Translated by Tim Levenson and Brian Considine. Los Angeles, 2000: 3:126.
2012Koeppe, Wolfram. Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens. Exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013: 33-34, repro.

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