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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


Arthur Seymour. (Duveen Brothers, Inc., New York); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase 9 December 1915 by funds of the estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

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