Description & Technical information

Roentgen manufactory under the direction of
David Roentgen (1743-1807)
Neuwied, c. 1785

Oak, walnut and softwood carcase; veneer in mahogany, maple, holly (partially stained) and ivory; ormolu and gilt brass mounts;
black leather and green felt lining

For comparison:
Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, inv. no. 84/239 (cf. Koeppe 2012, pp. 108f., cat. no. 24); New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. nos. 2007.42.1a–e, 2007.42.2a-o, a–n (cf. Koeppe 2012, pp. 163ff., cat. no. 45); St. Petersburg, State Museum of Pavlovsk, Pavlovsk Palace (cf. Greber 1980, vol. 2, p. 320, figs. 639– 42); Vienna, MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst/Gegenwartskunst, inv. no. H270b (cf. Koeppe 2012, pp. 116–19, cat. no. 27, and Fabian 1986, p. 66, figs. 96–99); Wörlitz, Schlossmuseum, inv. nos. III-163 and III-164 (cf. Fabian 1986, pp. 50f., figs. 65–70)

Date:  1785
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  Germany
Medium: Oak, Walnut, Mahogany, Ivory, Black leather, ormolu and gilt brass mounts
Dimensions: 79.5 x 98 x 48.5 cm (31¹/₄ x 38⁵/₈ x 19¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Paris, formerly Didier Aaron
Literature: Fabian 1986
Dietrich Fabian, Roentgenmöbel aus Neuwied. Leben und Werk von Abraham und David Roentgen, Bad Neustadt 1986.

Greber 1980
Josef Maria Greber, Abraham und David Roentgen. Möbel für Europa, 2 Bde, Starnberg 1980.

Koeppe 2012
Wolfram Koeppe, Extravagant Inventions. The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, New Haven/London 2012.
Categories: Furniture