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A pair of multi-purpose games tables David Roentgen (11.8.1743 - 12.2.1807)


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

H. 79.5 cm (31⅓ in.), W. 98 cm (38⅝ in.), D. 48.5 cm / 96 cm unfolded (19⅛ in. / 37¾ in.)

Description

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)

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.

REF No. 790