The Roentgens are known for furniture that was so over the top it makes your brain hurt. David in particular was so accomplished, he soon caught the eye of Marie Antoinette, who would eventually become one of his greatest patrons.
As you watch the French monarch’s miniature produce music, keep in mind the fact that this work of art was created before the conclusion of the American Revolution, before the appearance of the first wristwatches, and before the first photograph was ever taken. It boggles the mind.
Abraham Roentgens Writing Desk
The Roentgens Dressing Table (Poudreuse)
And of course The Berlin Secretary Cabinet
Truly Amazing Craftsmanship
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