Desk, Abraham Roentgen, c. 1758 - c. 1760

Desk, Abraham Roentgen, c. 1758 - c. 1760

eiken-, esdoorn- en notenhout, belijmd met diverse houtsoorten, schildpad, zilver, parelmoer, koper, ivoor, verguld brons, h 148.5cm × w 110cm × d 58.5cm. More details

This desk has numerous hidden compartments and drawers and even includes a folding kneeling bench. It was made for Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, Archbishop and Elector of Trier, and is embellished at the top with his portrait and coat of arms. This desk is the greatest showpiece ever made by Abraham Roentgen –the most famous German cabinetmaker of his time.

On display in gallery 1.9 (Writing) tables Abraham Roentgen Rococo Furniture and interiors

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