A rectangular worktable by David Roentgen

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A rectangular worktable by David Roentgen

Rosewood, banded maple and various other wood veneers (some stained) on a corpus of softwood and cherry. Ormolu and brass mountings, original iron lock. Straight apron with wide front drawer on tapering square section supports with paler borders. The drawer containing a sliding writing surface concealing two rows of four drawers beneath. The apron decorated on three sides with flowerhead and foliage motifs, the top with a large bouquet of flowers and folage surrounding a ribbon-tied thyrsus. With a later key. H 74, W 67, D 45 cm.
Produced by David Roentgen in Neuwied or Paris, circa 1780 - 85.

Provenance

Acquired from Fischer-Böhler, Munich, in October 1985.
Private collection, Westphalia.

Literature

Cf. Greber, Abraham und David Roentgen. Möbel für Europa, vol. 2, Starnberg 1980, illus. 338 f, for a very similar table made in Paris.
For more on this motif see, Stiegel, Präzision und Hingabe. Möbelkunst von Abraham und David Roentgen, Berlin 2007, no. 6, p. 72 ff.

Lot 403 Dα

Estimate:
40.000 € - 60.000 €

Result:
60.000 €