MUSEUM NAVIGATION PULTSEKRETÄR. Neuwied. At 1765-68. Abraham Roentgen.

Starting price:€80 000
Auction date:20.05.2017   10:30
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Lot 1590MUSEUM NAVIGATION PULTSEKRETÄR. Neuwied. At 1765-68. Abraham Roentgen.
MUSEUM QUALITY ROCOCO PULTSEKRETÄR.
Neuwied. To 1765-68. Abraham Roentgen.

Oak, walnut and softwood. Walnut, dyed maple, king wood, Amaranth inserted. Iron, brass, tlw. gold plated. Fine, delicate built body with curved sides, Front, and sides, provided with an inclined, hinged writing plate. The curved legs, ending in the Roentgen typical Huffüßen with fur game, seamlessly into the expansive curved, bulged frame. The large pull-out drawer with gelipptem edge. The extremely elaborately crafted marquetry shows Rocaille motifs and detail-rich floral ornaments, and the pollen from the chosen, blackened wooden dowels. Marquetry, with the exception of the back on all sides. Innseitig flank three curly thrusts of the Central tender gebauchten thrust. Including an open compartment. 94x98x62 cm. Rear Note ‘G4’. Condition A/B.

Provenance:
- Art, commercial Fischer-Böhler, Munich (1970s).
- Private Collection, Munich.

Literature:
- Dietrich Fabian: Abraham and David Roentgen. Bad Neustadt/Saale, Germany In 1996. The furniture is listed and illustrated on p. 97. 207.
- Dietrich Fabian: Abraham and David Roentgen. From the carpenter workshop to the art of furniture manufacture. Bad Neustadt/Saale 1992. The similar furniture of the collection Schönborn, Schloss Pommersfelden is shown on p. 18, table 36 and 37. Another type on p. 19 panel 39.
- Hans Huth: Roentgen. Abraham and David Roentgen and Queens furniture workshop. Munich, 1974. The comparable furniture from Schloss Wiesentheid is shown on table 17, a other type on the panel 35.

Characteristic of a group of furniture Abraham Roentgen in the 1750 and 1760s created, and in which the offered here Pultsekretär inserts, the organic design, which is achieved by means of soft swinging lines and shapes, the use of carved animal legs as the carrier of the furniture body, as well as the unusual connection of the legs with this.
The solid walnut sculptured horse legs with hooves and finely carved fur the games to run is visible in the furniture of the body, and are overlapped to the side of veneers. This gives the impression that the legs have grown "from the body" - a well-by Abraham Roentgen, introduced Innovation, which underlines the Organic, this furniture groups and for neither to English nor to French furniture, and comparative examples.
Some of the furniture in this group have received at Schloss Weissenstein in Pommersfelden. They come from different branches of the family of Schönborn. A very similar Pultsekretär was in 1928 at the castle of Wiesentheid. He is likely to be somewhat earlier, around 1755-1760. Design that matches the address the the here offered Pultsekretärs. The legs and frame of the wiesent Heider model are adorned with fittings, which will be at a walnut veneered furniture of this type, formerly in the schönborn's hamlet castle is situated, has been omitted.
Towards the end of the 1760s, the marquetry technique began to take in the whole of the furniture surfaces were veneered with pre-composite motifs. It was also now working increasingly "à la mosaique", a new way of working, where the motifs "like a puzzle", set in various colors through stained veneers together and the Whole glued in place.
The inlay works of the offered here Pultsekretärs on a birth between 1765 and 1768 close. The traditional marquetry technique is in full bloom and shows no influences of the emerging classicism. Also, the shape of the of Abraham Roentgen advanced furniture type is still in line with the English taste trained moderate Rococo.
The presented Pultsekretär represents a Mature version of one of Abraham Roentgen in the 1750s developed furniture type. Good proportions and perfect workmanship show the abundant experience of the workshop with this model. Parallel to the development of the Form of the previously described technique of the insertion is matured in these years of art, so that this shows in the highest flowering. The Pultsekretär at the end of the Rococo, the wedding of the work of Abraham Roentgen, and demonstrates in a dignified manner, for which he was with his workshop famous: good shapes, perfect finish and unmatched inlays.
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