Lot 128. Neuwied. Rococo Chest Of Drawers

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Auction date:13.11.2019   14:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 128Neuwied. Rococo Chest Of Drawers
Around 1755-60. Abraham Roentgen manufactory attributed.

Walnut and walnut-tree wood, polished and inlaid. Rose wood strips inserted. Gold-plated bronze fittings and brass strips. Curved base on claw feet and passig cut out frame. Three-sided
a curved body with three schübiger Front. Easily end protruding, Passignano curly plate. 79x100x60cm. Condition B.
Provenance:
Private Collection North Germany.

Literature:
- Josef Maria Greber: Abraham and David Roentgen, furniture for Europe, Starnberg, Germany, in 1980. The type of figure 129 - 138 comparisons.
- Dietrich Fabian: Abraham and David Roentgen, Bad Neustadt/ Saale, Germany in 1996. The type of figure 156 - 161 comparisons.
- Wolfram Koeppe: Extravagant Inventions. The princely furniture of the roentgens, New York, 2013. The type of comparisons p. 68.

The presented furniture is one of a group of furniture which is quite characteristic for the work of the Roentgen manufactory in the Rococo. The main features are the soft, almost fluid shapes in conjunction with are usually made of solid walnut carved, very plastic-looking claw feet.
Characteristic of the Roentgen manufactory is that most of them made furniture can be dismantled. The chest of drawers consists of the base and a seated body. This was due to the fact that the majority of in Neuwied-made furniture had to be transported over long distances and, accordingly, in dedicated transport boxes were Packed. So, it is clear from a directory of employees, craftsmen of 1779, that in Roentgens workshop, a master with two journeymen built exclusively to transport boxes

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