Lot 1129 - A192 Furniture, Porcelain & Silver - Thursday, 18. June 2020, 02.00 PM
FINELY INLAID MULTI-PURPOSE DESK,
Restored, some losses and cracks in the veneer. Minor restorations to the veneer.
- Koller Auctions, 20 September 2000. Lot No. 1674.
- Swiss private collection.
With expert opinion by Dr. C. Cornet, Munich 2020.
This very finely crafted multi-purpose desk combines several typical features of the work of the Neuwied Manufactory of Abraham and David Roentgen. Technically sophisticated multi-purpose furniture was a speciality of the Roentgen workshop, as was the excellent quality of the workmanship. The table also captivates with its fine marquetry "en mosaique", a speciality of the Roentgen Manufactory, which developed it to absolute mastery from 1760 onwards. A multi-purpose desk auctioned at Sotheby's in December 1991 features the almost identical marquetry as the desk on offer.
D. Fabian, Abraham und David Roentgen - Leben und Werk, Bad Neustadt/Saale 1996. No. 23b, p. 32 with a comparable top.
CHF 60 000 / 80 000
€ 52 630 / 70 180