Marquetry decoration of flowers tied with ribbons. A central drawer forms a writing table; two side compartments open to reveal hidden drawers that open with a spring mechanism. David Roentgen, cabinetmaker and mechanical engineer to the King and Queen, was renowned for his precision mechanics and delicate marquetry decoration.


  • Title: Oval table
  • Creator: Attributed to David Roentgen
  • Date Created: ca. 1780-1790
  • Rights: © MAD, Paris
  • Medium: Oak veneered with maple, tulipwood and holly; chased gilt bronze

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