Rectangular mahogany table with wallet top. Once unfolded the top is covered with a green felt.
The feet unscrew like on most of this cabinetmaker's furniture.
dimension of the table opened: 97 x 98 cm
Son of Abraham Roentgen, a famous cabinetmaker established in Neuwied near Koblenz at the invitation of Count Johann Friedrich Alexander zu Wied-Neuwied, David Roentgen studies the furniture of his French competitors and for twenty years sells his production as an international player, which is at that time a new way of doing business.
His workshop in the 1780s had around 80 workers, all highly qualified, who came from all over the world to work for him. In 1780 he was received as a master in Paris and became "mechanical cabinetmaker to the King and Queen". At the height of his artistic recognition, he went to Russia for the fourth time to deliver 130 pieces of furniture to Czarina Catherine.
His countless deliveries all over Europe led him to look into the problems of transporting furniture. This is how he came to think of making removable furniture, especially for tables whose legs could be damaged.
H. Huth, Abraham and David Roentgen, Berlin, 1928