Abraham Roentgen (1711-1795)

Abraham Roentgen (1711-1795)

Abraham Roentgen came from a German family of furniture makers. He was born in Mülheim, near Cologne. Apprenticed to his father until he was twenty, he subsequently travelled to The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam and on to London, where he worked for various cabinetmakers. In 1736 he returned to Germany and, eventually settled in the town of Neuwied. There Roentgen set up his workshop. Roentgen''s ingenious pieces of furniture often featured marquetry and extensions and drawers operated by secret buttons. By 1767 Roentgen was beset by financial problems: he had allowed his debts to rise and was left with a large stock of unsold furniture. In 1777 he handed his business over to his son David, who was to achieve international fame as a furniture maker.

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