Image Record Linked to Work and Authority [Figure 44]

Image Record

Image Number 98077
*View Description detail of the desktop with inlaid
coat of arms
*View Type [link] detail view • overhead view
*View Subject [link to authorities] coat of arms
• electoral bonnet • lions
[link]: lions • electoral bonnet • coat of arms
*View Date [controlled] 2001-03-01
Related Work [link to work] Reading and Writing Stand; table; Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711-
1793); ca. 1760; J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles,
California, United States); 85.DA.216


Authority Record

*Term detail view (preferred)
*Note Refers to depictions containing a partial view
that focuses on a particular detail of the whole.
*Source [link to Source Record] Art & Architecture


Work Record

Class [controlled] furniture • decorative arts
*Work Type [link to authority] table • reading desk
*Title Reading and Writing Stand | Title Type: preferred
*Creator display Abraham Roentgen (German, 1711-1793)
*Role [link]: cabinetmaker | [link]: Roentgen, Abraham
*Creation Date ca. 1760
[controlled]: Earliest: 1755; Latest: 1765
*Subject [link to authorities] • reading • writing • coat of arms • Johann Philipp von
*Current Location [link to authority] J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, Calilfornia, United
States) | ID: 85.DA.216
*Measurements 77.47 x 71.75 x 48.19 cm (30 1/2 x 28 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches)
[controlled]: Value: 77.47; Unit: cm; Type: height | Value: 71.75; Unit: cm; Type: length |
Value: 48.19; Unit: cm; Type: depth
*Materials and Techniques oak veneered with palisander, alder, rosewood, ivory, and
mother-of-pearl; parquetry decoration
Material [link]: oak • alder • rosewood • ivory • mother-of-pearl | Technique [link]: cabinetmaking
• parquetry • veneering
Description When closed, this stand appears to be in the form of a table, yet it extends and
opens in a complex manner to serve several functions. In the center of the writing surface is
the coat-of-arms of Johann Philipp von Walderdorff, Elector and Archbishop of Trier.
Description Source [link to authority] J. Paul Getty Museum. Handbook of the Collections.
Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991; Page: 102.
Related Image [link to Image Record] 98077