Hidden Doors and Secret Drawers: Furniture by the Roentgens

Wolfram Koeppe, the Marina Kellen French Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, discusses the intricate furniture designs created by Abraham and David Roentgen. The father and son team created innovative designs that were combined with intriguing mechanical devices to revolutionize traditional French and English furniture types.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013.

For more information on the exhibition and to view more videos featuring the furniture, please visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/en/exhibitions/listings/2012/roentgen

The exhibition and catalogue are made possible by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

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