Roll-front desk with a medal of Plato    1785    Workshop of David Roentgen    Neuwied, Germany    Mahogany veneer; carcass of oak and partly solid mahogany; gilded bronze and brass

Roll-front desk with a medal of Plato 1785 Workshop of David Roentgen Neuwied, Germany Mahogany veneer; carcass of oak and partly solid mahogany; gilded bronze and brass

Abraham and David Roentgen roll top desk. See pin on Roentgen furniture

‘Extravagant Inventions,’ Roentgen Furniture at the Met

[Image: Photo courtesy of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Museum of Art]. An extraordinary exhibition last year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featured mechanical furniture design…

Abraham Roentgen's rolltop desk.

‘Extravagant Inventions,’ Roentgen Furniture at the Met

Roll-top desk, Neuwied, Germany, circa 1770. Abraham and David Roentgen. Wood, marquetry, mother-of-pearl.

Roll-top Desk by Abraham and David Roentgen (open) circa on display in the French Drawing Room at Hillwood, the Washington D. Estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post.

Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo. Veneering: outside - mahogany; inside - mahogany, hornbeam and palisander. Carcass: oak, cedar and solid mahogany Ormolu and brass 1873

Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo. Veneering: outside - mahogany; inside - mahogany, hornbeam and palisander. Carcass: oak, cedar and solid mahogany Ormolu and brass 1873

8 mini videos showing all the secret compartments of these amazing pieces. The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Extravagant Inventions.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Extravagant Inventions - videos of the furniture and mechanisms - especially The Berlin Secretary and the Automaton of Marie Antoinette

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens - Exhibition Catalogues - Books & Media - The Met Store

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens; Buy award-winning exhibition catalogues at The Met Store thaat reference art in the Museum's collection.

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