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The ingenuity of eighteenth century furniture

The Metropolitan Museum is hosting an exhibition, Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens, that continues for just a few days more. The show looks at the work of Abraham Röntgen and his son David, whose workshop created the most extraordinary pieces of furniture. A few of them are presented here in videos: above, a secretary cabinet, and below, a writing desk, dressing table, and automaton of Marie Antoinette.

This post was published on Friday, January 11th, 2013 9:37 am. It has been categorised under Design Germany and been tagged under , .
Barbara LaRue
14 Jan 2013 9:20 pm

This was absolutely wonderful to watch. Loved seeing there beautiful pieces.

Valeria Kondratiev
18 Jan 2013 7:37 pm

I went to see this exhibit, and loved every bit of it. The Marie Antoinette figurine is a real masterpiece, both to look at, and to hear the music. I was also really amazed at the musical clocks that sound like such a variety of instruments!

Gloria Messer
8 Feb 2013 11:07 pm

Beautiful furniture, magnificent design and engineering.

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