Dec 13, 2012
Transformers! More Than Meets the Eye
"The meteroric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) blazed across eighteenth century continental Europe." source: The Met Museum
Here are some extravagantly ornate, yet extremely functional examples of the Roentgens' amazing creations.
I smiled while fantasizing about the conversations, cocktails, and competition I would have around this table. Who is up for a game of Spades?
It's all very go go gadget. I wonder what secrets were kept in the hidden compartments.
Just an exquisite piece. There is a place for everything. It must have been divine to tend to daily tasks, both business and pleasure, on this piece of furniture. Gag on the desk's final transformation and function which helped its owner put everything in perspective.
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