The rich love Roentgen luxury furniture. The Roentgen style of furniture was developed by Abraham Roentgen (the cabinet maker to Queen Marie-Antoinette of France), and German Ébéniste who established the Roentgen furniture manufactory, which became one of the most famous furniture manufacturing units in Europe.
An exquisite Roentgen furniture piece with a clock
In October 2012, an exhibition of the Roentgen’s luxury furniture was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called ‘The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens’ Exhibition’. Here are details about some gorgeous furniture pieces that were displayed at this exhibition:
The Roentgen writing desk with hidden drawers and compartments
Writing Desk: This writing desk was made by Abraham Roentgen from 1758-62, during the prime of his career. The exterior of this luxury table depicts village landscapes or intricate architectural interiors. Inside the luxury desk are hidden drawers and secret compartments. This includes a secret niche in the tabernacle, for storing religious items.
The Roentgen Marie Antoinette music box
Roentgen desk for viewing maps and charts
Roentgen Shape Shifting Rolltop Desk: This is one of the most famous pieces of Roentgen luxury furniture, and would cost a fortune if it was put up for auction. It also has a few hidden drawers.
Well, this is how the European royals used to live in the 18th century. What do you think of these beautiful pieces of Roentgen luxury furniture? What would you hide in the hidden secret drawers of such desks and tables, if you had one?