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Abraham Roentgen may have completed his life in the year 1793 but the design legacy left by him and his son David Roentgen lives on today. Their series of "Extravagant Inventions" is an array of royal wonders - cabinets with hidden compartments and desks with mechanical drawers. The creations raise intrigue about the kinds of assortments people would have stored in these nooks back in the Old World. I wonder if in another few centuries, people will discover goods from The Container Store and wonder the same about us. The exhibition of their work is available to check out at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until January 27th, 2013.


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Berlin Secretary Cabinet

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Architect's Table

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Dressing Table

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Dressing Table, Opened

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Gaming Table

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Writing Desk

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Writing Desk, Opened

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La Joueuse de Tympanon (The Dulcimer Player)


Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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