Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens: NYC-ARTS | Exhibition

The meteoric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711--1793) and his son David (1743--1807) blazed across 18th-century continental Europe. This landmark exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first comprehensive survey of the cabinetmaking firm from around 1742 to its closing in the early 1800s. Its innovative designs were combined with intriguing mechanical devices to revolutionize traditional French and English furniture types.