Built in the late 1700’s by Abraham and David Roentgen, this amazing secretary cabinet was owned by King Frederick William II of Prussa. Yes, it is beautiful but what I really like is the gadgetry it contains… You have to check out the hidden compartments and the amazing mechanism used to expose its secrets. The home of the cabinet is in the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin but often is part of a traveling exhibit, most recently shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New york.

Written by Michael Huber AIA LEED AP
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