A video of the cupboard unlocking with the wonderful inbuilt mechanism is being shared on social media claiming to be a 150 yr outdated almirah in Kerala. Allow us to verify the declare made within the submit.

The archived model of the submit may be seen right here.

Declare: Video of unlocking 150 yr outdated almirah in Kerala.

reality: The video exhibits ‘The Roentgen’s Berlin Secretary Cupboard’ in Europe constructed by Abraham and his son David Roentgen within the eighteenth century. This cupboard was owned by King Frederick William II. It’s now saved as a group at ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’ in New York. Therefore, the declare made within the submit is false.

On reverse picture search, comparable scenes had been present in a video printed on ’25 October 2012′ on the official YouTube channel of ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’ (The Met). The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork in New York uploaded this video to YouTube with the title ‘The Roentgen’s Berlin Secretary Cupboard’. Within the description of the video, it’s talked about as one of the crucial essential merchandise of the workshop of Abraham and his son David Roentgen. It has been described as one of many best achievements of European furnishings making within the eighteenth century. Sharing the identical video on the web site, ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’ talked about that the cupboard was owned by King Frederick William II. It’s also talked about that this Berlin cupboard is uniquely notable for its ornate ornament, mechanical complexity and large measurement. This Roentgen furnishings from the Kunstgewerbe Museum in Berlin is displayed through the exhibition ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’.

The identical video was additionally shared on Reddit by a person titled ‘Detailed Mechanical Furnishings – The Roentgens Berlin Secretary’s Cupboard’. The Victoria and Albert Museum additionally uploaded a video by David Roentgen describing this cupboard building.

In brief, ‘The Berlin Secretary Cupboard of Roentgen’ at ‘The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork’ in New York has been mistakenly shared as a 150-year-old almirah in Kerala.

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