|Dates||1711 - 1793|
Abraham Roentgen was born in 1711 in Mühlheim, today part of Cologne in Germany. After learning cabinetmaking in his father's shop and working at various jobs in Holland, he settled in London in 1731. He was soon employed by English cabinetmakers who admired his interesting use of inlay, inventive mechanical fittings, and the hidden drawers he used in his furniture.
In 1737 Roentgen became a member of the newly formed Moravian Church, a