10/23/2013 02:21 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2013

82nd & Fifth: IDENTITY by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide

This mechanical table's hidden buttons and wind-up mechanism almost magically revealed secret compartments. "This furniture allowed you to move in certain ways that might be seductive," says curator Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide.

Watch this video to see how the table unfolds.