Biedermeier Secretaris

Biedermeier period secretary with glass cabinet article, Cherry tree

No: 1080

Munich about 1810. Cherry tree wood and walnut veneers on softwood body with partially ebonized edges,writing surface and diamond-shaped key sockets.

Height: 180 cm (70,87 inches) | Width: 91 cm (35,83) | Depth: 41 cm (16,14 inches) | 81 cm (31,89 inches)

On stage-like base standing writing cupboard in a total of 2 parts.
The foundation with 2 doors and inside recumbent Gefache for the safekeeping of books.
Nice grained veneer picture of the doors.
About that recumbent writing field with openable writing surface in blackcoloured wood.
The temple-like inner life certainly stems  from 4 ebonized conically running up columns before concentricly mirrored back wall. Above the writing record three small drawers veneered in walnut with brass buttons. Above the columns 3 small drawers with ebonizen half curves are also present.
A continuous big drawer forms the end in cherry tree.
The glass cabinet put upon the article still owns the original slightly tinted glass.
Behind it a shelf for the safekeeping of writing utensils.
The proportions, the straightness of the construction and the broken up inner life very nicely crafted are noteworthy.
Rare piece of furniture in complete preservation in honey-coloured cherry tree wood.
Beautiful patina!
 
 

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