Museum Biedermeier Secretary, Austria around 1815
Cherry wood veneered on a pine body with fantastic workmanship and wonderful ...
Cherry wood veneered on a pine body with fantastic workmanship and wonderful state of preservation of all veneers, some of which still have the untouched, green-colored coloring. Construction: three-ply structure with continuous evenly grained veneer above writing flap with counter-veneered writing surface in beautiful patina! The entire interior still complete with all There are secret compartments which are still functional and preserved by means of complicated spring mechanisms. Temple flanked by 2 free-standing ebonized columns with inner walls colored in root wood and a secret compartment in the temple ceiling. Using a secret mechanism by pulling a brass button, a drawer pops open between the pillars. In addition, the user has multiple drawers available for storing writing utensils and other valuables: each divided into 2 removable compartment dividers d, behind each 2 secret drawers with the finest chiseled fittings and pull rings inlaid drawers and end in a distinctly grained continuous drawer which can be folded down and releases an additional writing surface with green-covered felt - which is again decorated with pseudo-drawers in the extended area Veneered in precious wood and adorned with gilded capitals and bases in wood. The perfect harmony of rich abundance and wonderful gold tone of the fittings and the wood is one of the special features of this secretary. At the end above the writing compartment A continuous large lockable drawer. Above the somewhat cantilevered gable in whose architrave there is another hidden large drawer which has 2 small notches for the fingers to pull out.Biedermeier secretaries of this quality are rarely found and price examples can be found in the much higher range.