Biedermeier Secretaire a Abattant early 19th - SOLD


Biedermeier secretaire a abattant dating to the first quarter of the 19th century with finely figured mahogany veneer fronts and of classic north German design. The fall front has interior weights and once open reveals a very attractive interior of concave fronted small drawers with ivory pulls flanking Doric columns and a curved door central cabinet below a large drawer with a Schinkel* type pediment decoration. Further smaller drawers below for inkwells and a beautifully patinated gilt tooled leather surface. On the exterior the fall front door bears an oval panel decoration and there are four large drawers, one above and 3 below it. All original oval brass handles, locks and keys. All supported by 4 finely turned legs. This secretaire arrived in exceptional condition, only needing a thorough removing of old and several hands of new wax.

* Karl Friedrich von Schinkel was the most famous and prolific architect of early 19th century in Germany. Of Prussian origin, he designed most of the great buildings of his period in Berlin and surrounding area. He admired the ancient Greek Doric architecture and incorporated and modified such style adapting it to his designs. As such, he was a major influence in the Biedermeier style. He designed buildings, houses, furniture and was also a talented and prolific painter. His paintings are very sought after by collectors and galleries.

  • Origin: North German
  • Dimensions: Wide104, high144, deep 50 - open 92 cms
  • Location: Anticuarium Santander, Spain
  • Condition: Excellent, original
  • Period: 1820-25
  • Free delivery within Spain: Yes


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