Magnificent early 19th century German Neoclassical secretary desk, Berlin c. 1810-1815.
Ebonized wood richly decorated with gilt bronze. Marbled quarter-columns with gilded bronze ormolu mounts. Gilt bronze frieze with scrolling grape vines.
The interior architecture is fitted with pair of top drawers with handmade decorations of personages. Several cherry wood veneered drawers grouped around the central, mirrored compartment. The base of the mirrored compartment is decorated with hand-painted fruits, bordered by rhombic marquetry.
Secret compartments are worked out under this base, and only can be opened by a smart locking mechanism.
Lower section with pair of doors opening to pair of shelves.
An outstanding secretaire in untouched and good condition.
Measurement (cm) H: 188 – W: 107 – D: 49 / 96
Material Black / Ebony / Cherry / Bronze / Polychrome
Origin Berlin, Germany
Price 19,701.39 USD