Secrétaire à abattant - Biedermeier - Mahogany - 1830-1850

Secrétaire à abattant - Biedermeier - Mahogany - 1830-1850

A 19th century secretaire à abattant manufactured during the Dutch Biedermeier period around 1830-1850. The secretary is made from mahogany and oak and lined with beautifully marked (flower) mahogany veneer. The top is trimmed with profiled mouldings with a single drawer underneath. Below that is the flap behind which the nest / interior is located with; ten open document compartments, a centrally placed door with a drawer behind it and flanked on either side by three dovetailed drawers with refined gold-plated brass knobs. The interior is blonder in colour than the outside, presumably because it has been exposed for some time a uv/sunlight. Original lock with working key and the writing surface is inlaid with dark green English writing sheet. Behind the two doors there is a single fixed shelf. The lock in the right door is original and has a working key. The valve and door are fitted with an inlaid brass entree. The secretary desk has a tight flat plinth and rests at the front on elegantly designed legs. Scattered around the furniture there are a number of old and not disturbing restorations to the veneer. The back is made up of a style and line work with panels that are connected to each other by means of arched pin and hole connections. A sleek, stately and chic piece of furniture with a deep warm colour that comes into its own through the authentic polishing finish and gives it a beautiful shine!

Lot details
Secrétaire à abattant
Estimated Period
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
153×99.5×46.5 cm
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