Lacquered Secretaire Screen, circa 1890

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An extremely rare and unusual gilt bronze and polychrome mounted black lacquered birch and thuyawood secretaire screen.

This rare and unusual three-fold screen has a mirrored fall front enclosing a leather writing surface and a fitted interior, above a shaped lacquer panel decorated with a dragonfly and a floral spray. The exceptional fitted interior incorporates a hinged letter rack, above an arrangement of pigeonholes and drawers fitted with divisions, containing ink bottles, a hinged penholder and a groove for scissors.

Probably Austrian, circa 1890.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Gilt   Bronze
    Lacquer
    Birch
  • Condition
    Excellent. Depth of secretaire when open 29 cm / 11 inches.
  • Dimensions
    62.99 in. H x 53.54 in. W x 5.91 in. D
    160 cm H x 136 cm W x 15 cm D
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU102801988372
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Typical response time: 15 hours

Located in London, GB

Associations:
  • The British Antique Dealers' Association
  • LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers

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