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
Place of Origin
Austria
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1890
Period
19th Century
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
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU102801988372
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2014
Located in London, GB
Associations:
  • The British Antique Dealers' Association
  • LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers

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