Fine 19th Century Viennese Satin Sycamore Writing Desk For Sale
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Fine 19th Century Viennese Satin Sycamore Writing Desk

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A fine 19th century Austrian satin sycamore and purple-heart wood (Amaranth) writing desk undoubtedly from Vienna. Austrian, Vienna, circa 1850-1860. Decorated all over with purple-heart wood / neo-classical finely carved mouldings and contrasting satin sycamore, the rectangular top having a purple-heart wood crossbanded edge enclosing a gilt tooled leather lined insert with a raise shaped ledge to the rear, above three frieze locking drawers and a kneehole flanked by geometric-panelled cupboards with foliate enclosed monograms and button spandrels on short fluted turned tapering legs. Of an excellent refined design, in the South German / Austrian tradition using light woods with contrasting darker woods, a legacy of the early 19th century Biedermeier manner. The style of the folate-inlaid band on the top back ledge is reminiscent of certain Viennese design features indicating its origin. A very smart 19th century writing desk, of rare design and superb quality being finished to the rear so to be able to stand freely with the room / study. Height to back 32 1/2 inches - 83cm. Knee Height 24 1/2 inches - 62cm Dimensions: Width 50 1/2 inches - 128.5cm Height 28 3/4 inches - 73cm Height to back 32 1/2 inches - 83cm Depth 28 1/4 inches - 72cm Knee height 24 1/2 inches - 62cm.  

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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28.75 in. x W 50.6 in. x D 28.35 in.H 73 cm x W 128.5 cm x D 72 cm
  • Seller Location
    Benington, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    2574
  • Reference Number
    LU1183212632382
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Located in Benington, GB
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