Secretaire Tabernacle Early 19th Century Biedermeier Signed For Sale
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Secretaire Tabernacle Early 19th Century Biedermeier Signed


Outstanding figured mahogany Biedermeier tall secretaire with columned tabernacle and rounded Doric Schinkel type pediment. The fall front door also with figured mahogany writing surface and hidden weights; when open, it reveals an attractive interior with 6 small drawers and two full-width, all line inlaid. The top drawer also with a Schinkel type pediment decoration and below it, an maple arched ebony inlaid opening imitating stonework. The interior of the opening is also finished in flame mahogany. Below the fall front door there are three large drawers and there is a fourth above it. There is a large cabinet door on the tabernacle which is flanked by two asymmetrical crotch mahogany veneered columns with stamped and gilt tops and bottoms. All exterior doors have mother of pearl escutcheons framed by ornate oval gilt brasses. All large frontal surfaces feature geometrical shapes that provide aesthetic relief to the horizontal and vertical exterior lines of the secretaire. The rounded frontal corners also provide softness and elegance to the otherwise imposing piece. The back has ink-written "Gotenborg M". The interior of the drawers in northern oak having all its keys. In fine original condition only hand applied French polish. *** Accompanying export permit avoids any customs fees.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 78.75 in. x W 44.89 in. x D 20.87 in.H 200 cm x W 114 cm x D 53 cm
  • Seller Location
    Santander, ES
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Located in Santander, ES
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