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Cherry Wood Writing Desk with Kneehole Late 18th Century, Austria, circa 1790



Splendid cherrywood writing desk with kneehole from the late 18th century in Austria, circa 1790. This over 220 year old writing desk from the so-called "Josephinism" era, a period named after Emperor Joseph II., impresses with an outstanding design. Fine cherrywood veneer was set in a great manner and specially emphasized by inlayed ebonized fruitwood frames all over the desk. Whereby these are additionally embellished with inlayed brand painted flowers in each corner. This elaborate made antique writing desk offers one large (looking like three) and four smaller drawers which are adorned by lovely brass fittings.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80.01 cm)Width: 47.6 in. (120.91 cm)Depth: 24.4 in. (61.98 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1790
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. * older restorations marks can be found all over but that is nothing uncommon for items in this age.
  • Seller Location
    Lichtenberg, AT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: JO-L21stDibs: LU1553217924392

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Lichtenberg, Austria
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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Located in Lichtenberg, Austria
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