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Multifunctional Table, Dressing, Chess, Writing Desk, Mahogany, 19th Century



Antique dressing table, play and work table Western Germany Mahogany Classicism circa 1810 Dimensions: H x W x D: 77 x 83 x 52 cm Multifunctional 19th century table in mahogany veneered on oak. Round, conical legs standing in brass sabots. Frame with typical grooves in the outer part. Two narrow drawers with interesting internal divisions. Two further drawers arranged one above the other; one folds open and can be used as a backgammon or chess board, the other can be set up with an integrated mirror. Table top covered with original leather, surrounding gallery of brass. Pull knobs and key plates also made of brass. Rare and unique piece of furniture. Condition: Ready to use, restored condition. Shellac hand polished. Also backside beautifully worked. Good to know about mahogany: Mahogany has always been a popular wood in furniture making. The first mahogany woods were brought to Europe from the West Indies about 450 years ago. Wood from far away countries was expensive and so it was only used for the finest furniture. During the baroque period, mahogany wood was particularly popular at the French court and in England, where Chippendale, Hepplewhite and Sheraton used the wood for their furniture. Dark cubamahogany was used for antique furniture of the Biedermeier and Empire periods. It was used as veneer and was also called pyramid mahogany because of its unmistakable grain. Mahogany has always been considered a very noble wood. This impression was reinforced in the Empire when the wood was combined with gilded bronzes. Since there are many different types of mahogany, there are also many different color variations. Mahogany comes in colors from light reddish to very dark brown. When untreated, mahogany is more likely to be brownish in color. The dark color that we know from antique furniture often only comes out through the shellac. Mahogany is still used today for precious furniture and furnishings, for example in yacht and ship interiors. The mahogany wood used in the creation of our antiques came from India, Africa and from Central and South America.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Depth: 20.48 in. (52 cm)
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Ready to use, well restored. Shellac hand polished. Also backside lovely worked.
  • Seller Location
    Greven, DE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5419220416792

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    Ships From: Greven, Germany
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