Empire-Schreibklappensekretär, sog. „Sécretaire à abattant“, Frankreich, 19. Jh.


A fine walnut veneered secretaire à Abattant, with a Gris-St-Anne marble top above a frieze drawer and a fall front, enclosing a green leather-lined writing surface, a shelf and five small drawers, above a pair of cupboard doors, the interior of which is fitted with a single shelf. The exterior veneered in finely figured and quartered walnut set so that the grain runs continuously over the whole front . The front flanked by pilasters with gilt-bronze mounts depicting caryatides a' la Gre'cque which enlivens the severe outline. The sides of the secretaire are plainly veneered. The secretaire stands on square feet. Comparative literature: Marie-Noelle de Grandy/Odile Nouvel-Kammerer/Janine Leris- Laffargue: Mobilier – Directoire, Consulat, Empire, Restauration, Louis- Philippe, Napole´on III, Anne´es 1880, Issy-les-Moulineaux 2010, p. 62.


PERIOD: Restauration, 19. jh. / Restauration, 19th ct
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Frankreich / France
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Nußbaum-Furnier, Bronze, Gris-Ste-Anne-Marmor
CONDITION: Sehr gut. Minimale Gebrauchs- und Altersspuren / Very good. Minor wear consistent of age and use.
HEIGHT: 152 cm (59.85 in. )
WIDTH:  106 cm (41.74 in. )
DEPTH:  45 cm (17.72 in. )
Price Upon Request