North German Fall-Front Secretary in Flame Mahogany, circa 1855

Price: $14, 500.00
Product ID : SEC00164

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Overview

51.5" wide x 23.5" deep x 59.5" high.
37 3/8" deep when writing surface is open.

A very rare, beautiful and captivating secretary in book-matched, flame mahogany with shaped, curvi-linear drawer fronts and faux drawer fronts on the fall-front and the sides. Offers four hidden compartments for valuables. France, circa 1855.

The transition from Biedermeier to Grunderzeit (the period of the New Republic in Germany) corresponds with a period referred to as Louis Philippe, reflecting the French influence of the reigning French monarch by that name who ruled France from 1830-1848, and consequently a move toward more curves and carving.

This is one exceptional piece of artistry, ideal as a focal point or anchor in a living room, bedroom or library!

PERIOD: Louis Philippe

PLACE OF ORIGIN: Germany

DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1855

PERIOD: Mid-19th Century

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Polished Mahogany

CONDITION: Good. Bronze Dore key plates are not original to piece but they are mid to late 19th century hardware. The key hole covers probably would have been in turned mahogany. Interior ebonized wooden pulls are original..

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