High Style Secretaire
A Very High Style German (possibly Berlin) or Austrian (Viennese) secrétaire à abattant in Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra) Wood.
The front and interiors have very refined inlays in mahogany; the corners banded in black lacquer and gilt. The arched top features a large drawer; the center a drop front writing surface above three tapering drawers all mounted with gilt-bronze lion masks with ring pulls. This top section is mounted on the four corners of the bottom with four giltwood lion paw feet and resting on a rectangular base raised on four gilt and black lacquer feet.
The drop front open to reveal an arched niche framed by black columns with gilt capitals and base above a drawer with inlays forming a “brick” pattern. Each side has four drawers above a long single drawer at the base.
Dimensions: 62" tall, 46" wide, and 20" deep
The professional opinion of Loyd•Paxton, Inc. considers the above-described offering to be: German or Austrian Circa: 1830
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