DescriptionA CONTINENTAL BIEDERMEIER BLOND WOOD AND EBONIZED THREE-DRAWER SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT, circa 1830
Marks: (partial original label)
44-3/4 x 42-1/4 x 20 inches (113.7 x 107.3 x 50.8 cm)
Note: Because this lot contains African elephant ivory, this lot can only be sold within the USA.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JUDSON C. AND NANCY SUE BALL
The molded rectangular topped secretaire flanked by two ebonized pillars, dropleaf front opens to a writing desk below six smaller drawers with ebony pulls and stringing flanking two pillar-form hidden drawers, centering a door with an ivory escutcheon opening to an interior shelf, below a frieze drawer with marquetry pediment decoration, all above three drawers with inlaid ebonized heraldic escutcheon, raised on four plinth feet.
Missing 0.75 inch patch of veneer to the left side, otherwise with wear commensurate with age and indicative of use. Includes a smaller key for the interior door and two larger keys.
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