DescriptionAn Unusual German Biedermeier Marquetry and Cherry Secretaire a Abattant, South Germany, circa 1810
57 h x 38 w x 17 d inches (144.8 x 96.5 x 43.2 cm)
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German Biedermeier secretaire in cherry wood on oak. Fall-front, frieze drawer and book match veneered doors, ebonized columns with gold leaf trim. Detailed marquetry panel depicting a scene from a fishing village including houses, fishermen, boat and swans. Fitted interior with eight drawers. Floor to central pigeonholes slides forward to reveal hidden compartment with two drawers, leather writing surface with Greek key border, case raised on block feet with ebonized trim.
Finish of later vintage, errant nicking and scratching, minor fill to veneer chips, some age-related cracking, leather surface later, lower right door sits slightly ajar when unlocked, with wear commensurate with age and use. Lot includes key.
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