Biedermeier Escritoire or Bureau c.1820.

Stunning early 19th.c. biedermeier escritoire or writing bureau c.1820. Open the fall to reveal a good sized desk surface (height 32″) with the original leather writing surface and a beautiful fitted interior featuring an open bookshelf and several small stationery drawers plus a couple of secret compartments held closed with hidden spring catches. Original white marble top with rounded edge over a single long drawer above the bureau and a two door cupboard in the base, fitted with three further drawers. With another long drawer hidden in the plinth and raised on turned bun feet. Typical of the biedermeier style any applied decoration is forgoed in favour of the timbers used. In this case superbly figured flame mahogany veneers which are laid in a symmetrical repeating pattern across the front and again on drawer fronts inside. Fabulous quality, note the oversized brass locks, original gilded brass knobs, oak drawer linings and back boards. Some wear to the surface of the marble and old repairs to the veneers. Otherwise excellent colour and condition, cleaned and polished in our workshops. Key supplied.


Dimensions: width 39½”, depth 16½”, height 58″.
Year: c.1820.
Price: £1395
Stock Number: 32763