Fine 19th Century Viennese Satin Sycamore Writing Desk

GBP 3,850.00

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Object Description

A fine 19th Century Austrian satin sycamore and purple-heart wood (Amaranth) writing desk undoubtedly from Vienna.

Austrian, Vienna. Circa 1850-60.

Decorated all over with purple-heart wood / neo-classical finely carved mouldings and contrasting satin sycamore, the rectangular top having a purple-heart wood crossbanded edge enclosing a gilt tooled leather lined insert with a raise shaped ledge to the rear, above three frieze locking drawers and a kneehole flanked by geometric-panelled cupboards with foliate enclosed monograms and button spandrels on short fluted turned tapering legs.

Of an excellent refined design, in the South German / Austrian tradition using light woods with contrasting darker woods, a legacy of the early 19th century Biedermeier manner.

The style of the folate-inlaid band on the top back ledge is reminiscent of certain Viennese design features indicating its origin.

A very smart 19th century writing desk, of rare design and superb quality being finished to the rear so to be able to stand freely with the room / study.
Height to back 32 1/2 inches – 83cm.
Knee Height 24 1/2 inches – 62cm

Width 50 1/2 inches – 128.5cm
Height 28 3/4 inches – 73cm
Height to back 32 1/2 inches – 83cm
Depth 28 1/4 inches – 72cm
Knee Height 24 1/2 inches – 62cm

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+44 (0)1438 869 819

Dealer Location

Benington, Hertfordshire, UK