The Desk of Peter & Christabel Bielenberge

GBP 1,380.00

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Object Description

A very good large 1950’s Bleached Walnut & Beech knee-hole desk in the Continental ‘Modernistic’ style of the period. Probably German.

Twin locking cupboards with keys, the left incorporating four deep drawers, the right with an internal shelf. Large central drawer above the large knee-hole space.

Original condition

Note: Desk chair shown is available as extra. and is NOT from the Bellenberge estate

Object History

A lawyer, Peter Bielenberg was a member of the Second World War resistance group which was brutally smashed in 1944 when the bomb plot against Hitler failed. Arrested and interrogated at length by the Gestapo, his life was saved by the daring and brave intervention of his Anglo-Irish wife Christabel. He was first sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp and then to a Gestapo punishment squad from which he escaped. His co-conspirators being tortured, hanged slowly by piano wire and filmed for Hitler to watch l After his escape the couple continued to aid German resistance against Hitler whilst in hiding.

The war over Peter & Christabel moved to Ireland & purchased Munny House , in Co. Carlow and took up farming. Christabel writing two books about the plot and Peters escape. One, ”The Past is Myself’ being dramatised in a BBC series 1n 1988.

Peter died in 2001 aged 89 and his desk then given to his friend and medical adviser by Chistabel.

Original letters and provenance will be given to the purchaser.

Please Note: The walnut desk chair shown in the photograph is not from the Bielenburg Estate .

Object Literature

‘The Past is Myself’ & ‘The Road Ahead’ by Christabel Biellenberge

Object Condition

Good, clean, original

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:63 x H:30.5 x D:32 inches
  • period
  • country

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+353 (0)86 81542222

Dealer Location

Streamhill House
New Ross
Co. Wexford
Republic of Ireland