Full Empire secretary, between 1795 and 1810.
Very beautiful size - low, you still look upon the marble slab. (original)
Very expertly made.
Mahogany on oak.
The drawers are dovetailed, made of oak on the inside.
Nice interior - open compartment with a drawer above it and 5 drawers at the bottom.
Under the black stone slab a large continuous drawer.
This can be locked by turning the key 2 times.
The key works.
The hinged lid/desk is covered with green leather, clean and very in good condition.
The hardware is cast bronze which is then fire-gilt.
This is a costly technique in which powder gold was dissolved in mercury, applied or dipped on the bronze and then fired really hot.
The gold is than left behind.
Only with very exclusive furniture or utensils this was done.
You can see French mantel clocks and candlesticks with it.
French, but could also be Dutch, we were annexed by France at the time and ‘French’.
- Secrétaire à abattant
- Acajou sur garnitures en chêne doré au feu
- Période estimée
- Début du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - Utilisé, présentant de petites traces de vieillissement
- 143×98×43 cm