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Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C

Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Biedermeier Secretaire Chest Secretaire Abattant19th C | Ref. no. A2704 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2704
Price: £4,250.00
A truly magnificent antique  flame mahogany architectural biedermeier secretaire abattant, circa 1840 in date. The top...

A truly magnificent antique  flame mahogany architectural biedermeier secretaire abattant, circa 1840 in date.

The top section with a projecting cornice over an arched panelled door enclosed by applied shaped mounts. The lower section with a frieze drawer over a fall front which opens to reveal a fabulous  interior fitted with drawers and a central cupboard, above three full width drawers drawers below.

Complete with working locks and keys.

A fabulous  example of the timeless Architectural style.
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 199 x Width 113 x Depth 54

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 foot, 6 inches x Width 3 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

Our reference: A2704

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Biedermeier period,
refers to an era in Central Europe during which arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions.

Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual arts and interior design.

Biedermeier was an influential style of furniture design from Germany during the years 1815–1848, based on utilitarian principles. The period extended into Austria and Scandinavia.

Throughout the period, emphasis was kept upon clean lines and minimal ornamentation. As the period progressed, however, the style moved from the early rebellion against Romantic-era fussiness to increasingly ornate commissions by a rising middle class, eager to show their newfound wealth.

The idea of clean lines and utilitarian postures would resurface in the 20th century, continuing into the present day. The Biedermeier style was a simplified interpretation of the influential French Empire Style of Napoleon I, which introduced the romance of ancient Roman Empire styles, adapting these to modern early 19th century households. Biedermeier furniture used locally available materials such as cherry, ash and oak woods.

Biedermeier furniture and lifestyle was a focus on exhibitions at the Vienna applied arts museum in 1896. The many visitors to this exhibition were so influenced by this fantasy style and its elegance that a new resurgence or revival period became popular amongst European cabinetmakers.

This revival period lasted up until the Art Deco style was taken up. Biedermeier also influenced the various Bauhaus styles through their truth in material philosophy.



Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 199 x Width 113 x Depth 54

Dimensions in inches:

Height 6 foot, 6 inches x Width 3 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches

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