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A GERMAN NEOCLASSIC ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MECHANICAL DESK

CIRCA 1800, ATTRIBUTED TO JOHANN WILHELM VETTER

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A GERMAN NEOCLASSIC ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY MECHANICAL DESK
circa 1800, attributed to Johann Wilhelm Vetter
The mechanical super structure fitted with drawers and compartments above a tambour top and fall-front top drawer opening to a baize-lined writing surface and small drawers and compartments, the writing section rising to reveal side slides and secret compartments above a central small drawer above two smaller drawers on square tapering legs ending in cap toes, two minor repairs to front and rear left legs
35½in. (90cm.) high, 35in. (89cm.) wide, 23½in. (60cm.) deep

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A virtually identical writing commode attributed to the Neuwied cabinet-maker Johann Wilhelm Vetter is illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, 1973, vol. 3, fig. 268.
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