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A PRUSSIAN BIEDERMEIER SATIN BIRCH SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
A PRUSSIAN BIEDERMEIER SATIN BIRCH SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT

CIRCA 1830

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A PRUSSIAN BIEDERMEIER SATIN BIRCH SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT
Circa 1830
The arched pediment over an overhanging outcurved molded cornice on a demi-lune superstructure with hinged door flanked by engaged turned Doric columns and further free-standing Doric columns on a rectangular base, the carcase beneath with similar molded cornice over a long frieze drawer, the fall front enclosing a mahogany, stained sycamore, maple and marquetry decorated interior fitted with a tripartite long drawer over central mirrored recess in front of a secret compartment and flanked to each side by three short drawers above three similar conforming drawer, over three further long drawers, between inswept angles on conforming block feet
77in. (195.5cm.) high, 43in. (109cm.) wide, 22½in. (57cm.) deep
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