This secretaire-cabinet is designed in the French antique manner and comprises a cylinder top bureau surmounted by an elegantly serpentined cabinet. A central concave-fronted cabinet is buttressed by convex-fronted cabinets, whose veneer forms drapery figuring, while a Grecian palm-flower is figured in the arched cornice. Its architecture and fine veneer corresponds to that of a secretaire-cabinet with Grecian-stepped pediment, executed in 1818 by the Copenhagen cabinet-maker Peter Arent Mohr (d. 1828), who became a master cabinet-maker in 1808. Like the latter, this cabinet may have originally featured Etruscan-scrolled feet (A. Jepsen, Signerede danske möbler, Herning, 1979, pp. 33-35). A design featuring a cabinet with stepped cornice was published in February 1800 as pl. 9 in the fashion magazine Sammlung von Zeichnungen der neuesten Londner und Pariser Meubles als Muster für Tischler, Leipzig.