Cf: E. Schmuttermeier, Cast Iron from Central Europe 1800-1850, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, 1994, p. 93, fig. 7 for similar splat decoration.
This and the following lot are attributed to arguably the most important designer of German classicism. In line with his country's adoption of extensive mining, he promoted the use of iron especially when appointed to the board of the Gewerbeinstitut in 1821. His influence flourished from this point and cast-iron became the principal manufacturing material suiting both serial production and the popular neo-classical idiom. He simplified the designs aiming to 'imbue each structural part with beauty and truth to its own function'.
It was for the newly modernised royal palaces that the designs for this furniture were created beginning in 1825.