23 - 24 July 2003
A SWEDISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE A ABATTANT,
early 19th century,
the rectangular maurin green marble top above a foliate guilloche-cast frieze drawer over a fall front opening to a fitted interior above a lower case fitted with three drawers, on paw feet, the back with chalk inscription 22K/20/4, feet probably original, mount to central escutcheon replaced, feet
54in. (137cm.) high, 50in. (127cm.) wide, 21¼in. (deep)
The Collection of Arne Schlesch, Sotheby's New York, 5 April 2000, lot 382, $18,000.
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Carl Johan Wickberg maître in Stockholm 1816-1818. Another secretaire a abattant by Wickberg, more architectural in form, is illustrated in Hakan Groth, Neoclassicism in the North: Swedish Furniture and Interiors 1770-1850, 1990 Cat. pl. 3.
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