8 July 1999
AN ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND AMARANTH SECRETAIRE
Constructed in the 19th Century using the carcase of a Rgence commode
Quarter-veneered overall, the later canted rectangular top with three-quarter pierced Vitruvian-scroll gallery above a long drawer with fruiting laurel band and above a panelled fall-front enclosing eight short drawers and two husk-trails, above the lower section with a lappeted rim and three long drawers, each simulated as two, with lion's mask and drapery handles, the angles with maiden's masks above oak-leaf bases, on scrolling foliate feet, the bottom drawer previously fitted, the back with inventory number 'AR578'
53 in. (135 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 20 in. (52 cm.) deep
Rothschild inv. no. AR578.
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Prof. E. Schaffran, 'New Acquisitions by The Vienna Museum of Austrian Applied Art', Connoisseur, April 1955, p. 186.
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