Empire Writing Cabinet
Very elegant Empire Writing Cabinet in Mahogany veneer with fine gilt bronze mounts and decorations, the inside manufactured in oak.
Raised on square, conically shaped feet with gilt bronze shoes, two lockable doors, and three inner drawers in oak with bronze handles above.
The foldable, big writing surface with inset leather (dated later) reveals the inner fitment consisting of seven small drawers, five little compartments, and a secret compartment. On top a drawer with little gilt bronze buttons.
The inclined pilasters featuring the finely elaborated gilt bronze mounts, details and mouldings underline the timeless elegance of this beautiful cabinet. High-quality pieces like this used to be part of the Interiors of the upper class and aristocracy.
Literature: a.a. “Wolfgang L. Eller Möbel des Klassizismus, Louis XVI und Empire”, p. 226 No 369