Unique Viennese Biedermeier fall front secretary of museum quality. A masterpiece of Applied Arts. Veneered with walnut and maple on pine. Domed roof inlaid with multiple maple - hair lines forming the umbrella motif on the downswept roof between a crowned balustrade on top (with ebonized spindles and an inlaid panel) and an ebonized and giltwood "egg & dart" molding on which the roof rests. Spectacularly detailed maple - veneered, penwork - decorated, inlaid and partly ebonized interior.
Tempel niche in center with 3 ebonized columns on either sidewall.
Floor inlaid with with a half round umbrella motif.
Mirrored backwall completes it to a full round umbrella motif and doubles the 6 in 12 columns.
The "architrav" over the first pair of columns in the tempel is a flat secret drawer inlaid with standing hairlines.
Above this is a large drawer with penwork and original mirror in the back and a balustrade with ebonized spindels in the fronts.
The tempel has a big secret drawer on either side containing several secret drawers.
Fronts inlaid with masonry and obilises.
Two finely detailed human figures in penwork flanking each obilise.
Three drawers under tempel in horizontal order each masonry inlaid.
Arched fall front flanked by original giltwood and verte antico painted Egyptian caryatids and
topped with a drawer with finest penworks between penwok panels depicting the tree of life.
Two lower doors arched with the original "stiff leaf" - giltwood molding, enclosing 2 niches and 1 drawer.
Pasqualle long bar lock. Original verde antico/giltwood paw feet.
All hardware and 1 key original.
59 3/4" h, 34 w, 17 1/2" d

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