Lot 1250. Exceptional Biedermeier-Patent Secretary

Starting price:€ 15 000
Auction date:01.12.2019   11:00 UTC +02:00
ID 261147
Lot 1250 | Exceptional Biedermeier-Patent Secretary
Mahogany, solid and veneered, as well as thread inserts, made of lemon wood. Flat body made of straight lines, bent side cheeks on strong gebogten feet, centered by a chamfered baluster rod connected. In the Front of a grey-blue silk covering with a profile portrait of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in bead embroidery (Fragment of the original back cover included). Rectangular, fold-down work surface with the original for the Berlin furniture typical, inlaid writing surface made of gold-embossed green oilcloth. Behind the fold-out shelves as well as removable compartments for stationery. Above canted Supports with ball crown as a support for the rectangular, swivel Psyche. H. 181 cm. 56 cm x 49 cm.The isn Adolph Friedrich Voigt signed in 1805, a Patent on a flat write of furniture that could double as a fireplace screen used. In the following decades, this type of Furniture was closely associated with the Berlin art and furniture and has a varies from several Art carpenters and architects such as Karl Friedrich Schinkel.A comparable furniture belonged to, for example, to the inventory of the castle Charlottenhof in Potsdam.Cf. for this purpose: figure Pressler/Straub, p. 127, and Kreisel/Himmelheber, figure 423.We would like to thank Dr. Achim Stiegel for the help with the art-historical classification of the piece.An unusual mahogany veneered Biedermeier writing cabinet.Berlin. To 1820-1825.

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