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Fine 19th Century Viennese Satin Sycamore Writing Desk #2574

A fine 19th Century Austrian satin sycamore and purple-heart wood (Amaranth) writing desk undoubtedly from Vienna.

Austrian, Vienna. Circa 1850-60.

Decorated all over with purple-heart wood / neo-classical finely carved mouldings and contrasting satin sycamore, the  rectangular top having a purple-heart wood crossbanded edge enclosing a gilt tooled leather lined insert with a raise shaped ledge to the rear, above three frieze locking drawers and a kneehole flanked by geometric-panelled cupboards with foliate enclosed monograms and button spandrels on short fluted turned tapering legs.

Of an excellent refined design, in the South German / Austrian tradition using light woods with contrasting darker woods, a legacy of the early 19th century Biedermeier manner. 

The style of the folate-inlaid band on the top back ledge is reminiscent of certain Viennese design features indicating its origin. 

A very smart 19th century writing desk, of rare design and superb quality being finished to the rear so to be able to stand freely with the room / study.

Height to back 32 1/2 inches - 83cm.

Knee Height 24 1/2 inches  - 62cm 


Width 50 1/2 inches - 128.5cm 

Height 28 3/4 inches - 73cm  

Height to back 32 1/2 inches - 83cm

Depth 28 1/4 inches - 72cm

Knee Height 24 1/2 inches  - 62cm 

Width: 50 1/2 inches - 128.5cm
Height: 32 1/2 inches - 83cm
Depth: 28 1/4 inches - 72cm

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