Lot 659

Empire secretary
mahogany, on oak wood, veneered. Straight, highly rectangular
body, flanked by set female
caryatids, on conical square legs. The front has two doors, a wide drawer and a foldable
writing tablet with an inlaid green leather work surface. Behind it there are staggered compartments.
Slightly protruding cover plate and openwork gallery frame. Extensive
veneer fields as well as brass profiles and bronze
applications. H. 168 cm.
Ninety-seven inches by 46.
A Russian mahogany veneered Empire writing cabinet.
Russia. First half of the 19th century.