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Lot 4141: SECRETAIRE WITH UPPER SECTION, known as a 'bureau

Furniture - Koller West

Platinum House

by Koller Auctions

December 5, 2012

Zurich, Switzerland

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  • SECRETAIRE WITH UPPER SECTION, known as a 'bureau
  • SECRETAIRE WITH UPPER SECTION, known as a 'bureau
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Description: SECRETAIRE WITH UPPER SECTION, known as a 'bureau a gradin', Baroque, probably Liege circa 1720.
Shaped and partly ebonized birch burlwood. The front with hinged top drawer with writing compartment, above recessed central compartment and two drawers on each side. Fitted interior with 3 adjacent drawers. The recessed upper section with double doors. The interior fitted with large central door surrounded by 14 drawers. Partly mirrored interior with large compartment. Secret compartment. Bronze mounts and drop handles. Some restoration required. Verso with old owner's mark. 112.5x74x(open 95)x155.5 cm. AUFSATZSEKRETÄR, sog. 'bureau à gradin', Barock, wohl Lüttich um 1720.
Birkenmaser profiliert und teils ebonisiert. Rechteckiger Korpus mit geradem, gekehltem Kranz auf gerader Zarge mit durch geschweiften Kreuzsteg verbundenen Balusterbeinen auf gequetschten Kugelfüssen. Front mit abklappbarer Kopfschublade vor Schreibfach, über eingezogener Zentraltüre vor grossem, mit altem Kleisterpapier bezogenem Fach, seitlich je 2 Schubladen. Inneneinteilung mit 3 nebeneinander liegenden Schubladen. Zurückgesetzter, doppeltüriger Aufsatz mit profilierter Schlagleiste. Inneneinteilung mit Zentraldoppeltüre vor architektonisch gestaltetem, teils verspiegeltem Fach mit Parkett-Marketerie und feinen Halbsäulen sowie geheimer Schiebetür, umrahmt von 14 Schubladen. Gravierte Messingschlüsselschilder. Etwas zu überholen. Verso mit altem Besitzerhinweis. 112,5x74x(offen 95)x155,5 cm.

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