Antique Russian Rosewood Secretaire Abattant Desk Circa 1825. A spectacular Russian secretaire abattant, circa 1825. It has a flat top with a slab of white marble over a molded cornice, all over one long drawer.
Below that, a drop front leather top writing surface. The interior of the desk has a mirrored back with two sections of'stepped' drawers with pulls and several mechanical "trick" drawers, which open on a hidden spring action. The interior with fine marquetry inlay throughout.
The bottom double door cupboard opens to two pull out drawers over an open section veneered in birch or maple. The secretary has marquetry inlay throughout with oak and either maple or birch secondary woods.
Style wise, it is a mixture of classical and gothic revival elements, with some unique Russian designs to the inlay work. It measures 58" high by 43" wide by 20 deep. With original finish, hardware and keys. Condition is very good overall.
Guaranteed to be as described. Note: This period in Russia is known for it's high quality, superior craftsmanship, and attention to detail. It is a fascinating book with gorgeous pieces from the period pictured. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries". The seller is "flanagan-laneantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.