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Scandinavian Birch Root Karl Johan Secretary with Flight of Drawers, circa 1850
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Scandinavian Birch Root Karl Johan Secretary with Flight of Drawers, circa 1850

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A handsome secretary abattant in birch, with birch root on drawer faces bordered in walnut. Offers a long drawer below pedestal top with desk top opening to many small drawers with two open compartments flanking a closed center cubby. Three large storage drawers follow below the writing surface. Has original carved foliate appliques, feet, basswood key plates and working locks, Sweden, circa 1850. Dimensions: 45 1/4" wide x 20 1/2" deep x 62 1/4" high. Depth when open: 35" Height of writing surface: 31 1/4".   

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  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    French polished birch, with all original carved appliques and bass wood key plates. Original ivory knobs which were incomplete were replaced by hand turned simulated ivory. All locks are original and in working order. Upper back panel was replaced.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 62.25 in. x W 45.25 in. x D 20.5 in.H 158.12 cm x W 114.94 cm x D 52.07 cm
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Seller Reference Number
    SEC00157
  • Item Location
    1stdibs GalleryNew York, NYMore Information
  • Reference Number
    LU98814023033
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