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Rare Biedermeier Maple Wood Desk of Unusual Neo-Classical Form, Vienna

Ref: 2633 / LA161425

£34,500

$44,874 - €40,455

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Description

This is an exquisite freestanding figured maple wood and ebony desk of Neo-Classical form In The manner of Josef Danhauser.

Origin: Austrian, Vienna. Circa 1820, Biedermeier Period.

Provenance: Private European Collection, Originally purchased from Michael Lipitich Antiques London.

Extremely stylish and evoking the characteristics of the famous Austrian cabinet maker of the early 19th century Josef Ulrich Danhauser, a father and son firm dating 1804-1838, although due to the rarity of this desk, with research we have not been able to find a similar design therefore not being able to link a firm connection to Danhauser.

This exquisite desk of freestanding form, inlaid with ebonised stringing, has a rectangular top with a wonderfully patinated tan leather insert, the inset writing slide above a long central drawer and flanked by bulbous and waisted pedestals each containing three drawers raised on a plinth base. The second drawer down acts as a locking system to open the sprung loaded hidden bulbous drawer, once this drawer is completely removed there are two secret drawers hidden to the back of the pedestals.

With its timeless and exemplary design, refined quality and attention to detail this is an exceptional example of early 19th century Viennese work. Likely to be that of a leading innovative designer / cabinet maker akin to Danhauser. During the early 19th Century some of the Biedermeier designs stemming from Vienna, as the desk we have for sale here, can be construed as modernist even to this day and this radical innovation in design so typical of Vienna in the early 19th Century sets these pieces apart.

The Biedermeier period refers to an era in Central Europe, mainly Austria and Southern Germany, during which the middle-class prosperity exploded and arts appealed to common sensibilities in the historical period between 1815, the year of the Congress of Vienna at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, and 1848, the year of the European revolutions. Although the term itself is a historical reference, it is predominantly used to denote the artistic styles that flourished in the fields of literature, music, the visual and decorative arts, such as furniture.


Measurements

Height : 80 cm

Width : 159 cm

Depth : 79.5 cm

Declaration

Loveday Antiques has clarified that the Rare Biedermeier Maple Wood Desk of Unusual Neo-Classical Form, Vienna (2633 / LA161425) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1820.

Condition

Very good condition with an old leather writing surface.

Date of Manufacture :

Delivery

All Items are sold with 100% satisfaction 14 day money back guarantee. We deliver within the UK for usually between £60-£80 and ship worldwide with professional bespoke crating via air to almost all locations. Please contact us at Loveday Antiques with your full postal address for a very competitive quote. As proud members of LAPADA, which is the largest association for professional art and antique dealers in the United Kingdom and members of CINOA the worldwide association for Antique Dealers, Loveday Antique's clients can buy with 100% confidence and reassurance as we are committed to upholding and abiding by the strict standards of each association. Our clients can rest assured that each item is as described and photographed.

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