BIEDERMEIER STYLE INLAID FRUITWOOD AND LEATHER TOP WRITING DESK
Circa late 19th to early 20th century
Item # 803RUI07O
This beautiful writing table was crafted in the Biedermeier style of Northern Europe, likely around the turn of the century circa 1880-1920. The surface is a golden glowing fruitwood, both of the solid and utilizing veneers where the effect would be most dramatic; the matching of grains is particularly effective in the pair of smaller drawers on either side of the long central drawer, where the grains flow from one drawer into the other and then ultimately into the smoother grains of the central drawer. The top is finished in a gilt-tooled black leather. The corners are particularly attractive with ebonized columns that allow the fruitwood oak-leaf inlays to pop; this ebony is perfectly balanced with the ebonized top edge and black leather. The desk rests over tapered squared legs for a thin and angular overall profile.
Measurements: 40 1/4” W x 22 1/4” D x 31” H
Minor nicks and abrasions to drawer fronts and light surface wear throughout. Original hardware and lock, no key available. Sturdy and strong.