This stately tall secretary is an elegant and classic statement piece. The entire secretary has been given a (newer) blue painted finish, which has been gently rubbed off along edges to reveal the original oak underneath.
The graceful lines of this secretary or "bureau" reveal its Swedish country heritage. The addition of a white painted finish also compliments its Swedish styling. The desk top drops down and rests firmly on 2 strong arms, so this secretary provideswork space to use as a functioning desk.
The wonderful proportions and symmetry are enhanced by the glowing mahogany in this magnificent Empire secretary made by a master craftsman in Copenhagen. The upper and middle section, are filled with numerous drawers with exotic inlays and secret compartments.
Outstanding early 19th century German Biedermeier secretary desk, circa 1830, with exceptional bookmatched mahogany drawer and desk front. The wood grain appears to glow from within with a shellac finish that brings the wood to life.
Extraordinary antique Empire secretary desk circa 1810-1820 from Denmark or N. Germany. The cabinet is made in 3 sections and covered in flame mahogany veneer with lighter inlays. Behind the drop front, the interior is fitted with a number of smaller drawers and secret compartments.
Antique mahogany Biedermeir bureau made in Denmark circa 1830, made in three sections with a fitted interior and a tabernacle style top.
Rich dark wood and stately lines define this handsome Biedermeir drop front bureau secretary from Germany. Multiple interiors drawers and storage areas are accented by the turned columns of this elegant secretary.
Antique mahogany cylinder roll top secretary desk from Denmark circa 1830, made in 3 sections with a pull out writing surface and multiple inlaid drawers inside. There are three drawers below the drop front and 3 concave cupboard doors above.
Antique Danish Biedermeier flame mahogany cylinder roll top secretary desk circa 1840 made in three sections. The top features a convex center door flanked by spiral columns with smaller concave doors on the sides. The lower cabinet has 3 drawers below the cylinder roll and a pull out writing surfac
Antique flame mahogany Danish drop front secretary desk circa 1810-1830 made in 2 sections. The tabernacle style upper section has 2 drawers flanking a large center door. The lower section features beautifully crafted doors and drawers behind the drop front as well as 2 larger drawers below.
This handsome biedermeier mahogany drop front bureau is made in three sections with drawers below and a fitted interior above.
Antique mahogany secretaire a abattant from Denmark circa 1840-1860 made in 2 parts. The upper section features multiple rosewood front drawers and doors behind the drop front and a single drawer above. The lower cabinet has 3 locking drawers.
19th century antique Karl Johan birch drop front bureau from Sweden circa 1840-1860 with one upper and two lower drawers and a fitted interior.
Antique Swedish Karl Johan birch drop front bureau circa 1840 with three graduated drawers below and a single above the drop front. The interior is fitted with numerous small drawers and doors.
Antique Biedermeier birch secreatry desk made in Sweden circa 1840, with three lowers drawers and a top drawer that folds down to reveal a fitted interior.
The birch glows with life in this remarkable secretary also known as a bureau. The upper cabinet interior holds the petite drawers and cubbies typical of a secretary, while the central square door has hand-carved flourishes adding to the refined elegance of this desk.
Antique birch slant front bureau desk from Sweden circa 1840, with three full drawers and a drop front with a fitted interior inside.
This lovely Swedish country pine secretary still maintains the beautiful original hand-painted finish. Date of 1828, along with the monogram of A.I.S. is clearly visible in upper crown indicating an important date in the family, possibly a wedding or anniversary date.