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Vinatge Swedish Biedermeier Birchwood and Ebonized Desk Scandinavia circa 1920

The figured birchwood of this Swedish Grace period Biedermeier desk from Scandinavia circa 1920 is brought into sharp contrast by the use of the ebonized decorative details highlighted by their glossy black finish. This Biedermeier desk is a unique piece of furniture as it was modeled after English and French examples imported into Scandinavia. Because the birchwood desk is finished on all four sides it was clearly meant to be seen from any angle wherever it is placed within an interior. Both the working side and the reverse side are identical in design with the exception that the working side features escutcheons (lock covers) where the keys are inserted to turn and release the locks. In addition the desk top has an inverted breakfront edge above the working drawer while the reverse side of the top has a straight edge across the entire length. All four doors are flanked with half columns of ebonized timber as well as an oval wreath centred on each of the four cabinet doors. Both cabinet doors on the working side open with the left door revealing an open storage space with a shelf and the right door opening to a set of three pull out drawers with raised fronts for easy moving forward and backward. Set between the cabinet doors is a wide drawer accessed by a key through the circular escutcheon. The entire desk is raised on legs with a subtle curved cabriole shape and this elevation imparts a elegant counterpoint to the architectural lines of the Biedermeier style. We have placed a pair of Biedermeier period side chairs with this desk. To see the details on these chairs please use this stock number SSD007.  

# RMFA22

DIMENSIONS

59.00" w x 31.00" d x 29.75" h

149.86cm w x 78.74cm d x 75.57cm h

$8,238.00

The figured birchwood of this Swedish Biedermeier desk circa 1920 is brought into sharp contrast by the use of the ebonized decorative details highlighted by their glossy black finish. This Biedermeier desk is a unique piece of furniture as it was modeled after English and French examples imported into Scandinavia. Because the birchwood desk is finished on all four sides it was clearly meant to be seen from any angle wherever it is placed within an interior. Both the working side and the reverse side are identical in design with the exception that the working side features escutcheons (lock covers) where the keys are inserted to turn and release the locks. In addition the desk top has an inverted breakfront edge above the working drawer while the reverse side of the top has a straight edge across the entire length. All four doors are flanked with half columns of ebonized timber as well as an oval wreath centred on each of the four cabinet doors. Both cabinet doors on the working side open with the left door revealing an open storage space with a shelf and the right door opening to a set of three pull out drawers with raised fronts for easy moving forward and backward. Set between the cabinet doors is a wide drawer accessed by a key through the circular escutcheon. The entire desk is raised on legs with a subtle curved cabriole shape and this elevation imparts a elegant counterpoint to the architectural lines of the Biedermeier style. We have placed a pair of Biedermeier period side chairs with this desk. To see the details on this chair please use this stock number SSD007.