Dating roll top desk

It is crowned on three sides by a pierced gilt-bronze gallery chased on both the front and the reverse and decorated with gilt-bronze acanthus cones, ornaments that were favorited by the workshop during the entire neoclassical period.[6] The sparkling ormolu and brass moldings have preserved some residue of their original gold-lacquered surface[7]. "David Roentgen et François Rémond: Une collaboration majeure dans l'histoire du mobilier européen." L'estampille/L'objet d'art, no.

The architectural interior of the desk contains pigeonholes and drawers, with fronts in striped tulipwood stained green and brown and handles shaped like lion masks holding small gilded rings. The front legs, originally detachable, are stationary replacements that cannot be unscrewed.

70).[5] Not every pull is functional, however, for the compartment contains only two deep drawers, not four shallow ones. 297; Christie’s, London, sale cat., July 7, 2005, pp. On English mounts of different qualities, see Nicholas Goodison. [6] The gallery feature also appears on royal furniture: see Dietrich Fabian.

The veneer, which was cute from matching sheets, has a curtain-like look, even though the grain lines are broken by brass moldings. 174-79, lot 400 (the Metropolitan’s piece is illustrated on p. [5] The gilded mounts are neoclassical, with the exception of these pulls, which were part of sizable purchases that the Roentgens made from metal merchants in Birmingham, England. "The Victoria and Albert Museum's Collection of Metal-Work Pattern-Books." Furniture History 11 (1975), pp. "'..feiner Bildhauer-Arbeit verfertigte Stücke': Zu einem bislang unbekannten Schreibmöbeltypus der Roentgen-Werkstatt." Kunst & Antiquitäten, 1989, no. Abraham und David Roentgen: Das noch aufgefundene Gesamtwerk ihrer Möbel- und Uhrenkunst in Verbindung mit der Uhrmacherfamilie Kinzing in Neuwied.

All of these objects and 'purposes, together with inany others not now stated, with constructions for attaining the saine, will he apparent as understanding of the invention is had from the following' dol seription, taken in connection with tl i `accompanying drawings, in which, Figa l is a transverse vertical section j through the upper portion of a.

And a still further object of the invention to provide .means whereby when one or more of the drawers are locked, and others are partly projected and unlocked, such unlocked drawers inay be moved inwardly and locked without affectinte` the locking),r of the other drawers.