Big glass and writing cabinet - Altona, around 1760




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Attributed to the workshop of Matthias Ortmann (around 1700-1757). Nut wood furnished with splendid, original gilt bronze fittings. Also gilt are the richly carved socket, the niftily swung profiles of the door panels and the crowning carved part in the broken pediment cornice. Behind the writing cover are storage compartments in between two rows of small drawers. Ortmann is one of the most popular cabinet makers of the 18th century in Northern Europa and had been named purveyor to the Danish court after the opening of his workshop. After his dead, his widow took charge of the workshop.

Height 255 cm, width 115 cm, depth 66 cm.

Kreisel/Himmelheber: “Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels“, Munich 1970, vol. 2, images 852-854.



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