Dresden, around 1750
Workshop Michael Kimmel (1715-1794).
Kimmel worked after his apprenticeship in Zittau
for six years at the Imperial Court in Vienna. In
Dresden he was for the court carpenter Peter Hesse
and Johann Petany. Hesse always emphasized the
extraordinary quality of his works and
his knowledge of both the English and
of the French carpentry and joinery trade, and
so Kimmel 1751 is called the Royal Cabinet
I've hired a carpenter.
One over and over with fittings and mother-of-pearl inlays
but identical in the basic form.
Kimmel's writing cabinet from the former
Collection of Baron Mayer de Rothschild
is now housed in the Victoria & Albert Museum
Behind the doors of the attachment there are numerous
Compartments and drawers for storing letters,
Documents and writing utensils. The
refinement of the hiding places reveals the masterly
Handwriting of the courtebenist Michael Kimmel.
walnut and walnut burl veneered with band inlays
and profile edges in olive and elm, which are
Drawers in alder. Chased and gold-plated
Height 235 cm, width 130 cm, depth 70 cm.
Cf. Haase, G., Dresden furniture of the 18th century,
Leipzig 1983, Cat. No. 95.