Louis XVI secretary - Paris - Martin Ohneberg around 1775




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Selected veneers in palisander, rosewood and other precious woods, high-quality, gilded bronze applications and decorative profiles, the original Brèche d’Alep marble slab as a cover.

Signed with stamp. The artful workmanship of the veneers, the use of bronze ornaments and its classic shaping testify the outstanding work of Ohneberg (born around 1738, master 1773), from which valuable chests of drawers in transition and Louis XVI style have been preserved and are proven in the literature.

A transitional style chest of drawers lavishly inlaid with musical instruments by Ohneberg is now kept in the Louvre. The secretary shown here has a removable, lockable cassette in the two-door lower part, the writing top is covered with gold-embossed leather and hides storage compartments and four small drawers. The fluting of the head drawer is particularly elaborate.

Height 142 cm, width 82 cm, depth 41 cm.

Kjellberg, „Le Mobiliare française du XVIIIe siècle“, Paris 1998, p. 623-628.

Kjellberg, Le Mobiliare française du XVIIIe siècle, Paris 1998, S. 623-628.



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