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Writing desk, 'Transition Cilinderbureau' - possible alliance weapon in Burgundy and the 7 provinces - Bronze (gilt), Mahogany - 1770-1780

Lot reference 28087487

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Netherlands

Object: 'Transition Cilinderbureau' - possible alliance weapon in Burgundy and the 7 provinces, Writing desk (More lots)
Material: Bronze (gilt), Mahogany
Estimated Period: 1770-1780
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Condition: Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions: 115×129×66.5 cm

Elegantly designed and bent 18th century Dutch cylinder desk made during the short transition period from Louis XV to Louis XVI, the so-called Transition Period around 1770-1780. The cylinder desk is constructed from oak & mahogany and is glued with flamed mahogany veneer that fully extends from the top to the so called "skirt”. The cylinder desk consists of a top & bottom part, which is connected by a pin & hole connection with separate counter pins. By pulling the writing leaf with the two brass knobs towards you, the well-working cylinder will slide backwards at the same time. In the nest / interior there is a centrally-placed shutter door with behind it a drawer and on both sides two half pillars decorated with gilded cast brass capitals and bases. The left copy is a "secret" box. In addition, there are ten more drawers in total, eight of which have the original gilded knob. The top side is originally set with a profile frame. Under the writing leaf there are three well-running drawers with semicircular frame work. The original cast brass fittings are decorated with the typical style characteristics of the Neo Classicism, such as the different flower & leaf motifs, festoons and oval medallions hung on bows. In the top oval, two ovals come together in which the shield with lilies (burgundy) and a lion with sword and a bundle of arrows (Dutch Republic Lion of the 7 United Provinces) are depicted. In the left oval a rooster is depicted which stands for "force" and in the right a bundle of arrows which stands for “jointly more strength". All this resembles an alliance weapon for commitment between the French Burgundy and the 7 provinces of the Netherlands. The well-running drawers have locks with a working key, the lock of the top drawer has once been replaced and the other two are original. The diagonal corners / "knees" are trimmed with a cast brass decorative edge and continue into the legs in richly detailed cast brass "sabots". On the "apron" a cast brass ornament is placed decorated with a classic vase, garlands and leaf motifs. There are several old and non-disturbing restorations to the veneer all over the object. The cylinder desk has a beautiful warm orange-brown colour and nice silky shine from its authentic wax finish.

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    Ontzettend mooi item in uitstekende staat. En wat een razendsnelle en zorgvuldig verpakte verzending! Helemaal top! Dankjewel.
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    Excellent! Well packed, fast delivery.
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    perfect in orde ontvangen. dank u
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    Zeer blij mee, bijzonder fraai gerestaureerd!
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    MKPN May 17, 2019

  • 很美!謝謝!

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  • Items recieved in good order
    Thank you

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    Prachtig gerestaureerd cilinderbureau.
    Voldoet aan de beschrijving.
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    bouwine March 2, 2019

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    Alle Erwartungen erfüllt.
    Super verpackt
    Beschreibung zu 100% erfüllt.
    Schnelle Lieferung

    Kurzum: völlig zufrieden
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    Heel tevreden, ik heb vlot kunnen afspreken voor ophalen van het kavel enige tijd na aankoop; professionele restaurateurs met liefde voor hun vak en veel kennis van zaken.
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    Le vendeur est très accommodant et très sérieux. La boite de thé que j'ai remportée est tout à fait conforme à me attentes. Merci à lui
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    Very nice furnitures in a good shape. Friendly contact with sellers.
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    Très content, équipe très sympathique, merci
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    Oggetto arrivato nei tempi previsti e corrispondente a quanto pubblicato. Bene!
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