Biedermeier Cylinder Top Bureau
10 November 2017

Burl wood, black leather top, cylinder antique secretaire in excellent condition. The measurements are approx 60” wide, 48” high, 24” deep.


An uncle from Germany

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Answered within about 1 month
By Nora Curl
Dec 21, 17:31 UTC
Fair Market Value
$1,100 - $2,000 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

This is a mid 19th century roll front, or cylinder, front bureau desk done in the Biedermeier manner and likely produced in Southern Germany. Technically this is not a secretaire, as it does not have the cabinet/bookshelf atop the desk. The desk is veneered with either satinwood or tulipwood. There are silhouette profiles of a man and woman at the front of each cabinet/drawer; likely the original owners for whom the piece was made as well as an image with a pegasus, book and quill pen and the Latin verse, nulla dies sine linea which means 'no day without a line'. The estimate is based on actual past auction sales of comparables.

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