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writing desk, Danhauser writing desk, regency extenting table, gueridon, bureau plat, salon table, empire commode

We offer furniture from 18th to early 19th century, from neo-classicism and empire to Biedermeier like salon furniture, writing cabinets, writing desks, commodes, various kind of gueridons, globe tables, half-globe tables, extending tables, center tables, occasional furniture from around 1800, different kinds of work plates, showcases, cupboards, seat furniture and signed furniture from famous ebenists.

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WRITING DESK by Johann Reimann (master around 1800)
Vienna, 1803
Signed and dated: „Verfertiget v. Johann Reimann / bürgerl. (.) Tischlermeister in Wienn den 1st Jannuari 1803"
Height: 96,5 cm, width: 75 cm, depth: 47,5 cm
Satin and yew veneered, corpus in beech or oak, fire gilded bronze.
It’s a rigidly symmetric furniture with a slender pedestal. The outside veneer (above a hard wood corpus) is in satin, the internal side in yew. Under the half-round closed top you find a complex inner life. When the drawer is pulled forward the cylinder opens to reveal the fitted interior. Inside the half cylinder there is a central compartment for letters supported by columns flanked with three small drawers on the left and the right side. The drawers are crowned with a mirrored balustrade.
The fine design shows the high quality of furniture-making in Vienna around 1800. The 1803 dated desk from Johann Reiman (master cabinet-maker in Vienna 1800) is the first known furniture in this manner.
Literature:
Gabriele Fabiankowitsch und Christian Witt-Dörring: Genormte Fantasie. Zeichenunterricht für Tischler, Wien 1800-1840 (exhibition catalogue MAK), Wien, Köln, Weimar 1996, p. 39, 42, 58 and 59, fig. VI.
Ferdinand Luthmer und Robert Schmidt: Empire- und Biedermeiermöbel aus Schlössern und Bürgerhäusern, Verlag Julius Hoffmann, Stuttart, n.d., panel 21: Salon in Schloß Schwetzingen.
Ferdinand Luthmer und Robert Schmidt: Deutsche Möbel der Vergangenheit, Leipzig 1924, p. 184.