This small and elegant Secretary, made in Piedmont (north of Italy) in the 18th century, is completely paved with walnut wood and inlaid with boxwood. The inlays that decorate the furniture, creating very refined chromatic contrasts, propose geometric patterns with volutes, curls and phytomorphic elements. Some mirrors, created by the inlaid, are in walnut root.
The cabinet consists of two parts, a lower upper one, and a lower one. The upper one, edged at the top, also has a selvedge decorated with gilded wood chiselled with foliated motifs that runs along the entire perimeter. A large door opens a space divided into three rooms.
The lower part has an oblique door, which can be folded up, which hides a space with five drawers and open compartment. The flap can be placed, once opened, with two retractable crossbars and act as a small desk. Below there are three comfortable drawers.
The uprights are out of tune, as are the feet, which show a slight wavy profile.
This furniture of great decorative effect is easily inserted in modern environments as the two dimensions do not require very high spaces.
Price : on request
18 000 €
38 000 €