Secretary (sécretaire à abattant)

Date: ca. 1815–20 with later additions

Culture: Austrian

Medium: Walnut, parcel-ebonized and mounted with gilt bronze; leather, glass, brass

Dimensions: 105 x 37 x 21 in. (266.7 x 94 x 53.3 cm)

Classification: Woodwork-Furniture

Credit Line: Gift of Frederich R. Koch, 1991

Accession Number: 1991.470


The unidentified coat of arms of this Biedermeier secrétaire, with its wooden columns and slats resembling the pipes of an organ, is a later embellishment.