"18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Satinwood Secretaire "18th Century, Holland Louis XVI Satinwood Secretaire
This elegant secretaire Louis XVI was made in Holland in the second half of the eighteenth century.
The cabinet is entirely paved in satinwood. Silk wood is characterized by a light colouration, characterized by a sheen that resembles silk and a fine streak with light areas alternating with dark areas. The wood is made of silk. The cabinetmaker of this piece of furniture has skillfully combined the wooden mirrors to create decorative effects playing with the grain. The front and side pillars, at 45 degrees, have refined inlays made with a clear wooden essence that creates frames and ribbon decorations. The inlays are pyrographed, so as to obtain more chromatic effects, volume and finish in the design, which in fact appears three-dimensional. On the front of the furniture are then applied, in low-waved mirrors, plates made of eastern lacquer Coromandel with scenes of daily Chinese life.
The secretaire has two small drawers at the top, with bronze handles and metal plate enameled in blue with white flowers. The openings of the locks of the bolt and of the two doors are in chiselled bronze with bow motif Louis XVI. The large central gate hides inside a compartment with open shelves, four drawers and a container closed by a door with a key. The open flap door serves as a desk, with leather top. The interior of the cabinet is well finished and attention to detail.
The lower part of the secretaire has two doors that conceal a compartment divided by a support plan.
This secretaire has a refined line, sober but of great elegance. Easily adaptable in any environment, next to antique or modern furniture, it is distinctly decorative and the light color of the satinwood makes it a bright and particularly pleasant furniture.