Drop-front secretary on stand (secrètaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet) (one of a pair) (part of a set)

Oak veneered with ebony, amaranth, holly, ebonized holly, satinwood, japanese and french lacquer panels, gilt-bronze mounts, brocatelle marble top (not original); steel springs; morocco leather (not original) | 133 x 86cm | c. 1790

Unknown Artist

On October 7, 1790, many European royals and aristocrats were gathered in Frankfurt to attend the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. Ferdinand IV (1751–1825), king of Naples, was among those present for this solemn event. Married to the ...
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