Exceptional Jugendstil Desk By M. Ballin After J.M. Olbrich

An exceptional German, Jugendstil period desk based on a design by Joseph Maria Olbrich and made by Moritz Ballin, cabinetmaker to the Austrian Court. Ca. 1905. (See Ottomeyer and Ziffer, “”Mobel des Neoklassizismus””, Catalogue of the Furniture Collection of the Munich State Museum, 1993, pages 88-91.)

Executed in mahogany with geometric inlays of rosewood and horn and having two drawers in its superstructure, two tirettes and two doors enclosing shelves and English drawers. Signed on locks.

This desk relates very closely to one Olbrich designed that was shown at the St. Louis World Exhibition of 1904.

Inventory Number: L7250

Height: 38.25″

Length: 65″

Depth: 31.25″

Price: $18,000

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