Antique Napoleon III Secretaire Semanier by Krieger


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Racault et Cie 76 Rue du Faubourg St Antoine
Maison Krieger
A fabulous quality Napoleon III marquetry inlaid, ormolu mounted purple heart secrétaire semanier. The shaped top inlaid with arabesques, above a single frieze drawer, with a fall front secrétaire disguised as three drawers below, with a further four oak lined drawers underneath. The interior fitted with two drawers and a pair of secret compartments, and retaining the original blue velvet writing surface. The concave sides with outset corner pilasters, standing on a plinth base with moulded feet. The whole finely inlaid with marquetry panels, the fluted side pilasters mounted with ormolu. Stencilled to the panelled back ‘M Krieger / Racault & Cie. / Meubles & Tapisseries / Paris / 76 Rue du F St. Antoine’.

Height 53 1/2” (136cm)

Depth 17” (43cm)

Width 31” (79cm)


Dated 1860

The highly prolific firm of Maison Krieger was established in 1826 by Antoine Krieger and his brother Nicolas, with premises at 17, rue Saint-Nicolas, Paris. Though changing address several times, the atelier became known as Antoine Krieger & Cie in 1850 and moved to 76, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine in 1853. Krieger was succeeded by his sons upon his death in 1856 and continued the business under the name of Cosse-Racault & Cie. Ultimately, the firm became known as Damon & Cie circa 1880, and moved to 74, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine. The company produced and exhibited furniture in many styles, both copying and creating modern interpretations of 18th century and Empire designs.