Description & Technical information

Designed by: Mauritius Herrgesell, Vienna, around 1908/10

Executed by: Anton Herrgesell, Vienna

White metal fittings, interior with geometrical border inlay in maple and mahogany veneer, 4 drawers, cut and facetted glass, mirror replaced, surface cleaned, retouches, slightly repolished, very good original condition.

Mauritius Hergesell trained as an architect in the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts from 1901 to 1905 under Prof. Josef Hoffmann. The design for the fall front desk is strongly influenced by Hoffmann’s formal language as it was at the time. The execution of the piece was carried out in the workshop of his father Anton Herrgesell, a renown Viennese cabinetmaker who had his saleroom at one of the best addresses in Vienna, Am Stephansplatz 9, just opposite the main entrance to St. Stephan’s cathedral.

Date:  1908/10
Period:  Early 20th century
Origin:  Austrian
Medium: Solid oak and veneer, dyed black and limed

Marked on one lock: ANTON HERRGESELL WIEN

Dimensions: 195 x 121 x 38 cm (76³/₄ x 47⁵/₈ x 15 inches)
Categories: Furniture