Substantial 19thC George lll mahogany secretaire bureau chest of drawers inlaid with fine ebony and satinwood line. Raised on French bracket kick feet with swept line bottom rail. Graduating drawers and original substantial Georgian brass ring handles with detailed circular back plates and original brass escutcheons. The top faux drawer pulls out and by depressing two brass buttons the drop front is released revealing a generous writing surface in leather. To the rear is a fully appointed interior of drawers and cubby holes.The original ceramic ink well and pen slope is still present along with the original brass drawer pulls. Size - 11cm wide x 54cm deep x 99cm tall.
Whilst this is undoubtedly a gorgeous piece of Georgian furniture this is not a museum piece, this piece has been in regular service throughout its life and served its previous owners well. Through regular use and polishing this piece has developed a unique aged patina including rub marks, scratches, indentations and losses. Losses include two sections of drawer edge beading, small veneer losses to front, repaired loose veneers to side of feet, loss of veneer to bottom edge of one foot and loss/repair of veneer to front corners of top. Historical ink stains to top.
We have tried to outline as much detail as possible to help prospective buyers and provided numerous high resolution images to assist in understanding condition. Whilst the condition report appears to be extensive, this piece is more than 200 years old, we highly recommend this item, it has a wonderful depth of colour, its Georgian proportions and quality finishing details such as its handles and the bureau interior are fabulous.
This piece can offer its new owner years of faithful service whilst bringing a touch of Georgian style to its new home. More photographs available upon request. Other items shown in our photographs are not included. The item "19th Century George lll Mahogany secretaire bureau chest of drawers" is in sale since Friday, March 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)".
The seller is "greatbritishrevivals" and is located in Faringdon . This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.