Antique Late 18th Century English Secretary Desk Chest of Drawers Large Rare. Here is an absolutely stunning very large and extremely solid desk /set of drawers from the late 18th Century. This very rare and impressive desk came from a farm here in the Yorkshire Dales.
It had been in the same family for many generations. A piece of furniture like this is very rarely parted with and it really is a very impressive desk. This desk will need some work as there has been damage and breaks, as to be expected with a functional item like this. The desk has been fully treated for woodworm but the back boards may need replacing.
The structure of the desk and indeed multiple drawers are very good and solid. One of the front drawer handles is missing but was later found, it is broken and I have photographed it. There are 3 large drawers with a middle drawer to the centre and 2 small drawers to either side.. When you open the desk it reviels a green felted writing area. One of the three hindges has 3 screws missing (again very easy to replace) There are 3 pigeon holes to each side and a large central one.
2 slim drawers to each side at the bottom and 2 slim secret drawers to the top of each side and 2 thich secret drawers to each side of the large central pigeon hole. There seems to be the old lock and some edge's of wood in the drawer but unfortunately no key. This is truly a one-off individual item that is hundreds of years old and will last for hundreds of years to come. A real piece of Yorkshire history full of charm and character. 99cm High 70cm Desk Height 53cm Deep 120cm wide.
Collection welcome from Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales. If you require any further information or any more photos please don't hesitate to contact me.I have a huge passion for vintage, retro and antique items and I now spend my days searching the Yorkshire Dales for hidden or forgotten treasure. Please take a look at my other items and add me to your favorites list. Many thanks, Vicky, The Red Hen. The item "Antique Late 18th Century English Secretary Desk Chest Drawers Large Rare £3000" is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)". The seller is "pippipvicky" and is located in Skipton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.