Are you working from home and need a sophisticated desk/storage alternative to a table? If so, this could be the piece of furniture for you. 18 1/2 inches deep, front to back.
It has three capacious drawers ideal for clothes storage beneath the pull-down desk, which itself has a very good quality, long brass bracket to keep it strong See the photographs. When the front desk flap is pulled down the interior is so lovely. There are 12 drawers, with what are probably original tiny porcelain handles within. The 8 largest drawers are the perfect size to store A4 documents and even your laptop. You can see my MacBook Air fits neatly within one of them.
There are also two wide drawers in the centre section: top and bottom, a cupboard with a working lock and 2 deep cubby holes. Then there are also 2 secret drawers which are ideal for pens, credit cards, rulers, or other bits and bobs. It's truly a shame to shut this interior away. The piece has been painted at some point, and was stripped and waxed before we bought it. It has a lovely patina and natural variation of colour but no real marks to mention.
The top surface is un-marked by cup rings or anything nasty, as you can see. It has been polished in Antique Brown Briwax over the 15 or so years that we have owned it.
It has a strong working lock on the top part where the desk flap is secured. The little cupboard inside the secretaries part locks. The bottom three drawers have working locks, to my knowledge, but alas no keys.
It wouldn't be hard to get a locksmith to make new keys as the locks are easily removable and operational. We are an immaculately clean non-smoking home.
It's unusual, at this good size, and I have priced it to sell. Collection from a Covid-safe home in a village outside Lichfield. Happy to work with any courier you might arrange. The item "Antique Pine 19th Century Swedish Secretaire Bureau WFH Desk Chest of Drawers" is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Victorian (1837-1901)".The seller is "fiddle-dee-dee2013" and is located in Abbots Bromley. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.