Large Antique Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Chest of Drawers Bureau Desk Hand Painted

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Large Antique Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Chest of Drawers Bureau Desk Hand Painted Annie Sloan Athenian Black

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Antique Secretaire Chest

A substantial early 19th century secretaire with drop down, leather inset writing desk above a bank of three capacious graduated storage drawers.

Beautifully made circa 1830s, this solid mahogany piece has seen some use during its long life but has now been thoroughly refurbished. The body is hand finished in Athenian Black chalk paint which has been cured with black wax producing a durable low sheen surface but still retains a fine band of inlay at its base. The drawer fronts have had the old polish removed revealing the true colour and grain of the natural wood then given several coats of satin varnish for protection. The desk section opens on solid brass side swing supports. Internally there are six shallow, bone handled stationery drawers above a pigeonholed base. The tooled leather inset has a little wear (see photos). Original locks (no key) and brass escutcheons. Dovetailed joints and brass drop handles. Recent and historic repairs showing wear commensurate with age and use. Further photos available on request.

A versatile storage solution with bags of character suitable for any room in the house. Please note this is a heavy item requiring two man collection/delivery.

Dimensions: Height 106 cm Width 117cm Depth 55cm

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Dimensions 55 × 117 × 106 cm
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Large Antique Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Chest of Drawers Bureau Desk Hand Painted

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