Antique Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase - For Sale
Antique Georgian Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
circa: 1820 width: 46 height: 99 length: 22 This Georgian mahogany secretaire bookcase was hand-crafted in England. The bottom was crafted in 1820 and restored. The top is newly made. The pediment is 7'' high and moulded. The bookcase has astragal glass fronts and alligator brackets. The bookcase has a lock and key with bone escutcheons. Each of the two shelves are movable. The bottom appears to have five drawers. However the top two drawers are in fact a fall front. The fall opens to reveal a cabinet with lock and key, seven drawers and eight pigeon holes. The writing surface is made of fine, green leather, bordered with hand-worked gold tooling. This area sits atop two graduated drawers. The bottom drawer is a full 14.5'' deep with the drawer above it measuring 6.5'' deep. All of the hardware is solid-brass and the drawer pulls are made in the classic Georgian style. The drawers have hand-crafted dovetailed joints and all of the escutcheons are made of bone. This secretaire sits atop sturdy shaped bracket feet. There are distress marks on the top and side (see pictures) but otherwise this Georgian mahogany secretaire bookcase is in very good condition and would make a fine investment for any home furniture collection!