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Early 20th Century Rosewood Antique Secretaire Desk

Early 20th century rosewood antique secretaire cabinet standing on square taper legs. This secretaire is a very fine example of this period of cabinet making. It is made of rosewood which is a very expensive exotic timber, it is covered with finely inlaid boxwood decoration and the drawer linings are made from a good cut of mahogany. The construction is of the best quality with precision cut dovetails and drawers that open and close smoothly. This secretaire has been in the same family since new, was a wedding present to the original owners around a hundred and ten years ago and must have cost a fortune when new. It also has a leather writing surface that slides away when not in use.

English circa 1910 £950

PT 006

147cm / 58" high
75cm / 29½" high to surface
72cm / 28½" high to writing surface
107cm / 42" wide
59cm / 23" deep

Unusually Small Early 18th Century William And Mary Period Oak Bureau

Unusually small early 18th century William and Mary period oak bureau. This bureau has moulding on the aperture around the drawers, rather than cock beading on drawers themselves as found on later pieces. The drop handles are nice and restrained and the locks are good old ones. This bureau comes into two parts, which is the earlier design that pre dates the idea of a hidden well. The surface has a very nice tone to it which will improve even more when we have waxed it. The colour manages to vary from deep brown to golden honey without being either too clogged with dirt or having been scrubbed clean. We love this piece for its small size, its lovely old handles, locks and hinges, and the wonderful colour. Best of all, now that we all have laptops not desktops, the bureau is useful again. A beautiful three hundred year old piece of furniture for under three grand? Amazing.

English circa 1700 £2800

09 17 16

64cm / 25" wide
92cm / 36" high
45cm / 17½" deep
71cm / 28" high to surface

Gentleman's Universal Cabinet

Fine quality and rare gentleman's universal cabinet made of Cuban mahogany. This escritiore is made of a wonderful cut of timber and is exceptionally well made with precision dove tails everywhere. The piece has a secretaire drawer which pulls out. Concealed within is a writing slope with many pigeon holes, a pull out pen and ink drawer and further compartment beneath the writing slope. The two cupboard drawers open to reveal more pigeon holes and many drawers.

English cira 1810 £4,800

30" wide
20" deep
33" high