A very fine antique George II figured & inlaid walnut bureau bookcase/secretary circa 1740. The bookcase secretary being in two parts, the upper bookcase having a stepped crown with twin arched mirrored doors below, the mirror to the right side having a reversed engraved flower and the doors enclosing three adjustable shelves. The base having a fall front with a fitted writing surface, the interior is extravagantly fitted with eight pigeonholes, six drawers and a central carved arched door flanked with ribbed columns. The door having a secret switch to the inside allowing the whole 'box' to be withdrawn, therefore providing access to two secret drawers to the verso. The base having twin pull out lopers to support the fall front, below are four long and two short drawers, the cabinet is raised on bracket feet.
The bookcase secretary is made from the finest figured walnut and is also crossbanded and inlaid with satinwood stringing, the cabinet has all the original brass handles and lockplates/escutcheons. This is a very fine quality antique early Georgian bookcase secretary is very good condition
88" tall X 46.5" wide X 22.5" deep
223.5 cm X 118 cm X 57 cm
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