Wearing a layer of Austrian walnut root veneer, this secrétaire has a unique grain that one does not often see; it swirls and undulates across the surface, drawing the eye along the plane. A geometric inlay frames the door and each drawer. Inside is equally as impressive with its arrangement drawers and cupboards, and its use of contrasting veneer and inlays. Seldom have we seen such impressive use of burled grain.
Austro-Hungarian Secretaire Abbatant
England. Circa 1810.
Glazed door, pale mahogany secretaire bookcase on splay feet. Large brass knobs draw the eye to the drawers. The three top drawers each have an oval string inlay of boxwood. This oval is twice repeated on a much grander scale across the large lower drawers, threading through the planes of three drawers in the process.
Pale Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
England. Circa 1830.
This glazed door secretaire bookcase is beautifully proportioned and a sight to behold at face value. However, opening the exquisitely veneered desk drawer reveals an interior that is handsomely appointed with pigeon holes and satinwood veneered drawers with ivory pulls.
Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase
England. Circa 1730.
English, walnut and walnut burl slant front Queen Anne style mirrored door bureau bookcase on bracket feet. Upper cabinet with candle slides conceals book shelves while slant front with book rail opens to reveal pigeon holes and document drawers and column slides flanking a central cupboard. Between the red leathered writing area and the back outfitting there lies a semi-hidden, flush slide which opens to reveal a storage area below.
Walnut Mirror Door Secretary
England. Circa 1720.
Truly a spectacular example of its kind, this grand secretary grabs your attention with its broken arch pediment and doesn't let go until you admire the original bracket feet. In between, you're treated to a beveled mirror tablet inset below the center crown footing and beveled mirror doors with gently chamfered sides that open to reveal adjustable bookshelves and richly veneered drawers with herringbone cross banding.
George I Walnut Bureau Bookcase
Ireland. Circa 1810.
Mahogany corner secretary with single glazed door over outfitted butler's secretary drawer and two over three graduated drawers. Satinwood stringing and fan inlays occur throughout the exterior of the case and this motif is repeated on the interior drawer fronts. Each drawer, while triangular- or trapezoidal-shaped, is on a stabilizing runner, so it pulls out straight and feels secure to the touch.
Mahogany Corner Secretary
England. Circa 1780.
This oak slant front secretary with mahogany cross banding and dentil crown moulding is a fine example of English country formal furniture. From its shaped, recessed panel doors to its fully outfitted interior of drawers & pigeon holes, this desk goes about its business in a dignified manner.