circa 1770 - 1780
George III 18th century Hepplewhite period mahogany secretaire bookcase of diminutive size.
The teardrop cornice sits above a neatly drawn pair of astragal glazed doors. The glass doors open to reveal three oak-lined adjustable shelves. The highly figured mahogany door frames are crossbanded with ebony and mahogany astragal glazing bars with a carved floral motif at the pinnacle.
The bookcase top sits on a secretaire base with a satinwood interior and a leather lined writing surface. The black leather lining has recently been added and the fall closes to reveal a well figured horizontal flamed mahogany drawer front. The drawer front retains the original gilt brass handles outlined within the ebony stringing and sits above two cupboard doors that open to reveal a bank of drawers. The drawers retain the original gilt brass ring pulled handles and are configured as two short, one long and a faux double drawer that is actually one deep single drawer. The cupboard doors above the mahogany plinth base are highly figured and inlaid with ebony stringing.
Height 219.00cm (86.22 inches)
Width 94.00cm (37.01 inches)
Depth 39.00cm (15.35 inches)
Stock No: 11430