Regency Specialists in the Antiques Trade
circa 1770 - 1780
George III 18th century Hepplewhite period mahogany bureau. The fall to the mahogany bureau has a splendid flamed veneer and opens to reveal a satinwood and mahogany interior. The fall is supported on concealed lopers that flank two short oak lined drawers, above three graduated long drawers. The drawer fronts are all fitted with the original gilt brass swan neck handles that compliment the highly figured mahogany drawer fronts. The secretaire is fitted with concealed pull out trays with satinwood fronts above arched pigeon holes that sit on banks of secretaire drawers, that retain the original ‘axe head’ handles. The satinwood and mahogany secretaire door is flanked by two capitals that secretly pull out to stowaway documents and papers. The centre door and capitals are only opened by an ingenious secret lock-in lock-out device concealed within the graduated satinwood steps and infront of the green baize writing surface. The bureau is of high quality and exceptional colour and stands on carved ogee bracket feet.
Sold by Avon Antiques in 1985. Private collection
Height 109.00cm (42.91 inches)
Width 108.00cm (42.52 inches)
Depth 55.00cm (21.65 inches)
Stock No: 10655