A beautiful and usable piece of mid 18th Century furniture made by hand and with a good colour throughout
39 inches wide at cornice, 21 inches deep and 86 inches high (including finials).
Depth with fall down is 34 inches and floor to writing surface is 30 inches.
Top lifts off for transport.
For metric please multiply by 2.5
A good solid oak bureau bookcase c. 1750 with handsome double domed upper case with turned oak finials and curved moulded frames to the two glazed doors which enclose two removable and adjustable shelves.
The doors open and close smoothly on ornate iron hinges and what appear to be an original working key.
The lower case with full oak lined drawers and a substantial fall which lowers to rest on the pull out slide. The fall also with original lock and what appears to be original old iron working key. The bureau has a well fitted interior of small solid oak drawers and pigeon holes and has two secret compartments flanking the central door which retains its original ornate hinges.
Original bracket feet, the handles are later but solid brass and good quality and old replacements with attractive wear. Minor dings and restorations but nothing significant or unpleasant.
The five graduated drawers open and close smoothly and are robust and solid.
A beautiful and usable piece of mid 18th Century furniture made by hand and with a good colour throughout.