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Delightful Queen Anne Period Bureau Bookcase c. 1715

This high quality Queen Anne solid oak bureau bookcase is in very good original condition and has secret drawers and candle slides
£1,900
Dated
c. 1715
Dimensions
Max width is 34 inches, max depth is 21.5 inches and height is 75.5 inches.

From floor to top of fall when open is 29.5 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
Made by a skilled British cabinet maker in c. 1715 and of delightfully slender and well balanced proportions. The bookcase top with pair of arched fielded panel doors surmounted by a triple moulded cornice and with a beautiful fitted interior of adjustable shelves, small drawers and pigeon holes which match in design and construction those of the bureau.

The bureau with a stepped waterfall of drawers, including two secret drawers which lock in place - these sit behind the two longest drawers - and with the original well with slide over. All with fine oak linings and beautifully made tiny dovetailed joints.

With two short over three long graduated principal drawers again with original oak linings. The solid brass handles are early replacements for the original drops and have been on the bureau for a very long time. The fall of the bureau and drawers below all have working locks and single key, the drawers also with original oak linings in sound clean condition. Original backboards and the whole with a lovely colour to the oak. Upper case lock replaced a long time ago and with an old working key, small inner slide bolt on uppercase refitted internally, small dings and minor restorations consistent with age and use.

A beautiful early 18th Century example - completely solid and entirely usable.