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Rare Early 18th Century Walnut Secretaire Writing Cabinet

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Mersham Manor Antiques

This antique has been viewed 8 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


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A fine and rare early 18th century walnut writing cabinet secretaire.
Wonderful use of beautifully patinated burr and highly figured walnut on this very handsome cabinet.
Having a moulded cornice over two raised and fielded panelled doors, framed by cross and feather-banding, with original working lock and key, which open to reveal an abundance of storage drawers and shelves within. To the back are 10 solid oak drawers, with original brass handles, fronted by 2 sliding shelves, which can be adjusted to suit size or completely removed. These are over a ledge with a further six larger drawers, also oak lined and having the most glorious burr-walnut fronts with feather banding and retaining the original brass handles.

The secretaire drawer section fits the same key that fits the cabinet section, which pulls out and opens to reveal a quality fitted interior, with an arrangement of 5 figured walnut fronted drawers, with original brass handles, and are oak lined, with 10 pigeon holes above. The writing surface is a green, gold-tooled leather, in very good condition.
This is over a chest of three long oak lined drawers. Having double half-rounded drawer dividers and matching feather banding to the drawers as above.
Possibly would have originally had brass carrying handles to each side, top and bottom as there are marks to indicate this. Removed long ago.
A stunning beautifully crafted, high quality item, still very relevant for modern day use.
Lovely, rich even colour and glowing warm patina.
Standing on bracket feet, with later added metal castors.
The top section can be removed from the base section.

In excellent antique condition. Expected signs of age.
Very solid sturdy and strong.
The dimensions are taken at highest, widest and deepest points.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this item.
Viewings are available at our showroom in Kent,
please contact us to arrange an appointment-thanks.
If courier delivery is required, we are happy to provide a quote.
Collection in person is very welcome, we are happy to help with loading.
Bank transfer.
Cleared cheque.
Cash on collection.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 212 cm (83.5")
Width = 103 cm (40.6")
Depth = 59 cm (23.2")

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Mersham Manor Antiques
Mersham Manor
TN25 6NR
United Kingdom

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