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A Superb George III Period Inlaid Flame Mahogany Secretaire Bookcase/display Cabinet


£6,850 | $9,546 USD | €7,983 EUR
Item Number: SA745483
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Robert Belcher Antiques
This antique has been viewed 36 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This superb George III flame mahogany secretaire bookcase has some very fine details which elevate this piece to what can only be described as a fine example. It is veneered in flame mahogany throughout - the base has two doors with round panels with a double-crossbanded border separated with boxwood and mahogany stringing. It stands on delicate swept feet and a shaped frieze inlaid with a square central panel with an inlaid oval and two inlaid fans. The secretaire drawer is similarly veneered with oval panels, again double-banded in flame mahogany.
The interior is veneered in contrast in the best West Indian satinwood and is very well fitted with an array of drawers and pigeon holes with a central cupboard all with original axe head handles.
The doors to the bookcase top are crossbanded again in flame mahogany and are glazed with original hand floated glass panels separated with astragal bars which are crossbanded in mahogany with boxwood stringing.
The interior of the cabinet has been lined in fabric at some point with electric lights and glass shelves fitted for displaying porcelain. This can be converted back to a bookcase if necessary.
The cornice matches with a crossbanded frieze with a delicately moulded pediment.
This magnificent piece of furniture is in good condition with rich colour and patina,
circa 1790.
Robert Belcher Antiques is a high quality antiques shop, which also offers picture framing and restoration services. The company is based in Droitwich Spa, the medieval Worcestershire town made famous by salt production.
The business is run by husband and wife team, Robert and Wendy Belcher, and has been established since 1984. The show rooms are situated in a detached Georgian double fronted town house, which has a private forecourt for the benefit of customer parking.
The M5 motorway means access is convenient, as the show rooms are located only 3 miles off Junction 6. The business can be found half a mile prior to reaching Droitwich Spa town centre on the main A38 road. If using a SAT-NAV, please use the post code WR9 8AN.
Robert Belcher sources a range of interesting stock both nationally and internationally. The stock is always of a high quality and Robert prides himself on the authenticity and excellence of all items held for sale.
The business specialises in fine 18th century and early 19th century town furniture mainly in Walnut and Mahogany, which is displayed in the four showrooms. The showrooms also contain an interesting mix of rare objects and interesting, decorative items that would complement most collections or interiors.
Enquiries including payment, collection, postage or delivery can be made by contacting Robert Belcher Antiques on 07929011224 or 01905 772320. The business can also be contacted via email using:
General shop opening days are Monday Saturday, if making a special journey please feel free to contact the business in advance to confirm opening hours.


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


Height = 240 cm (94.5")
Width = 125 cm (49.2")
Depth = 51 cm (20.1")

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Robert Belcher Antiques
128 Worcester Road
Droitwich Spa
United Kingdom

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