A Sheraton period Secretaire bookcase dating from c 1790. The stepped cornice above a pair of glazed doors with diamond pattern glazing bars, central floral marquetry inlaid roundel, corner quarter fan paterae and original lock and key. The interior with three adjustable shelves. The base with hinged secretaire writing surface with inset tooled leather skiver above a pair of paneled doors with corner quarter fan paterae and original lock but no key, the whole standing on shaped swept bracket feet. A very elegant piece, lovely proportions, compact size beautiful mellow colour and good condition with various minor marks and stains consistent with age and use. 1890

Dimensions: 112 cm wide across top of base, 50 cm deep, 196 cm high