A fine early George III period Mahogany Secretaire chest of drawers dating from c 1760. The rectangular figured Mahogany top with moulded edge above the secretaire drawer of two false drawer fronts above three long drawers with brass escutcheons and handles. The Secretaire interior with central Burr walnut Satin wood strung, Rosewood crossbanded door ( original lock and key) opening to reveal a further four small Rosewood cross banded drawers and additional secret drawer within, flanked by drawers and pigeon holes, the central lower short drawer having ebony and Satin wood inlay. The chest corners with quarter round reeded columns with brass corinthian tops and brass base standing on reeded support. The whole standing on shaped ogee bracket feet. The brass escutcheons are original, the handles are replacements fitted some time ago. Apart from handles, in excellent original condition with a myriad of minor scratches, abrasions, bumps etc consistent with age and use. Beautifully proportioned, excellent colour and patina. 1750

Dimensions:103 cm wide across top, 54 cm deep, 112 cm high