This 1870's Victorian period solid walnut secretary desk has burl panels, a bookcase top and hand carved grapes.
The original glossy finish has been revarnished over the years and is very well preserved with enough wear for warm antique patina. There are stains, mars at the edges, shrinkage separations from age and ink stains for character. Waxed and polished, only an occasional wipe with a soft dry cloth is needed to maintain its luster. The drop front key is a handle only, the lock does not work. Inside are cubicles and small drawers.
A separate piece for easier moving, the bookcase has a working lock. Doors have old wavy glass, shelves adjust on wooden supports. Lower graduated drawers have hand cut dovetail joints and chamfered bottoms on this American made furniture. Square cut nails are visible on this beautifully proportioned desk. Size is 47" wide, 24" deep, 7' 6" tall and the writing surface is 30" high.
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