This is a stunning antique early 18th Century English Queen Anne secretaire. chest, Circa 1705 in date. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design and it will instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home. This gorgeous secretaire is made of beautiful burr walnut which has a wonderful colour and patina. The contrasts in the wood create a unique and breathtaking effect. There is a secret a cushion moulded drawer in the frieze above the crossbanded quarter veneered fall front which drops down to reveal a leathered writing surface that can be raised to present an angled writing slope. It also reveals a fantastic interior with ten small drawers and a cupboard, the cupboard door opens to reveal four further drawers. The three sets of pigeon holes above the drawers each slide out to reveal a secret drawer. There is a further secret drawer inside the secretaire. The base has two hal f width and two full width drawers which are capacious and useful. It is outlined throughout with decorative herringbone stringing, brass drop and bat shaped handles and stands on bun feet, so typical of the Queen Anne Period.
Queen Anne 1702-1714