A very fine 18th Century figured Mahogany Secretaire Tallboy in superb original condition and of the most wonderful untouched colour and patina. Retaining the original decorated handles, locks , hinges, drawer knobs to the interior, feet and quite remarkably the original key. The interior of the secretaire drawer is so exceptionally clean that it is hard to imagine it was actually made around 250 years ago, it has obviously had very little use with no signs of ink where you would expect it.
The quality of the craftsmanship is superb and the piece is highly decorated with dental cornice, carved blind fretwork to the frieze, canted fretwork corners, and ogee bracket feet. The incredibly clean drawer linings are all original and made in oak.
It is worth noting that it is most unusual to see carved detail added to fretwork as it is on this piece. This piece was probably commissioned for an important house and made by a leading furniture maker of the period. It seems from the label on the back of the piece that it was probably purchased from John Keil Ltd. Interestingly information about the firm including images of the shop at 51 Park St can be seen on the website of Antique Dealers -University of Leeds.
Height = 180 cm (70.9″)
Width = 105 cm (41.3″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)
A George I Burr walnut Tallboy with wonderfully figured Burr Walnut veneers, having canted fluted corners and brushing slide. Upon close inspection we have found that this piece is a marriage although it is almost impossible to to know this without close inspection of the construction of the drawer linings. The Burr veneers, herring bone, cross banding and lip mould to the drawer fronts appear to be the same on the top and base section, the colour also matches perfectly which suggests that the piece has lived together for quite some time. Some would say a marriage made in heaven, Its certainly a wonderful looking piece of Furniture for half the price you may expect to pay for one of this quality with these striking veneers.
Height = 184 cm (72.4″)
Width = 106 cm (41.7″)
Depth = 53 cm (20.9″)
A fantastic quality 18th Century Mahogany Secretaire Chest On Chest of outstanding colour and patina. Lined in solid Ceder wood throughout and veneered with fiddle back Mahogany. The cornice with bold Greek Key design, the freeze and canted corners with finely cut blind fret work. The interior fitted with drawers, shaped freeze and an inlaid central door flanked with split turned columns. The boldly shaped ogee feet are mostly original with repairs to the bottom section. The period handles with traces of the original gilding are probably not original to the piece although looking at the patina around them it is fair to say they have been fitted early in the life of the piece and most likely in the 18th Century.
It is wonderful piece of country house furniture that has been well cared for over the years and retains good original condition.
Height = 209 cm (82.3″)
Width = 120 cm (47.2″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)
Fabulous 18th Century Chest On Chest with original handles, locks, escutcheons ,superbly figured veneers, very good colour and patina in excellent original condition. The Original Oak drawer linings are very clean just as we like to see them. The original feet quite remarkably are made from cross grained mahogany as is the base mould. This is a very unusual example having a rare drawer formation with twelve drawers in all. Circa 1745
Price £3,600 SOLD
Height = 185 cm (72.8″)
Width = 108 cm (42.5″)
Depth = 52 cm (20.5″)
A fine 18th Century Mahogany Tallboy of the most fabulous colour and patina in original condition. The wonderful pierced handles and locks are original as are the well shaped ogee bracket feet. To the top of the piece is a fine blind fret and dental cornice. The linings are clean and original, made in oak. The panelled Oak back boards are another quality feature.
Dimensions: 184cm high, 98cm wide, 53cm deep
A fine and rare quality 18th Century Chippendale period Secrataire Chest on Chest of outstanding colour and patina in superbly figured Mahogany. The chest has its original ornate cast brass handles and original brass fittings to the hinged section of the secretaire drawer. The Chest has a nicely carved dental and freeze to the top with fluted columns to the corners and stands on original ogee bracket feet. The secretaire drawer opens to reveal a central door veneered in curl Mahogany flanked by pull out pilasters and small drawers, to the top there is a shaped freeze drawer. The piece is lined throughout in oak.
Price £8,000 SOLD
Height = 175 cm (68.9″)
Width = 110 cm (43.3″)
Depth = 54 cm (21.3″)