Antique Mahogany Drop Front Bureau Desk Early 19th C, London, England.
Beautiful mahogany antique English slant top, drop front bureau desk secretary dating back to the early 1800's.
This classically elegant piece of furniture was made by Willson at 68 Great Queens St, London which is branded in the top of a drawer.
The slant top drops down to reveal a writing table with cubbies and small drawers. There are 2 drawers above 3 drawers to the front and it sits on simple bracket feet. The drawers and desk top all retain the original locks but no key and the brass handles are also original.
The delicate raised beading framing the edges of the drawer fronts is missing on the bottom drawer and the lower edge of the middle large drawer. There has also been some sympathetic restorations made to the beading on the other drawers. There is also minor wear and marks throughout but nothing major. I have tried to show as much of this as possible in the pictures and as you can see it is hardly noticeable and only adds to its character and charm.
The whole piece has developed a wonderful aged patina that only a lifetime or two can create. Over all this fantastic desk is in solid, sturdy condition with minor age appropriate flaws.
Dimensions: width 36 3/4", depth 19 1/4", height 40 3/4".
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