Beautiful antique 18th century Dutch mahogany bookcase secretary. Towering 9 ft high, this exquisite mahogany bureau was hand-crafted in the Netherlands around 1780. Over the centuries, the mahogany has developed a beautiful patina, so that it now displays a deep, lustrous complexion and a highly pronounced grain. As fine as this exquisite wood appears, the design itself is also quite striking: the interior of the desk thus reveals a series of drawers, and Neoclassic urns adorn the front of the doors and slant front secretary door and drawers. Bombe chest/bureau section is spectacular with the carved apron, scroll feet, and brass pulls adorning each of the exterior drawers, which feature hand-cut dovetails. A key is included which locks the drawers.
Although this fine piece remains very sturdy and astonishingly beautiful, it has sustained some surface wear, most of which is extremely minimal given the great age of this piece. It is in great antique condition. It measures a huge 108"H x 22"D x 55"W A small section of the molding on the base of the bookcase on the right is missing. The interior pigeon holes have been rebuilt. Overall condition therefore remains very good. This will be the most statement making piece in the room. This is a bargain price. Straight from an incredible Southern California estate.