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George II Secretary Cabinet
- This 18th-century English secretary cabinet is a classic specimen of Georgian craftsmanship
- Its drop-front desk and lockable drawers provide ample writing and storage space
- The cabinet is extraordinary in both style and construction
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The secretary bookcase, or secrétaire, was an innovative piece of writing furniture introduced in the early 18th century. For the wealthiest households, it proved to be the preferred piece of writing furniture. As the demand for these versatile furnishings grew, so did the level of craftsmanship and overall beauty. Secretaries such as the current offering soon became the focal point of the manor, serving as statements of culture and education.
50" wide x 25" deep x 112 1/2" high