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This magnificent secretary is an example of proficient English artistry
The interior features a multitude of drawers and compartments for storing valuables
The secretary features its original embossed leather writing surface
The piece includes a fascinating secret compartment
Double bonnet mirrored doors and bun feet are charming design features
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Queen Anne Walnut Secretary 

  • This important Queen Anne-period walnut secretary demonstrates exceptional quality and artistry
  • The interior features a multitude of drawers and compartments for storing valuables
  • Double bonnet mirrored doors, bun feet and a secret compartment are most desirable features
  • It is quite extraordinary to find Queen Anne-period furniture in such excellent condition
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$88,500
Item No. 30-0634
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This important Queen Anne-period walnut secretary demonstrates exceptional quality and artistry. It boasts a desirable double bonnet, mirrored cabinet doors, later bun feet and its original embossed leather writing surface. The interior is skillfully constructed with a choice of compartments in which to hide one’s important documents and valuables. A secret drawer is also concealed in the side of the bureau interior, and the inclusion of original brass locks and some pulls adds to this. . .
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This important Queen Anne-period walnut secretary demonstrates exceptional quality and artistry. It boasts a desirable double bonnet, mirrored cabinet doors, later bun feet and its original embossed leather writing surface. The interior is skillfully constructed with a choice of compartments in which to hide one’s important documents and valuables. A secret drawer is also concealed in the side of the bureau interior, and the inclusion of original brass locks and some pulls adds to this secretary's desirability. Queen Anne-period furnishings such as this walnut secretary are incredibly rare and important examples of English cabinetmaking.

The secretary bookcase, or secretaire, 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 like this treasure soon became the focal point of the manor, serving as statements of culture and education. 

Circa 1720 

36 1/2" wide x 24" deep x 79" high 
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This magnificent secretary is an example of proficient English artistry
Period: 18th Century
Origin: England
Type: Cabinets/Vitrines/Bookcases
Depth: 24.0 Inches
Width: 36.5 Inches
Height: 79.0 Inches
Style: Queen Anne
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