A superb late 18th century four door secrétaire linen press or wardrobe. Featuring Gothic style partial foil shaped panelled doors with motifs to the tips of the foils and a similarly panelled secrétaire drawer. The centre doors conceal five solid oak-lined slides and are flanked by full length doors with further slides and drawers behind. There are working sliding bolts and locks to all the doors and each has a separate key. This beautiful piece of English cabinetmaking has well figured flame mahogany veneers and a rich warm colour.
In very good condition, on the right door there is one motif missing from the top and a Bramah lock has been added, for the photographs we have positioned all the slides to the right side although there are runners for two slides on the left, hanging rails could easily be added if preferred. The left side has scrapes and the polish is dry and there is a long but narrow chip out the lower back edge on both sides. The missing handle inside will be replaced.
Please feel free to ask for more photos.
The overall dimensions at the largest points are approximately
Width - 94in (239cm)
Depth - 23in (58.5cm)
Height - 92 3/4in (235cm)
The internal sizes are approximately:
Top centre section
52 1/8 in wide x 18in deep x 46 1/2in high
(132.5cm wide x 46cm deep x 118cm high)
16 1/4in wide x 17 1/4in deep x 60 1/2in high
(41.5cm wide x 44cm deep x 153.5cm high)
For moving this item divides into six sections (cornice, plinth, two side sections,centre top section and centre base section).
We can arrange to deliver this to most UK mainland destinations for £115.
Delivery is usually within 31 days and is free if you buy from us directly.
Please note that in order to keep the delivery costs down items are delivered by our trusted usual small independent courier and therefore cannot be delivered immediately. If you prefer to arrange your own collection just let me know after purchase or we may be able to provide faster delivery using different companies but this would almost certainly be more expensive.
Please read the important information below for more details and information.
Important Note About Antiques
Antiques have long histories of daily use and as such, over time they can gain minor scratches, marks, knocks, shrinkage splits, signs of old woodworm, lifts or losses to any veneer, which along with daily care and years of polishing go together to create individual character and patina. We describe any flaws in the items that fall outside of this bracket but cannot describe each of these marks separately. If anything, we tend to be over critical of items but if you are not sure please do not buy without clarifying or take the view that the only way to have it absolutely perfect is to have it fully and comprehensively restored.
Preferred payment method is bank transfer, we also accept payment by cheque, paypal and bankers draft. We cannot accept payment over the telephone.
You can arrange your own collection or the item can be delivered by carrier to UK mainland destinations south of Perth (Scotland)*. Deliveries are usually within 31 days of payment and the delivery cost is based on 1 man who will deliver to your ground floor main door only. If you are purchasing something large or heavy you must have someone available to help the driver unload and get it to your door. Discounts can be made for the delivery of multiple items to the same address.
Please note that the carrier we use is a small one van company experienced in moving antique furniture. It is not usually possible for them to give you a delivery date until they have built up enough deliveries to visit your region. Once your item has been collected we ask the carrier to contact you directly regarding delivery and we will also pass the carriers contact details to you so you can contact them if required.
*Separate quotes will be required for deliveries north of Perth, north and west of Loch Lomond and West of Taunton.