Early 18th century walnut secretaire
Early 18th century walnut secretaire, the upper section restored to a fall-front (previously double doors). Moulded cornice above convex frieze drawer. Fall-front, feather banded with figured cental panels, opens to reveal eight pigeon holes above a door between four drawers each side. Five drawers around an open space at the base. Four further drawers are within the door space. Giltmetal six lobed florets hold the double scroll drop handles. Similar larger handles (the gilt worn off) are on the lower section with two drawers above two full-width graduated drawers. Five bun feet.
Bought from J.D.Wrisdale in 2004 who had bought it from John Montgomery Massingberd in the 1970s. The purchase was concluded in the final settlement of 26.1.2005.