Antique Empire Cylinder-Top Secretary with Bookcase in Burled Ash, circa 1800

Price: $14, 500.00

Product ID : SEC00184

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An exceptional Empire secretary bookcase in fine burl ash wood. Denmark or North Germany, circa 1800. The bookcase features a tiered bonnet with ebonized end finials over three cabinets with a concave middle section flanked by two convex ones, all offering interior shelving for books. The base has a cylinder top that opens to a multitude of drawers surrounding a center compartment flanked by vertical document drawers. A sliding desk drawer offers a wood writing surface that was originally in baize. The area can be left as is or we can add leather. There are two sliding storage compartments, also in wood. Three large drawers provide additional storage.

46 1/4" wide x 21 1/2" deep closed/30" deep open x 84 1/2" high.
30 1/2" from floor to work surface.
work space when open is 41 1/2" high x 16" deep.

Empire (Of the Period)

Materials and Techniques:

Place of Origin:

Early 19th Century

Date of Manufacture:
circa 1800


Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. This fine secretary bookcase was restored with a French-polish finish in our workshop.


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