A George III mahogany Secretaire Chest on Chest
The stepped, moulded and dentiled cornice with neo-classic carved ornament, above two short and two full width drawers over a secretaire fitted with ten drawers and pigeon holes, centred with a hinged door inlaid with a boxwood and harewood star, flanked by carved columns enclosing secret compartments and a secret slide opening to a reservoir, a secret compartment is also set behind two short drawers to the right, all the drawers retain their original gilt metal axe head handles; the upper section with canted corners with reed and flute detail; the base with three full width drawers above a moulded plinth on ogee bracket feet; the chest retains its original locks, escutcheons, rococo handles and back-plates with moderate replacements to four handles .
England, circa 1780.
Height: 185.5 cm Width: 116.2 cm Depth: 59 cm
Provenance: The Crawford Emu Swamp Collection