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15453 Antique Empire Flame Mahogany Claw-foot Secretary Desk
PURCHASE PRICE: $985.00
SHIPPING: $385.00Item #: 15453
This is a really beautiful empire-age and style slant-top secretary desk with a solid mahogany breadboard writing lid, acanthus carved Greek column pillars coming down both sides into a really wonderful detailed toenail claw foot, and hand-cut dovetail construction on the top and the drawers. This desk most likely dates from around the 1880s. When you open the writing lid, which has pullout supports, it exposes a very unusual curved-drawer door interior with two columns on both sides of the door, as well as compartments and a cubbyhole. It’s got a lot of writing area, 34 inches wide, by 27 inches deep, which allows for plenty of room to write out your checks to buy antique furniture. When the lid is closed, there are two rolled-front hand-cut dovetail drawers on top and three flame mahogany curved hand-cut dovetail drawers in the base. It has been all re-sprayed in a dark reddish-brown stain finish, and has wooden knobs on the exterior, except for the brass knobs on the pullout supports. The overall size is 36 inches wide, 22 inches deep at the deepest point, and 41.5 inches high. The overall condition is really nice. It has been detailed out, all re-sprayed to remove nicks and dings, but still does have a very old stain that you can see on the top, but is a really nice-looking piece. The base and drawers have also been sprayed. It really is all set to go in your home. Remember, this is a real empire-age desk, not a mass-made machine-constructed reproduction that sells for around the same price. These are getting harder and harder to find! It will cost only $365 to have this desk shipped to your home, within our normal delivery area.