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SOLD Antique Period Maple Abante Secretary

$345.00 (Fixed shipping cost)

Product Description


We are pleased to be offering today this wonderful elm period abante desk that dates from the 1850s era and came in on our last container from Denmark.  This type of furniture is called Beidermeier, it is German, and it is very well sought after here in America.  We are always fortunate enough to have four or five of this hard to find stylish items in every container in very nice hand-picked good condition.  This particular piece, they told me was made from elm, it doesn't look like our elm but I would call it a maple color or style that has a lot of burl to it..  It is in wonderful condition.  The only things I can see wrong with it is that there is a water ring on the top, where someone sat a plant pot over the years, and the handle is missing on the pull down writing lid.  There are no keys for the drawers, but we never guarantee the locks as the always need to be cleaned and greased by a lock conditioner in your area.  The only reason you would need a key for this item would be if there were no handles, but someone has put on replacement handles on these as they originally came with a key hole cover.  Someone in the last 20-30 years has cleaned up the chest giving it a beautiful amber glow finish.  The size of the chest is 41.5 inches wide, 17.5 inches deep and 53 inches tall.  It has one drawer above the drop down lid and three drawers below.  The base has wonderful turnip style turn feet. The chest has a multi molded top and cast brass handles.  When you pen down the lid it exposes beautiful interior of drawers and a door.  

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