We are pleased to be offering today this wonderful and scarce governor Winthrop slant top ball and claw secretary desk dates from the 1940s. This desk has been completely and I don't mean half assed or took short cuts here and there, but it has been completely taken apart stripped, sanded, stained all by hand. Then came the talented hand rubbed lacquers that was applied in five to six coats. So, for the next 100 years you will have one carefree gorgeous investment minded antique. Do not gets this confused with those guys out there that just polish or clean up these desk, because we have even completely done the interior which is normally skipped over by others because it is a hard thing to do. It has all the original brass Chippendale hardware on the front.
As you open up the solid writing surface, automatic extensions come out to support the writing lid and it also exposes a wonderful multi-cubby hole drawer interior with a carved door storage area and two cleverly designed units behind multi turn spindle posts. When I was a kid, my dad always used to hide things in those drawers and it took us years to figure out where he put them. It is simply stunning and is all set to go into the home. The overall size is 34 inches wide, 19 inches deep and 41 inches high. It has been professionally refinished and if you had to do it yourself it would cost close to what we are asking for the desk. Do not get it confused with others that you see on the internet as this is all set to go and we also did two others desks at the same time. This desk sports ox bow drawer fronts, dove tails, brass Chippendale hardware, solid writing surface, applied moldings, and it has a lock with no key. Please keep in mind that we do not guarantee locks to be in working condition as they are finicky and usually need to be adjusted.On this item, we will offer delivery FREE if you are within our normal shipping area.. You will receive your item delivered fully insured. This is a fantastic savings from our normal $285-$425 price. Please call us at (207) 314-9621 or email John@MaineAntiqueFurniture.com to see if you qualify for free delivery in our regular shipping zone. Enjoy, and please keep looking for great items here on our site!