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- SOLD Mahogany Slant Top Governor Winthrop Secretary Desk-Rare Bracket Foot Base
We are pleased to be offering today this wonderful and scarce governor Winthrop slant top secretary desk dates from the 1940s. Everyone of these type of desks are normally ball and claw foot, either just in the front or both. This one comes with a bracket foot base and has the period look, just like the country Chippendale ones would. I personally love it so much better than the other style. 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 breadboard 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. This desk was made by Maddox out of Buffalo, NY that was well known for their high quality and stylish goods. It is simply stunning and is all set to go into the home. The overall size is 36 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 42 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 ball and claw desks at the same time. This desk sports ox bow drawer fronts, dove tails, brass Chippendale hardware, breadboard ends on the writing surface that is 30 inches from the floor when opened, 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. The cost to ship this desk is $385 if you are within our normal shipping area. Please contact us prior to purchase to confirm your shipping zone. We also ship to all points of Canada, but please contact us prior to purchase to obtain a quote for your specific locale.
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