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Lot 0150C
The lot features an excellent original early American Georgian style hand crafted drop front secretary desk dating to circa 18-19th Century. The desk shows a large flip-down door or desktop and four large storage drawers. When the drop front desk portion is in the horizontal position it will expose the stationary “pigeon hole” organizer which features ten various small drawers and nine cubbies. The drawers are finished with two decorative original brass drop-handles each, with matching brass escutcheon key plates in the center. The piece shows a solid wood construction with a rich mahogany colored finish (exact wood unknown, possibly pine or basswood). The desk is believed to be an early American crafted piece from the 18th to 19th Century done in the stylings and design of the English Georgian (1714-1800) era. Many examples of English Georgian drop front desks show a similar box like design with rectangular legs having a curved lower trip, drop front desktop, and curved or raised panel drawers. This truly is an original condition early American desk showing overall fair condition. There is scattered wear on the piece from use, a broken chipped escutcheon on the main drop-door, missing handles on some of the small drawers, and one missing drop handle. There is no key present. The secretary measures 39 1/2" wide, 20 1/2" deep, and 42 3/4" tall.


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American Georgian Drop Front Secretary 18-19th C.

Estimate $250 - $1,250Mar 3, 2018