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Swedish Gustavian Drop Front Secretaire, 18th Century

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Swedish Gustavian Drop Front Secretaire, 18th Century


Product Name: Swedish Gustavian Drop Front Secretaire, 18th Century
Product Category: 17TH C - 19TH C. FURNITURE
Product/Ref Number: 01-08-20
Number of Item: 1
Measurements:
   Width: 45 inches
   Height: 50 inches
   Depth: 20 inches

Description:
This is a fine example of a Swedish Gustavian late 18th century Secretaire. The two-part structure is very desirable and retains it's original scraped surface and wonderful natural patina. The muted pale gray.blue-gray surface brings out the fine detailing of the desk. The interior features a multitude of small drawers with painted faux grained fronts. The tambour section is original, as the painted surface matches the base coat original surface of the drawer fronts. All of the original brass hardware is present as are the tiny original bone knobs in the drop front section. Two-part Gustavian Secretaires are highly desirable. The faux grain painting to the interior section drawers, makes this piece exceptional. The feet are appropriately carved replacements. There are a couple of restorations to moldings and the stave support is an old replacement.
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