18TH CENTURY CHIPPENDALE PERIOD PANELED BLANK DOOR ANTIQUE CHERRY SECRETARY DESK EXCEPTIONAL & RARE. Thank you for shopping with Bay Colony Antiques. We're a third generation family owned business furnishing homes all over the world. We aggressively pursue important antiques, decorative arts, and objects of interest for our most discerning clients.With our highest compliments and honors we're delighted to offer for sale this exceptional 18th century Chippendale cherry secretary desk. We hold a massive inventory of antique and decorative arts of all time periods & styles but our true passion is top tier 18th & 19th century American furniture. This double blank door secretary desk is a true case study of period Connecticut high end cabinetry. This desk stands on a finely formed dovetailed bracket base. The lower case has four graduated drawers with period batwing brasses & original escutcheons.
The drawer faces have not been redrilled and there is no evidence of the hardware ever being swapped or moved. The hardware is attached with hand cut brass posts & period brass nuts.
The cherry lid opens to reveal 7 interior drawers in a split format. The case is completely dovetailed including horizontal transitions & more at the base and crown. The top portion of the secretary features peg joined paneled cherry doors that open to reveal four interior shelves. Our family is originally from Boston with a true love for Boston & North Shore furniture. We've since relocated to western MA and have had the pleasure of studying the best Connecticut antiques in an intimate hands on manner.
We believe this was made in Colchester or Hartford River Valley region CA 1780/1790. This desk is crafted from the most select cuts of New England cherry with a beautiful grain pattern. The desk has massive single plank cherry sides with an attractive figuring. This desk is an absolute gem rich with 18th c tool marks, scribe marks, advanced joinery, original brass hardware & wonderful patina. The desk is finished in a warm cherry color with minimal repairs & touch ups.We noted a few expertly done small restorations to a few drawer edges that were so well done we missed them on our first inspection. This is an investment grade antique 200+ years old and small restorations are expected. If any item has significant flaws or defects we will not offer them to our clients we'll send them off to an alternative sales platform. Our family has offered the finest American Golden Age furniture for the last 40 years and simply will not offer anything to our clients we wouldn't be proud to have in our personal collection.
In the last 5 years we've only encountered a handful of CT period desks on this tier. Although we see more advanced desks from major cities such as Boston, New York City, & Philadelphia they are more prevalent being more prolific areas in the 18th century. True Connecticut specimens in cherry are far scarcer and highly sought after. We regularly deal with great Chapin, Lord group, and other important cabinet makers & are proud to offer yet another rare commanding secretary desk. This is a larger scale desk measuring 46 3/4" wide x 22 3/4" deep x 84 tall.Our warehousing facility located at 190 Chestnut St. Convenient downtown location just minutes away from I-91 and I-90 Masspike. We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces.
We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects. We completely avoid items with issues. You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia.We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer. We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information. We deliver within a 175 mile range of zip code 01105 for a low cost flat rate.
We specialize in New York City and Boston deliveries at extremely reasonable rates. We perform this service without the cost of labor as an appreciation for your patronage. This and our volume shippers discount creates a substantial lower cost for you. They are not furniture movers who bring the items into your home.
We can get you special services in certain cases, but you are responsible for telling us you require them and for the extra cost of these services, if you instruct our shippers to provide services beyond curbside deliveries. We are responsible for any additional services and charged for these services. Again the process is all designed to protect your investment and is an option offered for your protection.We dont like to send nice people off with things tied to roof racks. We are not a storage facility. We are happy to hold your items for a reasonable pre-agreed upon period. We have a zero tolerance policy for non-paying buyers. Any offer we accept is a binding sale and subject to the conditions herein. Massachusetts General Law applies to all sales. We accept all major credit cards and are delighted to answer any questions that you may have or provide services you may need. The item "18TH C CHIPPENDALE PERIOD CONNECTICUT CHERRY ANTIQUE SECRETARY DESK EXQUISITE" is in sale since Sunday, July 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\Pre-1800". The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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