This would make a beautiful addition for any office or library and this secretary butler's desk is as beautiful as can be. A must for any furniture collector. Due to the weight, we are requesting that you contact our favorite shipper, Pack and Send Plus, as they have been really good to us and seem pretty reasonable. They are in our home town of Waterbury, Vermont. If you need any assistance, please let us know, we would be more than happy to help.
We will break it down for you upon end of sale in the invoice. If you have any questions or concerns, we are easy to get along with. We have photographed every part for you, so that you can see the condition. Feel free to ask any questions or if you need more detailed photos, we are easy to deal with.
Sir Richards Antiques and Fine Art Center c/o Richard and Barbara Woodard 3487 Waterbury Stowe Road Waterbury Center, Vermont 05677. (Eastern Standard Time), Seven days a week, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas; however, we do have an answering machine, so please feel free to leave a detailed message. Check out our other quality auctions. In regard to furniture and accessories, we sell antique furniture and accessories.
As most people know, these pieces become more beautiful with age because of movements and distress in the woods, some having restoration. Spindle turnings will not be uniform and swell unevenly with age. Wood tends to get stress fractures on support systems and where wide board construction is used. Eighty-five percent of 18th Century veneers have had some restoration during their life.
Pine secondary woods might fracture, making overlays and veneers have the same fracture lines. Old finishes might alligator, fade, fish-eye or darken depending on where the pieces were placed.
All of these are desired by a true collector and gives it personality. Do not expect these early pieces to be like new. These pieces age gracefully just as we do, giving them unique personality.
We do our best to describe and photograph all items thoroughly, but handle a quantity of pieces every day and might miss something. We know if they tick, run, move and are in tune with the quality of sound, but offer no guarantees on these items. You are welcome to personally view or pick your item up at our showroom, which contains Early American to Continental furniture, fine paintings and prints, fine porcelains and glass, plus almost every category pertaining to our past. Open seven days a week 10:00 A. The item "ESTATE EARLY SHERATON SECRETARY BUTLER'S DESK MAHOGANY MASSACHUSETTS C-1815" is in sale since Thursday, January 28, 2016.This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1800-1899". The seller is "sirrichardvtant" and is located in Waterbury Center, Vermont. This item can be shipped to United States.