For sale is a very large and useful piece of antique furniture. This is a double secretary bookcase side by side desk. It has many wonderful features including galleries, carvings, doors, drawers, drop front writing surface, a bank of cubbies, beveled center mirror just to mention a few. Note the outside column of the door frame is part of the door and moves as the door moves.It has 4 shelves on each side. I have one out to allow a large porcelain romeo and juliet statue to sit. It has a lot of storage for whatever, i put porcelain in most of my pieces, but it would hold a bunch of books also.
It is in near mint condition structure wise. It is quite heavy and is in three pieces which i have pictured. I have gotten too old or too lazy to climb the steps.
The three sections go together and are held in place by dowels. You then attach screws from the inside of either outside cabinet to secure it to the center section.Primarily the screws are just to keep the dowels from pulling out of the piece they slip into. It is large and heavy, it a bit over 62 inches wide, 17 inches deep, and 73 inches tall. It has a tyler desk or tyler cabinet co.
Paper label on it when i bought it about 8 years ago. The label was barely hanging on so i took it off and kept it. At this junction however, i do not know what i did with it. I know i have it but have not looked at the right spot yet.I paid 42000 for it like nearly 8 years ago, could have been longer. If you note the joints in drawer i pictured you can see they are dowel joints, so i expect it was made prior to 1890, after that time they did factory dovetail. Pictures are bad and sorry about the dusk, didn't get the top wiped off i see. The item "Fabulous antique double secretary desk side by side quartersawn oak tyler desk" is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1800-1899". The seller is "jjtune" and is located in Salem, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.