Rare, Exquisitely Carved, Antique English Oak Slant Drop Front Secretary Desk Bureau with Front Claw Feet. Tall, slim profile makes it easy to fit into small spaces. Can be used as a primary desk with the front dropped down.
A chair fits beautifully beneath there, and a laptop or desktop computer fits easily on the surface. Or it can simply be kept closed and admired for its exquisite carvings. Much of its beauty comes from the carvings on the outside of the slant drop front surface.
My mother refinished the desk down to its natural wood (oak) and then applied a natural stain to bring out the beautiful oak (see photos). This really is a stunning piece! The back is hand planed and is stamped with the numbers "230". In very good antique condition.There is a minor flaw at the top of the front left leg, hidden behind the fascia board. You cannot see it and it does not have any impact whatsoever on the stability of the leg. Therefore, I have never taken any steps to repair it (besides, doing so would alter a rare antique, so I probably would have hesitated to repair it for that reason as well).
At any rate, I have taken a photo of the flaw and have reduced the price accordingly. Aside from that, it is in excellent condition. Please check out my other listings. Thank you for stopping by!
All reasonable offers will be considered. The item "Rare Antique English Oak Slant Drop Front Secretary Desk Bureau with Claw Feet" is in sale since Monday, September 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1900-1950".
The seller is "sheila*sdesignerboutique" and is located in Mesa, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.