The compartment is quite small but was only designed to hold a few colonial coins or paper notes. The pull out letter slide has an old painted 8x8 game board on the side and some old pencil script.We'll attach a picture to the listing showing how the hidden drawer operates. The desk has two very well done repairs to the left side that are easy to glance over and has had some unusual maintenance work done to the drawers. Drawers are usually constructed with a thin piece of wood underneath the runners that wear out over time from the friction of the drawers being opened and closed. Whoever restored this desk close to 100 years ago chose to add a thin piece of metal where the drawer runners would be and they slide over inset wheels that have been installed in the transitions.
All of the drawers actuate with ease and we applaud the ingenuity of the work. The desk measures 44 1/8" wide x 23 1/2" deep x 44 1/8 tall. When the lid is open the depth changes from 23 1/2" to 39 3/4". The work surface is 39 3/4" wide x 28 1/4" deep. 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 250 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 don't 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. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries". The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.