18TH CENTURY ANTIQUE NEW ENGLAND CHIPPENDALE APPLEWOOD SLANT LID SECRETARY DESK. 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.Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this fantastic 18th century antique Chippendale Apple wood slant lid desk. Apple wood wasn't an overly popular wood for cabinet making because the trunks don't grow very wide, and most trees have an uninspiring grain pattern.
This specimen is definitely an exception with a bustling grain pattern finished in a beautiful amber color. The desk has exposed dovetails at the top and dovetailed transitions. The lid is peg joined and opens to reveal an 8 drawer interior with 2 additional drawers behind the valence door.We really enjoy the symmetry & layout of the interior and the different size drawers are practical for modern use. The admirable grain is again highlighted on the drawer faces and subconsciously draws your eyes front and center. The drawers have molded edges and are equipped with traditional brass pulls and oval escutcheon covers. The feet have been restored, but the restoration was masterfully done and clearly completed by a highly skilled cabinet maker with an intimate knowledge about 18th century furniture. The desk is in very good condition with our only notes being minor surface wear & a small loss on the top board from the lid lock. The desk measures 39" x 20" deep x 43 1/2 tall. When the lid is open the depth changes from 20" deep to 33 1/2" 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. 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.