Cherry Antique 1830 Chest, Secret Pull Out Butler Secretary Desk #31030. This 1830's chest actually contains a hidden secret pull out "butler's" desk, traditionally used by the butler or chief executive officer of a "Downton Abbey" type manor house, who hired and fired the staff and did the accounts. The writing surface is 31 high when opened.
Hand crafted of solid cherry with inlaid flame mahogany, the restored finish is in excellent condition. There are shrinkage separations from age, see photos. This exquisite handcrafted antique furniture is American made, drawers have hand cut dovetail joints and chamfered bottoms. The top "drawer" has brass push buttons to drop the front. Inside is a leather desk top plus tiny cubicles and drawers for papers and a tiny pen drawer.
There is a key only for one small drawer for valuables. Pulls are antique but not original. Overall dimensions are 43" wide, 20" deep and 44 tall. Please view 23 photos at full screen size for best detail. The Harp Gallery 2495 Northern Rd Appleton, WI 54914.We are only happy with satisfied customers! Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions. The item "Cherry Antique 1830 Chest, Secret Pull Out Butler Secretary Desk #31030" is in sale since Thursday, May 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1800-1899". The seller is "harpgallery" and is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.