Here a set of four pigeon-hole slots are surrounded by various terraced paper slots with scalloped edges that beautifully mirror the curvature of the pigeon-hole valences. The lowest slots on either side are designed to be pushed up so that a tiny hidden drawer on either side is revealed. Before the ink blotter writing surface is an original ink well set with sterling silver components embellishing solid onyx.On either side of the case a small drawer slides in and out with crisp hand-cut dovetails. The lower doors open to reveal the white-enamel Chubbs safe and an open cabinet on the left. The safe remains fully operational with original keys for this as well as the rest of the desk. Unusual in quality, form and originality. This is a fine and highly practical piece that conveniently allows for letter writing, bill organization and storage of papers that require safe keeping. 48 7/8" H x 30" W x 17 D. Condition Report: Gap in lid from shrinkage between top and closed fall front; shrinkage gap in ovular molding on fall front; color variation to the mahogany throughout - would benefit from being professionally recolored. Brass handle on left side of cabinet replaced, all other hardware original. Trace oxidization and rust to steel components/hinges; tarnish to silver hardware components. Minor surface scuffs and other small repairs; electrical cord cut at the back, the electrical element non-functioning.
My name is Andrew Silla and my wife and I own and operate Silla, ltd in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. You can read more about our gallery by clicking here. Finding these pieces is a hunt, a journey and we pursue each piece in the collection for a reason. Thank you for taking the time to look through our pieces and we look forward to working with you! _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841).
The item "English Edwardian Mahogany Fall-Front Secretary Desk with Built-In Safe c. 1900" is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1900-1950". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.