Truly a spectacular example of its kind, this grand secretary grabs your attention with its broken arch pediment and doesn't let go until you admire the original bracket feet. In between, you're treated to a beveled mirror tablet inset below the center crown footing and beveled mirror doors with gently chamfered sides that open to reveal adjustable bookshelves and richly veneered drawers with herringbone crossbanding.
Once the bookmatched and crossbanded fall front is dropped, the eye is drawn to an warmly grained interior featuring a small central cabinet flanked by pigeon holes and drawers with matched fronts and wood knobs. The case is completed by a classic two-over-three arrangement of bookmatched drawers having herringbone crossbanding and outstanding walnut veneers.
Beautifully constructed in sturdy 18th century fashion, this piece has been restored at some point to its near-original form. A beautiful golden honey color to the case is accentuated by the antique, but replaced 18th century drawer pulls.
Measures 93.75" tall, 42.5" wide and 24" deep.
Originally an 18th Century grist mill, Mill House Antiques can be found nestled in a gentle bend of the Nonnewaug River along Route 6 in northern Woodbury, Connecticut. Established in 1964 as a destination for fine antiques, Mill House attracts an international clientele of discriminating collectors…