Luxury Design, Past & Present
A Good Regency Secretaire Bookcase
Constructed in mahogany, rising from feet of circular form, the lower section having two blind doors with fielded panels, enclosing a shelved interior, and flanked by reeded columns having arcaded capitols. The fielded panel secretaire drawer has flanking Pan masks, the drop down fall being supported by brass quadrants, and inside, seven fitted small drawers, pigeon holes, and a tooled leather writing surface. Above, two glazed doors house the shelved interior, and below the ogee stepped cornice, ring turned bosses adorn the fascia. Bramah locks are fitted throughout.
English, Circa 1820