A fine English George I period burr walnut secretaire cabinet.
Early 18th century, ca 1720.
The top section separates from the base and opens to reveal numerous fitted drawers, behind doors with original bevelled arched mirror plates.
The base contains a fall-front fitted secretaire with small drawers, two of which have secret drawers. Engraved mounts are contemporary if not original. All locks and cross-grained mouldings are original.
Beautiful colour throughout with superb matched burr veneers within herringbone lines.
Bun feet are original. Lined throughout in best quality English oak.
Old green, gilt-tooled liner in the writing surface appears original.
Very much in the style of John Old & William Ody.
One of the most original early 18th century pieces of English walnut cabinet furniture we have been able to offer during the last 60 years.
Provenance: David Tron, 275 King’s Road, London, SW3.
A Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, C. Gilbert, Leeds (1986) fig. 600.