Fine George I burr walnut secretaire cabinet


A fine English George I-period burr walnut secretaire cabinet. Early-18th century, ca 1720.

W 3’7” max
H  6’3”
D  22″

BHA 1209

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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 deep rich colour throughout, with superb matched burr veneers within herringbone lines.

Bun feet are original. Lined throughout in best quality English oak.

The well patinated, green, gilt-tooled liner in the writing surface appears original. In excellent condition overall.

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 66 years.

Provenance: David Tron, 275 King’s Road, London, SW3.


Old, William & Ody, John (1717-1733) | BIFMO

Results, Maker: “William Old & John Ody, St. Pauls …

C. Gilbert, A Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, (1986) fig. 600.