British Colonial Rosewood Secretaire Chest of DrawersMid 19th century
A beautifully carved British colonial antique secretaire chest of drawers, made of rosewood. The top drawer opens to reveal a secretaire interior, fitted with a black leather writing surface and eight small drawers, all drawers with a brass pulls. It is also fitted with two pigeon holes and a compartment that can be locked. Behind the pigeonholes one can find many secret compartments.
All of the chest’s drawers are relief carved with an intertwining floral design, centered by the original recessed brass handle. The drawers are flanked by two solid pillars, also carved with an intertwining floral design. The piece stands on four bun feet and comes in two parts for the ease of transport.
The secretaire chest of drawers is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The Indian rosewood that this piece has been made off has a naturally occurring dark shade with a striking grain.
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British colonial India
H: 125 cm W: 120 cm D: 49 cm
H: 49” W: 47” D: 19”