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British Colonial Rosewood Secretaire Chest of Drawers

Mid 19th century

A British colonial secretaire chest of drawers made of solid rosewood. The top drawer opens to reveal a secretaire interior, fitted with a black leather writing surface and eight drawers, all with a brass ring. It is also features two pigeon holes and a compartment that can be locked.  It has many secret compartments too.
The drawer sides and bottom are made of teakwood and attached with fine dovetails to the rosewood drawer front. All of the chest’s drawers are flush fitting with the original recessed brass handles. The backside of the chest has also been made of teakwood. The piece comes in two parts and rests on four melon sectioned inverted cup feet.

The secretaire chest 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: 120 cm W: 112 cm D: 50 cm
H: 47” W: 44” D: 19½”


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