A rare, mid-17th century, oak, boarded, desk box fitted with numerous secret compartments and drawersSeptember 18, 2019 1:57 pm
The fall front with a replaced writing slope and original hinges opening to reveal a hidden interior revealing four small drawers with spring mechanisms missing. The side drawers with spring mechanisms, and pear-drop openings. The frieze with a replaced lock and escutcheon with spring mechanism revealing another hidden interior with two drawers and three secret drawers behind. The bottom edge faced with a simple moulding, with one side replaced. Excellent original colour and patina. English, mid-17th century.
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