Gustavian Secretary with Carved Detail
Period Gustavian secretary, Sweden circa 1790, in two parts. The upper section retains its original cornice with reeded detail at the corners over inset quarter-round columns. Below a reeded frieze are two doors with recessed panels and notched moldings, and below that is a single wide drawer. The interior has three fixed shelves.
The lower section has a fitted interior with twelve drawers of varying sizes, all with notched detail, behind a slant front. Below that are four drawers, all on a shaped bracket base. Three of the interior drawers have had their bottoms replaced at some time in the past.
The original finish has a great patina with the wear you would expect to find on a piece of this age.
- Height: 90"
- Width: 44"
- Depth: 19"
Ref. # 01-02