This is a mid 18th Century ( C 1760-1811) provincial flame mahogany bureau of four long graduating drawers. The bureau retains most of its original method of building with original locks and original key. The solid brass swan neck handles are in period but of a later date.
The bureau is in good working order. It features a cross banded fall front and three long graduated drawers.
The fall front once open reveals a fitted interior, canopied mahogany pigeon holes and others of various sizes. There are four short and a long drawer all with their original white knobs. The fall like the drawers has retained the original locks. The bureau stands firmly on turned feet.
The bureau is over 220 years old and has a wealth of character and charm. It has aged to a medium shade of mahogany with a striking grain, good patina and is in good condition considering its age and history. It has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
I can describe this piece as a lovely, Georgian antique provincial piece of furniture with a great deal of character.
Dimensions: H: 1.12 m (44 inches), W: 81 cm (32 inches), D: 47 cm (18.5 inches) Fall front: W: 77 cm (30 inches) ;D: 36 cm (14 inches)