Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,545) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 301764195981 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays www.regentantiques.com email@example.com Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique 18th Century Queen Anne Walnut Secretaire This is a stunning antique early 18th Century English Queen Anne secretaire chest, circa 1705. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design and it will instantly enhance the style of one special room in your home. This gorgeous secretaire is made of beautiful burr walnut which has a wonderful colour and patina. The contrasts in the wood create a unique and breathtaking effect. There is a secret a cushion moulded drawer in the frieze above the crossbanded quarter veneered fall front which drops down to reveal a leathered writing surface that can be raised to present an angled writing slope. It also reveals a fantastic interior with ten small drawers and a cupboard, the cupboard door opens to reveal four further drawers. The three sets of pigeon holes above the drawers each slide out to reveal a secret drawer. There is a further secret drawer inside the secretaire. The base has two half width and two full width drawers which are capacious and useful. It is outlined throughout with decorative herringbone stringing, brass drop and bat shaped handles and stands on bun feet, so typical of the Queen Anne Period. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 174 x Width 110 x Depth 52Dimensions in inches: Height 68.5 x Width 43.3 x Depth 20.5 Walnut The Walnut woods are probably the most recognisable and popular of all the exotic woods, having been used in furniture making for many centuries. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable. Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (often referred to as Burl Walnut) were considered as the most attractive varieties of Walnut. Burr Walnut veneer was taken from the specific part of the tree where ‘growths’ sprouting smaller branches and/ or roots would occur. As these ‘growth’ areas were limited in both occurrence and size, larger veneers were hard to source and often on bigger furniture (tables, desks, bureaus, cabinets etc), these veneers would have to be carefully joined by matching up the pieces or blending them together. Our reference: 06671 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX firstname.lastname@example.org By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. Call us on: +44 20 8809 9605 +44 20 8802 3900 By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: £75.00 European Union: Postage and packing charges upon request North America: Postage and packing charges upon request (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: Postage and packing charges upon request If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.