A fine Regency mahogany secretaire cabinet of small proportions; attributed to Gillows; excellent original condition with a great colour; the figured mahogany rectangular top, having a gadrooned moulded edge, above the fall front with a shaped moulded edge panel and well figured book matched veneers. The interior having an arrangement of pigeon holes and 12 satinwood and rosewood crossbanded drawers; being mahogany lined and retaining the original turned bone knob handles; above the original leather writing surface having a secret compartment with two small drawers opened by a concealed button release. The fall front having excellent quality gilt brass hinges and with its original lock and key. The cupboard base with flame mahogany panel doors having re-entrant moulded corners opening to a shelved and divided interior. The base with a gadrooned moulding, echoing that of the top; raised on elegant splayed feet. An excellent quality, well drawn cabinet of desirable proportions in well chosen mahogany having an excellent warm colour and surface.
English circa 1820
Very good condition
Dimensions (ins) 42 high x 18 deep (top) 19 (base) x 27.5 width (top) 29 (base)