A good quality George II and later walnut secretaire chest, the top with projecting canted corners over two short drawers, secretaire drawer and two long drawers, the cross banded borders with feather line inlay, gilt brass rococo handles and flanked by channel moulded pilasters with gilt gesso Corinthian column capitals, raised on ogee bracket feet.
This appears to be the upper section of an early 18th century chest on chest, skillfully adapted in the late 19th century for use as a secretaire. The uppermost long drawer with a drop front released by two brass buttons at either end of the drawer and the interior fitted with compartments and small drawers. The drawers are oak lined and with original handles. The ogee bracket feet appear to be original, taken from the lower section of the chest on chest.
113cm high, 120cm wide including the projecting canted corners, 55cm deep.