Chippendale Period Parquetry Secrétaire Bookcase
A mid-18th century Chippendale period king wood, rose wood, and purple heart parquetry secrétaire bookcase has a cavetto moulded blind fret carved cornice above a pair of astragal glazed mirrored doors. It retains the original mirror plates and encloses three adjustable shelves. The lower part has a rectangular top with finely gadrooned moulding above a secrétaire drawer with seven drawers and a baize lined writing surface. Below are four, long, graduated drawers with ornate brass swan neck handles and a Greek key. A stiff leaf carved mouldings base ends in shaped bracket feet.