This incredible mahogany early breakfront is from the Sheraton/Classical period. It’s impeccable construction and design can be associated with one of several prestigious Philadelphia or Baltimore cabinet makers such as Edward Priestley, John Needles or Joseph Barry whom were all operating during its time. Dramatic grained mahogany woods were purposely selected. The proud cornice has a stepped out center and a wide band of flame mahogany. Below is a central door having its original oval inset mirrored panel. The door retains a working lock and key. Inside are 3 replaced adjustable shelves. On either side are glass doors with individual diamond shaped glass panes. These doors retain their working locks and key. Each has 2 adjustable original shelves. The base cabinet has a central desk with a dropped down lid having an oval recessed paneled front. The lid retains its original working lock and key. The lid has a replaced felt writing surface and is supported by original heavy duty cast brass hinges. Inside are 7 various sized hand dovetailed drawers with figured maple fronts. One drawer has its original lock and the other six have their original ivory or bone pulls. There are various sized ebonized cubbies as well. Below the lid are 2 recessed paneled doors having a brass astragal and its original working lock. Inside is an original adjustable shelf. On either side of the desk compartment is a door having an oval recessed panel. Each door retains its original working lock and 5 adjustable shelves on the left and 3 shelves on the right. The cabinet rests on narrow, original, reeded legs. The overall form makes this cabinet multi-functional and its design will compliment a broad range of styles both antique and modern. Imagine it in a dining room to store china or in the living room to display a collection. The breakfront comes in 3 pieces for ease in moving. Its finish is in excellent condition having the richest color and patina. This is a piece that will proudly grace any home or office. 95"h X 70"w X 18.25"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1810-1820's.
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