A fine late 18th / early 19th Century George 111 Hepplewhite Bookcase Secretary. This is a beautifully designed and proportioned piece in very good condition. Constructed of nicely figured Mahogany, this piece has plenty of decorative string inlays and bandings throughout. The doors on the upper section retain all of the original glass that is glazed into the door moldings. There are decorative Satinwood cross-banded veneers on the top of the base piece and the fronts of all the drawers.
The base section incorporates a large pull out drawer over three graduated smaller drawers. The fitted interior of the desk area has plenty of drawer space and the drawer opens and slides out freely. The top bookcase section has two adjustable shelves that are decorated with a string Inlay on the front edges.
This is a very pretty piece that retains either an original or a very old refinish surface and has a nice warm color and a great patina. There are the usual minor repairs and usage marks that are expected for a piece of this age. No replaced case pieces. The drawer hardware has been changed out at some point in it’s life, but is old and appropriate for the age and style of the piece. The locks are working and I do have two keys.
George 111 Bookcase Secretary