Eldred Wheeler
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Limited Edition Flat Top Secretary

$19,325 Sale: $10,500

circa 1760-1790

 

While country desks were plentiful in 18th Century New England, secretary desks appear to have been much less common. Our secretary is one of the finest country versions. The piece is fitted with a fan-carved, stepped and serpentine interior. There are 11 small drawers and 3 secret compartments in the lower interior section. The upper section is fitted with 3 small drawers and 2 removable shelves.

 

The use of the raised panel “tombstone” doors is characteristic of the Queen Anne nature of this desk/bookcase. As on most of the finer secretaries, candle slides emerge just below the bottom of the 2 doors. We judge the original of this piece to be from Connecticut, near the Rhode Island border.

 

Height 78 1/4”

Width 37”

Depth 22”

Writing Height 30 1/2”

 

Shipping Estimate $2000

 

 

 

 

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circa 1760-1790

 

While country desks were plentiful in 18th Century New England, secretary desks appear to have been much less common. Our secretary is one of the finest country versions. The piece is fitted with a fan-carved, stepped and serpentine interior. There are 11 small drawers and 3 secret compartments in the lower interior section. The upper section is fitted with 3 small drawers and 2 removable shelves.

 

The use of the raised panel “tombstone” doors is characteristic of the Queen Anne nature of this desk/bookcase. As on most of the finer secretaries, candle slides emerge just below the bottom of the 2 doors. We judge the original of this piece to be from Connecticut, near the Rhode Island border.

 

Height 78 1/4”

Width 37”

Depth 22”

Writing Height 30 1/2”

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If you are looking for something sooner, our sales consultant can let you know which bed posts are currently in stock, or which beds are already constructed and awaiting finish.

 

Contacting Eldred Wheeler

National: Donna Boyce – 800-779-5310 or 508-330-4182

Massachusetts: Deb Morrison – 844-348-4365 or  781-826-5704

When you call our Massachusetts number you will reach our wood working facility located in Hanover, MA. All of our furniture is made right here in the United States of America. A member of our knowledgeable team will gladly answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to call us about your current order or future purchase.

 

 

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