Unusual Chinese Import Padauk Antique Secretaire Campaign Chest
A Spectacular And Very Rare Mid Nineteenth Century Chinese Secretaire Campaign Chest, made from padauk wood with a beautifully figured top above a deep sectetaire drawer with drop down front and attractively fitted interior with central cupboard and several small drawers and pigeon holes. The lower section has two over two graduating drawers with decorative brass handles and wonderful ebony string inlay. Other exquisite features include the original backboards and the original side brass carrying handles. This wonderful piece stands on beautifully turned feet and is full of the charm and character that you would expect from a true antique. The padauk has aged to a warm shade with a striking grain, good patina, is in very good condition and has been beautifully cleaned using a traditional form of wax finishing.
Approximate Dimensions are:
Height:107cm / 42 inches
Width:102cm / 40 inches
Depth : 55cm / 21.5 inches
Ref No : 05518
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