antique swedish pine secretaire in original paint




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Certainly a fantastic find, in untouched original condition, a Swedish pine secretaire, dating from the mid 19th century.
A rural piece of furniture, made to resemble the more expensive hardwood versions not affordable by the country folk.
The secretaire has the usual configuration of a lidded desk part, fitted with twelve small drawers, each sporting a hand turned brass knob, a small arched compartment between them, all painted in the original Gustavian Blue.
The lid, when opened, rests on a ledged support, so will be secure even under pressure.
The cupboard below the desk is a two door shelved storage space, painted cream .
The original paint, combining scrumbling methods and plain painted surfaces is superb.
Muted colours, minimal decoration, the striking diamond / lozenge and half pillarded design a typical feature of rural design.
The secretaire is sturdy and very heavy, all strategic parts dove tailed, down to the chunky bracketed plinth.
Locks on lid and doors are in working order with keys.
The backboards have been replaced some time ago, but are in character with the age of the piece.
To sum it up: an unusual, one-of-a-kind, original Scandinavian country piece of decorative pine furniture.
1240mm wide
1240mm high
530mm deep
800mm deep with opened lid
Delivery cost 75 most of England, for more remote areas like Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and isles, please email your postcode.
Please add congestion charge for inner London.
Delivery is a man and a van, door to door service.
Self-collection is possible by arrangement.
Please note that all our furniture is treated for woodworm, with a non-toxic , highly effective treatment. Any woodworm damage worth mentioning will be in the description.
Colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.
Thank you for your interest.
Internal Ref: CODA042


Height = 124 cm (49")
Width = 124 cm (49")
Depth = 53 cm (21")

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* This item has been sold, though you can still email the seller if you wish

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