antique scandinavian rural painted pine secretaire 1850




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Certainly a fantastic find, a Northern European, either Danish or German, rustic pine secretaire or writing bureau, 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 six small drawers, each sporting a brass metal pull, a small arched compartment between them, all painted in the original milkpaint finish.
The lid, when opened, rests on a ledged support, so will be secure even under pressure.
The three drawers below the desk are providing a good amount of storage space.
The single drawer above again allowing easy access to important papers. The full set of matching hardware on all parts is original.
The paint scheme on the inside was not followed to the exterior, just a brown oak scumble, which has been livened up with Pavillion Grey, F & B, well matched to the burnt sienna interior colour.
The original finish on the body has given the bureau a lovely aged leathery look, not achievable with new paint.
The secretaire is sturdy and very heavy, all moving parts, lid, drawers etc moving smoothly, all strategic parts dove tailed, the lid bread boarded for extra stability.
Minor repairs to the bracket plinth, where too much wear needed attention.
Locks on the lid and inside drawer are in working order, both come with keys.
Synopsis: a superb quality, one-of-a-kind, original country piece of decorative pine furniture in a sought after age, style and size.
1040mm wide
1310mm high
560mm deep

Delivery cost 85 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: CODA056


Height = 131 cm (52")
Width = 104 cm (41")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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