Antiques by East Dennis

Tiger Maple Desk

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Directory: Antiques: Furnishings: Furniture: American: Early: Pre 1800: Item # 1114522

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East Dennis Antiques
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Box 210, 1514 Rte. 6A
East Dennis, Cape Cod, Ma., 02641
(508) 385-7651

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A very rare and desirable Tiger Maple Chippendale Slant Front Secretary or Desk and Bookcase on bracket feet with beautifully paneled doors on the upper portion and four graduated drawers in the lower portion. Inside the upper and lower portions there are cubby holes and small drawers of Poplar and Pine with brass knobs, and the desk portion has a prospect door in the interior. There is a shallow blind drawer, camouflaged as molding at the base of the secretary bottom edge, and there are two candle slides with brass knobs, rare in a country piece and more typical of a high style urban desk. The strong figuring of the the Tiger Maple and its excellent warm color make for a very fine appearance. The Bookcase extends slightly beyond the desk top at the rear and appears to have been designed to accommodate a chair rail and perhaps to create deeper storage space. Probably of New England origin, circa 1780-1810. The hinges on the doors are old replacements, the replaced brass pulls are positioned in the original holes, locks and keys appear to be original. Secondary woods include Chestnut, Poplar and Pine, and there is pegged construction on both top and bottom portions. The finish appears to be an older refinish. The dimensions are 20" D. X 6' 10" H. and a rare and desirable 35-1/2" Wide. We accept time payments and quantity discounts, free delivery available with a 250 mile radius of Cape Cod. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). ** 2500BX