Huge Antique Hand Painted Black Secretaire
Magnificent Antique Georgian secretaire in good Antique condition with a lovely fitted interior, complete with slide out writing leaf. At some some point in it's history a hole has been cut in the top and a rail installed so it can be used as a combination wardrobe or cloaks cupboard. There is also a removable shelf in this section (not original) giving flexibility in it's end use. Four good sized drawers. Perfect for bedroom, hall or boot room / laundry. All drawers open and close ok, although the bottom drawer is a little sticky. Lock and key to cupboard but no key for the drawer locks. On the top corner of the base unit on both sides the decorative beading is missing. We toyed with removing it all but because it is missing from both sides it looks somewhat symmetrical so decided it was better to have the benefit of most of the beading than none.
The cupboard has been freshly painted in Annie Sloan 'Graphite'. It has then been distressed and waxed with clear and black wax, which gives a lovely aged look and a more durable finish.