This secretary has Gothic Arch doors with an interesting central glass door above a prospect door opening to four drawers. This is quite rare, and offers the benefit of the full interior often found in slant lids desks, plus a bookcase above, all in a casepiece of pleasing size. The glass stands out in this piece, as it is all original, and has a good, wavy appeal. There is much attention to detail with a very interesting corner bracket which is contiguous with the apron. The striped mahogany of this secretary is truly magnificent; the sides, which often are of plainer wood, and the side profile is quite attractive.
This piece is in impeccable condition, with no previous breaks or alterations. The color has a pleasing warm, amber glow. The brasses are all original, as are the finials. This was handled previously by David Dunton; we believe he advertised this piece in Antiques magazine, but have not yet found that ad.