Continental Baroque Burr Maple, Walnut, Kingwood, Gilt-Metal-Mounted and Pewter-Inlaid Bureau Bookcase Cabinet
Probably German, circa 1740
In three parts, the upper section with a pair of paneled arched doors opening to shelves and drawer above a fall front with bookrest opening to a leather-lined writing surface, a secret well and a central prospect section sliding forward to four secret drawers and flanked by valanced pigeonholes and drawers, all over two short drawers, the bottom section with two short over two long drawers, raised on later bun feet. Height 77 inches (195.6 cm), width 41 inches (104.2 cm), depth 23 inches (58.5 cm).
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