About this Piece
A very fine George II style mahogany and rosewood crossbanded bureau cabinet. The upper section has urn finials and a domed broken architectural cornice centered by a carved crest above two arched glazed panel doors which open to reveal forty-five drawers and nineteen pigeon holes. Two leather inset candle slides separates the hinged door bureau section which opens to reveal a leather inset writing slide, two book stands, drawers, a central cupboard and pigeon holes. Below, eight serpentine drawers enclosing a kneehole cupboard and drawer flanked by brass mounted pilasters. In total one hundred drawers, of which twenty six are secret. The original circa 1740.
Brights of Nettlebed offer the opportunity to own an exquisitely hand-crafted item endorsed by Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, inspired by the collection at Althorp House, built up over 500 years and 20 generations of the same family for their home.
We have sponsored the unmissable Althorp Literary Festival for the last four consecutive years - hearing famous authors in the setting of one of Englands best loved historic houses has proved to be a winning combination. We have also been fortunate for Earl Spencer to give two fascinating talks at our Dorset showroom with all proceeds donated to Whole Child, a charity devoted to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, abused, and neglected children worldwide. Donations are also made by us in relation to our sales of Althorp Living History furniture.
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