Dating antique secretary
DIMENSIONS: Width: 44 Inches Height: 41 1/2 Inches Depth: 28 Inches.
Victorian Eastlake Antique Cylinder Roll Top Secretary Desk & Bookcase #29119.
With just a little study of these examples, it is easy to spot true hand made construction vs. The name “dovetail” comes from the appearance of the joint, resembling the triangle shape of a bird's tail.
The earliest examples are from furniture placed with mummies in Egypt thousands of years ago, and also in the burials of ancient Chinese emperors.
Bookcase doors have original wavy glass, shelves Beautiful Danish teak secretary desk by Nils Jonsson for HJN Mobelfabrik in excellent condition with no chips or veneer damaged to the desk except stains to the inside of the cubbies top.
35 1/4″ W x 42 1/2″ H x 17 1/4″ D x 27″ open D x 27 drop front H. The item “Danish teak secretary desk by Nils Jons for HJN Mobelfabrikson” is in sale since Sunday, April 1, 2018. Condition: This Secretary / Bookcase does display some minor wear, including scratches and some discoloration on its side panels. The 1940s Vintage Georgian Secretary Desk & Bookcase with Claw Feet & Hidden Drawers. Descriptions, photos and any other information provided by English Rose This was brought to Wisconsin from the Boston area and thats about all we know about it.
As the dovetail joint evolved through the last one hundred thirty years, it becomes a clue for the age and authenticity of antique furniture.
The type of dovetailed joint, especially in drawers, reveals much about furniture construction and dating.
Genuine hand made dovetails like these were the standard of good furniture craftsmanship until about 1870, when American ingenuity developed the “pin and cove” or round style dovetail, often seen on late Victorian and Eastlake furniture.One board had tiny “tails,” and the other had the larger “pins,” carefully measured to match and fit together exactly.When the joint is expertly executed, it is a thing of beauty, and a secure joining of two boards that can last for centuries.It stands 84 tall EXQUISITE Louis XV Revival Inlaid Oval Wood Desk Secretaries. Oval shaped overhanging top with 3 sections covered in leather over a recessed working area with a concave arrangement of small veneered drawers over a pull out leather covered writing surface. Nice clean Italian Desk or Secretary in Walnut Veneers dating from 1940’s.The case having decorative inlaid panels with trellis motif repeating the motif over the small drawers. Desk is bombe style with the front bulging outward in the front and on the sides and then curves in at the base.