We are pleased to be offering this gorgeous Victorian burl walnut cylinder bookcase secretary desk to you today. Dating from the 1870s-1880s, this item is in the Eastlake style which is most easily identified by the round dovetails utilized on the drawers. Featuring the original finish, this piece had burl walnut posts on top of the exceedingly high bookcase and burl walnut panels in the base. The base has a large circular dovetail drawer and two burl walnut faced cabinet doors and an applied molded baseboard that supports the attractive cylinder desk and spindle gallery topped double door bookcase.
Open the burl walnut panel cylinder to expose a burl walnut double drawer cubbyhole gallery. There is an old-time ink stain in the back, which adds charm and character. The writing surface pulls out, and we have re-felted it in period looking green as the original was far too worn to be functional. On top of the cylinder roll, you'll see the two original wavy bubble glass doors that hold four adjustable shelves, and offers tons of storage. The shelves are fully adjustable for whatever you particular needs dictate. The bookcase doors are an impressive 43 inches tall and is topped by a multi-spindle raised panel incise carved back splash, which is often missing from desks like these.
This desk is in good condition, showing minor little nicks and dings typical of an original piece dating just post civil war era. There is a small aggravation on the left hand burl walnut post where the burl has lifted a little bit, but this is normal and is not a big deal. There is also a hair line crack on the bottom of the right hand door, which we would not restore, as it doesn't affect the piece. None of these issues are a big deal, but we mention them for full disclosure. The piece comes with one key, which is for the center drawer. We cannot guarantee the locks to work, as old time locks are finicky (especially after shipping) and usually need to be cleaned and oiled once they reach their home in order to work like "new".
The overall size is 36 inches wide, 31 inches high to the writing surface, 21 inches deep on the base, 13 inches deep on the bookcase section and 99 inches to the top of this amazing desk. This is a great desk, and happens to be in one of our favorite styles. We are offering to ship this original finish cylinder secretary bookcase desk for FREE if you are within our normal shipping area. Please contact prior to purchase to confirm that your location is within our normal area.