Richard's Fine Woodworking - This secretary is a reprodution of a Goddard-Townsend Block Front Six Shell Secretary. The original secretaries were made in two styles,some were eight feet tall while the rest were nine feet tall. This is a reproduction of an eight foot version. The nine foot version is also available.This secretary is made of solid walnut only the back of lower case is poplar. Even drawer bottoms are solid all drawers are hand made dovetails. This seceretary is intwo parts: the upper with a full roof made from solid walnut with molded sroll-bonnet pediment with a central scroll centering a carved flame and fluted urn finialon a fluted plinth above a double blocked front above three book case doors the center one concave the other two with panels blocked and carved with a lobed shell, with the interior fitted with adjustable shelves all flanked by fluted and reeded columns; the lower case with mid-moulding has a thumb molded slant-lid boldly blocked and carved with the three shells,the center one concave enclosing a compartmented interior,the case with conforming blocked front on blocked and scroll carved ogee bracket feet. The gallery is blocked with three concave shells on two outer drawers and central door. There are eight drawers and six pigeon holes. Height 94.5" width 41.5" depth 23.5"price $50,000

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