This is a stunning and rare late 18th Century, Dutch marquetry walnut bureau.It has been accomplished in burr walnut with exquisite hand-cut floral marquetry patterns typical of the period. The drawer linings are of solid oak. Opening the fall reveals a fabulous interior with a myriad of small drawers, all smothered in exquisite marquetry decoration, a small cupboard and a leather lined writing surface.The front of the lower part of the bureau is a wondeful serpentine shape and it stands on swept bracket feet. The front corners of the bureau can be opened by secret catches hidden behind one of the drawers to reveal four secret drawers on each side, this is a feature that is only found in the very best Dutch furniture.It is Circa 1780 in date and is in truly remarkable condition for its age. The handles and locks are all original. This exceptional piece represents a fantastic example of 18th century Dutch marquetry cabinetry at its very finest.You are viewing this item in original condition as we have not yet had time to restore it. Any restoration that is required will be done before delivery and is included in the price. Measurements:Height 108 cm x Width 120 cm x Depth 68 cm
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