It has been accomplished in burr walnut with masterfully hand carved mouldings. The drawer linings are of solid oak, it stands on its original hand carved lion's paw feet and the ormolu handles and escutcheons are also original.
The beautiful shaped top doors open to reveal a fully fitted interior with shelves and small drawers. The base has three drawers in the frieze, the central one has a fitted secretaire interior with four small drawers a small cupboard and a drop down flap for writing. Below this are two capacious full width drawers.
This cabinet is fitted with two lockable banks of secret drawers that if you did not know about them would be impossible to find. The left and right ends of the lower part of the armoire open out to reveal a secret bank of five drawers on each side. These sections can be unlocked with a key, you need to pull out the upper full width drawer and the locks are hidden above it on the left and the right hand side.
Complete with original working locks and keys.
This exceptional piece represents a fantastic example of 18th century Dutch cabinetry at its finest.
Ashwick Court the beautiful late 17th Century Grade II listed house at Ashwick, Oak Hill, near Bath, for which it was reputedly commissioned.
In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, French polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Our reference: A1223