19th C Mahogany Secretaire Breakfront Bookcase


  • £8,800.00
  • €10,424 Euro
  • $12,075 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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19th C Mahogany Secretaire Breakfront Bookcase

A George IV period mahogany Secretaire Library Bookcase, circa 1825. The moulded cornice above four astragal glazed doors opening to adjustable shelves. The lower section with central fall front secretaire drawer opening to a leather inset writing surface and an arrangement of drawers and pigeon holes, flanked by a deep drawer on either side, above a central pair of cupboard doors opening to three sliding trays, flanked by a single cupboard door on each side opening to adjustable shelves all standing on moulded bracket feet.

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  • H: 269cm (105.91in)
  • W: 262cm (103.15in)
  • D: 62cm (24.41in)


Circa 1820

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Anthony Short Antiques first opened an antiques gallery 21 years ago in Antwerp. I am following my father's footsteps, having been in the antiques trade for more than 50 years in Knokke-Zoute, Belgium.

In 2008, I decided to move with my family to Petworth in the UK and left my successful shop in Antwerp to start up a whole new adventure.

In June 2008 I started first dealing in antiques from our small premises in East Street, Petworth. Having looked for some time, I found a large showroom nearby the Market Square in Petworth, ideally suited to display my large stock of antique furniture and works of art.

It was now time to start another new challenge, as I have decided to open a shop in the heart of Bruges, Belgium. The new gallery is located in the centre of Bruges on the Burg, opposite the Town Hall and The Basilica of the Holy Blood.  I still live and work in the UK and clients are welcome to view items by appointment.

I will continue to attend my usual antique fairs on the continent, the Art Nocturne Knocke Fair, Eurantica in Brussels and Antica in Namur to keep in contact with my loyal clientele. "It is thanks to them that I am where I am today!".

I hold a large and varied collection of 18th and 19th century quality antique furniture, featuring fine antique mahogany furniture of the Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods embracing designs by Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, featuring fine walnut furniture of the Queen Anne period, English and Continental Oak and Country furniture, decorative antique objects, antique prints and antique silver.

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