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18th Century English Walnut Cottage Secretary
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a spectacular early 18th century English walnut secretary or bureau cottage bookcase. The top section has a shaped cornice over two mirrored doors opening to reveal interior ...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Secretaires

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Brass

  • 18th Century English Walnut Cottage Secretary
  • 18th Century English Walnut Cottage Secretary
  • 18th Century English Walnut Cottage Secretary
  • 18th Century English Walnut Cottage Secretary
H 72.75 in. W 39.25 in. D 22.25 in.
English Secretary Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Circa 1820s English Slant Front Secretary Desk is made of walnut wood with the original finish and has been newly waxed & polished giving it a beautiful patina finish. The piec...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Secretaires

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Brass, Bronze, Iron

  • English Secretary Desk
  • English Secretary Desk
  • English Secretary Desk
  • English Secretary Desk
H 43 in. W 37 in. D 21 in.
18th Century English Secretary 
Located in New Orleans, LA
Queen Anne period furnishings such as this walnut secretary are incredibly rare and important examples of English cabinetmaking. This secretary is of the most outstanding caliber, bo...
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Antique 18th Century English Queen Anne Secretaires

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Walnut

  • 18th Century English Secretary 
  • 18th Century English Secretary 
  • 18th Century English Secretary 
  • 18th Century English Secretary 
H 79 in. W 36.5 in. D 24 in.
English Secretary, Cabinet with Mahogany Glass Top, circa 1850, Victorian
Located in Berlin, DE
High rectangular carcass, two doors. over it extendable writing board provided with several drawers and shelves. Rear-mounted glass top with rung glazing. Extremely rare in this vers...
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Antique 1840s English Victorian Secretaires

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Mahogany

English Secretary, Cabinet with Mahogany Glass Top, circa 1850, Victorian
Located in Berlin, DE
High rectangular carcass, two doors. over it extendable writing board provided with several drawers and shelves. Rear-mounted glass top with rung glazing. Extremely rare in this vers...
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Antique 1840s English Victorian Secretaires

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Mahogany

Neoclassical English Mahogany Secretary
Located in Houston, TX
Neoclassical English mahogany secretary with roll-top and ebonized inlay. Secondary woods are English oak and fruitwood. Roll-top pulls are gilded brass and all other exterior pulls ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Secretaires

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Brass, Brass

  • Neoclassical English Mahogany Secretary
  • Neoclassical English Mahogany Secretary
  • Neoclassical English Mahogany Secretary
  • Neoclassical English Mahogany Secretary
H 46 in. W 44 in. D 22 in.
English Georgian Mahogany Secretary
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian mahogany secretary cabinet with a bottom section with drawers and an upper section with 2 lattice glass doors.
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Georgian Mahogany Secretary
  • English Georgian Mahogany Secretary
  • English Georgian Mahogany Secretary
  • English Georgian Mahogany Secretary
H 88 in. W 43.5 in. D 22.5 in.
English Sheraton Mahogany Secretary
Located in New York, NY
English Sheraton style (19th century) mahogany inlaid secretary with 2 lattice doors.
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Antique 19th Century Sheraton Secretaires

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

  • English Sheraton Mahogany Secretary
  • English Sheraton Mahogany Secretary
  • English Sheraton Mahogany Secretary
  • English Sheraton Mahogany Secretary
H 90 in. W 43 in. D 21.75 in.
English Victorian Secretary Desk, circa 1860
Located in Eindhoven, NL
English massive mahogany secretary desk in good condition. This 1860s English secretary desk is made of mahogany with a beautiful patina. Two arms extend from the front of the desk t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Secretaires

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Mahogany

  • English Victorian Secretary Desk, circa 1860
  • English Victorian Secretary Desk, circa 1860
  • English Victorian Secretary Desk, circa 1860
  • English Victorian Secretary Desk, circa 1860
H 41.34 in. W 35.83 in. D 19.69 in.
English Mahogany George II Secretary
Located in Wilson, NC
English Mahogany George II secretary, has raised serpentine panels. The interior features a prospect door with a geometric inlaid star of ebony and satinwood, and there are eleven dr...
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Antique 1740s English Secretaires

Materials

Brass

  • English Mahogany George II Secretary
  • English Mahogany George II Secretary
  • English Mahogany George II Secretary
  • English Mahogany George II Secretary
H 81 in. W 46 in. D 22 in.
English Sheraton Style Inlaid Secretary
Located in New York, NY
English Sheraton style (19th century) satinwood and inlaid secretary with arched lattice doors and pediment top.
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Antique 19th Century Sheraton Secretaires

Materials

Glass, Satinwood

  • English Sheraton Style Inlaid Secretary
  • English Sheraton Style Inlaid Secretary
  • English Sheraton Style Inlaid Secretary
  • English Sheraton Style Inlaid Secretary
H 79 in. W 27.75 in. D 15.5 in.
English Georgian Style Secretary Cabinet
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian style (19th century) red lacquered Chinoiserie decorated slant front secretary cabinet.
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Antique 19th Century British Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Wood

1840s English Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1840s English mahogany secretary bookcase. This handsome secretary has a unique raised cornice with rounded edges above arched muntin pattern glass doors and a secretary fall-front d...
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Antique 19th Century English Edwardian Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

  • 1840s English Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
  • 1840s English Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
  • 1840s English Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
  • 1840s English Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
H 93 in. W 43 in. D 22.5 in.
English Mahogany Slant Front Secretary
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany slant front architects secretary with adjustable upper shelves, original glass and brasses, lower fitted pull out shelving, and ending on original bracke...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Secretaires

  • English Mahogany Slant Front Secretary
  • English Mahogany Slant Front Secretary
  • English Mahogany Slant Front Secretary
  • English Mahogany Slant Front Secretary
H 82 in. W 43.25 in. D 23.5 in.
English Mahogany cabinet, Corner Secretary
Located in Los Angeles, CA
English Mahogany Corner Cabinet British Mahogany corner cabinet with glazed cupboard doors and three elegant shelves. The cabinet is complete with original key and internally has a...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Corner Cupboards

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Mahogany

English Scarlet Gilt and Polychrome Japanned Secretary
Located in Stamford, CT
A marvelous 18th century scarlet gilt and poly chrome secretary later Japanned. This English secretary has a double domed cornice over a pair of mirrored doors opening to fitted inte...
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Antique 18th Century English Secretaires

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Wood

Antique English Arts & Crafts Secretary Desk
Located in Pasadena, TX
Antique English Arts & Crafts desk Quarter sawn oak construction with Art Nouveau appliques and leaded glass doors frame the top organizer that folds down to a leather tooled w...
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Antique Early 19th Century North American Arts and Crafts Desks

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Oak

18th Century English Mahogany Secretary
Located in Wilson, NC
18th century English mahogany Secretary, with the frieze having blind fretwork. The cornice has dental molding and wall of Troy molding. The doors have stylized scallop shell quarter...
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Antique 1780s English Secretaires

Materials

Brass

  • 18th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 18th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 18th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 18th Century English Mahogany Secretary
H 98.5 in. W 52 in. D 22.5 in.
English Slant Front Bureau Bookcase / Secretary
Located in Woodbury, CT
This English oak slant front bureau bookcase / secretary with mahogany crossbanding and dentil crown moulding is a fine example of English country formal furniture. From its shaped, ...
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Antique 18th Century British George III Secretaires

Materials

Oak

19th Century English Mahogany Secretary
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early 19th century English heavily carved mahogany secretary with bronze drawer and door hardware. The key is original. Signed in the top drawer: Edwards and Roberts.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Secretaires

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Bronze

  • 19th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Secretary
  • 19th Century English Mahogany Secretary
H 96 in. W 49 in. D 23 in.
English Inlaid Chest on Chest w/Secretary Drawer
By Thomas Sheraton
Located in Hixson, TN
English inlaid chest on chest w/secretary drawer A Sheraton mahogany chest on chest with secretary fitted drawer (notice the brass drop-down support). This is one of the better ones...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Sheraton Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany, Satinwood

19th Century English Red Lacquer Secretary
Located in New York, NY
The whole having a lacquer decoration in the chinoiserie style with a top section of 2 glass paned doors and a shelved interior, over a fall front revealing a fitted interior, over 2...
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Antique Late 18th Century Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Lacquer

18th Century English Kashmir Walnut Secretary
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a slant front secretary or bureau made in England circa 1780. It is made of Kashmir walnut (the finest cut of burr walnut) and walnut. The top, the slant fall and the drawer ...
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Antique 1780s English George III Secretaires

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Walnut

19th Century English Steel Secretary Box
Located in Stamford, CT
Steel secretary box with various compartments to store letters and stationery, circa 19th century. There is also two folding doors and a small bottom drawer. Fashioned often on the m...
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Antique 19th Century English Campaign More Desk Accessories

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Steel

  • 19th Century English Steel Secretary Box
  • 19th Century English Steel Secretary Box
  • 19th Century English Steel Secretary Box
  • 19th Century English Steel Secretary Box
H 20.00 in. W 20.00 in. D 12.00 in.
English Chinese Chippendale Style Lattice Design Secretary
Located in New York, NY
English Chinese Chippendale style (19th century) carved mahogany lattice design secretary with gilt eagle pediment.
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chippendale Secretaires

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Giltwood, Mahogany

Outstanding Early 18th Century English George I Secretary
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunningly gorgeous and outstanding early 18th century English George I Secretary. This is one of the finest old English Secretary’s we have ever had! Made circa 1...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George I Secretaires

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Mahogany, Satinwood, Walnut

English George III Style Lacquered Chinoiserie Secretary Bookcase
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Stunning Italian Chinoiserie secretary bookcase crafted in the English George III taste. Beautifully decorated in the Chinoiserie revival period of mid-19th century through early 20t...
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20th Century Italian George III Secretaires

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Brass

Antique English Queen Anne Walnut Secretary, circa 1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Queen Anne walnut secretary, circa 1900. The desk portion of the sectary opens to 32.75 inches.
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Early 20th Century English Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Mid-19th Century English Reeded Secretary Cabinet
Located in Troy, MI
English cabinet features a reeded walnut base with fold down desk, internal shelves at the bottom, caster feet and glass-fronted book shelves on the top, circa 1850s. Unknown maker. ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Secretaires

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Glass, Walnut

19th Century English Walnut Bookcase or Secretary
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a bookcase / secretary or Bureau bookcase, made in England, circa 1825. There is a Pagoda Shaped layered crown molding to the top of the piece (very unusual). There is a pair...
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Antique 1820s English George IV Secretaires

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Walnut

English George III Mahogany Breakfront Bookcase with Secretary
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality George III Mahogany Secretaire Breakfront Bookcase. Have four doors with arched oval glazing bars open to adjustable interior shelves. Below this, the base...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Bookcases

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Glass, Mahogany

English Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront with Secretary, Circa 1770
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany broken pediment breakfront with carved floral medallions, candle light molding, four upper case glass doors with adjustable shelving, lower case conceali...
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Antique 1770s English Chippendale Bookcases

19th Century Two-Piece English Butler's Secretary
Located in Asheville, NC
This two-piece secretary is constructed of oak with contrast mahogany banding, the compartmented fall front desk forms the top drawer of the base cabinet when closed, the upper cabin...
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Antique 19th Century American Secretaires

Materials

Brass

English Chippendale Mahogany Breakfront With Secretary, Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany breakfront with carved molded cornice, four upper case glass doors with arched oval mullions, adjustable interior shelving, lower case concealing a slidi...
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Antique 1790s English George III Bookcases

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Brass

English Mahogany Secretary With Mirrored Bookcase. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany secretary with mirrored bookcase. Secretary has a upper case broken pediment top with dental molding, original mirrored doors, candle slides, and fitted interior wi...
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Antique 1780s English George III Secretaires

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Mahogany

Fine English Canary Yellow Chinoiserie Secretary Desk, circa 1930
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a handmade secretary desk that is one of the most beautiful we have ever had, in terms of color, and in terms of the fantastic design of the case. The desk features figures a...
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Vintage 1930s English Chinoiserie Secretaires

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Walnut

19th Century English George III Mahogany Secretary Bookcase
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality George III mahogany secretaire bookcase, having a glazed top above a secretaire below, opening to a fitted interior above a further three drawers. The book...
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Antique Early 19th Century English George III Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century English Victorian Oak Secretary Wellington Chest
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality Victorian oak secretaire wellington chest. The chest has a single drawer at the top, above two dummy drawers with drop down fronts that open to reveal secr...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Oak

Late 19th Century English Faux Bamboo Secretary Chest
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Brighton style secretary cabinet with pleasing Amber tone in very good, House Ready condition. One drawer over a three drawer design drop front for the secretary. Opening to a fitted...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Rustic Secretaires

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Pine

English George III Mahogany Secretary with Satin Wood Inlay
Located in Dallas, TX
An English George III mahogany secretary with satin wood inlay.
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

English Mahogany Secretary with Blind Door Bookcase. Circa 1770
Located in Charleston, SC
English Mahogany secretary with bookcase. Secretary has intricately carved upper case flanking blind doors with a fitted interior and adjustable shelving. Lower case has a slant fr...
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Antique 1770s English George III Secretaires

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Mahogany

English Fall-Front Secretary Desk in Carved Oak, Circa 1800
Located in East Hampton, NY
This piece just took our breath away - all the carved wood details and medallions are master craftsman quality. See all detail images to truly appreciate what an excellent antique pi...
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Antique Early 19th Century English British Colonial Secretaires

Materials

Brass

English Regency Mahogany Satinwood Inlaid Secretary with Bookcase, Circa 1800
Located in Charleston, SC
English Regency mahogany secretary with an arched pediment, centered inlaid sun medallion, upper hinged glass bookcase revealing three interior silk lined adjustable shelves, fall fr...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Bookcases

Materials

Brass

English George III Polychrome Decorated Secretary in the Chinoiserie Taste
Located in Dallas, TX
An English George III polychrome decorated secretary executed in the Chinoiserie taste, late 18th century, the superstructure with mullioned doors opening to fixed shelves above the ...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Bookcases

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Wood

Antique English Sheraton Drop Front Secretary Bookcase, circa 1880-1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique English Sheraton drop front secretary bookcase, circa 1880-1890.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Sheraton Bookcases

Materials

Wood

Early 19th Century Classical English Regency Bookcase Secretary Desk
Located in Hudson, NY
English Regency inlaid mahogany secretary Upper hinged glass bookcase with three interior shelves, fall front desk and resting on a carved original bracket feet or butler desk. Great...
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Antique 1820s English Bookcases

Materials

Brass

English Satinwood Adams Inlaid Secretary Desk Vitrine Top with Inkwells
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This fantastic English satinwood desk is in very good antique condition with fantastic beveled glass, superb satinwood, mixed woods inlay and a great antique denim-blue felt interior...
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Antique 1890s English Adam Style Secretaires

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Satinwood

English Mahogany Tambour Graduated Hinged Secretary with Bookcase, Circa 1800
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany secretary with a carved molded dental cornice, two hinged upper case doors revealing three adjustable interior shelves, tambour desk fitted with interior leather too...
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Antique Early 1800s English George III Secretaires

Materials

Brass

English Cuban Mahogany Blind Door Secretary With Bookcase, Circa 1775
Located in Charleston, SC
English Cuban mahogany secretary with bookcase. Upper case has a carved cornice fret work with flanking blind doors concealing interior adjustable shelving. Lower case has a slant ...
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Antique 1770s English George III Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

English Regency Mahogany Fall Front Secretary With Bookcase. Circa 1790
Located in Charleston, SC
English Regency mahogany fall front secretary bookcase with dental molding, adjustable interior shelving, fitted interior desk, leather writing surface, original brasses, and termina...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British George III Secretaires

18th Century English Mahogany Chest on Chest with Secretary Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
Great quality 18th century English mahogany chest on chest with a secretary desk in the top drawer of the bottom half. Corners are canted and reeded with lambs tongue and wall of tro...
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Mahogany

Early 19th Century English Hepplewhite Regency Secretary Bookcase and Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exquisite, singularly unique Hepplewhite secretary bookcase in mahogany, satinwood, and boxwood. The cornice exhibits urns and panels, and the center is punctuated by octagonal panel...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Secretaires

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Mahogany

Secretary Desk Mahogany, English, Bookcase Top, Hand Glazed Doors, with Drawers
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in Toronto, CA
A Classic mahogany secretary desk with bookcase top the individual hand glazed doors give the proper English styling to this quintessential statement piece of a traditional room. Fiv...
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20th Century English Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

Antique 19th Century English Georgian Slant Front Desk or Secretary
Located in Casteren, NL
This classic slant front desk or bureau was made in England in the early 19th century. It was made in the finest quality watered European oak. The secretary is elevated on bracket ...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Secretaires

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Brass

18th Century English Walnut and Secretary with Drop Front Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
18th century English walnut and secretary with drop front desk Gorgeous 19th century secretary with a fitted interior and drop front writing surface that can also be used with a l...
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Antique 18th Century English Secretaires

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Walnut

Tall Narrow English Turn of Century Mahogany Georgian Secretary Beveled Glass
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Turn of the century mahogany Georgian two part secretary leather top desk writing table with individual beveled glass panes.
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20th Century English Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

English Georgian Styling Bookcase with Secretary Desk Mahogany with Fitted Desk
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in Toronto, CA
English bookcase with secretary desk in mahogany, Georgian styling, with flamed mahogany and brass fittings. The glass doors are hand glazed with individual panes of glass. A drop fr...
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20th Century English Georgian Bookcases

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Mahogany

English George III Mahogany Secretary Bookcase with Original Brasses, circa 1790
Located in New Orleans, LA
English George III mahogany secretary bookcase with original brasses (circa 1790).
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Antique 1770s Bookcases

Materials

Mahogany

Early 19th Century English Hepplewhite Regency Secretary Bookcase and Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Exquisite Hepplewhite secretary bookcase in mahogany, satinwood, and boxwood. The cornice exhibits urns and panels, and the center is punctuated by octagonal panel surmounted by a se...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Secretaires

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Mahogany

Antique English George III Slant-Front Secretary w/ Bookcase in Cuban Mahogany
Located in Miami, FL
A fine 18th century George III English bureau bookcase secretary in solid West Indies/ Cuban mahogany. The bonnet features a swan neck, broken-scroll pediment with carved rosettes an...
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Antique Late 18th Century English George III Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

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English Secretary For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic English secretary available at 1stDibs. Each English secretary for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, mahogany and metal. If you’re shopping for an English secretary, we have 224 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without an English secretary — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. An English secretary is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Georgian, Regency and Victorian styles are sought with frequency. A well-made English secretary has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Bevan Funnell Ltd. and Nathan Furniture are consistently popular.

How Much is an English Secretary?

Prices for an English secretary start at $970 and top out at $88,500 with the average selling for $8,050.

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