About a week ago I purchased this 1940's Maple Chippendale style Secretary in Mill Valley for only $150.00. An unbelievable steal of a deal. I love the color, glass pane doors,bow front drawers,claw feet and finial top.
We purchased it for the vacation home in Russian River. The current plan is to place it in a corner the great room.
I wasted no time staging the piece above in the 3rd bedroom which will be converted into a formal dining room. I found a nice brass candelabra table lamp that would work great on the desk top.
|Architectural Digest Magazine|
|Traditional Home Magazine|
The History Of The Secretary Desk
The term “Secretaire” is a French term for a type of bureau desk in translation a ‘secretary’. Like a bureau, it has a drop front that pulls out to reveal a writing surface, small drawers and pigeonholes. Its front, however, is usually disguised as a drawer which, when let down, is supported on semicircular brass slides known as quadrants.[Complete Story]