With our highest compliments Bay Colony Antiques takes the utmost pleasure in presenting for sale one of the finest secretary desks produced throughout the 20th century. This particular secretary desk was manufactured by the Councill Craftsmen furniture company who along with Baker and Henkel Harris constitutes the absolute highest grade of traditional furniture produced through the last few decades anywhere in America. During the production run of any of these leading companies furniture was built to varying standards and degrees of craftsmanship which in turn directly informed how much the retail showrooms would market that particular furnishing. We take a moment to note this distinction as all furniture labeled "Councill Craftsmen" is not always built to the same exacting standards and that this secretary desk is of the highest production quality that the firm ever produced. Originally this secretary would have retailed in excess of $20,000 through one of their authorized retail distributors. Those who have had Councill Craftsmen furnishings in their homes are familiar with how valuable the furniture has remained which is why all furniture baring their label still commands a premium today anywhere you shop nationwide. We offer this desk at a fraction of its original retail value and do not expect to have the secretary desk long as Councill Craftsmen furniture is in very high demand.
This commanding secretary desk has a lighted interior and mirrored back which makes it closer to a collectors showcase than a traditional desk. The top features a broken arch pediment with intricate pierced carved fretwork and fully carved rosette embellishments. Each door has exceptional gothic influenced lattice molding and open to reveal adjustable glass shelves which are well suited for storage of nearly anything you may wish to display. The entire case is constructed with premium mahogany and features a crotched mahogany bookmatched lid and arrangement of drawers with exceptional satinwood band inlay which creates a contrast as beautiful as anything you may ever hope to find. We truly can not say enough to praise the construction of this desk as it is made with only the finest materials available anywhere and to the absolute highest degree of craftsmanship. The bookmatched band inlaid lid folds downward and is supported by pull outs on either side of the top drawer and when opened reveals a masterful interior with several secret hidden compartments. Each drawer is adorned with fine brass hardware and the entire desk is raised on fine ogee bracket feet which provide strong support for this magnificent piece. The desk measures 40” wide x 21 1/2” deep x 90” tall.