Part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Collection, the Cliveden Desk and Bookcase is truly a Masterpiece. An outstanding example of the Rococo style, the Cliveden Desk and Bookcase is English, circa 1750, and part of the Collection on display at Cliveden Mansion in Germantown. Kindel Furniture Company was selected as Licensee to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to make a faithful reproduction of this secretary desk. This reproduction has all the outstanding qualities of the original. Made of select mahogany, the bookcase has a broken molded pediment with decorative frieze and a superb hand-carved bust of John Locke on the central plinth. There are four unusually deep shelves in the bookcase, two of which are adjustable. The two doors have individually glazed panes featuring beautifully molded trellis work and escutcheons. The desk has four graduated drawers detailed with cock bead molding and batwing open cut brasses resting on robust ogee bracket feet. The interior of the desk is fitted with drawers and pigeonholes and a central cabinet with two columns that when pulled out reveal secret compartments. Not only extremely functional with abundent storage space, this commanding secretary desk is a work of art. It will be the focal point in any room setting and is extremely well suited for higher ceilings. This very rare Kindel reproduction, circa 1985, is no longer produced and only a limited number were ever made.


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