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This bureaux bookcase was commissioned as a birthday present.  It is a classic piece in every detail.  All inner construction, drawer linings, backs and carcase work are in oak with mahogany facings.  Fine curl-grain mahogany veneers front the drawers and bureaux slope; drawer fronts, slope and drawers are cross-banded in rosewood with boxwood stringing; brassware is cast from period examples, and the astragal bars are glazed with hand blown glass.

The interior of the bureaux is fitted with drawers, compartments and a cupboard in the traditional manner, the small drawer knobs are in antique ivory.  The interior includes a large number of secret compartments.

The current cost of a similar piece would be in the region of 12000 to 15,000, dependant on the number and nature of the secret compartments.