Rare Freemasons English Oak Chest Of Drawers With Writing Bureau Desk Section

Rare Freemasons English Oak Chest Of Drawers With Writing Bureau Desk Section

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We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning circa 1900 English Oak Bureau with drawers used by high ranking Freemason
This is actually a family piece which has been in storage for years, it was my grandfathers and he was a high ranking Free Mason, he did all his Mason work at this desk. He modified it rather oddly, the drop front writing slope has been inverted so the apple is upside down, he’s then fitted a lock, I’m not sure if there is any significance to an upside-down apple in the world of the masons
There is a paper label to the back which reads Reeves Depository Wokingham which also has a masonic connection, the full details on the man are as below
In terms of the piece as it is, we have a very practical solid English oak chest of drawers with a usable work area on top, it's quite shallow which is ideal for modern life, we have cleaned waxed and polished it from top to bottom, there is nothing negative to note

Dimensions
Height:- 120cm
Width:- 84cm
Depth:- 41.5cm
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask
Any questions please feel free to ask before you buy.

Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you buy and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand-dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.

Dimensions

W84.0 x H120.0 x D41.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

1900s

Place of origin

United Kingdom

Period

19th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

SKU

40303713
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