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This stunning, solid wood, drop front secretary desk got a beautiful update! Estimated to have been made in the 1940s, this piece has lovely curved drawers and claw feet. The top opens to reveal a row of 6 cubbies on the top, 3 drawers along the bottom, and a door with additional cubby storage behind it. On each side of the door compartment, there are carved wood details that slide out to reveal even more storage.


The desk has been painted in Black by Wise Owl Paint. The original hardware has been cleaned and painted in a bright, metallic gold that gives just the right pop against the black paint. The sides of the dovetailed drawers have been sanded down to reveal a lighter oak wood grain underneath. The insides of the drawers have been refreshed with Lemon Verbena salve by Wise Owl Paint.

The original key accompanies the secretary, and it functions well to lock the drop-front portion of the desk. The top of the inside has also been painted using Black, and the back wall has a black and white twig print to give a little contrast. All of the drawers and the door in the cubby area are functional for storage. Two arms extend on either side of the desk for extra support when the front comes down, retracting when the desk front goes back up. The desk has been sealed with a water-based satin polyurethane, which gives it a wonderful sheen.


This piece would be a marvelous addition to any space and would make excellent additional storage as well. Available for pickup in Windham, Maine.



29" wide

17½" deep (28½" with top open/folded down)

40" high

Black Satin Clawfoot Secretary Desk

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