Circa 1810, Regency mahogany roll top cylinder bureau, in the style of Gillows of Lancaster. The top has an ebonised fore edge, and below this is a large D shaped tambour fronted roll top with lifting handle in the centre. This retracts to show a fitted interior with drawers with axe head drop handles and pigeon holes, as well as a pull out writing surface with a green leather skiver. This is hinged and opens to reveal a shallow storage area and a ratchet arm for locking the writing surface into position in various heights. Below this, is a combination of one long drawer and four further graduating drawers either side with the original swan neck brass handles and ebony inlay. At the sides are pull out slides and a simulated drawer framed similar to those at the front and with a brass lifting handle and escutcheon. Below the pull out sides are two panels stylised in ebony inlay with canted corners. The back of the bureau is polished and has simulated drawers also. All the drawers are oak lined and the quality of cabinet making is superb. Wonderful piece of Regency furniture.
- 106cm high x 122cm wide x 71cm deep (98cm deep with slide extended), side slides 32cm.