A George I Walnut Secretaire Cabinet

by William Old & John Ody

An exceptional George I walnut secretaire cabinet the top with a broken arched pediment above a pair of arched beveled and engraved mirror plates, enclosing an arrangement of drawers including a secret drawer, above a pull out slide. The lower section with a secretaire drawer opening to reveal various small drawers and pigeon holes above three graduated long drawers all with engraved brass handles and escutcheons. 

English, circa 1725 

Width: 42 ½ “ 108 cm
Depth: 20 ½ 52 cm 
Height 87 “ 221 cm 

Note: The original makers label remains attached to the second long drawer. 

The makers William Old and John Ody are recorded from circa 1723 until William Old's death in 1738, at which time his widow conducted a sale of his stock from the St. Paul's Churchyard address denoted in the label 

C. Gilbert, A Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1986, fig. 600 


This pieces is made by William Old & John Ody, and represents one of their signature designs. The piece retains the original makers label.

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