A very early walnut two part bookcase-secretary with lots of personality! This lovely furniture piece has local history behind it, coming from a well known ranching family in Ouray County. The bookcase-secretary is solid walnut, with three large lower drawers, two small center drawers, and two arched glass bookcase doors. The glass in the upper doors is all original, with characteristic bubbles and waves. The lower drawers are hand dovetailed, with dark carved wood pulls. The crest shows some Federal period influence, being a simple curved and pierce-carved crest. beautiful carving appears at the top outside corners of the bookcase doors, with a central carving of chestnuts and acanthus leaves clustered at the top center below the crest. The writing surface folds flat, and has the original black leather, still in very good condition for it's age. There are three removable shelves, with walnut shelf supports. The finish of the bookcase-secretary is original, just cleaned and polished up. The only flaw is a small wedge of walnut trim that is missing from the bottom of thr right bookcase door, very minor, and appears to have been that way for a long time. Dimensions of the bookcase-secretary are: 89 1/2" overall height, 42" wide, and 20" deep. A very elegant and useful furniture piece for your home or office!