Secretaire from France in the Regence style. The hand-painted decor of florals (blooming cherry branches, wild roses) and birds of paradise are quite striking. The drop front opens to a cheery wood interior with six dovetailed drawers and a leather writing surface with gilt embossing. Below, two doors open up to an adjustable shelf. Finely cast ormolu on the bottom apron and feet add details to the lovely secretary.