UPDATESome wonderful people have commented that this is an 1800's American Empire Butler's Secretary. The wood is Flaming Mahogany. Who knew? Thanks everyone!
My in-laws were here a few weeks ago and they brought with them this fabulous piece of furniture.
This beauty is big and dramatic. It has gorgeous details. But what is it exactly? I know it's a secretary, but how old? Is it European? British? What kind of wood is that? What is this style called?
More cool pulls. Lions? Panthers?
The feet are huge!
Tin mirrors! I'd never heard of tin mirrors.
And finally, a writing surface inside the top drawer.
I've googled but didn't find anything that looked like this. Anyone know what it is?
Am I going to paint it? Nope. This big boy is way too fabulous. I have no idea what I'll do with it. Mr. Bad wants to keep it but I have another piece of furniture waiting for this spot. (Empire dresser, be still my heart.)