An Exceptional Double Pedestal Kneehole Secretaire Bookcase by Andrew Lenehan, circa 1850.
Australian Cedar faced with rarely used fine quality Australian Rosewood displaying the most
accomplished Cabinet Making skills throughout.
Made in Sydney in Lenehan’s Castlereagh St premises (No 287/289 or possibly 66 Castlereagh St).
Considered to be Andrew Lenehan’s finest piece and certainly one of the most magnificent
Bookcases of the Colonial period this beautiful Secretaire Bookcase is featured in two authoritative
publications on Australian Colonial Furniture;
Casuarina Press’ Australian Furniture. Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1938. page 180
David Kelly’s Convict and Free. The Master Furniture Maker’s of New South Wales 1788-1851.
width 1600mm x depth 550mm x height 2740mm