This lovely Swedish country pine secretary still maintains the beautiful original hand-painted finish created in the early 1800's. The date of 1828, along with the monogram of A.I.S. is clearly visible in the central upper crown indicating an important date in the family, possibly a wedding or anniversary date. The painted colors of dark brick red and deep blue/green teal along with the flower bouquets seen in each panel were traditional during the era. Notice the natural pine interior, with a patina grown warm and deep over the many years of use. This secretary is fully functional, with the desk top and drawers in working order; it comes in 2 sections making shipping and installation easier. This item is part of our “un-restored” collection and is being sold in "as is, used" original condition; how we found it in Europe. You are welcome to contact us directly if you would like to learn more about this or other items, we will be happy to assist you further.