This walnut secretary was brought to Hander Woodworking with a very interesting history behind it. It was hand built by the client's ancestor before 1860. This, she knew, because the ancestor sustained injuries in the Civil War which would have prevented him from building it. Due to the quality of the work, the necessary knowledge of construction methods and the hand tools required to build it, the man had clearly been a cabinet maker in some capacity prior to the war. The entire piece was very loose and some parts missing when brought to Hander Working's shop.