Original Vintage Dark Oak Writing Desk / Bureau
This dark oak bureau has a formal, scholarly look about it that we love… much old-fashioned charm. Although at a glance its design is simple, look closely and you can appreciate it has been very thoughtfully designed as a working, functional piece. Bureaus are an excellent desk / work area solution for teenage bedrooms or home workers who don’t have a dedicated office or room for a conventional desk. They are compact and your work can be closed away when the day is done. This piece offers additional storage too with a drawer and two lower shelves.
This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in overall good, used condition. It has been cleaned and a natural beeswax polish applied. The bureau is well made and solid, although there is a little warping here and there related to its age. The drawer moves with ease and has dovetail joints. The drop down desk also moves with ease and the hinges are in good order, as is the desk supports that slide out with ease. The inside of the bureau is clean and tidy but there are a few marks and stains to the wood – see our photo. It features various pigeon holes although sadly there is no key to lock the bureau. The lower part of the bureau features one adjustable shelf. The external wood is in good order. There are marks and scuffs to the original finish but these are as you might expect with an antique piece and they don’t detract from the appeal. There is no maker’s mark but we believe it to be British-made and dating from the 1940s. Please refer to our photos for a good sense of condition.
If you have any questions, please do ask.
H: 106cm / W: 86cm/ D: 39cm – 43cm at base
Height to Desk from Ground: 74cm from ground