Vintage 1960s Elliotts of Newbury Teak Writing Desk Bureau

Neat, efficient vintage bureaus have become popular again in recent years with increased demands for home-working. Less space-consuming than a conventional desk, they can be closed when the working day is done. Bureaus are also great options for kids’ / students’ rooms to help them get organised with a dedicated work station. This 1960’s teak bureau from renowned British furniture maker, Elliots of Newbury, is a beauty and ticks all the boxes for Scandinavian-inspired good looks and original design details – we love that striped, textured drawer front – along with practicality. With three drawers and further storage in the top section, there is a mass of storage.

We can arrange fast UK delivery!

SKU: W517


In stock


This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and a natural wax polish applied to the external wood. The three drawers slide with ease, feature dovetail joints and all have a clean, tidy interiors. The top desk section features pigeon holes and again, it’s in good clean, tidy order throughout and the hinges for the pull-down door are in good working order too. There are two caps on either side of the small ledge so that when the desk door is down and lent on, the wood is protected. There are some minor scuffs and knocks to the exterior wood surfaces, including some small chips to the veneer edges on the drawer fronts – please refer to our photos. It’s very well made, solid and stable including when the pull-down desk in place. Note: we have added felt floor protectors to the feet which can be seen in our photos – these can be easily taken off if they don’t suit. The Elliots of Newbury label can be seen inside the top drawer, and dates from the 1960s. Please do browse our photos to get an accurate sense of its condition. If you’ve any questions or would like to view the item, please get in touch.

H: 109cm / W: 76.5cm/ D: 41cm
H from ground to desktop: 73.5cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
Please refer to our Delivery Information for more details.