Vintage Oak Bureau with Drawers
Neat, efficient vintage bureaus come with considerable charm. Less space-consuming than a conventional desk, they can be closed when the working day is done. Bureaus are also great options for kids’ / teenagers’ rooms to help them get organised with a dedicated but discreet work station. This 1950’s light oak, British-made bureau is very handsome. Three drawers provide lots of storage and the pull-down, hinged door creates a desk platform. Pull up a chair and you’re set to focus and work.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and a natural beeswax polish applied to the external wood. All three drawers slide with ease, feature dovetail joints and have clean, tidy interiors with only light signs of wear. The top desk section features pigeon holes and the door drops down onto neat supports which mechanically extend when the door is opened. This creates the writing platform / desk. All hinges and mechanisms are in good working order but sadly there is no key to lock the top, although the angle means that this isn’t a huge problem – the door doesn’t fall down. There are some minor scuffs and knocks to the exterior wood surfaces but overall this is light. Please see our photos. It’s very well put together, solid and stable including when the pull-down desk in place. Sadly there is no maker’s stamp but it’s British in original and most likely dates from the early 1950s.
H: 105cm / W: 76cm / D: 42cm
H from Ground to Desk: 74cm