• Item: Bureau
• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Figured walnut
• 4 oak lined graduated, hand dovetailed drawers
• Cross banding to the fall
• Green leather lining to fall
• Satinwood string inlay to fall and drawer fronts
• Old replacement brass handles & backplates
• Working locks and keys
• Walnut lined interior
• 6 small drawers within the interior with brass knobs
• Original & complete interior
• 6 pigeonhole slots to interior
• Central locking ‘cubby hole’
• 2 pull-out fall supports with brass knobs
• Original pine backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian (George II) figured walnut bureau desk, circa 1750, displaying a lovely rich colour and patination, in excellent condition. The bureau is in excellent working order, boasting a cross banded figured walnut fall, with satinwood string inlay. The bureau retains the original oak interior of six small string inlaid drawers with brass knobs, below six pigeonhole slots, as well as a locking central ‘cubby hole’ with cross banded and string inlaid burr walnut door. The fall, which boasts a green leather lining, is supported by two pull-out slides, with small brass handles. Below the fall is a bank of four graduated string inlaid drawers, which are oak lined, hand dovetailed and feature old period replacement swan neck brass handles and escutcheons. The fall and the drawers also each boast their original working locks, with working keys (one key operates the lock to the fall, while a second key operates the lock to the main drawers. A third key operates the lock to the cubby hole door). The bureau retains its original backboards and is raised on a moulded plinth, which stands on its original bracket feet.
The bureau would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the office, hallway, living room or dining room. This item base would certainly grace any home and is an excellent investment which has stood the test of time. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This Georgian walnut bureau is in excellent condition, considering its age. Nominal old use marks to the top, leading edges, fall, interior and inside of drawers, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The bureau has been French polished by hand in our workshops. The interior is clean and free from ink stains. The original hinges are in good condition. The fall and drawers retain their original oak drawer linings, working locks, with working keys. The drawers close flush to the frame and feature very good quality old period replacement swan neck brass handles and escutcheons. The bureau stands on its original bracket feet and retains its original backboards. The bureau boasts a stunning colour and patination. This Georgian bureau is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 105.2cm or 41⅜” or 3ft 5⅜”
External width = 89.8cm or 35⅜” or 2ft 11⅜”
External depth = 50.2cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”
Writing height = 74.4cm or 29¼” or 2ft 5¼”
Writing width = 82.2cm or 32⅜” or 2ft 8⅜”
Writing depth = 61cm or 24” or 2ft
Knee Height (with fall open) = 72.6cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
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