• Item: Bureau / Desk
• Circa: 1750
• Period: George II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Oak fall
• Applied mouldings to frame
• Original & complete oak interior with leather insert to fall
• Dark green leather skiver
• 9 interior drawers featuring brass handles
• 1 secret drawer disguised as decorative inlaid trim
• 8 Pigeon hole slots to interior
• 2 pull-out fall supports with brass knobs
• Old replacement brass swan neck handles & backplates to drawers
• Original working locks and key to fall and drawers
• 4 large oak-lined graduated drawers (below fall)
• Original backboards
• Later bracket feet
• Provincial design
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English early George II provincial oak bureau desk, circa 1750, with a comprehensive interior, in excellent condition. The bureau is in excellent working order, constructed from an applied moulded solid oak frame, with an oak fall. The fall retains the original brass hinges and original brass working lever lock (with key). The fall opens to reveal a complete and original interior, comprising of 10 internal drawers, 9 of which feature small brass handles. This also includes a secret drawer, disguised as decorative trim, situated above the third pigeonhole from the right. The interior also comprises 8 pigeon hole slots, The fall incorporates a green blind tooled leather skiver insert, ideal for use when writing letters. The fall is supported by the original two pull-out slides, with the original small brass knobs. Below the fall is a bank of four graduated drawers. The drawers are oak lined, hand dovetailed and feature old replacement brass swan neck handles and key escutcheons, along with original steel lever locks (all with working keys). The fall retains its original working brass lever lock, with working key. The bureau features clean oak and pine backboards and is raised on a moulded plinth, supported by later bracket feet.
This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the office, hallway, living room or dining room. This Georgian bureau 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.
Here is a fine quality antique English early George II oak provincial bureau desk, circa 1750, with a comprehensive interior, in excellent condition. 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 wax-polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination are to an excellent standard. The fall opens easily with no significant warping, which is common with bureaus of this age. The interior is dry and clean, with nominal old use marks. The original brass fall hinges are in good working condition. The fall retains its original working brass hinges and lever locks, with working key. The fall incorporates a green blind tooled leather skiver insert, which is also in excellent condition. The drawers are decorated with old replacement swan neck brass handles and escutcheons. The drawers below retain the original working steel lever locks (with key). The drawers also incorporate their original oak hand-dovetailed drawer linings and oak bottoms. The drawers close flush to the frame. The bureau retains its original backboards and is raised on a moulded plinth, terminating on later bracket feet. This Georgian bureau is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 107cm or 42⅛” or 3ft 6⅛”
External width = 108.8cm or 42⅞” or 3ft 6⅞”
External depth = 56.7cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Writing height = 79cm or 31⅛” or 2ft 7⅛”
Writing width = 101.8cm or 40” or 3ft 4”
Writing depth = 57.2cm or 22½” or 1ft 10½”
Knee Height (with fall open) = 76.9cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
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