This is a fine quality antique English Georgian walnut bureau desk, with a comprehensive interior, circa 1740, displaying a warm colour & patination, in excellent original condition.
• Item: Georgian Walnut Bureau
• Circa: 1740
• Period: George II
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Figured walnut
• Two-over-two drawer configuration
• Four graduated cross-banded drawers
• Cross banding, moulding & feather inlay to the fall
• Green leather lining on fall inside
• Walnut lined writing interior
• Feather inlay decoration to fall
• Brass swan neck handles
• Original working locks and keys
• Two pull-out fall supports with original brass knobs
• Oak lined & hand-dovetailed drawers below fall
• Eight pigeon holes & six small drawers inside bureau
• Central locking ‘cubby hole’ with original lock and working key
• Secret drawer compartment (sliding floor access)
• Original brass knobs to internal drawers within the interior
• Original & complete interior
• Original pine backboards
• Original bracket feet
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Georgian walnut bureau desk, with a comprehensive interior, circa 1740, displaying a warm colour & patination, in excellent original condition. The bureau is in excellent working order, boasting book-marked figure walnut front, with a cross-banded walnut border, flanked by fine feather inlay and half-round mouldings. The Georgian bureau retains its original interior of six small string drawers with original brass knobs, below eight shaped pigeonhole slots, as well as a locking central ‘cubby hole’ decorated with burr-walnut door. The fall, which boasts a green leather lining inside, is supported by two pull-out slides, with small brass knobs. Below the fall is a bank of four graduated cross-banded drawers, which are oak lined, hand dovetailed and retain good quality brass swan neck handles and escutcheons. The fall and the drawers also each boast their original working lever locks, with working key. The internal cubby hole door retains its original brass lock with working key too. The Georgian walnut bureau also retains its original backboards and is raised on a moulded plinth, which stands on its original bracket feet, which is nice to see.
The Georgian walnut 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 is a fine quality antique English Georgian walnut bureau desk, with a comprehensive interior, circa 1740, displaying a warm colour & patination, in excellent original 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 cleaned and French polished by hand in our workshop to a professional standard. The interior is complete, with no missing sections, drawers or locks. The hinges to the fall are original and in good condition. The internal and external drawers retain their original oak drawer linings, constructed with traditional hand-dovetail joints and oak drawer bottoms. The drawers close flush to the frame and are decorated with good quality brass swan neck handles and escutcheons. The Georgian walnut bureau stands on its original bracket feet and retains its original backboards. The walnut bureau boasts a stunning colour and patination. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 104cm / 41” / 3ft 5”
External width (feet) = 95.5cm / 37⅝”/ 3ft 1⅝”
External depth (feet) = 54.5cm / 21½”/ 1ft 9½”
Writing height = 77cm / 30¼” / 2ft 6¼”
Writing width = 87cm / 34¼” / 2ft 10¼”
Writing depth = 58cm / 22⅞”/ 1ft 10⅞”
Knee Height (with fall open) = 74.5cm / 29⅜”
The price for this item is £2,595, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.
We offer customer satisfaction through the following services:
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-Day Returns
• Full money back assurance
• Worldwide shipping
• Full insurance of items in transit
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Office: 01829 458 070
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Customers outside the UK should call:
Office: 00 44 1829 458 070
Julian: 00 44 7960 738 212
Yola: 00 44 7971 882 567
Email: [email protected]
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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.
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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.
Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in colonial furniture, specifically antique four poster beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English antique furniture, art and fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.
Please visit the Yola Gray website at www.yolagray.com for further items and information.