Antique Black Writing Bureau desk with folding leg


First quarter 20th Century

  • £185.00
  • €215 Euro
  • $253 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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This is an unusual little writing bureau which dates to the early 1900s.

Made of mahogany and mixed woods it is quite petite and well made, an attractive and practical piece which has stood the test of time well.

The bureau is ideal for an office or study and makes a nice alternative to a traditional desk. It is a useful work space for any home, perfect for using a laptop or writing letters. Its small size is perfect for a home with limited space.

The top of the bureau is fitted with a carved fall front which opens to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes for stationery and correspondence. The fall front is lockable and the key is present.

The bureau is set on folding legs which lock into place with wooden batons.

I have hand painted this piece in my own mix of black water based paint before distressing the paintwork for a gently aged look. The paintwork has been waxed for protection and has a nice smooth finish with a low sheen.


height to top-127cms

height to fall front-71cms


depth-41cms(with legs open), 24cm(with legs shut)


The bureau is in solid structural condition with small marks of age and use.

Internally the pigeon holes are fairly loosely fitted into place, part of its design.


  • H: 127cm (50.00in)
  • W: 61cm (24.02in)
  • D: 41cm (16.14in)


First quarter 20th Century

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VINTAGE HOUSE is a small family run business based in South Devon, selling quality hand painted vintage and antique furniture and quirky home wares.

Our interest in Vintage furnishings has been years in the making.  From an early age I spent time at auctions and antique fairs in South Devon with my mum, a passion inherited from my eccentric grandmother who had an eye for quality and a hoarders heart for beautiful things.

Subsequently what started as a hobby has turned into a full time business, turning the endless search for things we love into things we can sell from our home and in our online store.

We source quality antique and vintage furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries and where necessary revive and restore pieces to bring them back to life and up-to-date.

In our workshop we undertake traditional French polishing and upholstery methods, as well as self taught painting techniques to re-finish pieces that require attention.

Most of our furniture is made of solid wood, usually oak, mahogany or pine, we appreciate quality and craftsmanship and prefer selling British made furniture whenever possible.

Selling pieces that are useful and practical in the modern home, storage is always a key theme, appreciating that people need attractive items that also provide functionality.

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