Antique carved oak writing bureau


19th Century

  • £495.00
  • €576 Euro
  • $676 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2018
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This is a handsome antique writing bureau which dates to the early 19th century.

Made of solid oak and mixed woods it is very solid, heavy and well made, ideal for an office or study. It will make a nice alternative to a traditional desk and is a useful work space for any home, perfect for stowing away a laptop.

The bureau is ornately styled, the top fitted with a fall front which opens to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes, cupboard and small drawers for stationery and correspondence. The fall front is fitted is carved and is lockable.

Below the top section are three spacious drawers, all carved with a different design and finished with later drop handles set on decorative back plates. The quality of the carvings is really superb.

The bureau is set bracket feet and the wood has a lovely wax polished finish which has a very good sheen.


height to top-106.5cms

height to fall front-78.5cms

width-93.5cms at the top, 96.5cms at the base



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

Over the years it has had some work and there have been various small repairs made here and there. The drawer handles are later antique replacements. The base has suffered some wood worm damage and there have been new pieces of wood added to the back of both side panels and some of the beading to the fall front is new.

The drawers are rather rustic, the interiors a bit gappy and rather creaky sliding in and out.

Despite its active life it is a very attractive and good quality piece of furniture.


  • H: 106.5cm (41.93in)
  • W: 96.5cm (37.99in)
  • D: 52.5cm (20.67in)


19th 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.

Our painted furniture is created using eco-friendly paints and waxes from Rustoleum, Farrow and Ball and The Little Greene Paint Company.

It has always been important to us to have a 'green' business, we love the concept of recycling old furniture instead of buying new.

Quality furniture is hard to find at a reasonable and affordable price and we feel that we provide both.  The things we sell don't belong in the mass produced age of flat pack furniture, but are tailored towards an individuality that will suit both modern and vintage homes alike.

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