A fine and classic late William and Mary 17th century walnut bureau. The fall front opens onto an interior fitted for writing, with drawers, a central cupboard, and a sliding floor that gives access into a "well", a storage space. An old leather writing surface completes the interior. The golden walnut veneers are decorated with inlaid lines of feather banding. As is mostly the case with walnut furniture of this period, the brassware and carved bun feet are replacements.
Showcasing the excellence of Georgian furniture making, this late 18th century mahogany bureau will become a family heirloom! It is made of solid and veneered mahogany, with lovely flame mahogany chosen for the front of the bureau. The writing interior is a beautifully designed stage, fitted with drawers, pidgeon holes, various hidden drawers, and a central cupboard. The writing surface is old baize, gently faded green. The front corners are canted, with carved and reeded decoration. Fine cast brass handles are replacements. The bureau sits on original craved ogee feet. Minimal restoration and superb colour and surface, and elegant proportions, makes this antique bureau a treasure.
This small country bureau is a little gem. Made of oak in the late 18th century, it is a simple but fine piece of cabinet-making. In original and excellent clean condition, with shaped bracket feet and exquisitely proportioned brassware, it has charm and would be a pleasure to live with. Circa 1780
Late 17th century small Walnut Writing Desk. Exceptional use of rich and decorative burr wood veneers and herringbone crossbanding follows the new style of veneered furniture that was introduced to Britain in the 2nd half of the 17th century. The natural grain and figure of the woods was used to ornament a lighter style of furniture that enhanced the new spacious brick buildings of that period.This rare desk has a fitted interior, with a hidden "well" or storage space (including a hidden drawer), and a leathered writing inset slope. 2 drawers sit above a cupboard. The flush veneered doors enclosing the cupboard retain original brass key plates and hinges (one hinge replaced with an exact casting) The bun feet, prone to wear and rot, were replaced at some time. A wonderful surface allows the glow of the burr walnut to shine. Circa 1690.
A most attractive18th century bureau, unusually made with cherrywood. The interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and has a green leathered writing surface. The brassware, fine quality, may not be the originals but has been on the bureau for a long time. Standing on original bracket feet, this bureau is a perfect size to use. Being mostly solid wood (rather than veneers on pine) it has survived well, but please note that the fall front has twisted slightly, however this does not affect the functioning or appearance of the bureau. Circa 1780
From the early 18th century walnut period comes this attractive country bureau. The drawers and fall are inlaid with herringbone banding. The desk interior is fitted with drawers and pidgeon holes, and inset with a leather writing surface. The honeyed tones of the walnut is exceptional, and the original brasses are in great condition. Circa 1720.