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Antique Bureau

Unusually Small Early 18th Century William And Mary Period Oak Bureau

Unusually small early 18th century William and Mary period oak bureau. This bureau has moulding on the aperture around the drawers, rather than cock beading on drawers themselves as found on later pieces. The drop handles are nice and restrained and the locks are good old ones. This bureau comes into two parts, which is the earlier design that pre dates the idea of a hidden well. The surface has a very nice tone to it which will improve even more when we have waxed it. The colour manages to vary from deep brown to golden honey without being either too clogged with dirt or having been scrubbed clean. We love this piece for its small size, its lovely old handles, locks and hinges, and the wonderful colour. Best of all, now that we all have laptops not desktops, the bureau is useful again. A beautiful three hundred year old piece of furniture for under three grand? Amazing.

English circa 1700 £2800

09 17 16

64cm / 25" wide
92cm / 36" high
45cm / 17½" deep
71cm / 28" high to surface

Early 18th Century George I Period Walnut Unusually Small Antique Bureau

Early 18th century George I period small walnut antique bureau of unusually small scale standing on four turned bun feet. This is a charming bureau which really shows off the pre-mahogany era of furniture making very well. It has feather banding around the edge, the burr walnut is bookmatched (or quarter cut) so the grain pattern is symmetrical. The drawer surrounds have the lovely double moulding that predates cock beading. There is a not very secret recessed well in side the desk section. This bureau has a wonderful patina and the colour is a very nice warm honey. These photographs show the bureau as it came in, it will look wonderful when our restorers have finished with it, please ask about restoration options.

English circa 1720 £3800

09 17 15

76cm / 30" wide
94cm / 37" high
46cm / 18" deep
73cm / 28½" high to surface

Gentleman's Universal Cabinet

Fine quality and rare gentleman's universal cabinet made of Cuban mahogany. This escritiore is made of a wonderful cut of timber and is exceptionally well made with precision dove tails everywhere. The piece has a secretaire drawer which pulls out. Concealed within is a writing slope with many pigeon holes, a pull out pen and ink drawer and further compartment beneath the writing slope. The two cupboard drawers open to reveal more pigeon holes and many drawers.

English cira 1810 £4,800

30" wide
20" deep
33" high