Antique Painted Lebus Writing Bureau / Writing Desk in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe

Antique Painted Lebus Writing Bureau / Writing Desk in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe


A beautiful antique hand made fall front oak bureau / writing desk by the renowned Harris Lebus, probably dating to 1930's. It sits on beautifully turned legs with two drawers and internally has storage compartments along with brass desk supports which pull down automatically when the desk is opened to support the desktop. The desk is well proportioned and is in very good order with the original beautiful drawer handles which I have hand painted with liquid golf leaf and there is a lock and key for the writing slope still working. The desk has been carefully sanded and restored and has been painted in Farrow & Ball's 'Down Pipe' Modern Eggshell which is a dark lead grey, with definite blue undertones to it which deepen the complexity of the finish. Originally inspired by the colour used to paint downpipes and guttering, it has been embraced for use inside the home with fanatical zeal! I have lined the drawers with an ebony damask patterned paper. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a home office, hallway, dining room, landing or indeed any contemporary room.


This piece is in excellent condition with no major damage to note apart from the minor nicks and dents which are to be expected with vintage and antique pieces and adds to their character. The drawers open and close with ease and I have cleaned the desk inside and out thoroughly.

I don't just slap on a coat of chalk or mineral paint on my pieces and call them upcycled - each of my pieces undergoes a lengthy process of restoration and preparation before being painstakingly stripped, cleaned, restored, woodworm treated if there is any sign of historic woodworm, primed and undercoated before painting a minimum of six coats and a protective lacquer to ensure a high quality finish.


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 102.5cm

    Width: 74.5cm 
    Depth: 40cm

    Height from floor to desktop: 75cm

    Depth of desktop from shelves: 56cm



    I do accept returns under certain circumstances, however I do not accept returns if you decide on receipt of your item that the size isn't right or doesn't suit your space, or if the colour isn't as you expected. To avoid disappointment please double check the dimensions and the colour / finish before making your purchase and please do get in touch should you require any further information or clarity.

    Cancellations are subject to a cancellation charge of £50 to cover card merchant services and admin fees. If a courier has been booked and paid for the full cost of delivery charge will be paid by the customer (courier charges are 50% subsidised by Yellow Pigeon Bespoke Furniture): 

    Contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase

    I don't accept exchanges

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalised orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs and arranging courier. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


    I aim to provide a personal service as far as possible and I am pleased to offer free delivery with this piece in person via our own 'Pigeon Post' with a fully bubble wrapped and blanketed service to 100 mile radius of SY7 8QG postcode.  Delivery is to ground floor and I shall be in touch directly after your purchase to arrange a suitable delivery date. If you are located outside of my 100 mile radius, I would be delighted to arrange delivery via a third party furniture courier with a fully bubble wrapped and blanketed service within Mainland UK for a small surcharge. To avoid disappointment please contact me with your post code for an indicative quote and timeframe if you are located outside of this radius.  Third party courier service is for a one man service to ground floor and assistance is required with unloading.  Alternatively I live in Shropshire and collection can be arranged if preferred.



    Farrow & Ball 'Down Pipe' Modern Eggshell

    Ebony Damask Paper