Antique Painted Oak Writing Bureau / Desk in Farrow & Ball Downpipe

Antique Painted Oak Writing Bureau / Desk in Farrow & Ball Downpipe

Antique Painted Oak Writing Bureau / Writing Desk / Secretaire in Farrow and Ball Downpipe


Who wouldn't want to work from home on this beautiful linen fold hand made oak lockable writing bureau / writing desk?! Probably dating to 1900's it has a single drawer and double cabinet below and is fitted internally with storage compartments. There are wooden desk supports underneath the writing desk which open manually to support the desk which is lockable with the original lock and key to store everything away securely after use. The desk has been carefully sanded, primed and painted in Farrow & Ball's timeless and daringly dark 'Downpipe' Modern Eggshell. A fabulous addition to a home office, hallway, dining room, landing or indeed any contemporary room.


This piece is in excellent antique condition having had plenty of use over the years! There is no major damage to note apart from the minor nicks, dents and previous repairs which are to be expected with antique pieces and adds to their character. The drawer and doors open with ease and internally I have thoroughly cleaned the drawer and cabinet. 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 4 coats to ensure a high quality finish.


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 96.5cm

    Width: 79.5cm 
    Depth: 40.5cm

    Height from floor to desktop: 68.5

    Depth of desktop from shelves: 60cm



    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 'Downpipe' Modern Eggshell