Antique Painted Writing Bureau / Writing Desk in Farrow and Ball Off Black

Antique Painted Writing Bureau / Writing Desk in Farrow and Ball Off Black


A beautiful antique hand made bureau / writing desk, probably dating to 1900's. It sits on carved legs with two drawers and internally has storage compartments along with a further small drawer and there are wooden desk supports underneath the writing slope which open automatically when the slope is opened. The drawers have the original handles which I have cleaned and polished by hand (not painted over or replaced!) and the writing slope is lockable. The desk has been carefully sanded, primed and painted in Farrow & Ball's timeless 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell and I have lined the drawers with an ebony damask 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 good 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, however as this beauty is more than 100 years old, please don't expect a piece in perfectly mint condition! 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: 93.5cm
    Width: 78cm
    Depth: 42.5cm

    Height of writing slope from floor: 67cm



    I gladly accept returns and cancellations: 

    Contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase.  Cancellations are subject to a £25 charge to cover card merchant services and admin fees.

    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. 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 blanketed service to 100 mile radius of SY7 8QG postcode.  I offer delivery to ground floor / doorstep depending upon your COVID Tier 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 blanketed service to 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.  



    Farrow & Ball 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell