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

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


This is a beautiful rustic antique solid oak writing bureau / writing desk with two drawers and a drop down desk with supports which open automatically when the slope is opened. Inside there is a further small drawer, storage compartments and a writing leather which I have replaced with a brand new antiqued and beautifully gilded leather skiver. This stunning desk is well proportioned and houses the original drawers handles which I have cleaned and polished by hand to restore the original beauty. I have fitted a brand new lock and key and the bureau has been carefully sanded, restored and cleaned and has been hand painted externally in Farrow & Ball's timeless and daringly dark 'Down Pipe' Estate Eggshell. The drawers have been lined internally with a beautiful dark patterned damask paper. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a hallway, dining room, landing or indeed any contemporary room.


This piece is in very good condition with no damage to note apart from the minor dents and imperfections which are to be expected with the age of this antique piece and adds to its character. The writing leather has been replaced with a brand new leather skiver and the lock and key are brand new. I don't just slap on a coat of chalk 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 3/4 coats to ensure a high quality finish. My pieces aren't distressed or shabby chic - they will distress naturally over time with general wear and tear


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 100.5cm
    Width: 76cm
    Depth: 38.5cm

    Height from floor to bottom of desk: 71m


    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 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.  Third party courier service is for a one man service to ground floor and assistance is required with unloading.



    Farrow & Ball 'Down Pipe' Estate Eggshell