Elegant Vintage Painted Ladies Writing Bureau / Writing Desk

Elegant Vintage Painted Ladies Writing Bureau / Writing Desk


This is a beautiful vintage ladies bureau / writing desk adorned with a beautifully carved apron and standing on carved long cabriole legs. It benefits from a single drawer and internally has the original beautiful red leather writing pad and storage compartments along with a further small drawer. This elegant desk is well proportioned and is in very good order with the original brass handles and lock and key still working. It has been carefully sanded and restored and has been hand painted externally in Farrow & Ball's timeless 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell, and the drawers have been lined in an ebony damask paper. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a study, 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 nicks, dents and previous repairs which are to be expected with vintage and antique pieces and adds to their character. The leather writing pad is original and as such is in a beautifully worn condition. We don't just slap on a coat of chalk paint on our pieces and call them upcycled - each of our pieces undergo 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. Our piece aren't distressed or shabby chic - they will naturally distress over time with general wear and tear, like all furniture.


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height : 96cm
    Width including legs at widest point: 58cm
    Depth including legs at widest point: 40cm

    Height from floor to desk 66cm


    We gladly accept returns and cancellations: 

    Contact us within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

    We don't accept exchanges

    But please contact us 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, we 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.



    We aim to provide a personal service as far as possible and we are 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. We offer delivery to ground floor only and we shall be in touch directly after your purchase to arrange a suitable delivery date. If you are located outside of our 100 mile radius, we 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 postcode or an indicative timeframe and quote.  Third party courier service is for a one man service to ground floor only and assistance is required for unloading.



    Farrow & Ball 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell