Oak Antique Painted Student's Bureau Bookcase / Desk in Farrow and Ball Railings

Oak Antique Painted Student's Bureau Bookcase / Desk in Farrow and Ball Railings


This is a beautiful oak antique early century student's bureau bookcase / writing desk made by Gullachsen & Son Ltd in Newcastle on Tyne. It benefits from a fall front desk with original lock and key still working, storage compartments internally and a pair of shelves below. The bookcase has been carefully sanded, restored and cleaned and has been hand painted externally in Farrow & Ball's timeless and daringly dark 'Railings' Modern Eggshell. Modern Eggshell is a satin finish with 40% sheen, not a chalky or matt finish. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a hallway, dining room, landing or indeed any contemporary room.Condition:This piece is in good condition with no major damage to note apart from a minor split on the inside of the fall which I feel is to be expected with a piece of this age and adds to its character. Antique locks may on occasion seize stick, and these are the charms and character of antique pieces. If you're looking for a fine antique or a brand new pre-fabricated item in mint condition, then my pieces aren't for you! If you are, however, looking for a unique, one off antique or vintage piece with charm, character and a story to tell then you've come to the right place! 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 pieces aren't distressed or shabby chic - they will distress naturally over time with general wear and tear.


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 118cm
    Width including feet: 56cm
    Depth: 30cm

    Height from floor to bottom of fall: 75cm


    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 post code for an indicative quote and timeframe if you are located outside of this radius.



    Farrow & Ball 'Railings' Modern Eggshell