Vintage Black Painted Bureau by George  Hobbs Ltd in F&B Off Black

Vintage Black Painted Bureau by George Hobbs Ltd in F&B Off Black



An elegant bureau / writing desk hand made by George Hobbs Ltd of Newcastle Upon Tyne, probably dating to 1930's.  It sits on long cabriole legs with two drawers and internally it has storage compartments along with a further small drawer.  It has desk supports inside the desk and the original leather writing pad.  This desk is well proportioned and is in very good order with the original brass handles which I have cleaned and polished by hand (not painted over or replaced!) and the lock and key for the writing slope also still working.  It has been carefully sanded and restored and has been painted in Farrow & Ball's timeless 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell.  The drawers have been lined 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 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 the original and has some ink stains, ring and scuff marks from previous owners, which again I feel adds to the character of this beautiful piece.  Unfortunately the key to the drawers has been previously lost.  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: 106.5cm
    Width including legs at widest point: 82cm
    Depth: 47cm

    Height from floor to bottom of desk: c73cm



    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 'Off Black' Modern Eggshell