Vintage Painted Ladies Walnut Writing Bureau Desk in Little Greene Jewel Beetle

Vintage Painted Ladies Walnut Writing Bureau Desk in Little Greene Jewel Beetle

Vintage Painted Ladies Walnut Writing Bureau / Writing Desk on Cabriole Legs in Little Greene Jewel Beetle




A striking lockable walnut dropdown bureau / writing desk on long carved cabriole legs fitted internally with storage compartments and a small drawer and two further drawers beneath the desk. It is in very good order with the original handles and escutcheon which I have cleaned and polished by hand and the original lock and key still working well. The desk has been carefully sanded and restored and has been hand painted externally in Little Greene Paint Co's deep and dark Room 'Jewel Beetle' Intelligent Eggshell and on this piece looks stunning. A fabulous addition to a hallway, home office, landing or indeed any contemporary room.




This piece is in excellent condition with no major damage and the original writing leather looks to have barely been used. The drawers and desk open and close with ease. There are minor marks and sign of previous use inside the drawers but this is to be expected with vintage and antique pieces and I feel adds to their character. 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. I also apply a lacquer to high traffic surfaces for extra durability.


Dimensions (all sizes are approximate):


Height : 101cm

Width including legs at widest point: 65cm

Depth: 42cm

Height from floor to top of writing slope: 72cm

Depth of dropdown desk from internal storage: 59cm


    Dimensions (all sizes are approximate): 

    Height: 101cm

    Width: 65cm 
    Depth: 42cm

    Height from floor to desktop: 72cm

    Depth of desktop from shelves: 59cm



    I do accept returns under certain circumstances, however I do not accept returns if you decide on receipt of your item that the size isn't right or doesn't suit your space, or if the colour isn't as you expected. To avoid disappointment please double check the dimensions and the colour / finish before making your purchase and please do get in touch should you require any further information or clarity.

    Cancellations are subject to a cancellation charge of £50 to cover card merchant services and admin fees. If a courier has been booked and paid for the full cost of delivery charge will be paid by the customer (courier charges are 50% subsidised by Yellow Pigeon Bespoke Furniture): 

    Contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery

    Request a cancellation within: 6 hours of purchase

    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 and arranging courier. 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 bubble wrapped and blanketed service to 100 mile radius of SY7 8QG postcode.  Delivery is 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 bubble wrapped and blanketed service within 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.  Alternatively I live in Shropshire and collection can be arranged if preferred.



    Little Greene Paint Co 'Jewel Beetle' Intelligent Eggshell