Traditionally one of our favourite objects, a compact writing desk, fall front also known as a bureau or ecritoire, from the 1930’s. Made in solid oak in England and with the fitted interior one would expect. Measurements 61 cm wide 40 cm deep, desk height 73 cm. Cabinet height 97 cm.
French writing bureau, desk known in France as a secretaire a abattant. Leather, gold tooled writing surface with drawers in the compartment with pigeon holes, further cupboard space below. The mulicoloured marble top reminds us of the colours and shapes in a Klimt background, perhaps we are reading to much into that. Problems are not insignificant in that pieces of veneer are missing, please see specific photos. On the plus side these issues oblige us to take $500/$800 off what one would normally expect to pay for such an item. The desk is still entirely useable as is. Measurements are 76 cm wide 38 cm deep 130cm high.
Mahogany sideboard incorporating a desk and four cupboards either side. A very unusual piece from the 1870s with leather top writing surface and multiple drawers in the desk. Four further cupboards outside the desk, the top ones including drawers, bottom ones adjustable shelves. Unusually there is a book(?) stuck at the back of the desk and at present the desk drawer cannot be closed. Very mysterious!! Measurements are assembled, 142 cm wide 54 cm deep and 110cm high. The desk while looking high in the photo, the desk is close to the correct height at 77 cm.
Georgian antique writing bureau mid-1800s with fall front in excellent original condition. Fitted interior and brass handles. Measurements are 86 cm wide 47 cm deep, 99 cm high at the back 80 centimetres high at the desktop. Price $790
Antique solid wood desk or hall table in lovely condition. With brass cup castors, wooden gallery and two drawers. Measurements are 107 cm wide, 54 cm deep with a desk height of 79 cm.
A small and compact leather top desk with 2 cupboards and 3 drawers. Very handy little size.The age of this one is a bit tricky I would definitely say it is a reproduction but the insides of the drawers make it look like a much older piece. Say an early reproduction circa 1960. Condition report. Large section of veneer missing from left hand drawer. Measurements are 123cm wide, 50 centimetres deep and the height is 70 cm. Price was $295, now $50 off at $245.
Mahogany antique leather topped desk with 9 drawers. Almost perfect vintage patina on the woodwork, some marks in the library green leather. As you may know these desks separate into three easy pieces for transport. Measurements are 152 cm wide by 83 cm deep and standing 76cm high Now sold.
Writing bureau sometimes called a fall front desk. This particularly well made piece of furniture is compact, elegant and useful. What a rare combination. Measurements are 90 cm wide, 44 cm deep and 108cm high. The writing or desk height 75 cm.