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. Price $490.
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.
Blackwood writing bureau or desk, early 20th century. Pigeon holes within and storage below, original key locks cupboard and desk. Measurements are 76 cm wide 33 cm deep standing 121cm high.
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
Fall front writing bureau style desk from the 1950s, with 3 drawers of storage below. Measurements are 75 cm wide 40 cm deep and 110cm 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.
A very rare item. A fall front desk with a piano hinge (very strong) and multiple drawers inside the desk and also below. Probably made around 1960/1970.
103 cm wide x 50 cm deep and 116 cm high.
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From the early 20th Century this fall front desk or escritoire provides a compact desk for laptop or conventional (pen and paper) work. Lift the desk up and your workspace is discretely hidden, while your books are still accessible below. Please note the period brassware.
60 cm wide x 31 cm deep and 116 cm high.
From the early 1900’s this bureau was made in England from oak in the Jacobean Revival style. A very useful piece of furniture that provides a compact desk. The lighter colour shows off the grain in this piece.
60 cm wide x 46 cm deep and 100 cm high.