Georgian Bureau Bookcase circa 1820 later scraped paint finish

Georgian Bureau Bookcase circa 1820 later scraped paint finish

Code: WA014


W: 118cm (46.5")H: 225cm (88.6")D: 60cm (23.6")


Georgian Bureau Bookcase 

  • English circa 1820
  • Well made from solid mahogany with oak lined drawers
  • Good quality original Brass Swan neck handles, escutcheons and locks
  • 2 separate sections for ease of movement and transportation
  • Top Section with fixed internal shelves (please see photos)
  • Moulded cornice to top section
  • Base Section of Bureau with 2 over 3 drawer configuration
  • Base section raised with bracket feet
  • Working locks with keys to top section and bureau area

This is a statuesque item that evokes all the history and tradition of its origins but it has been given a decorative twist with a stunning later scraped back paint finish of blues over white showing a wonderful dry patination. In addition the bureau area and top section have fully functioning and working locks with keys, sadly there are no locks to the drawers in the base section.

This lovely item is well made from solid mahogany with oak lined drawers throughout, using quality brass swan neck handles, locks and escutcheons.  The upper section sits on the separate base section facilitating ease of movement and transportation.

The upper bookcase section and has a moulded cornice above two solid panelled doors with original brass escutcheons, locks and working key. At the base of this top section there are two candle slides.  Internally there are fixed shelves (please refer to the photos for details).  All of this sits above the base section which is raised on bracket feet and makes up the bureau section configured of two over three drawers.

The panelled bureau fall front, again with original brass escutcheon, working lock and key, when opened reveals the interior with a painted faux marble finish to the writing surface of the fall and drawers and fixed pigeon holes. Below this section is a configuration of two over three drawers, all with brass escutcheons, original brass swan neck handles but no locks and therefore no keys.