Before the 17th C very few of the population were literate, however after the 17th C this changed and desks and bureaus became increasingly popular as time progressed. The bureau desk began in France and the design of it significantly developed during the William and Mary period.
Antique bureaus are perfect for the avid reader or those who still prefer the beauty of the written word, with their secretive pigeonholes, drawers and slots they are ideal for storing writing paraphilia. This small Queen Anne style antique bureau is compact and attractive and the perfect addition for a stylish office.
The bureau features long, slender cabriole legs which are carved upon the shoulder and bow out, there are two drawers on the base and a further two drawers in its interior. The bureau benefits from high quality cast brass handles, which make a nice accessory and is made from burr walnut and solid walnut.
This Queen Anne bureau is in simply excellent condition and measures nearly 39 inches in height; it is 16.54 inches deep and 25.59 inches wide. This beautiful antique ladies bureau is being sold by Witch antiques for £725, it was made in Britain, in the 1920’s.
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