Even the word bureau conjures up exotic images of another era. Taken from the Latin word “burrus”, meaning red, desks in the ancient world were covered in a red fabric. At one time, writing bureaus were simple portable boxes featuring sloping lids which acted as a surface for writing however, during the 17th century, changes began to be seen as this simple item evolved into a fully-fledged piece of furniture. Both antique and vintage writing bureaus are incredibly popular today among homeowners who appreciate quality, style and functionality paired with beautiful aesthetics. Find gorgeous writing bureaus here at Vinterior and unleash your inner writer.