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Beautiful Oak Antique Painted Student's Bureau Bookcase / Desk In Farrow And Ball Railings

Beautiful Oak Antique Painted Student's Bureau Bookcase / Desk In Farrow And Ball Railings

Beautiful Oak Antique Painted Student's Bureau Bookcase / Desk In Farrow And Ball Railings


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This is a beautiful oak antique early century student's bureau bookcase / writing desk made by Gullachsen & Son Ltd in Newcastle on Tyne. It benefits from a fall front desk with original lock and key still working, storage compartments internally and a pair of shelves below. The bookcase has been carefully sanded, restored and cleaned and has been hand painted externally in Farrow & Ball's timeless and daringly dark 'Railings' Modern Eggshell. Modern Eggshell is a satin finish with 40% sheen, not a chalky or matt finish. This piece would be a fabulous addition to a hallway, dining room, landing or indeed any contemporary room.


This piece is in good condition with no major damage to note apart from a minor split on the inside of the fall which I feel is to be expected with a piece of this age and adds to its character. Antique locks may on occasion seize stick, and these are the charms and character of antique pieces. If you're looking for a fine antique or a brand new pre-fabricated item in mint condition, then my pieces aren't for you! If you are, however, looking for a unique, one off antique or vintage piece with charm, character and a story to tell then you've come to the right place! At Yellow Pigeon Bespoke Furniture, we don't just slap on a coat of chalk paint on our pieces and call them upcycled - each of our pieces undergo a lengthy process of restoration and preparation before being painstakingly stripped, cleaned, restored, woodworm treated if there is any sign of historic woodworm, primed and undercoated before painting a minimum of 3/4 coats to ensure a high quality finish. Our pieces aren't distressed or shabby chic - they will distress naturally over time with general wear and tear.

Additional dimensions information:

Height from floor to bottom of fall 75cm


W56.0 x H118.0 x D30.0 cm



Wear condition



Yellow Pigeon Bespoke Furniture

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Early 20th Century


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Seller is not VAT registered


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