Vintage Hand Painted Black Bureau Bookcase With World Map Inlay

Vintage Hand Painted Black Bureau Bookcase With World Map Inlay


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This handsome vintage bureau bookcase is a tall and elegant piece offering solid storage and display space with an integral writing desk for a bedroom, study or living space.

The bureau base has three roomy drawers underneath a solid drop down writing desk (complete with key) which has been given a fresh new look by Czech artist Ire Lew. Ire has decoupaged a world map in tonal colours to make a feature that picks up on the vibrant pop of colour inside. This gives the whole piece a bohemian feel. At the back of the desk are 6 little pigeon holes all hand painted in blue and a small drawer in green.

This dark wood designs has barley twist legs to the front and original door furniture, having been refinished in Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint on the outside and lightly distressed for a beautifully mellow, aged look.

Inside is also hand painted with Annie Sloan Florence, echoed inside the drawers and draw edges. The whole piece is clear waxed for protection. The drawer sides are unpainted so that the drawers glide in and out with ease.

The top features the original glass front with lead light details and a sliding bolt to hold the left door in place. Inside the top piece are 3 painted shelves which can be adjusted to accommodate books and ornaments of different heights and personalise your display.

The top and base come apart for ease of transporting.


W92.0 x H205.0 x D47.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom


Mid 20th Century


VAT status

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