antique northern european painted rural secretaire bureau 1860



| $1,139 USD | €986 EUR

Status: Reserved

Item Ref



Certainly a fantastic find, a Northern European, either Danish or German, rustic pine secretaire or writing bureau, dating from the mid 19th century.
A rural piece of furniture, made to resemble the more expensive hardwood versions not affordable by the country folk.
The secretaire has the usual configuration of a lidded fitted desk part, a three drawer storage chest, plus a paper drawer above and a secret compartment for you to find.....
The fitted desk part displays a striking birch wood interior, six small utensil / paper drawers, all sporting the original tiny turned bone knobs, held by an ebony frame.
All drawers, large and small are clean, apart from sign of ink and other coloured marks in one of the small drawers.
A fine sliding tray below the utensil drawers acts as the writing desk.
There is a fair amount of historic worm holes in the sliding shelf, entirely confined to this part, thoroughly treated, filled and not very noticable.
The three drawers below the desk are providing a good amount of storage space.
The single drawer above, again allowing easy access to important papers.
A full set of metal handles, period replacements and original escutcheons complete the Scandinavian look.
The interior has been left in it's original colour scheme, the outside, which was oak scumbled, has been livened up with a pale off- white paint finish, befitting the Scandinavian look.
The original finish on the body has given the bureau a lovely aged leathery / craquelure look, not achievable with new paint.
The secretaire is sturdy and very heavy, has seen some use, with wear and tear confined to the usual signs, all moving parts, lid, drawers etc moving smoothly, all strategic parts dove tailed, the lid deeply panelled for extra stability.
Synopsis: a superb quality, one-of-a-kind, original country piece of decorative pine furniture in a sought after age, style and size.
1000mm wide
1250mm high
550mm deep

Delivery cost 85 most of England, for more remote areas like Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and isles, please email your postcode.
Please add congestion charge for inner London.
Delivery is a man and a van, door to door service.
Self-collection is possible by arrangement.
Please note that all our furniture is treated for woodworm, with a non-toxic , highly effective treatment. Any woodworm damage worth mentioning will be in the description.
Colour schemes can be changed upon request, unless it is original paint.
Thank you for your interest.
Internal Ref: CODA075


Height = 125 cm (49")
Width = 100 cm (40")
Depth = 55 cm (22")

Email about this item:

View Similar

Select a category: