Antique 19th Century Cylinder Desk
This is a handsome antique writing bureau desk which dates to the 19th century.
Made of mahogany, mixed woods and veneers it is an elegant and evocative looking piece which is ideal for an office or study. It will make a nice alternative to a traditional desk and is a useful work space for any home.
The desk is simply styled, the top fitted with a roll top which opens to reveal a fitted interior with pigeon holes and small drawers for stationery and correspondence. There is a pull out writing slide which is fitted with a leather scriver and pen tray and one of the original ink wells is present.
Below the top section are three spacious drawers, all finished with black Bakelite handles
The bureau is on tall tapered legs which are finished with metal castors.
The wood has a nicely polished finish.
height to top-103cms
height to fall front-78cms
The bureau splits into two sections for easy transportation.
The bureau is in solid structural condition with many small cosmetic marks of age and use which give it a sense of history and a good amount of character.
There are various marks to the top, some scratches below the polished finish and various other marks. A few of the handles have damage to the edges and one ink well is missing.
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