VINTAGE WRITING BUREAU, Painted Lebus Home Office Desk
Unlock the past and write your future. Elevate your workspace with this beautiful vintage bureau.
This meticulously restored Lebus writing bureau is not just a piece of furniture; it's a piece of British history that oozes elegance and charm.
Part of the post-war CC41 Utility Furniture range (a collaboration between Harris Lebus and the Government's Board of Trade).
Every detail of this timeless masterpiece invites you to contemplate the stories it holds; it makes you wonder who sat at it and what they wrote: war documents, music, novels, love letters, diaries … this desk is a stunning window to the past, with the echoes and words of the countless writers who went before us.
Hand-painted in Farrow & Ball's French Grey, a soft and serene pale green, that will fit into so many different design schemes.
The inspired addition of the delicate metallic silver details and reflective silver rose foils that grace, not only the drawer fronts, but also the delicately curved interior and writing surface, add a touch of whimsy and exquisite detailing.
But this bureau is more than just visual splendour. It fuses beauty with practicality, offering two deep storage drawers and a concealed mini drawer within a lockable compartment.
Each drawer front showcases silver rose foils that catch the light, adding a touch of magic that complements your existing décor.
The silver cubby holes offer ample space for your books, jotters, or journal, while the open area below easily accommodates your laptop (or your fountain pen, ink and papers).
The original lock and key provide peace of mind, keeping your belongings secure.
Yours to Treasure.
This unique piece of history can be yours to cherish, so get in touch today.
Interestingly, there's a large pencil signature on one of the drawer bases (perhaps belonging to the carpenter), lending to its authenticity.
- Mid Century CC41 Lebus Utility writing bureau
- Metallic silver details and silver rose foils
- 2 deep storage drawers
- Lockable drop-down lid
- Dimensions: 99 cm H x 80 cm W x 45 cm D
- Delivery by our specialist furniture courier
This vintage piece has been sympathetically refurbished and retains the original handles. In addition, the dovetail joints are accentuated to highlight the craftsmanship involved in their construction.
The silver rose foils have a rustic finish, and as with any lady of this age are showing spots, lines and imperfections, but that's exactly the way they are supposed to look.
The handles, hinges and hardware, down to the last screw head, have been cleaned and treated with coats of liquid silver metal to match the bureau perfectly.
Your key even comes with an elegant silver tassel.
It's all in the detail at Shel's Shabby Chic.
Local delivery within 10 miles of Stotfold SG5 is free. Please get in touch to arrange within 1 to 2 weeks.
All my pieces come with a complimentary care pack and care instructions. My delivery packaging is as eco friendly as possible, being mostly recycled or recyclable.
Nationwide delivery can be securely arranged by our trusted furniture courier. My courier provides a 1-man service to your ground floor door, and may require your assistance on delivery.
It will arrive safely with you on a mutually agreed date within 2 to 3 weeks of purchase.
Investing in vintage furniture is, of course, great for the environment. It also allows you to create a unique and stylish interior décor with personality and a sense of history.
My ethos is to honour the history and character of the piece while consistently delivering a structurally sound and fully functioning item of upcycled furniture.
Much care and attention to detail go into every refurbishment. Our finishing techniques are to the highest standard to ensure you will enjoy your furniture for many years.
If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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