The antique Georgian Desk is a piece of antique furniture built between the periods of 1714 to the later Regency period of 1830. Georgian desks were mainly in the form of a bureau with a fall front, or as a fixed pedestal desk with a central cupboard door. Georgian desks in the pedestal form were originally used as a ladies dressing table combined with a piece of writing furniture. These were made in woods such as Mahogany or very occasionally Walnut and are quite a small neat size. As Georgian desks are such early pieces of furniture, they usually come with beautiful country charm and character. They come with features like a figured cross-banded top and unusual examples have a pull out brushing slide. This design fell out of favour until the Edwardian period, when cabinet makers started copying the same design again, as they had an interest in older designs. It is always best to find this style of period antique desk in the original condition with the authentic quality brass handles and not over restored. Here at Antiques World, we try to keep our antiques as original as possible. We clean and restore the original finish using traditional methods of waxing, ensuring the patina has a lovely shine. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Georgian Desks for sale
below are some examples of Georgian desks that we have sold, if any of these styles look of interest let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
Georgian Mahogany Antique Writing desk. Despite being over 250 years old this Georgian mahogany antique writing desk is in extremely good condition for its age, it dates from around 1760. It has a rectangular moulded top with an unusual Grecian moulded edge above an oak lined cock beaded drawer which spans the full width of the desk. Each pedestal has three oak lined cock beaded drawers all with ornate brass swan neck handles and key escutcheons.
The central cupboard door is beautifully figured with a moulded edge and key with working lock and the interior has a single fixed shelf. The antique desk stands on beautifully shaped ogee bracket feet and has its original back boards. It oozes a sense of history and is a real gem of an antique.
Hi James Bureau is very nice, thanks for putting up with all my queries etc. We like it v much! Kind rgds Sarah
James,I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased we are with the desk we bought from you. It is absolutely stunning and a great addition to our home.I also had a desk chair made for it and it has been polished to match the colour of the walnut, with an olive green leather seat and back. The pair look stunning together.I will keep an eye out on your website for some other things.Thanks again!Kind regardsRichard
- Tony Purell,
I have my writing desk ... Victorian circa 1890 walnut with red leather insert. AMAZING though i would have loved the keys to lock the drawers. delivered in perfect condition (well for 130 years old perfect). I only ask if Driscolls can fine me a small walnut chest of drawers to go with it! 5 or 10 stars all the way for me. Thank you so much.