The antique Georgian Desk was a piece of antique furniture built between the periods of 1714 to the later Regency period of 1830. They were mainly in the form of a bureau with a fall front, but also you did see a fixed pedestal desk with a central cupboard door, 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 the Georgian desk is such an early piece of antique furniture, they usually come with beautiful country charm and character often with a figured crossbanded 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 them these antique desks 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,The desk arrived today and it’s fabulous! Thanks, Sian
- Beautiful antique bureau,
Dear JamesThe bureau has arrived and is very beautiful – I am delighted.Do you know anything of its history? It would be very interesting to know where it has been. (Don’t worry if not, but I do wonder who has sat where I am now, and hope they got as much pleasure out if their bureau as I do.) Thank you for arranging everything so well.Best wishesSueAntique bureau
Dear James,I collected the bureaux and I’m very pleased with them, Thank you for your Confidence and correct business .Hope to do more business in future.Kind regards,Erik