Antique English George III Mahogany Bureau c.1780
This is an elegant English antique George III bureau, circa 1780 in date.
It is beautifully crafted from mahogany in a simple design that highlights the beautiful grain of the wood.
It has four large capacious and useful full width graduated drawers. The fall front opens to reveal a stepped interior that contains eight small drawers and a small cupboard, with inlaid decoration to the door, all perfect for storing your personal items.
The fall has been fitted with a beautiful inset red leather, gold tooled writing surface.
With working locks and keys.
This beautiful Georgian bureau is certain to enhance the style and class of any living area, bedroom, hallway or reception.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 108 x Width 103 x Depth 56
Dimensions in inches:
Height 42.5 x Width 40.6 x Depth 22.0
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
Our reference: 03767