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Bureau Bookcases and Desks made from Oak

BB 0 NIF 5
A rare Gothic Revival oak Partners desk attributed to Alfred Water House with large open writing area and a pair of drawers to each side and a turned gallery to each end and below the drawers with central opening for more leg room. The graduating turned legs united by conforming turned gallery to each end on original brass and ceramic castors. A well designed architectural desk for two people if required with lots of leg room and work area to accommodate.
Circa 1880.
Height 29.5, Width 60, Depth 47.5.
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BB 1 and NIF 14A.
A custom-made oak desk in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This desk is hand made from solid oak, circa 1980s. It was designed for an architect's office. There is also a pair of matching settees and a set of three reproduction Mackintosh chairs, originally designed for the smoking and billiards rooms of Miss Cranston's Argyle Street Tea Rooms, in the same style.
Please note the measurements are :- The front of the desk measures 86 wide. The back measures 98. The max depth is 32. The height of the upper back shelf is 40.
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BB 2 and NIF 38.
G.M Elwood. Maker J.S Henry. An Arts & Crafts oak desk inlaid with stylised floral panels, and copper drop handles. The upper cupboards sliding doors with leather writing area below, and bookcases to the extended sides. Square legs united by geometric stretcher.
Height 36.5" , Width 53" , Depth 27".
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A.W.N Pugin, designed for East Horsley Park, a small Tudor/Gothic house designed by Sir Charles Barry and built for William Currie, which then past onto the 1st Earl of Lovelace, who was raised to that peerage in Queen Victoria's Assession Honours list of 1838. In 1835 he married Ada Byron, only daughter of the celebrated poet Lord Byron. She was an important figure, a mathematician and writer, who is known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical computer and is often regarded as the first computer programmer. Sir Charles Barry and Pugin who later entered together and won the competition to rebuild the Houses of Parliament after the great fire in 1835.
Height 31" , Width 60" , Depth 34".
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BB 4
A good quality Gothic Revival oak adjustable bookstand attributed to A W Simpson.
Height 10", Width 9".
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BB 5
A rare oak desk designed by Philip Tilden and Ambrose Heal, the rectangular top with space saving side flaps, two drawers with a secret central drawer opened by a small wooden button high up in the adjacent drawer, the pair of twin columns united by a flat stretcher. Philip Tilden was employed by Winston Churchill in the 1920`s as chief architect to the renovation of Chartwell in Kent, Churchill`s weekend residence
Height 30", Width with side flaps down 41 1/2", Width with side flaps up 63 1/2", Depth 26 3/4". Circa 1922.
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BB 6
An Arts and Crafts table top bookcase which would also be perfect for CD's etc made from 1/4 sawn oak with through pegged joints.
Height 14 1/2", Width 27" add 1 1/4" for both sides of the through pegged joints, Depth 12 3/4". Circa 1900.
£350.

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BB 7
An Arts and Crafts revolving oak bookcase with stylised floral stain glass to small single upper cupboard.
Height 30", Depth 20 1/2", Width 20 1/2". Circa 1900.
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BB 8.
Charles Spooner. A rare oak cabinet on legs with serpentine stretchers
Height 78" , Width 39.5" , Depth 16.34".
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BB 9.
A good Arts & Crafts metamorphic oak architect/artist desk.
Height 29" , Width 22.5" , length 49", height when open 40".
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BB 10
E.A.Taylor for Wylie and Lochhead. A pure Glasgow School oak desk with open writing area inset with green leather with tool worked edges, a central upper drawer with sweeping curves pierced with Taylors typical twin hearts to each corner, with a bank of four drawers to each side and simple good quality silver plated handles, further sweeping skirts all round the base, pierced with conforming twin hearts to the front, finished at the back so it will sit away from a wall if required.
Measurements Height 30", Length 54", Depth 29 1/2". 1900.
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BB 11
A good quality Liberty and Co oak bureau by Leonard Wyburd with stylised strap hinges.
Height 43 1/4", Width 48", Depth 18 3/4". Circa 1900.
Circa 1895.
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BB 12
An oak Arts and Crafts hall/side table or small desk by Shapland and Petter with central drawer flanked by decorative roundels.
Height 29 1/2", Length 36", Depth 16 3/4". Circa 1900.
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BB 13
A fine quality Liberty and Co oak Arts and Crafts bureau bookcase with bookshelves to the top and fall down writing area opening to reveal pigeon holes with stylised strap hinges and handles flanked by four further bookshelves with central drawer and two bookshelves below flanked by two cupboards, on sledge style feet.
Height 53 1/4", Width 43", Depth 13". Circa 1900.
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BB 14
A good Arts and Crafts oak desk attributed to Wylie Lochhead with central shelf, galleried sides, stylised copper handles, with a new leather writing area.
Height 41", Length 37", Depth 20 3/4". 1900.
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BB 15
A good quality Arts and Crafts bureau bookcase by Maple and Co with green glass to the upper cupboard doors, fitted interior to the back of the writing area, a single drawer with cupboards below and stylised copper handles and hinges.
Height 68", Width 30" Depth 14". Circa 1900.
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BB 16
Attributed to Gillows of Lancaster. A rare Gothic Revival geometric architect's desk, with a cupboard to one side and a bank of five drawers to the other side, with a sliding top opening to reveal compartments for storing drawing utensils.
Height 30"/76cm , Length 36"/94cm. Circa 1870s.
£4500.
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BB 17
An important Davenport designed by Bruce Talbert and made by Gillows of Lancaster.
This Davenport corresponds exactly to Talbert furniture designed for the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras made by Gillow. See Arts and Crafts Furniture by John Andrews Printed by The Antique Collectors Club ISBN 1-85149-483-9 page 37 for a comparable sideboard.
Height 34 3/4", Width 24 3/4", Depth 24". Circa 1880.
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BB 18
A good quality early Gothic Revival Oak two drawer writing table designed by Bruce Talbert and made by Gillows Of Lancaster with red leather writing area and 8 differering carved florets to each side at each top corner of the square and ring turned legs united by a classic H stretcher on turned feet.
Height 60", Width 41", Depth 13 1/2". Circa 1870's.
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BB 20
A Heals and Son oak Arts and Crafts Cotswold style 2 drawer desk on square legs united by 3 stretchers.
Height 29 1/2" Width 42, Depth 24. Circa 1925.
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BB 21
Maple & Co. An Arts & Crafts oak bureau bookcase with green glass drop down writing area with twin cupboard below, and stylised copper hinges and escutcheon.
Height 69" , Width 30" , Depth 14".
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BB 22
A well designed 1930's oak desk with handy IN and OUT small shelve section to the right and an open leathered work area below with a bank of 4 drawers to the right with sculptured handles set back into a vertical groove and a brass foot rail below with Walnut detailing to the lower section.
Circa 1930.
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BB 23
A pair of good quality 1930's oak bookcases retailed by Hamptons of Pallmall attributed to Heals and Son each with 3 shelves and cupboard doors with sculptured elongated handles, both stamped with design numbers into the backs.
Circa 1930.
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BB 24
A 1930's oak filing cabinet with roll down segmented door opening to reveal 9 filing drawers, a very versatile and lockable little filing cabinet.
Circa 1930.
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BB 25
George Montague Ellwood (1875-1955) for J.S. Henry, an oak writing desk with sloping pen compartment just above the writing area flanked by stylised inlaid details of a pair of Quills in ink pots the inlays of fruitwoods and copper, with fold out divided letter compartments to each upper side, a well designed extended writing area with a pair of drawers below with open bookcases to each side. The handles to the pen, letter compartments and to the drawers are after a design by C.F.A. Voysey, who also designed for J.S. Henry.
108cm high, 95cm wide, 54cm deep.
£2500.
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BB 26
An Arts and Crafts bow fronted kneehole twin pedestal desk with chequered inlay on turned legs with quality hand hammered brass handles, on original castors, attributed to Waring and Gillows.
Height 32 1/2", Width 42 1/2", Depth 20 1/2". Circa 1900.
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BB 29
A petite oak desk by Shapland and Petter with open writing area inset with original leather with good quality stylsed copper handles.
Measurements Height 30", Length 42", Depth 21". Circa 1900.
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BB 30
A good quality Arts and Crafts oak four drawer kneehole desk attributed to Wylie and Lochhead on with ringpull brass handles on square straight legs.
Height 30" Width 41", Depth 29". Circa 1900.
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BB 33
A good quality Arts and Crafts oak bureau bookcase with stylised floral cut-outs and inlaid with Ebony and Boxwood to the centre panel.
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Circa 1905.
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BB 34
A number of two drawer oak desks with unusual lift up section for instant access to the drawer contents. By Marsh Jones and Cribb of Leeds.
Height 30", Depth 21", Length 39". Circa 1890.
£450 EACH UNRESTORED. £950 EACH FULLY RESTORED.
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BB 35
An Arts and Crafts tall oak bureau bookcase with leaded glass doors to the top and a shelf below and a small fold down writing area with further adjustable bookshelves below giving very generous storage area for a narrow space.
Approx Height 62", Width 26", Depth 12". Circa 1900.
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BB 36
A good Glasgow School bureau bookcase with pierced detail to the sweeping slatted top, a small fold down writing area with further cut-out to the bottom and a bank of four bookshelves to the right.
Height 55", Width 31", Depth 9 1/2". Circa 1900.
£750.
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BB 37
An Arts and Crafts bureau bookcase in the Glasgow Style by Harris Lebus design model 156 with display area to the top, subtly shaped cornice with 3 shaped supports to the centre and a bookshelf below with slatted sides. An open writing area with pigeon holes to the back and a central drawer below with 2 further bookshelves below and wonderful stylised floral cut-outs to the sides.
Height 61", Width 37 1/2", Depth 16 1/2". C1900.
£1600.
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BB 38
A good quality single drawer hall table/writing desk attributed to Wylie and Lochhead with wonderful stylised handle to the drawer, square tapering legs united by lower shelf.
Circa 1900.
£395.
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BB 40
An Arts and Crafts oak bureau bookcase with beautiful stylised floral inlays and a very useful double bank of book storage to each side with an adjustable shelve to every space (shelves not shown).
Height 65", Width 63 1/2", Depth 13". C1900.
£1200.
The last image is taken outside on a very overcast day to show the pigeon hole interior)
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BB 41
An oak Arts and Crafts twin pedestal desk by Goodhall, Lambs and Heighway with open top writing area, a bank of drawers on each side and wonderful stylised copper handles, Square feet. Design number stamped to the underside.
Height 30", Length 48", Depth 30". C1900.
£2600.
The last image is taken outside on a very overcast day to show the pigeon hole interior)
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BB 42
A good quality robust Arts and Crafts oak two drawer desk with top quality stylised brass handles and shaped square tapering legs.
Length 60", Width 36". Circa 1900.
£1400.
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BB 43
A good quality Gothic Revival oak knee hole partners desk of good proportions with twin cupboards to one side with stylised blind fret carved floral details to the door tops and twin panels below with ring pull handles the opposite side with 2 banks of 4 drawers with top quality swan neck handles, the ends with carved florets centralised in diamond carvings with finely carved fleur de lys to each corner, the whole on a plinth base.
Height 30", Width 60", Depth 34". Circa 1885.
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BB 44
A good quality Glasgow style Arts and Crafts oak Bureau Bookcase by Harris Lebus with stylised ying yang cut-out to the top and glazed doors with ebonised details, fall front writing area with pigeon holes and it's original ink wells, open bookcase below and stylised cut-outs above the protruding feet.
Height 71", Depth 13", Width 30 1/2". Circa 1900.
£600.
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BB 46
An oak Arts and Crafts fall front desk with four bookshelves.
Width at the top 36" Depth 9" Height 58".
£875.
I also have a matching bookcase in stock that will go with this perfectly and has the same measurements
Width at the top 36" Depth 9" Height 58". Circa 1900.
£750
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BB 47
A good quality Limed oak bureau bookcase possibly by Heals.
Circa 1930.
£850.
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BB 48
Small Oak Arts and Crafts Single Drawer desk.
Depth 18", Width 30", Height 30". Circa 1900.
£275
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BB 49
An oak Arts and Crafts fall front bureau bookcase with simple copper hinges and handle, pigeon hole interior and bookshelves below with a secret drawer to the bottom.
Height 50", Width 28 1/2", Depth 9 3/4".Circa 1900.
£700.
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BB 50 SOLD
A superb quality Cotswold style desk attributed to Gordon Russell with open top work area, single drawer to the left and a bank of drawers on the right with cross stretcher/foot rest uniting the side the whole made with exposed tennon joints and recessed cupped handles.
Height 31 1/2", Length 45", Depth 24". 1930's.
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BB 51 SOLD
A rare Arts and Crafts American figured oak desk by Gustav Stickley, with chamfered through square tennons from the upper legs to the desk top, a large full length single drawer, and through tennons from the side stretchers to the lower leg fronts and lower back legs uniting a wide lower shelf/stretcher with twin exposed peg details to each end.
Height 28", Length 48", Depth 31 1/2". Circa 1900.
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BB 52 SOLD
A good quality Gothic Revival two drawer desk in the style of Charles Bevan with high through tennon pegged stretcher and inlaid dot decoration to the stylised floral centre and conforming dot inlay to the arched legs and quality Brass ring pull handles.
Length 41 1/2", Depth 20". Circa 1870's.
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BB 54 SOLD
A Gordon Russell Oak twin pedestal desk, a high quality well designed work of art and marrying 3 woods together. The English Walnut top and curved ribbed front flanked by 2 full length almost elongated drawers with 1/4 sawn oak linings with perfect hand cut dovetails and two pedestal cupboards below all with bog oak handles sweetly incorporating the escutions opening to reveal a bank of 4 filing drawers and conforming ribbed detail to the base.
Height 30", Length 52", Depth 27 1/2". Circa 1930's.
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BB 55 SOLD
A wonderful Gordon Russell desk top set of drawers made with English oak and English Walnut with English Walnut sculptured handles.
Height 11", Depth 8", Width 25 1/2". Circa 1900.
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BB 56 SOLD
A well designed Oak Arts and Crafts fall front bureau by Shapland and Petter attributed to EA Taylor with sweeping top that has a characteristic detail of Taylor's that is mirrored to the curvature below the drawer and also to the sides, stylised cut-outs to the top, the fall front opening to reveal a blue baize writing area with pigeon holes at the back, the sides at the same level where the fall front drops down juts out to each side another detail that suggests Taylor at work as does the twin lower stretchers and turned legs on pad feet.
Height 42", Width 32", Depth 15". C1900.
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BB 57 SOLD
A tall Arts and Crafts oak bureau bookcase with good proportions attributed to LandCo with upper glazed bookcase with adjustable shelves and a single open display/bookshelf below with Ying Yang cut-outs to each side, the drop down writing area opening to reveal a fitted pigeon hole interior with a single drawer below and a large cupboard to the base.
Height 87 3/4", Width 39 1/4", Depth 19". Circa 1895.
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BB 58 SOLD
A Heals and Son oak Arts and Crafts Cotswold style two drawer desk on turned legs united by three stretchers.
Height 29 1/2" Width 42, Depth 24. Circa 1925.
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BB 59 SOLD
An Arts and Crafts oak three drawer desk attributed to Liberty and Co with a spindle gallery to the work area and a dome shaped central drawer flanked by two smaller drawers with good stylised copper handles.
Height 34 1/2", Depth 19", Width 37". Circa 1900.
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BB 60 SOLD
George Walton (1867-1933), an oak small fold-out desk, circa 1899, with a copper heart lockplate, twin hinged flaps, a hinged leather inset writing surface, a pen rest and inkwell, on square tapering supports with stretchers and casters, 78cm high, 61cm wide, 37cm deep (closed). See Moon, Karen 'George Walton: Designer and Architect' Oxford 1993. Originally designed for George Davidson's home Beechcroft and then Wern Fawr, see illus. no. 186, p. 140.
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BB 62 SOLD
A Continental Secessionist oak and inlaid cylinder desk in the Glasgow style, with copper handles, cut-out roundels and ebony and mother of pearl stylised flowerheads, stamped on several drawers 'GLASGOW'.
124cm high, 125cm wide, 70cm deep.
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BB 63 SOLD
A stunning Arts and Crafts oak bureau bookcase designed by G M Elwood and made by J S Henry with metalwork by Richard Rathbone and an inlaid Motto that reads :- 'The Pen Is Mighter Than The Sword'.
Height 60", Width 36", Depth 18 1/2".Circa 1890's
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BB 64 SOLD
An Arts and Crafts oak bureau bookcase, with a flaring cornice and shaped supports and four open shelves to the left with a small drop down writing area. To the right is a wonderful lead and stain glass door with a three dimensional flower detail.
The last three images show the same three dimensional floret which was made possible by advances in glass making technologies at the turn of the century.
Height 73" Width 42", Depth 12 1/4". Circa 1900.
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BB 65 SOLD
An Arts and Crafts oak Bureau by JS Henry with elongated brass handles (these handles are designed by CFA Voysey). The fold over front opening to reveal a leather writing area (this will need a new leather to a colour of your choice). With stylised cut-outs to sides.
Width 32" Depth 17" Height 42". C1900.
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