Painted Bureau

This slimline and smaller writing bureau, once a common feature in the home, has been given a colourful restoration, removing the old and tired previous finish, replacing it with a fresh and vibrant paint colour.  The bureau has become an increasingly popular option with many people turning to this furniture as a work area for their laptops and tablets as more of us are having to work from home, as well as reviving the art of handwriting to pen letters to loved ones or creative writing for novels and poetry. It has three two full-width sturdy and spacious drawers deepening as they descend the bureau and a slimmer and shallower top drawer for storage of paperwork and personal possessions. The bureau section features a fold-down writing flap (held by two supporting extendable arms), which can be used as a desktop platform for scribing or working on a laptop. Inside the bureau is a central small drawer for those 'hidden away' items and a selection of pigeon holes above and on either side, ideal for paperwork and stationery.

The bureau has been meticulously restored by 'keying' back the previous finish. Then lacquer based 'Paris Grey' paint has been applied creating a fresh and lovely smooth and sheen-like finish to the bureau, as well as providing a durable and protective finish for years to come. The bureau has been finished with brushed metal swan neck handles and an ornate lock and key for the upper section.

If you are looking for functional and practical furniture for your home, yet want something aesthetically appealing then look no further than this eye-catching bureau. With its modern twist and Frech feel, this bureau will grace any traditional, classic, vintage or more modernistic setting.


Measurements (cm):

Width Depth Height
53 45 97
Product SKU: FKW003
Due to the unique and vaired nature of the furniture we work with each of our stores carries individual, one-off pieces. This means that you are getting a piece of furniture like no other, but it also means we can't just take one off the shelf and ship to you from a convenient central warehouse location. We work with specialist furniture couriers to get furniture to you in the most cost-effective, reliable manner possible, however as a small charity we are unable to absorb these costs into our day-to-day running costs. A breakdown of the shipping costs is included below.

All of our items are be available to collect during normal business hours, free of charge, from the specific store location indicated on the product, and checkout pages. To help everything go smoothly, please let us know ahead of time when you are planning to collect your furniture, so that we can make sure it's readily accessible for you. Address and contact details for each store can be found on our Store Locator page. Please note that proof of purchase and identity will be required when collecting items that were purchased online.

Our regular courier prices are as follows (inc. VAT):

Shipping Band Cost
Band 1 Free
Band 2 £54
Band 3 £66
Band 4 £78
Band 5 £90
Band 6 £30
Band 0 Please call

  • Where multiple items are delivered together, the largest item will be charged at full price with any further items charged at half of the listed delivery cost for that item. For example, delivery of a band 3 item and a band 2 item would cost £93: £66 (for the band 3 item) + £27 for the band 2 item. (This excludes Band 1 items which will be charged at full rate).
  • Most of our items are shipped using a specialised furniture courier. This generally involves a single person delivery team who may need help with larger items to move them from the van to a room of your choice. If there is no one available to assist in this way then please contact us prior to purchase so we can look at other delivery options.
  • Deliveries to some areas of the UK including Scotland, Cornwall, parts of Wales and Northern Ireland may be subject to an increased delivery charge. This charge will be automatically applied at checkout based on postcode.
  • Smaller items may be despatched using a standard courier service.
  • We have some items that may require more specific handling on delivery. These are marked as "Band 0" on the product page... if you are interested in one of these items, please contact us to discuss this before purchasing.
If you live within 5 miles of the store where the furniture is located we may be able to incorporate delivery into our local delivery system. Please contact us to discuss this option prior to purchase.

*We aim to deliver all pieces within 7-14 days of purchase where possible. Some locations however may exceed this time on occasions. Delivery of items can be postponed and pieces stored for short periods at the customers request.

We are confident that you will be delighted with your furniture. In the unlikely event that you should wish to return an item to us, we are pleased to offer a 14 days money back guarantee for items purchased online, commencing the day of delivery. This means you have the right to cancel your order within 14 days with full refund for items purchased. Please note that initial delivery charge is none refundable and you will also be liable for return carriage charges.
Please return the item(s) in the same condition as received and in the original packaging. Once the items have been returned they will be inspected. You will receive your refund within 30 days of cancellation.

If any items are incorrect, damaged or faulty you should notify us immediately. You will need to provide us your order number and contact details.

*Please note- these conditions apply to online purchases only. In store purchases are subject to a separate policy. See in store for details.