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Stunning Handpainted Bureau and Drawers (hw865)

This exceptional and quintessential vintage beauty is like no other - and totally exclusive to Vintage Home!

This stunning item of vintage furniture is both ultimately practical and incredibly beautiful with its range of three large twin handled drawers and an elegant fully-featured bureau top. This quality British-made combination of a traditional bureau and three drawer chest is substantial in size and dates from the 1940/1950s. Collection only.

The crowning glory of this piece is its exquisitely handpainted florals (all of which are in wonderful condition) including fabulously stylised roses, honeysuckle, poppies and canterbury bells to name a few! The gentle cream background is the perfect shade and allows the pretty pinks, blues and lilacs of the flowers to triumph. Unbelievably, in addition to these stunning florals, it has then been completely handpainted with a beautifully executed trompe l'oeil crackle-effect finish - an immeasurably detailed and delicate process, far superior to the later crackle 'glazes'.

The bureau has its original handles, locks to all drawers (and to the bureau lid) plus golden handpainted pinstripe detailing to all faces. Sadly there is no key but these are normally of a simple pattern that a professional locksmith could easily fabricate - or it may be possible to find a vintage key to fit.

The exquisitely painted top of the bureau opens to reveal more golden detailing, more crackle effect on the larger surfaces and numerous compartments with shaped facades over, The folding writing lid is supported by two pull-out 'slides' and provides a very spacious writing surface.

This stunning piece of furniture will look divine virtually anywhere in your vintage inspired home, where it will also prove very useful with the generous drawer space it provides.

The bureau chest is approximately 40" at the widest, 38" at the highest and 18.5" deep. It has age-related wear and markings. The painted florals are all intact. Some light wear to the painted sides and on the top of the bureau - the latter where perhaps a vase of flowers may have stood. Other minor marks on the drawer fronts. The inside upright of the front left hand foot has a small sliver of wood missing (this is not too noticeable as it is not at the front and does not affect stability or appearance in any way.) The bureau folding lid has a very slight curve to it commensurate with decades of letter writing, but this does not detract from the beauty of this marvellous piece. One of the 'pigeon-hole' compartments is missing its gold painted facade.

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Price: £ 2300.00
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Japanese Yen ¥ 329,958
Australian $ $ 4,071.00
Canadian $ $ 3,910.00
Hong Kong $ $ 22,885.00
Stunning Handpainted Bureau and Drawers
(Product Code: hw865)
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