Here is an absolutely gorgeous antique quartersawn oak heavy carved barley twist bureau bookcase or secretary with drop front desk, recently imported from the UK but representing some of the finest high quality early twentieth century arts and crafts style furniture I've seen. The fabulous hand turned barley twist legs and stretcher highlight this sturdy, functional piece which includes it's beautiful top bookcase with old glass in it's paned doors and lovely carved bonnet above and the drop front desk with decorative door and multiple storage compartments and nice writing surface with the door open, ready for use. Below are two clean, large drawers for extra storage. I've included a number of photographs in an attempt to accurately represent the design, quality, construction and wonderful condition of this delightful antique oak barley twist bureau bookcase.
This bureau bookcase stands 76 3/4 inches tall and measures 32 1/4 inch wide by 17 inches deep, front to back. Behind the glass doors are a total of three adjustable shelves if you count the bottom of the case. There are six cubby holes and one small drawer when you pull down the slant front door. The work surface is 28 inches wide by 20 inches deep, front to back offering plenty of space for a laptop. There are two bureau drawers, the first is 24 inches wide by 11 3/4 inches front to back and 5 inches deep. The bottom drawer is 27 3/4 inches wide by 11 3/4 inches front to back and also 5 inches deep. As you can see from my photo's, this piece is in very good condition for it's age with only the minor nicks and dents to the finish that occur with respectful use over time. This is a rare, special antique - a real find, so please feel free to comparison shop , if you can find one. I think you'll find this is a terrific buy, even including all shipping costs. It will make a fantastic addition to your home or place of business.
This very special bureau bookcase arrived as part of a large recent shipment of antique and vintage furniture from the UK, imported through Edinburgh, Scotland. This shipment included many fine pieces I will be consigning in coming weeks including barley twist tables, a superb barley twist tea trolley or serving cart, many fine wardrobes and bedroom groups, chairs and other miscellaneous pieces, all of which will also be available in my store. I can get you discounted combined shipping quotes on multiple pieces purchased to travel together to the same location upon request, so please ask if you see other items you like.
Please send me your city and zip code and I will send you a confirmed shipping quote from along with the contact information from one of my experienced economical independent shippers who works your region of the country, prior to bidding if you like. I can also recommend some additional freight companies with whom I've had good experience in your region. This will allow you to be in control of your shipping needs and in direct contact with your shipper throughout the transaction, also allowing you to make payment directly to them for their services. This fabulous bureau bookcase is located in Charleston, SC and you are also welcome to pick it up or select any shipper you prefer to make your arrangements with. I only ask you confirm in email to me what shipper I should anticipate being in touch with me about the pick up. I will provide you with any specifics you need to arrange shipping and help facilitate the pick up. If you use my recommended shippers, please do allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.