Bureau , Desk Georgian Hand Painted,Desk Antique very large

$495.06 $550.06



This Georgian bureau made from solid oak.
Sitting solid on heavy bun feet, I decided I wanted to go with an old Chinese theme.
Emperor Silk was my go-to choice.
The inside I used Athenian Black for the insides.
To finish using dark, black and also white wax, I blended it deep into the paint strokes and distressing in the age-related bumps and scrapes it had gotten over the years.

I just love getting a battered old piece and bringing it back to life again. The front was off, the drawers needed full labour of love rebuild, the drawer pulls have been changed to campaign-style and I replaced the hinges as they were missing. I aged the brass to give depth and tone, finishing with Annie Sloan clear wax buffing a perfect shine. boasting bags of storage space plus a hidden secret draw I really cannot wait to see where this one ends up

Painting Rainbows is located in Manchester you are welcome to collect in person or arrange a courier to collect on your behalf if using a courier please make sure they have adequate insurance for transporting furniture and that they will take care to protect your furniture with blankets etc, as we cannot accept responsibility once it has been collected.

painting rainbows furniture pieces or household items are often heavily painted with layers of colour showing through obviously worn or distressed areas.

The distressed or aged look can be imitated by using glaze or by painting then rubbing and sanding away the top coat revealing wood or base coats. shabby chic textiles are often cotton and linens, with linen being particularly popular, inspired by old French linens.

Fabrics are often faded and washed out prints of florals and ticking stripes, pale pastels and off whites being ever popular. base cloths are sometimes stained with tea to give an aged appearance. all our items are carefully hand-painted and may show the odd brushstroke.

As with any previously owned piece of furniture, there may be the odd bump or mark that comes with age, so please only bid if you like this style of furniture. if you're looking for a brand new item this is not for you. if like me you adore pre-loved vintage pieces with character then this may be perfect

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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalised orders

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Do you ship worldwide

I’m sorry I do not ship outside the uk.