This Very Handsome Dutch Colonial Bureau is In Stellar Condition,c1780. From the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka (former Ceylon). The hotel is one of the oldest continuously operating in Asia, established in 1864. It is the only ocean front hotel in the former Ceylon capital city of Colombo. The architecture of the hotel is distinctly Victorian, and it is filled with colonial furniture which remains from its long history. The bureau desk has a drop front supported on extendable lopers, which conceals 13 small drawers, two cubbies, and three secret compartments. The drop front is over two small drawers and two long drawers, with serpentine mouldings dividing each section. The sides and top exhibit raised panels and the whole is raised on bun feet. The carcass is oak, and hand-plained construction is easily discernible on the interior surfaces. Inscribed on the back: M. Congreve. Measuring 24 1/2”D x 46” W x 44 1/2” H, it is Fabulous for Residential or Office Design. Please view all pictures, serious inquiries are welcome!
Antique Desks & Secretaries