Our New Stock:

This beautiful large vintage carved walnut desk has been made in the late 18th century style of Louis XV. It is made from solid carved walnut. It has recently benefited from traditional restoration including cleaning and wax polishing.


The desk has a burgundy writing leather with gilt and blind tooling. The top is fitted with two slides to either side which increase the writing surface considerably. These are accessed by opening the end drawers which allows them to be pulled out.


The front of the desk is fitted with three deep drawers. The end drawers are serpentine shaped to front and have ornate brass keys, used to open the drawers with as they have no conventional handles. The central drawer has no lock and is opened by pulling from beneath.

The desk is carved all round with a very decorative design consisting of acanthus leaves, cartouches and hare bells. the design is continued all round so that the desk can be used as a freestanding piece of furniture. The desk stands on four cabriole legs terminating in scroll feet.

This is a most attractive and functional desk and would make a lovely focal point in a study or office.

Price: £3,450

If you are interested in this Vintage French Walnut Desk please contact us quoting reference: SN707

Please visit us at Burrells Antique Desks to see our current range of Antique desks, Antique writing tables and library tables and Desk chairs and Library chairs.

We have recently restored a top quality antique Irish figured walnut writing Desk made by the Dublin cabinet makers W F Fry & Co. Ireland. This company was principally cloth manufacturers who exhibited in Dublin, London and Paris. They had a cabinet making works and we believe that this table may well have been made for an exhibition, as it is such good quality, and possibly used to display their wares.

This beautiful figured walnut library table was made circa 1860 and is a stunning example of the renaissance revival style. It has been made to the highest standards with attractive, well chosen matched veneers and four crisply carved solid walnut supports with platform bases and hidden original brass castors.

The frieze is fitted with three very deep drawers to the front and faux drawer fronts to the reverse. The drawer fronts are concave, the front edges are cock-beaded and fitted with the original segmented knobs. The central drawer is stamped W.F. Fry & Co. with the number 3462.

It has a new black hide writing surface with gilt tooling. This is surrounded by a band of walnut with a ‘thumb’ moulded border.

This is a very rare table indeed and would make a lovely focal point for an office or study or as an occasional table.

Width: 60 inches – 152 cm
Depth: 32.5 inches – 82cm
Height to top: 29.5 inches – 75cm
Height to knee-hole: 24 inches – 61cm

Price: £15,000

This is just one of a selection of beautiful antique desks and writing tables we have for sale on our website at Burrells Antique Desks.
Please come over and brows out furniture which is all good quality genuine antique furniture ready to be shipped to your door world wide.


With the coming of the New Year we have some beautiful pieces of furniture for sale. This is a brief overview of our newest stock but if you would like to view all of our Antique desks, library and writing tables and chairs you will find them all here: Burrells Antique Desks

Please feel free to contact us if you would like any more information on any of our stock or delivery etc.

A Stunning Satinwood Partners Library Table.


We have a stock clearance of our antique desks, tables and chairs with 25% off the list price!

Quick before they all sell out!


It has been a while since we blogged but back in the saddle after out trip to Dubai it’s time to share with you some of our latest acquisitions.

We have a very good quality large antique partners desk made from beautifully figured solid mahogany. It is a very handsome desk with a beautiful rich mahogany colour and impressive panelling to all sides. This beautiful desk has benefitted from professional restoration More details Date: circa 1890 – Reference: SN651 – Price: £8,500


Antique Mahogany Partners Desk

Antique Mahogany Partners Desk (showing panels inside the pedestals).




A very good quality and rare antique Regency bowfront commode chest in the Egyptian style of Thomas Hope. The well figured timbers of this commode are found throughout and they are beautiful rich mahogany colour. The chest is of a break front and bowed outline with a reeded edge to the top. More details
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Date: circa 1810 – Reference: SN666 – Price: £2,450


This very good quality antique French commode, or chest of drawers, has a lovely serpentine shape to the front and the sides. It is veneered in kingwood with chevron cross banding in a parquetry manner. The chest has numerous brass work embellishments, which are all original to the chest. These consist of; ornate brass escutcheons plates, drop handles with floral back plates and decoration to the centre of the the shaped frieze and rounded corners at the feet.

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If you are interested in any of the above or would like to view all our current stock please visit us at Burrells Antique Desks.

20% off Everything!

20% off Everything!

Thoughts are turning to Christmas and many of us are looking to re-furnish our homes or looking for a very special present for loved ones or for something for the home.
So we would like you give you the opportunity to consider using our ‘20% off Everything’ offer from today until the 30th of November 2014.
If you see anything you like act quickly as this annual sale is always very popular. We have a beautiful selection of unique antique desks in al sizes and a range of woods.
We also have a collection of fabulous antique library tables, smaller antique writing tables and occasional table and also a good range of quality antique desk chairs and library chairs to choose from.
We also have some items in restoration so please contact us if you are looking for something special.
All of our antique pieces of furniture are unique so if you like something we advise you to snap it up quickly as prices return to normal on the 1st December.  Once is gone its gone for good!
Contact us if you have any queries.
Kind regards
Kathi and Gavin Burrell

20% off Everything!

20% off Everything!

We sell genuine antique desks, large partners library tables, writing tables and antique chairs, professionally cleaned polished and restored using traditional methods. We have 38 years experience in buying and selling antique furniture and are members of LAPADA (Antique Dealers Trade Association) which ensures we adhere to strict guidelines in describing and selling antiques.

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Our furniture is made from beautiful solid woods such as walnut, mahogany, oak, and fruit woods in a variety of styles.

Where we have reupholstered a chair or re-fitted a writing leather top, we always use good quality hide in a colour in keeping with the period and style.

We are happy to change the writing leather of any desk or table for a colour to suit your requirements and can supply samples for you by post.

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If you cannot see the right desk, writing table or chair for you please contact us as we always have office furniture awaiting restoration and we may have just what you are looking for.

We stock antique desks, writers tables and chairs in most sizes and from most English periods: Georgian, William 1V, Victorian and Edwardian.

If you are interested in purchasing an antique desk, writing table or library table or an antique desk chair, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website to view our up-to-date stock.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Gavin and Kathi Burrell