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Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom

Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom

Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom    Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom
This eminently useful and really rather pretty bureau joins us all the way from 1940s America, where it was produced by furniture maker Century. After becoming sadly neglected through the decades this piece was in a sorry state when we got our hands on it, but has now been transformed into a unique statement piece. It has been refinished using beautiful quality mineral paints, which are both hardwearing and environmentally friendly. The body of the piece was painted in a custom mixed blue, inspired by the biggest interior colour predictions for 2020.

The bureau was then adorned with a hand painted and stamped chinoiserie-inspired design of cherry blossom and birds in a range of muted, complementary hues with occasional accents of antique gold metallics. The paintwork has been distressed in places where you would expect to find natural wear, and finished using a hemp and beeswax wax to give extra longevity along with a warmth and softness to touch.

The original drawer pulls were sadly beyond help, so we've replaced them with these dark bronze toned nobs which compliment the palette and echo the colour of the bureau's original key and castors, which it has managed to hang on to through the years. Measuring H104xW75xD41cm, this one-off piece makes a big statement without being too imposing for the dimensions of modern living. You are welcome to collect this piece from LN4 near Sleaford in Lincolnshire. Note: We always try to give a fair assessment of the condition of items in store. All of our pieces are true vintage, and as such they will typically carry some scars, wrinkles, chips etc to show for their decades of being loved and used. Where there is more significant wear or marks which effect the overall look of the piece this will be mentioned specifically in the description and reflected in the price.

Where pieces have been upcycled, refinished or painted, buyers can expect a good level of finish and carefully considered work using quality products and fittings. That said, these items are revived by hand and as such will have more character than a new, mass produced, factory made product. Please take a good look at pictures, as these are part of our description, and don't hesitate to ask if you have a question. The item "Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Cabinets & Cupboards".

The seller is "moosepup79" and is located in Billinghay, Lincolnshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  • Colour: Blue
  • Style: Country
  • Item Height: 104 cm
  • Item Width: 75 cm
  • Material: Wood Veneer
  • Type: Cabinet
  • Year Manufactured: 1940
  • Item Length: 41 cm
  • Brand: Century

Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom    Hand Painted 1940s Vintage Drop Front Bureau in Blue with Birds & Blossom