Marquetry Inlaid Antique Cylinder Bureau or Ladies Desk c.1880

A lady's Inlaid Marquetry Antique Cylinder Bureau or Desk dating from around 1880 and offered in excellent condition. This lovely and compact antique cylinder bureau has been carefully cleaned and repolished in our own workshops in order that it may be appreciated in...
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Antique Dutch Marquetry Cylinder Bureau c.1780 – Now Sold

We are delighted to offer this fabulous late 18th Century Dutch marquetry cylinder bureau Made from mahogany, it is inlaid with exquisite stylised flowers and foliage and urns. Typical of the period it is covered all over with line-inlay of hand-cut floral marquetry...
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Antique Marquetry ‘Dutch Bombe Bureau in Burr Walnut Dated c.1780

We are pleased to present this very imposing antique 18th Century burr walnut and floral marquetry Dutch bombe bureau in Walnut dating from about 1780. This Dutch bombe bureau has been fashioned in very high quality burr walnut and it is very typical of the best...
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Antique French Vernis Martin Cylinder Bureau de Dame C1870 SORRY SOLD

Fine quality antique bureaux not only look good and make for great workspaces - they also offer a lot of storage space - usually much more than the typical conventional desk occupying the same floorspace. We are, therefore, very pleased to be able to offer this...
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Antique Victorian Cylinder Bureau c.1880 Edwards & Roberts

This is a large and impressive late Victorian cylinder bureau by the well-known and sought after Victorian cabinet maker and retailer Edwards & Roberts of Wardour Street, London. Our experts have dated this Victorian cylinder bureau to around 1880. It is offered...
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SOLD – Antique French Louis XV Revival Marquetry Bureau c.1870

Beautifully and expertly restored in our own workshops we can now offer for sale this very fine example of an Antique French Louis XV Revival Marquetry Bureau which was made around 1870. This piece is an antique French kingwood & rosewood marquetry Louis XV...
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SOLD – Antique French Louis XV Revival Rosewood Cylinder Bureau c.1870

This gorgeous decorative desk is an antique French Louis XV rosewood and marquetry 'bureau a cylindre' from around 1870. The piece displays stunning floral marquetry with ormolu mounts: The bureau has a pierced three quarter gallery over three small frieze drawers...
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SOLD – Antique Lady’s Rosewood & Marquetry Cylinder Bureau c. 1880

This is a superb example of a rosewood and marquetry lady's cylinder front desk, dating from the late Victorian period around 1880. The piece features wonderful marquetry of ribbons, flowers and garlands with fine satinwood inlay The interior comprises a writing...
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Cylinder Bureau Desks

What is a Cylinder Bureau Desk?

Often seen as a precursor to the roll top desk, a Cylinder Bureau desk is a desk which has a revolving cylindrical-shaped top which can be pulled down and locked when you have finished working.

Manufacturing the revolving cylinder shaped locking top proved somewhat difficult to achieve with the technology and tools available at the time that this design became popular and this style of desk was therefore expensive and time-consuming to produce which resulted in it being adopted only by those who were able to afford such luxury.

We always try to keep a good choice of Cylinder Bureau desks in our inventory – please take a look and see if there is anything you like the look of and check back regularly as our stock is constantly changing.

Full List of Cylinder Desks