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British Colonial Mahogany Drop Front Bureau

Early 19th century

A magnificent British colonial drop front bureau in dark mahogany with original brass carrying handles on the sides. It has a beautiful stepped and serpentine shaped interior with small drawers that are segmented over three rows. The sets of drawers are sided by carvings of long tailed parrots, a symbol of joy, intellect and abundance. A lidded box recess at the center of the interior reveals more storage space. The lower section houses three drawers, all with beautiful brass loop handles and brass escutcheons. On the sides very nice brass carrying handles. The base displays a scalloped apron with a carved motif at center front. This bureau stands on four short cabriole legs ending in a claw foot.

The bureau is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The dark mahogany that this piece has been made of has a warm dark shade with a striking grain.

Find out more in our blog The Story of the Chest of Drawers.

This drop front bureau has been sold. Please keep checking our website as we may add a similar piece.


Malabar Coast
British colonial India
H: 111 cm W: 107 cm D: 60 cm
H: 43½ ” W: 42” D: 23½”


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