Previous life: Walnut Brown.

All of our pre-loved furniture is transformed using Chalk Paint™, decorative paint by Annie Sloan. To finish, the item is waxed with Annie Sloan soft wax. The wax seals in the paint and provides strength and durability to the piece so allowing you to clean marks or stains using a slightly damp cloth or chamois with a little mild soap.

Please note that measure is approximate, in cm and maximum sizes are given.

Especially Created for the Re-interment of Richard III – SOLD

Richard III Writing Bureau

  • Pull down lid with sectioned interior & small drawer. Three drawers.
  • Heavily decoupaged on front three drawers & pannelled back
  • Smaller decoupage detail on bureau lid and over leather insert
  • Richard’s motto is hand-painted in Renaissance liquid metal on the bottom left of the lid – ‘Loyaulte Me Lie’
  • Vintage, age unknown
  • Possibly walnut?
  • Graphite
  • Interior of bureau & drawers: Antibes
  • All metal knobs are painted in Renaissance liquid metal
  • W76 H101 D41

Code: U88


  • Graphite – (black) for mourning & respect. Black was also a very fashionable colour in medieval art/fashion/ textiles & interiors
  • Green – for immortality & re-birth
  • The White Rose to symbolise the White Rose of York
  • ‘Loyaulte Me Lie’ translated is ‘Loyalty Binds Me, known as Richard III’s motto during his reign
  • A bureau was especially chosen to acknowledge Richard’s administrative competence during his short reign 1483-1485

Pomponette Home Accessories Focus:

  • Antique white ceramic vase.  Code: V36
  • Prize white rose spray. Code: AF55
  • Single short stem white rose. Code: AF59

If you are interested in any of our featured accessories, contact us for current availability and prices.