An ash veneer and string inlay desk with an embossed leather top over drawers, on finely turned spindle legs, a deep pull-out surface on each end. The desk is finished on both sides, the back as a mirror image of the front, the drawer faces blind.
The Restauration period was marked by a departure from the formality of the Empire style, exhibiting a simple, relaxed elegance. Furniture making was of an outstandingly high quality, the pieces designed for comfort, and was often of light woods with contrasting inlay. Here, the desk is of a light, burled ash veneer with a dark string inlay. The locks, all original, are of brass, and the top of a rich, warm red leather.