This mahogany bureau plat (writing desk) is topped by green leather, embossed with a gold Greek fret edge. From the sides of the desk’s body can be extracted leather-topped writing slides, which are fitted with brass handles. Below the surface of the desk, the frieze features five drawers: one wide central drawer and two pairs of flanking drawers, all with brass escutcheons containing keyholes. The five drawers are edged with brass borders. The desk stands on tapered legs, which feature gilt fluting and brass tops and feet.