This mahogany 3 drawer stand is from the classical or Empire period. Its form is referred to as a work stand due to its multi functions. Notice the dramatic mahogany graining on the top, drawer fronts and sides – beautiful! There is an old split on the top and on one side which is extremely common on furniture from this period. The top drawer retains a wonderful original label which reads; “Williams and Waterbury Cabinet Warehouse, No. 167 William Street, New York”. This narrow drawer originally had a lift up writing surface which had wooden supports and allowed writing on an angled surface. The writing surface was removed at some later time which accounts for why the label is still intact. There are several wells to hold ink bottles and writing instruments as well. The second drawer has 6 separate compartments of various sizes for storing other ‘work’ related items such as sewing implements. The hand dovetailed drawers graduate in depth and all retain their original working locks and brass pulls. The stand rests on a boldly turned center pedestal and supported by skillfully carved shapely legs and claw feet. The stand rests on its original brass casters. The finish is in excellent condition having a deep rich color and desirable patina.