This solid walnut writing desk is from the Victorian period. The shapely top has a leather looking writing surface. There is one long hand dovetailed drawer with a deeply carved front having its original working lock. Inside are 3 separate cubbies for pencils, etc. The 2 pierced carved ends are exquisite and boldly executed. Notice the delicate drop finials below each corner of the table; deeply carved stylized shells on the base ends; extensive use of molding throughout; and the turned and fluted full columns and stretcher base. The writing surface is in excellent condition. Look closely and you will see a piece of trim missing on 2 of the feet. There is also a small piece of carving missing under the table top and on one end of the stretcher. These are only noticeable upon very close inspection. None of the losses affect the integrity of the table. The finish is in excellent condition. The table rests on wooden casters.