An 18th century Italian walnut ladies desk with gallery interior consisting of seven drawers and four compartments, including a fifth secret center compartment under the writing surface. The lower case has two fitted short drawers also used to support the writing surface, over a single long drawer, all supported by carved cabriole legs. The back is finished, allowing open placement in any room. The hardware appears to be mostly original, with a few escutcheons possibly replaced. Very good overall condition, with minor scattered worm damage and losses, other imperfections, restorations, and expected wear from age and use. Dimensions: 39 1/4" h x 36 1/4" w x 21" d.
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