A gorgeous French Directoire period cylinder desk, circa 1810. The desk is mahogany and mahogany veneers with fine string inlay work. Secondary woods are oak and pine or fir. The interior has four functioning drawers and four dummy drawers. All have ivory pulls and string inlay. The drawers show an unusual mix of dovetailed and pegged construction. The sides are also paneled in an unusual manner. ( It's possible the desk is Russian but we are erring on the conservative side with French). The desk has a fine old finish, possibly original, and old hardware. There are some condition issues. The main one being the slight warp of the top section . The original leather writing surface has a large ink stain and there are some finish problems here and there. One escucheon on the bottom right side drawer is smaller than the rest. There are also some minor repairs here and there, nothing major. The desk is 55" wide by 47" high by 24" deep. Please view all photos and feel free to email us with questions. Guaranteed to be as described.