Fine, American Aesthetic Movement desk. This is a wonderful example of "Japanesque" design, which was in vogue among the most fashion conscious of the late 19th century. Small and elegant, with a "growing" bamboo design on the three lower drawers and a stylized depiction of moon and mountains on the backsplash. There are also three small drawers above the desk surface which retain their original purple velvet linings. Framing the top decorative panel are open- work geometric designs in an Asian motif, which also bracket the drawers above the curved out legs. The desk slides out to make sitting easy and features an easily replaced soft-gold leather surface. All original ebonized cherry finish and period brass hardware. Two of the original locks and keys are still functioning. Beautiful patina, some old re-gluing. Measures 48” in height, 29 3/4” in width, and 20 1/4” in depth. The desk surface height is 28".