Ladies writing desk, European desk, Continental Antique, handmade, with checkerboard inlay, banding, cabriole legs & C form stretcher. top portion features brass gallery with 3 drawers. atop lift & roll top dome, opens to writing desk, gold leafed bead trim to desk frame and underside of roll top. Lower portion, brass hardware, carved and feathered knees, gold leaf, scroll work. Tapered legs, with gold leafed carved paw feet. Stretcher had been repaired. French polish for high gloss finish, all doors hand dove tailed. Lower portion has drawer with carved apron and banding, diagonal wood grain design, good antique condition. Measures approx 44 inches tall, 30 inches wide, 19 inches deep. Purchased at New York City antique store over 50 years ago.