Travelers and seafarers of yore had to be resourceful in order to survive. Desks onboard ships had to be cleared and stowed at a moment’s notice. Things had to be multi-functional. In the case of our desk, the two supports could act as steps into the navigator’s bunk, or to mount a camel...whichever came first.
The desktop, complete with drawers and brass bound, could act to stop musket bullets when under fire. Leather top, hand-rubbed French finish, somewhat beat-up; proof of its many voyages and colorful history.
Desk measures 55" x 27.5" x 30.75".