Secretary or corporate slope office
In natural wood with carved decorations in blackened relief of shell and foliage.
Marquetry in the center of the sloped shutter representing a quill crossed with a knife, to cut the quill, surmounting an inkwell.
The interior is lacquered in oxblood red.
For memory :
The sloping desk has the same utility as the cylinder desk but with a simpler design: the flap is flat instead of curved.
At the time of Louis XV: also called donkey desk, or secretary with a slope, or secretary with a broken top, or secretary with a tombeau, small in size, rectangular mounted on four slender, arched legs. The headband (or belt) has two to three small drawers. The leather-trimmed flap rests, in the open position, on two sliding tie rods or is held in place by two metal stays.