A fine and classic late William and Mary 17th century walnut bureau. The fall front opens onto an interior fitted for writing, with drawers, a central cupboard, and a sliding floor that gives access into a "well", a storage space. An old leather writing surface completes the interior. The golden walnut veneers are decorated with inlaid lines of feather banding. As is mostly the case with walnut furniture of this period, the brassware and carved bun feet are replacements.