The original steel key of this desk is decorated with the monogram "ME" and the electoral crown of its original owner, Maximillian Emanuel, the Elector of Bavaria.
French, Paris, about 1692 - about 1700
Fir, veneered with brass, copper, silver, ebony, bone, horn, mother-of-pearl, and tortoiseshell; drawers of beech, oak, walnut; silvered-bronze mount; silk velvet; steel key
2 ft. 3 3/4 in. x 2 ft. 11 in. x 1 ft. 8 in.