late 18th century; molded edge marble top, fitted interior with pigeon holes and drawers, enclosed by solid mechanical quarter round top with pull-out leather lined writing panel, central drawer in apron, flanked by four short drawers, straight tapered legs connected by stretchers, mounted brass filets throughout, 45 in. H., 45 in. W., 25 1/2 in. D.; Collection of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union, Joseph E. Davies and his wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Then by descent, estate of US Senator Joseph Tydings, Maryland.
Replaced marble top, alterations to base, replaced pulls.