This desk is reflective of the federal period of American furniture. It is built from cherry accented with ornate brass hardware, antique "rippled" glass, relief turnings and a federal pediment. An attractive option for this piece is exotic veneers applied to the drawer fronts and lid front. Walnut burl, chestnut burl, or "mottled" makore are among the popular choices for veneer accents. A variety of other woods and finishes are also available.