Travelers and seafarers of yore had to be resourceful in order to survive. Desks on board ships had to be cleared and stowed at a moment's notice. Things had to be multi-functional. As in the case of our desk, the two supports could act as steps to the navigator's bunk. The desktop, complete with drawers and brass bound, could act to stop musket balls when under fire. A leather top, hand rubbed French finish and weathered as testimony of its many voyages and colorful history...as you would expect of such a piece. Measures 55L x 27.5W x 30.75H"