This classic French design writing desk is known as a "bureau plat." It is decorated with traditional elaborate bronze ormulu over the stunning caramel colored hardwood, and features three working drawers on the front side with three faux drawers on the back making it free standing. The desk has a metal maker's mark on the inside drawer "SCHMIT...PARIS". The distance from the floor to the bottom of the center drawer is 24". Please take a moment to enlarge the photos and examine the details up close.