We are pleased to be offering today this wonderful turn of the century mahogany Empire slant top desk that dates from the 1890s to 1910s era. What a beautiful candidate for a shabby chic paint job! This type of desk usually sells for $800-$900 in fair condition. This desk needs a lot of work and probably should be refinished or be done in a shabby chic style with an antique distress paint and wax it out for a gorgeous yet inexpensive look. We are only asking $385 for the desk because it either needs to be refinished or put into a shabby chic look. The empire desk has curl feet in the front with the posts and three dove tails drawers. You take the slant top lid with the key (we don't guarantee the locks to work) and when opened it exposes a cubby hole drawer interior. You can see where it has been used from the wear and tear here and there and there is some crackage in the wood that comes from the veneer stretching and cracking. When you go to shabby chic, it will add more charm and character to this Empire desk. Be the hottest one on the block with this reasonable under priced antique desk and a $12 can of antique white paint. It will cost $300.00 to have this desk shipped within our normal shipping area. Please be sure to contact us to confirm that you are within our normal delivery zone prior to purchase. We also ship to all points of Canada, but please contact us to obtain a quote for your specific locale.