Antique American Sheraton mahogany writing table desk c1820. This period Federal furniture desk is the perfect size, measuring 36 inches wide by 19 and one half inches deep, 32 inches to the writing surface and 40 inches to the top of the back splash. The top back splash and the single drawer are put together with large hand cut dovetails. There are two old cracks in the top wide board which is typical of writing desks from this period. (we show them in one of the pictures provided) The legs are thin and graceful just they way we like to see country Sheraton furniture. There are five compartments for letters, each measuring 6 and three quarters wide.