Josef Hoffman, rare writing desk designed in 1905 ca. and manufactured by J.& J. Khon, Vienna. Beech stained to simulate mahogany, top with a dark red leather, brass handle and details.
E. Otllinger, Against the Grain, Bentwood furniture from the collection of Fern and Manfred Steinfeld, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 1993, p. 85, fig. 54
G. Renzi, Il Mobile Moderno, Gebrüder Thonet Vienna, Jacob & Josef Kohn, Milan, 2008, pp. 202-203 for the desk