secretaryI just love today’s find, the Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk in Vintage Cigar Leather from Restoration Hardware. Although this Trunk is a reproduction, it brings together all the great things I love about vintage design with modern updates.

About The Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk from Restoration Hardware: “Crafted by antiques dealer and furniture maker Timothy Oulton of London, our oversized steamer trunk armoire is configured as an ingeniously designed secretary. Reproduction antique steamer trunk; Handmade of distressed Vintage Cigar leather over a solid wood frame; Aniline-dyed leather has an antiqued, vintage look; Accented with over 3,000 hand-hammered brass nailheads; Features a pull-down desktop and multiple drawers, cubbies, wire management and bookshelves; Lined in leather-edged canvas; Stands on wheels for mobility and closes for storage and privacy; Leather-bound corner brackets, leather-wrapped handles, oak slats with a tobacco finish and cast-metal antiqued hardware.”

I would use the trunk as the set piece for my everyday office and maybe close it up on special occasion when I need extra room. I just love it. The $3,300 price point on this Trunk may be a little high. But one can compromise with a much more modest office armoire like this one from Biz Chai.com.