Jansen inspired French Louis XVI desk in a very nice ebonized finish. What makes this Louis XVI French desk so unusual, is that there is no leather insert for the top, nor was there ever one. We cannot remember the last Louis XVI desk without a leather insert. Our Old Plank workshop, went completely through the French Louis XVI desk from the bottom up and restored every element. I do have to say, that without the leather the desk has a much sleeker appearance and could blend beautifully with modern furniture.