In my quest to be politically correct I thought it best to rename this piece. This desk/bookcase would probably have objected if I’d called it a “secretary”. Can you imagine that one day parents who own one will be explaining what a secretary is? The word will be gone from the English language like “doth” . Oh yes there will still be the “Secretary of State” as I’m sure even Hillary wouldn’t change to “admin assistant to the President”. This “secretary” is especially intriguing as all its’ previous (American) owners have left their signatures on the sides of the little pull-out drawers.