Centuries ago, secretary desks were the domain of clerks trained to work with minimalist accessories in tending to an employer’s every needs. Today, the secretary desk remains a style favorite for its floor-saving size and numerous practical uses. In a cottage wicker design, wood cabinetry with bead board paneling and simple trim offers the same conveniences that include a traditional dropdown work surface and inner cubbies for organizing bills and other documents. A middle drawer holds the necessary supplies and lower storage is nicely concealed. Wicker insets at the front are natural rattan in a wide woven pattern that is expertly finished, making this a fine accessory for living spaces, bedrooms or offices.