In the early 19th century, Biedermeier craftsmen grew tired of the styles dictated by court architects and began designing their own furniture. As the middle class grew, these pieces were made for a new clientele - doctors, lawyers, merchants - and not the aristocracy. Chests were lighter in scale with taller legs that gave them a simple, restrained elegance. The Julius Secretary features a fold down writing surface with blind tooled black leather insert. The interior upper unit has 6 open storage slots, two small drawers and space for a laptop, while the bottom unit has a filing drawer and printer surface.