This is an oak desk with a dark ceruse finish created by Joseph Hoffman in 1905. Oak wood is the most popular wood option for cerused finish because of the grain and its porous quality.  This desk has a dark stain solid oak with white filler and is a recent addition to our antique collection.  Hoffman’s favorite geometrical forms included squares and rectangles for his designs.

Josef Hoffmann cerused oak desk

Desk designed by Josef Hoffmann