Below the various objects displayed upon its top are gorgeous wooden intarsia inlay panels. This inlaid desktop is made up of three panels, which are considerably older than the desk itself. The panels were likely originally constructed to be the front and sides of a writing cabinet. The rest of the desk was created at a later point, probably to specifically showcase these panels, recovered from another, older object. While the bottom section of the desk is built from walnut and pine, the top panels incorporate cherry, yew, ash, jujube, fir and mulberry, creating a colorful adornment of various woods. The center panel features a man on horseback in front of an intricate cityscape. Surrounding him are various objects that were considered symbols of noble pursuits during the 17th century, such as weapons, cards, books, and musical instruments.