Examples from the Web for escritoire
Ludgate thrust the unread accounts into his escritoire, and thought no more of the matter.Tales And Novels, Volume 2 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Ernest and myself were seated side by side by the escritoire.Ernest Linwood|Caroline Lee Hentz
Vantrasson, as the man is called, knows the management of the house, and he will break open the escritoire and take the vial away.Baron Trigault's Vengeance|Emile Gaboriau
This vast outpouring of literature called for more commodious writing-desks, and the escritoire or bureau is the natural result.
Her eyes fell on the escritoire with the sphinxes' heads, the guardian of the "souvenirs."The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)|Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
British Dictionary definitions for escritoire
Word Origin for escritoire
Word Origin and History for escritoire
1706, from French écritoire (12c.), from Late Latin scriptorium (see scriptorium).