EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESCRITOIRE
I took him to my room, and shewed him my escritoire, my casket, and my will.
Ernest and myself were seated side by side by the escritoire.
The magistrate pointed to the escritoire with its open drawers.
Croyden got up and went to the escritoire: the drawers were in confusion.
Croyden went to the escritoire and took the bonds from one of the drawers.
She always kept a good supply of bank-notes in her escritoire.
Then he noticed a letter, which lay on the escritoire, and was addressed to him.
Place them yonder, in my escritoire, Leonard; I will read them later.
Here, fellow (taking money from an escritoire), are a thousand for thee.
From an escritoire she took a package wrapped in lavender paper.
1706, from French écritoire (12c.), from Late Latin scriptorium (see scriptorium).