The desk was designed for the Buchungsbro (Deposits Office).
cf. Fnfundzwanzig Jahre Postsparkasse, Vienna, 1908; Paul Asenbaum et al., Otto Wagner: Mbel und Innenrme, 1984, p. 211, fig. 269 for a period photograph of the desk model in situ and p. 212, figs. 271-272 for illustrations of the front and reverse of the desk.