What does the word escritoire mean?

Usage examples for escritoire

  1. She found pencil and paper on an escritoire near by, and went back to the instrument. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  2. I have taken them from the Count's escritoire. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
  3. Against the farther wall was a book- case filled with volumes and an escritoire. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt