This desk with late morning sun shining across it is located on an adjacent wall from the desk shown on my last post. Depending on his mood and light, Mercer would pick where he wanted to work in his study.
The image below is taken looking down the desk from the end. At the end tucked away in a corner is a leather lounge sofa. I imagine it was a good place for that “afternoon nap”. Above the sofa is his collection of ancient and Early American pottery.