The inkstand is another exquisite piece of the desk set designed specifically for the clerks' table. The central inkwell is decorated, on each side, with a sprig of maple leaves supporting shields engraved with the devices of the Canadian coat of arms. Resting on a twisted rope, the domed cover encircled with battlements is topped with a crown finial. Four mythical beasts with fanciful tails holding balls are masterfully crafted at each corner of the inkstand. Pen-rests ornamented with acorns complete this unique artefact.