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Radio Desk/Table
Radio Desk/Table  
Greetings -

I inherited an antique radio desk/table that was my grandmother's from the 1940s.  It contains NO radio -- just the table with panels and a film where the radio would broadcast through. Please see attached image.  What would you value this item at?

Thanks in advance,


Hi Michael,

Back in the early days of radio, many furniture manufacturing companies were contracted
to make from simple to more elaborate cabinets for radio's and eventually, for televisions.
With the style of the cabinet it might possibly date to the 1920's.

With the high-tech world we are living in today there is really not much of a use today
for your radio cabinet. Furthermore, if one were to have a cabinetmaker modify the piece
to be used as a functional storage cabinet, the cost would be prohibitive.

I would place a nominal value of $75.-$100. for it.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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