Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Secretary desk

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Secretary desk
Secretary desk  

Secretary desk
Secretary desk  
How old do you think the desk is?
How much would you say it is worth?

There is a square label on the inside of the top drawer on the right.
It says:GRAND RAPIDS
       CHAIR COMPANY
       Grand Rapids
       Michigan

Thank you for your time and knowledge!!

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I will need more pictures to confirm my thoughts on age.  In the meantime here is some info on the company.

http://www.furniturecityhistory.org/company/3553/grand-rapids-chair-co




this appears to be 1910-20s and would sell in a shop after cleaning, waxing and some restoration at 750-1200.  price would depend on the venue and on the skill of the cleaning and restoration.

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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