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Got this kind of plain piece of furniture (but unique) at an auction recently. They called it a drop-front writing desk - not sure if that's the correct term. Could you please give us an idea of the age of it and value? Thanks!

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a 1920s adaptation of;

secrétaire à abattant

cupboard desk

not a secretary desk as those have a slanted front.

most often there have an interior with cubby holes for writing materials and storage.

in a shop retail it would price at 350 in my area higher in larger population areas.  

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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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