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I recently acquired a Maddox slant desk, black with oriental designs.  It did not come with a key for the locks and i would welcome information as to where to get a key for the drawers.

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I cannot tell you anything about the desk without a picture but to get a key you must remove one lock and take it to a locksmith.  Or a drawer but if you take the drawer wrap it well padded so it does not get damaged. It should use a key called a barrel key if it is an older piece, 1940s.  A competent locksmith, older one, will be able to make the key if he has a blank.

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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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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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