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front picture of desk
front picture of desk  

detail of handles
detail of handles  
My wife's grandfather owned this desk.  Can you tell me the vintage and the approximate value?  Is is a colletible of just another old desk?
Thank you
Eric

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this is their interpretation of a knee hole style campaign desk popular in the 60s.  it does not have much intrinsic value but the associative value is priceless since it was family.

retail about 400.  all things are collectable to someone but this is not one that is sought after today but will be at some time in the future.  the company built good quality, a lost art these days.

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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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