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oak desk
oak desk  

oak desk
oak desk  
Is there any way you can tell me more about my desk = make and model ,year , worth.
Droors are dovetail joined solid oak x3 =2ft deep x 1ft wide and vertical depth 4 1/2 inches
w wood handles . Pull out authors board is solid oak 3/4 thick 2 ft deep x 12 3/4 wide.
Work surface is D32" x 42 1/2 W  solid oak on top particales on underbelly trimed out with 1 5/16 oak
Total Desk height 30 1/4

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desk is from 1920s to 1940.  it is called a students desk.  the pull out board is usually referred to as a writing board.  there no way to give a model and maker as there were 5000 manufacturers in operation at the time.  if there is a label somewhere then you will know the manufacturer but that would be the only way.

in good condition the desk would sell in a retail setting at 200-250.  these were made also with a roll top section as well as a flat top like yours.

good sturdy serviceable desk.

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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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