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Collectibles-General (Antiques)/appraisel on three droor oak desk with authors board pull out


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

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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robert klein


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. 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.


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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