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I loved this secretary when I purchased it about 10 years ago but my style and furniture needs have changed so I'm considering selling it. I was wondering if you could please tell me about it and what a fair retail price would be. There are some design features to the glass and carved flowers in each corner of the three drawers. I have additional close-up photos if those would be helpful. Thank you for your time.

I don't need to see the additional photos.  At first glance this looks like a reproduction of an English 19th century bookcase sectary that was made circa 1960s, the style is originally English but this one is American because it has a mix of design details that only a American manufacture would use. I think this secretary is worth around $150 dollars if it was sold in a vintage furniture store, if you are lucky, but because this is a very common design I think you will probably only be able to sell this for around $75 dollars.  

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