Collectibles-General (Antiques)/An older desk


Hi I wanted to see if you could tell me what they called this desk? How old it is ? And how much you think it is worth. Thank you

This is a 1920s spinet desk.  legs should unscrew from desk section.  Has the original finish from the factory.

this is a good one, not the common grade and would sell at 750, most are at 350-400.

picture is not clear enough to see wood grain.  

probably walnut or mahogany with the legs made of sweet gum.


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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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