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I inherited this Secretary desk, it has a label in the drawer that says Illinois Cabinet Rockport, ILLINOIS.   It has a china type cabinet on top with 2 side drawers and a drop desk, inside are cubbies and 3 drawers, underneath a full width drawer.  On ornate legs.  Was wondering for insurance purposes what this item is worth, when it was made and if it is called a secretary or not.

This is from the 1920s in the Jacobean style.  wood appears to be mahogany, walnut and sweet gum.

I have not seen one of thee before but if in a shop it would sell at 800=900.
for insurance replacement value I would say 2200-2600.  remember, when doing insurance replacement values they are at least double retail.

hope this helps

upper would have been books or china.

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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. 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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