Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Desk or vanity

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Desk
Desk  

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I just purchased this desk. The lady I bought it from was unsure of the year it was made but it belonged to her mother. I found a sticker that states "General Furniture Company, Seattle WA" in the middle drawer. Can you give me an idea of the age and the original finish so I can restore it please?

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Made around 1920-1930.  As to the original finish, if the current finish is original it would have been lacquer.

Many similar pieces like this came with a mirror either to hand on the wall or attach to the base to be used as a vanity.

Hope this is what you needed.

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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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