Featured Information on this desk

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Tonia K, Apr 1, 2024.

  1. Tonia K

    Tonia K New Member

    Hi, all.

    I was looking for information on this desk. How old do you think it is? And, do you like it?

    I like the simple lines, but I’ve also seen others with more ‘intricate’ designs and I don’t know what makes these desks more valuable.

    Thank you. F450FC4E-9686-4E34-9DC3-58ED4FF74802.jpeg EFF9CF8B-6200-44EE-8F73-11DDA27A3B01.jpeg E55B2A89-8AB8-479E-97A0-B421BCCAF82D.jpeg
  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Id guess 1900 give or take a decade. I like these,but sadly their isnt the market for them there once was.
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Best feature in my estimation is the birdseye maple in the writing surface. My favorite wood.

    I would call this a secretary, although they are often fitted with drawers beneath or on top.
  4. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Very simple style with Queen Anne legs. Sometimes called a lady's secretary. I doubt if any earlier than 1900 and probably pre-WWI. Looks like the birds eye maple veneer has been stripped off the front. Makes the appeal and value negligible. As much as it pains me to say it, would be a good candidate for paint.
  5. Tonia K

    Tonia K New Member

    thank you for your responses from this clueless antique admirer :)
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  6. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Maybe outside paint, leave the inside writing surface, then paint the drawers inside and whatnot. Inside writing surface is too pretty.
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  7. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Call me crazy but since the front is already kind of ruined Id find a nice pretty painting and put it on there.
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