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Discussion in 'Furniture' started by A.donald, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. A.donald

    A.donald New Member


    I have this bureau and would like some more info about it. IMG_20201024_151035_resize_61.jpg IMG_20201024_151043_resize_27.jpg
  2. Houseful

    Houseful Well-Known Member

    Very good furniture maker. Flame mahogany. Probably 19th century but wait for the furniture people to look in.
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  3. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member


    What a very nice find. That stamp lifts it into good and collectable with real value. That stamp was used from the late 18th C up to the mid 19th. Looks as though someone has put a later lock on it perhaps. I'd think it's early 19th ish, but I'd like to see more of it. Flame mahogany.

    More photos, please?
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  4. A.donald

    A.donald New Member

    Please excuse the mess. IMG_20201024_154743_compress16.jpg IMG_20201024_154619_compress95.jpg
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, A.donald, and welcome.
    What mess?
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  6. A.donald

    A.donald New Member

    What would something like this be valued at?
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  7. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Potentially, four figures with that stamp. it's been got at slightly, as I say, the lock looks much newer and the leather's been damaged or replaced. Mind you, looks like the original lock loose in that drawer.

    Are you in the UK? If you're selling, you need a decent auction house.
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  8. A.donald

    A.donald New Member

    Dotnt plan on selling I was just wondering if its worth putting on the insurance plan incase something happens. Would it be worth getting it fixed up?
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If you'd want to replace it, then yes, insure.

    What do you think needs doing? Other than the lock and leather, it looks fine, I'd probably leave it alone. And do NOT use any nasty polishes on it, just a soft old cloth - then an old silk scarf if you have one. Keep it out of direct sun and way from radiators. I'd probably take that glass off the top, too.
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice desk....I'd insure it for $500.
    Oh...I have your spitfire !:happy:
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  11. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    And the rest. It's at least a couple of thou here. I suspect a fair chunk more than that.


    I can't find an exact match, and this one has no sale price, which is annoying.


    Not the same and only attributed, rather than signed: this went for £15K.

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  12. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Nope, that’s not mess.....
  13. A.donald

    A.donald New Member

    Found some more information where it came from. Apparently my great grandfather was a church elder and was friendly with a lady who lived on the Malone road in Belfast. She was something to do with the linen trade in Belfast at the time. When she passed away he was told he could have it from her house.
  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    A very nice gift - he chose well.
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  15. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member


    Beautiful Secretaire Abbatant from the Regency period. I'd insure it for $5k U.S.
  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    OMG.....still lots to learn here !!! :oops::oops::oops::oops:
  17. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    More than that, @Ghopper1924 . It's Gillows and that's a multiplier.
  18. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

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  20. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    They must be brainless to think anyone actually reads their drivel or clicks on their links :rolleyes:
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