Need Help Please

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by nsitxje, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Looks like your average roll top desk.Could have been made in 1890 or 1960.
     
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  3. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    You need to look for and photograph any labels, finish, sides, back, inside drawers and joinery - as much detail as you can. :)

    Welcome
     
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  4. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Hello! Congrats!, you made it here from the gallery!
    Sorry, i know very little about these desks, I think yours is called a C scroll/curve & the more preferred type is S scroll, i could be wrong about this.
    Others will be along to help you.
     
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  5. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  6. alex webb

    alex webb Well-Known Member

  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    bite me, that's a lot of scratch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Those low profiles are really nice looking...

    Beautiful tiger oak, sharp looking brass feet and clearly marked.


    @nsitxje take a closer look at what you have. :)
     
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  9. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    I see some nice (dry) grain, brass feet and porcelain casters. :woot:
     
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  10. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I think what we could use is additional pictures with a lot more light on the subject and more details visible.
     
  11. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

  12. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Casters look brand new.
     
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  13. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    Ok will do
     
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  14. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    Will add more pictures Friday
     
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  15. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    Ok will get them on Friday
     
  16. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Those are asking prices are on a retail site. Best practice is to find several sold prices and average.

    If I can't find several, I start at 50% of retail and work back on condition.

    Harp gallery has a margin, too.
     
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  17. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    As suggested, it is an oak C roll-top desk. Probably 20th century, pre WWII. Casters do look like replacements. Value really is dependent on condition, where, and how selling. Here in my semi-rural Midwest location, we can hardly sell these unless dirt cheap. Obviously, based on the above examples, others can do quite well with them.
     
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  18. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    New information

    the desk says Grand Rapids Desk Co.
    And in the top drawer it says

    NO 272 1/2 60
     
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  19. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    Images
     

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  20. nsitxje

    nsitxje New Member

    New information

    the desk says Grand Rapids Desk Co.
    And in the top drawer it says

    NO 272 1/2 60
     
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