Roll Top Desk - Rare?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by sunninikole, Aug 14, 2022.

  1. sunninikole

    sunninikole New Member


    I acquired this desk last week and have done hours and hours of research and turned up with nothing. Can anyone help identify this desk?



    54 in width x 28 in depth x 45 in height from bottom to the top of roll top or 30 inch height to top of desk without the roll top

    There is a hidden compartment in the bottom left drawer. 2 of the drawers on the left side seem to be custom carved. All the drawers have a "handle that goes up behind the wood details.

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  2. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    Id guess 1960s.
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  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    with all that sandwich board...I'd say 80's or later..
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The sticker is for Lin Shan Hoa Plywood Corp. of Taiwan (which isn't a good sign.)

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  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    searching is an art, & we have the best here !!!
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  8. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Styling suggests 70s-80s. Think this is likely an Asian import, which would explain why you are not finding anything quie like it.
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  9. Fern77

    Fern77 Well-Known Member

    I certainly wouldn't call it rare, but I'd take unusual. The configuration of those drawers is not meant to be as it appears in the picture. The carved ones should go one on each side, at the same level. Please, it's triggering all my OCDs.
    It might not be worth much, but it looks quite pleasing all the same--and as far as desks go, roll tops rule!
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Around here you have to pay people to haul them off, sorry to say. Even the local ReStore has trouble shifting them.
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