Valuation Queen Anne bureau?

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  1. martin richards

    martin richards New Member

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  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator


    Its Queen Anne style.

    30 years ago they fetched £150 -£250
    Now I donate them to charity.

    The last one I donated the charity sold it for £20
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  3. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Here in the USA that would be called a desk, is it called a bureau elsewhere?
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  4. martin richards

    martin richards New Member

    Ahhh ok thanks!
    Thought it was gonna be worth a few hundred.. at least I know not to bother spending time and money on it.

  5. martin richards

    martin richards New Member

    Yes it's referred to here in UK as a bureau
  6. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    secretary here.
  7. Shangas

    Shangas Underage Antiques Collector and Historian

    They're called various things.

    Drop-front desk,
    Slant-top desk.

    I always called them bureaus or drop-front/slant-tops.

    I always understood a 'secretary desk' to be one with an additional bookcase or cabinet stacked on top.
  8. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    tall-boy writing desk here.
  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Then it becomes a Bureaubookcase , mine circa 1910:D

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  10. Kelly T Keating

    Kelly T Keating New Member

    Are the feet claw and ball? Normally that motif does not indicate a Queen Anne style.
  11. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

    Very interesting, for me a bureau is a chest of drawers where I keep my clothes :)
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