Antique children's school desk and chair

Mar 18, 2021. 14:16 UTC
Antique Children's School Desk and Chair
United States of America

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This has been used. It was in my Great Grandmother's house and has been passed on -4th generation. I think pre-1920, but that's a guess. basic, condition is 'used'. original paint, etc.


I'm 49, it was in my Great Grandmother's house near Portland, ME and my mother used it when she was a little girl and doesn't remember a time when the desk wasn't 'in' her life. It's been used by my mother, me and then my daughter who is now 18.

Answered within about 3 hours
Mar 18, 16:51 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$200 - $300 USD

Insurance Value

$500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Shannon,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
If you'd like for your appraisal to include dimensions, which is customary, please forward in the comments section - at your convenience - the height, width and depth, and I'll update this ASAP.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique pine student's lift-top desk and chair
American, late 19th/early 20th Century
The desk with shaped backpiece and hinged writing surface opening to a well interior, raised on straight square-section legs joined by turned side stretchers.
Desk is 22 1/2 inches high, 21 1/2 inches wide, 13 1/2 inches deep.
The chair of plain form with straight crest and plank seat (no dimensions)
CONDITION: wear commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
$200-300 for both items together*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Shannon kossakoski Mar 18, 17:09 UTC

Thank you! Dimensions are: 22.5 high, 21.5 wide, 13.5 deep. I don't have the dimensions for the chair.

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