Antique franklin cherry wood secretary desk with bookcase

Nov 04, 2019. 20:16 UTC
Antique Franklin cherry wood secretary desk with bookcase
United States of America

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1800s Franklin cherry wood secretary desk with glass doors bookcase. It has all original hardware and keys. The glass is original distressed glass.


It was handed down to me from my parents and to them from my fathers parents in Crestline Ohio. They purchased it back in early 1900s in Ohio.

$400 - $600 (United States Dollar)
Answered within about 16 hours
Nov 05, 12:16 UTC
By Delia

Hi Jim,

Thank you very much for the dimensions. I assume that the name "Franklin" refers to the place where it was made? There is one school of thought that regional furniture generally does better selling at auction within that region; the idea being that collectors tend to be locally based. Of course, the cost of shipping can outweigh the value of a piece so that is always a consideration.

I have not found any sales of comparable pieces made in Franklin. The following recent auction sales of Ohio-made desk and bookcases was used to research the fair-market value of your desk-and-bookcase:

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have a:

A Federal cherrywood plantation desk-and-bookcase
Made in Ohio, first half 19th century
Overall height 82 1/4 inches; desk and bookcase both 39 1/4 inches wide, bookcase 10 inches deep, desk 21 3/4 inches deep.
PROVENANCE: acquired by paternal grandparents in Ohio circa 1900
$400-600 (represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary).

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Jim lightburn Nov 05, 14:45 UTC

Desk: 39 1/4-W 40 1/4 H 21 3/4 D
Bookcase: 39 1/4 W 42 H 10 D
Desk+Bookcase: 82 1/4 H
All measurements are in inches

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