Antique spinet sized writing desk

Feb 23, 2020. 18:14 UTC
Antique Spinet Sized Writing Desk
Lori
United States of America

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

Mahogany wood 40L x 20.5 W x 35 H. In very good condition. Been in the family for 130 years

Provenance

My great Grandparents bought it.

The specialist needs more information
Answered within 1 day
Feb 24, 21:19 UTC
By Delia

Good afternoon, Lori,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I'd love to see some photographs of the side of the desk, as well as a photograph that shows the base more clearly...are additional photographs possible?
Thanks!
Delia

Lori allen Feb 24, 21:23 UTC

Yes let me take them

Lori allen Feb 24, 21:26 UTC

I've sent them

Delia Feb 25, 12:33 UTC

Thanks very much, Lori, for the additional photographs.
Spinet desks have a top that is split across the center, horizontally, with the front part lifting up and folding back. I can't tell if your desk does that but will assume it does; if you'd like this appraisal to include more description about the interior, please add additional photographs to show that.
Based on the information and photos provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An Aesthetic Movement Mahogany Spinet Desk
American or English, late 19th Century
The split hinged top folding open, the desk with applied lyre ornamentation
35 inches high by 40 inches wide by 20 1/2 inches deep
PROVENANCE: inherited; has been in client's family since 1890s
$300-500*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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