Breakfront secretary

Mar 08, 2021. 02:01 UTC
Breakfront Secretary
United States of America


Acquired from

For sale

This was my Mom and Dad's. It was thought to have been originally given to my Great Grandmother by a family that she worked for around 1905, and has been passed down since.


Family owned.

Answered within about 16 hours
Mar 08, 17:59 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$2,500 - $3,500 USD

Insurance Value

$6,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Kate,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A George III style banded mahogany breakfront secretary bookcase
In the English manner, late 19th/early 20th Century
In two sections, the upper case with outstepped cornice over dentilled molding with an outstepped central section over three bookcase cabinets with grillwork doors and shelved interiors, the lower case of corresponding section centering a fold-down writing interior over three long drawers, flanked on either side by a short drawer over a cabinet door
79 inches high by 47 inches wide by 17 inches deep
CONDITION: wear appears to be commensurate with age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*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.

Kate malone Mar 08, 18:50 UTC

Thank you for your response.
The dimensions are 79x47x17.
Now, is there a way to make this a public item instead of a private one?
Thank you.

Delia Mar 08, 18:52 UTC

Thanks Kate, I've updated the appraisal to include the dimensions
You should be able to make this public rather than private but if you still can't please let me know and I'll ask our IT dept to do it for you.

Kate malone Mar 08, 19:03 UTC

Thank you again. I was only able to edit the item from Maybe to Yes for sale purposes, but I saw no way to make it public. Thank you for any additional assistance.

Delia Mar 08, 19:13 UTC

I'll ask our IT dept to make it public, thanks for letting me know.

Kate malone Mar 08, 19:29 UTC

Thank you so much.
One other thing - the 4 pictures that I had uploaded do not appear in the item description...just the main picture is viewable.

Delia Mar 08, 19:35 UTC

do you mean when you print this out?

Kate malone Mar 08, 19:39 UTC

No, I can see the images in the dowloaded report. I just can see them on this web page.

Delia Mar 08, 19:43 UTC

Once this is public, if someone opens this webpage they should be able to see all the images.

Kate malone Mar 08, 19:45 UTC

Thank you, once again. I can see the pictures now on this webpage.

Delia Mar 08, 19:48 UTC

Great. FYI It may take up to 24 hours for this to be marked as PUBLIC.

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