Captain's desk

Mar 25, 2021. 20:23 UTC
Captain's desk
United States of America


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This small desk has three doors that slide left or right and a top portion that opens up. The dimensions are 26"W x 22"D x 32"H. The desk was probably refinished and possibly originally had a leather top in lieu of the wood insert. It is in good condition. One drawer pull is missing.


My mother bought this for my room when I was a child (65+ years ago). I believe she refinished it and that my father, who was a carpenter, replaced the original leather top. I was told it was a map desk from a Mississippi steamboat.

Answered within about 14 hours
Mar 26, 10:07 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$300 - $500 USD

Insurance Value

$800 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Jeannie,

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

An antique Victorian walnut or mahogany Davenport desk
American or English, late 19th Century
with a hinged slant-lid opening to reveal a well interior, the paneled case fitted on both sides with three long drawers, on a trestle base.
32 inches high, 26 inches wide, 22 inches deep
CONDITION: wear appears to be good, commensurate with age and use. Refinished with a panel replacing the original inset leather
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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