English secretary

Sep 07, 2020. 19:58 UTC
English secretary
United States of America

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Oak. 47"×47". 12" deep. Center pull down writing desk. Glass curio cabinet on each side. Center drawer and cabinet.


purchased from antique store. Told it was mid 19th century.

Answered within 19 minutes
Sep 07, 20:17 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$1,200 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Toni,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
This piece could be from the late 19th century; it seems to be an interesting combination of a few different stylistic elements that may incorporate older and newer elements.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Renaissance Revival / Art Nouveau style oak and walnut desk and cabinet
English or Continental, late 19th century, with some possible later elements
Two glazed (glass) door cabinets flanking a central desk with drop-down writing lid opening to a divided interior, over a drawer over a paneled cupboard door opening to a shelved interior, all raised on trestle feet.
47 inches high, 47 inches wide, 12 inches deep.
PROVENANCE: acquired from an antique store
*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.

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