Italian Lacquered, Painted, Gilt Bureau In Wood
13 May 2018

This is an old secretary style desk made in italy. The title above is what i was able to find on the internet that looked similar to what i have.


Given to me by a family member.

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By Nora Curl
May 14, 15:47 UTC
Fair Market Value
$200 - $400 USD
Insurance Value $0 USD
What does this mean?

This is a vintage, mid 20th century, wooden slant front desk with what is referred to as tole painting decoration and surface treatment that is stamped Made in Italy. The desk is painted with floral swags and done with a white milk paint type surface finish and highlighted with yellow around borders. The decoration is more typical of French Provincial style, however it was not uncommon for an Italian piece to be made in this style. There is a small condition issue of chipping at around the lock on the face of the slant front. The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

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