Secretary

Oct 18, 2021. 01:15 UTC
Secretary
Patti
United States of America

Category
Cabinets

Acquired from
Other

For sale
No
Description

Wood and wood veneer Secretary with original old glass doors, drop down desk, and four drawers. Wood unknown. Wood used for backs & side of drawers possibly poplar, maybe hickory. Measures: 44” wide, 78” tall, 19” depth, upper bookcase 10” depth.

Provenance

It was left in a house purchased from the heirs of a deceased couple. We bought it from Facebook marketplace from the new owners of the house.

Answered within about 9 hours
Oct 18, 10:39 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$3,000 - $5,000 USD

Insurance Value

$8,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Patti,

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

A Classical mahogany desk and bookcase
Possibly Southern, early 19th Century
In two sections, the upper section with outstepped molded corner over two glazed cabinet doors opening to a shelved interior, the lower section with a hinged lid opening to a baize-lined writing surface, over two short over two long drawers, all on bracket feet. Secondary woods possibly yellow pine and poplar.
78 inches tall, 44 inches wide, depth of upper section 10 inches, depth of lower section 19 inches
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition with wear commensurate to age and use.
PROVENANCE: acquired on Facebook marketplace
$3,000-5,000*
*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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