Secretary

Aug 03, 2020. 03:07 UTC
Secretary
Alexis
United States of America

Category
Cabinets

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

Baker furniture 4 drawer secretary with a cabinet on top with glass doors. Entire piece at least 6 ft tall.

Provenance

Just that my great aunt in Birmingham AL owner it. Old wives tale that there’s an engagement ring hidden inside.

Answered within about 7 hours
Aug 03, 10:12 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$600 - $900 USD

Insurance Value

$1,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Alexis,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
If you'd like this appraisal to include exact dimensions, which is customary, please forward the height, width and depth to me at your convenience and I'll update this ASAP.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Georgian Style inlaid and banded maple and mahogany secretary bookcase
made by Baker Furniture, first half 20th Century
In two parts, the upper part comprising an outset molded cornice above two glazed and mullioned bookcase doors opening to a shelved interior, the lower part comprising a fall-front writing surface falling open to reveal a divided and pigeon-hole interior, over three graduated long drawers, all on tall French feet with a shaped skirt.
[approximate height 6 feet]
PROVENANCE: inherited from Birmingham, Alabama great aunt
$600-900*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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