Secretary desk-1900s?

Mar 18, 2021. 14:34 UTC
Secretary Desk-1900s?
United States of America


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Good condition, has been refinished. Secretary desk 41 inches high, 28 wide, depth 24 inches. Pull down hinged desk with outside drawer and inside compartments.


I believe early 1900s. Was in my great grandmother's house, then my mother inherited it, then passed to me, I'm 49. Great Grandmother had this in her house near Portland, ME

Answered within about 2 hours
Mar 18, 16:48 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Insurance Value

$1,300 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Shannon,

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

A vintage Classical style mahogany escritoire
The hinged slant lid opening to reveal a divided interior, over a bolection-front long drawer with ivory(?) pulls, raised on lyre-form trestle legs joined by a shelf stretcher and ending in scrolled feet.
41 inches high, 28 inches wide, 24 inches deep
CONDITION: client attests this to be in near perfect condition but lacking key.
PROVENANCE: descended in the client's family
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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