Secretary desk

Mar 18, 2021. 17:15 UTC
Secretary desk
Keith
United States of America

Category
Cabinets

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

4 feet wide, 7 feet tall, comes in 5-6 stackable pieces, cut glass doors, fold down desktop that closes. very old, not sure how old.

Provenance

parents bought at antique store in the 1970's

Answered within about 2 hours
Mar 18, 19:02 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$1,000 - $1,500 USD

Insurance Value

$2,500 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Keith,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Its likely that this is marked somewhere (inside a drawer, on the bottom or on the back) that identifies the maker. It probably wouldn't change the value but if you find a name it should be included on the appraisal so please let me know and I'll update this as necessary.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An Edwardian style glazed oak desk and bookcase
American or English, first half 20th Century
Surmounted by a removable cornice, two stacked cabinets with top-hinged leaded-glass doors with floral motifs over a bottom-hinged fall-front lid opening to a divided interior, over a single ogee drawer with ogee facade over a stack of three bowfront short drawers flanked by leaded-glass cabinet doors, all on short cabriole legs
84 inches high, 48 inches wide
CONDITION: wear commensurate with age and use
PROVENANCE: inherited
$1,000-1,500*
*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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