Solid oak large antique roll top desk.

Apr 03, 2021. 16:10 UTC
Solid oak large antique roll top desk.
United States of America

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For sale

It was bought second hand in the late 1920’s. It has 6 drawers - 3 small and 1 file size draws on each side. It comes in 3 pieces. Each side is a piece and the top lifts off as the third piece. The lock on the roll top works. The roll top is in good working order. 5’ wide, 46” tall. The true color is a little more of a medium oak. The pictures, because of the lighting make it look lighter than it actually is.


My grandfather used it in his place of business, then it was in my parents house for decades, then I have had it for at least 40 years.

Answered within about 20 hours
Apr 04, 11:54 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$800 - $1,200 USD

Insurance Value

$2,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Lydia,

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

A late Victorian or Edwardian oak double-pedestal roll-top desk
Made by William Schwarzwaelder, N.Y.C, circa 1900
In three sections, the top with sliding tambour top opening to reveal a divided interior, raised on two paneled pedestals of four long drawers each
46 inches tall, 60 inches wide (depth)
CONDITION: wear commensurate with age and use.
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Lydia kopel Apr 04, 18:04 UTC

Thank you for the appraisal. Do people ever buy from your site? If so, how does that work?

Delia Apr 05, 10:34 UTC

Hi Lydia
If you marked this as public, anyone can see that this is for sale, and the value I've given.
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Lydia kopel Apr 05, 14:08 UTC

Thank you.

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