I wanted to paint this desk red but everyone thinks I should have it appraised before I destroy a piece of history. Is this desk worth more than I paid? I got it at a yard sell for $15.00
Family collection of corespondence from Charles A. Lindbergh mostly regarding corespondence between our great grandfather and Charles Lindbergh's father. Much of this correspondence was donated to theMinnesota Historical Society in the late 1930's.
Sorry, no picture at this time. I sent another appraisal in without full description. The Silver Service is in the original Wooden Box. It is a service for 12. 12 knives, 12 salad forks, 12 dinner forks, 11 soup spoons, 24 teaspoons, 2 lge. serving spoons, butter fork, jelly spoon, gravy ladle and large meat fork. This silver ware looks like new.
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Contents, Story of the great conflagration ; special articals by Govenor Pardee, Gen. Frederick Fuston, Dr. David Starr Jordan, Hon. Author R. Briggs, Professor Alexander G. McAdie and others.
The nib says "Aikin Lambert & Co. No.3" and just below that (on the pen body) it says "Solid Gold A.L. & Co."
The body of the pen is approx. 6 inches long, with half of it being an ornate design of leaves with a winding ribbon going around it. It is a very slender pen.
It is also in a vaded blue (velvet?) case, which I believe may be the original case, based on the fading of the color.
This whole set was given by my great grandfather to my great grandmother as a wedding present in the early 1900s. We arent' sure if the set was purchased in the states, or somewhere in Italy and brought with them when they immigrated. Some of the pieces aren't in the best shape, I am hoping to have them restored eventually. I am really curious as to what "style" of furniture it is, where it may have been made and of course, if it is worth anything. My husband thinks its junk and doesn't want to invest anything in upgrading it, so hopefully it will be worth it!