To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Pinterest icon
 

1800s Secretary Desk?

From Ohio and from the mid-1800s (this is what I was told by the previous owner who said it had been in their family for years).

Has an odor of cedar or mahogany - like a humidor.

Varnish is crazed (that's what it's called for ceramics, not sure what it's called for furniture).

Has separate keys for desk and internal cubby (both included).

The drawer compartments in the cabinet, have solid wood interior bottoms for each drawer, as well as the bottom of the cabinet itself.

The drawer bottoms appear to be veneered mahogany on the top and bottom, to match the rest of the piece.

The drawer sides are dovetailed on the front and back of the drawers.

There are no markings on the back or on the bottom.

Assuming that the "varnish" is original and has not been restored.

Guessing that at some point there were some different sort of pads or feet, as the current metal sliders appear to partially cover small holes.

There is a fan inlay at all four corners of the outside desk drop door.

A small repair is needed at the left connection point of the desk drop hardware on the door, as it it loose.

The drop desk hardware rails appears to be brass and solid at about 1/4" thick.

There is a small brass plate, with a tiny button on top, so that the hardware rests on the button, rather than touching the wood desktop, when lowered.

Furnishings may be brass (I don't know for sure).

The veneer on the front of the drawers, on the front of the dest door and the inside desk top are all bookmatched.

There is lots of blocking on the bottom, to keep the shape of the frame.

The back of the cabinet is a solid 1/4" thick, approximately

The overall size is approx 31" tall x 21" deep x 34" wide

Category: 
Furniture
Condition: 
Good
Medium: 
Solid wood with mahogany veneer
Distinguishing marks: 
American Eagle brass drawer pulls
Date Period: 
Mid-1800s (?)
Size and dimensions of this item: 
31" tall x 21" deep x 34" wide
Weight: 
Don't know... but it's heavy! If I had to guess... 40-50 lbs?
For Sale?: 
No
You cannot vote here
0
You cannot vote here
0

Comments

Lovejoy's picture
You cannot vote here
0
You cannot vote here
0

Most of these are actually 20th century reproductions in the Colonial Revival style. We need to see images of the draw sides and bottoms.

tophatkat's picture
You cannot vote here
0
You cannot vote here
0

Added picture of drawer sides.
Question - need which picture of drawer bottom - inside bottom, outside bottom, end of bottom showing veneer on top and bottom?

Search Appraisals

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.