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08/09/2020 06:19 PM
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ANTIQUE WRITING DESK WITH BRASS TRIM +

Age. More than 100 years old
Composition. See below
Size. 36.” High, 27” wide, 18” deep
Rating: 7
Comments. Made of hardwood this desk has lots of cast brass embellishments throughout which includes a fence as well as decorative items on the legs. Under the drop front there is a 3 ½ inch deep compartment with a sliding top, felt covered writing surface and a full width galley with cubbies as well as 1 ¾” deep drawers. It even has brass inlaid stripes as well as design in the front, fancy cut bowed out side pieces and double arched legs. What appears to be the original finish has wear, shade variations, scratches/scrapes and has darkened over the decades. This desk is in sturdy shape with normal use wear, has some wood wear, small, shallow wood dents, some small chips/splits in the veneer and soiling/stains. There are some wood repairs on the drop front in the interior, as seen in our photo and we are unsure if the hinges as well as the chains holding the drop front are original. It is also missing a few of the thin brass inlaid strips. Need some work but when done you’ll have a very fancy desk for your home.

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