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If you spot drawer bottoms made with engineered materials such as mdf or composite wood the piece is a reproduction.
Antique jefferson roll top desk. Vintage walnut drop front escritoire secretary desk circa 1910. Roll top desks that have been in use for over a century have obvious signs of wear and tear such as bumps scratches nicks and patina discoloration. Look for photos showing brand stamps on the wood or hardware as this will allow you to research the manufacturer.
If you have to run to the door in the middle of a work sesh no worries just pull down the top everything is tidy againtalk about easy peasy. Antique roll top desks are generally 100 solid wood. Circa 1978 ethan allen roll top desk.
Antique roll top desks often feature a locking mechanism that protects your personal property. By guest 4 years ago on identify antique furniture. Solid american red oak.
On some older models the lock automatically engages when shut which causes a problem if you lose your key or its trapped inside. Get the best deals on antique desks secretaries 1900 1950. Questions bout my roll top desk.
Antique roll top teak wood desk 19001920. I have an antique roll top desk with the name s. By popular demand here is the beginning to end process of making keys with the tools used to open roll top desks that have a nasty habit of automatically locking when closed.
Antique solid oak roll top desk. Essentials to look for in an antique desk. When you shop for an antique desk keep some things in mind.
I have a roll top desk that has a plaque with the name jefferson could some. An antique roll top isnt just a feast for your eyes a roll top desk also helps you hide your mess ie. Purchased new that yr.
Newer roll top desks or pieces manufactured to mimic authentic antiques typically have no manufacturer or date markings. Antique roll top desks categories antique desks burr walnut desk 47 carved desk 34 clerks desk 18 cylinder desks 20 davenport desks 64 escritoire 18 kidney desks 30 knee hole desks 248 ladies desks 84 library desks 61 partners desks 59 pedestal desks 153 roll top desks 26 school desks 12 writing desks 348. Adornments and hardware were typically made of brass.
The most common woods used to make antique desks from 1800 to 1899 were cherry oak mahogany maple and walnut. When you pull down the rolling top you have the option of locking it with a key or leaving it unlocked.