Need information on Chippendale Cabinet

Chickenmom2013March 9, 2013

Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any information on this piece of furniture. I am told it is a Chippendale secretary cabinet, or something like that. I am thinking of selling it and am not sure of value, etc.

Thank you!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
colleenoz

Oh, that's a pretty piece...envy, envy :-)

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 5:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

Can you show a picture of how the front of the drawer attaches to the side of the drawer? The dovetailing.

And a closeup with a better camera and lighting of the details of the wood banding?

Have you looked on all surfaces for a maker's mark or store stamp?

It looks like one of the many Chippendale style secretary-desks made in the 1920s, 30s, 40s etc. It appears to be higher class than most: the 2-tone banding, what looks like crotch veneer on the drawers ... that's good detail.

It's a useful size, looks to be in good condition ... it depends on what the demand in your area is. Check consignment shops and Craigslist for comparables.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2013 at 2:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
texasredhead

It is nice. These were popular in the 30ties and 40ties. Not a great amount of value. Maybe $1,500.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 9:56AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
sombreuil_mongrel

It's Regency(if UK) Empire (If French) or Federal (if USA), but we have to presume that it's a 20th century revival, not a priceless original. The style is 40 years after chippendale.
It's also very lovely and desirable IMO. It's slim enough to put in any room. Probably glow like an ember if waxed and buffed out.
Casey

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 10:10AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lazy_gardens

also called a "secretary bookcase"

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 2:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Rosenthal China Pattern?
I stumbled upon this fine china bowl by Rosenthal,...
lana_roma
Radio /turntable
Hi, I was given this radio/turntable and wish to know...
koolkat62
Help with age and materials of chair
I just purchased this chair, used, with the idea of...
mikejillnelson
Help identifying a vase?
Does anyone know anything about this vase.It has no...
Melissa Mcintosh
Need help identifying blue bowl
Does anyone recognize this maker's mark? It is on the...
SFQ54
Sponsored Products
Aspects Fluorescent Plug-in 1-light 24 in. White Under cabinet light VTR18
$19.47 | Home Depot
Madison Pendant by WAC Lighting
$265.00 | Lumens
Uttermost Abelardo Rustic Console Cabinet
Beyond Stores
Avanity Madison 28-in. Tobacco Mirror Cabinet - MADISON-MC28-TO
$315.00 | Hayneedle
Mountain Collection Cast Bronze Cabinet Pull
Signature Hardware
Madrone Mule Chest
$2,499.00 | Horchow
Heidi Petite Cabinet
Overstock.com
Knape & Vogt Recycling Bins 23.25 in. x 11.81 in. x 22.44 in. In Cabinet Soft
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™