Roller desk identification - additional photos

ledzep1982May 8, 2014

Maybe these will help?

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ledzep1982

Another one

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:30AM
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ledzep1982

And another

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:31AM
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ledzep1982

One of the larger drawers

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:33AM
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ledzep1982

Small-inner drawer

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:34AM
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ledzep1982

Yet another

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:36AM
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lazy_gardens

The overall appearance is making me think this was built by a good local cabinet maker for someone in town somewhere.

It's one of the lovely, totally anonymous, undateable pieces of furniture. Unless you get lucky and find a date somewhere inside the carcase.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 10:37AM
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ledzep1982

First let me thank you for the quick answer!
Second, can you tell if the built is American/English or something else?
And, i also would like to know how can i tell the wood it's made of...it will be great if you can help me with that too...
Cheers!
Zep

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 12:46PM
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mfrog

Looks like very late 19th or early 20th C in date. Made of mahogany. Looks like someone refinished it at some point in it's life as the drawers look like they have a finish on them & originally they wouldn't have.
Without seeing it in person, I can't tell if it's English or American. There are subtle differences in construction. mfrog

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 1:57PM
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ledzep1982

Thank you mfrog and lazygardens for your answers and time.
I will try to study the differences between English and American construction.
This desk spent the last 35 years in Israel before i salvaged it from being buried under clothes and suitcases at my father's in-law storage.
Will let you know if i find anything!
Cheers

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 2:39PM
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mfrog

You may find that it was made in Europe or middle East, which now that I know where it was for many years, that may be the case. Because I am in Canada, I see mainly english & North American furniture & this didn't strike me as being particularly either.
Good luck in your search, do let us know if you find anything. mfrog

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 3:06PM
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lazy_gardens

Take a drawer in to a good woodworker - they can usually identify the wood.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2014 at 5:56PM
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jemdandy

It is possible that it was a school woodshop project. The joinery of the drawers suggests such.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 4:39AM
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stocky

Can you please post a full shot of the entire piece .

    Bookmark   May 9, 2014 at 5:46PM
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jemdandy

It is a lovely piece.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2014 at 11:01PM
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