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Roller desk identification - additional photos

Posted by ledzep1982 (My Page) on
Thu, May 8, 14 at 10:27

Maybe these will help?


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Another one


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And another


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One of the larger drawers


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Small-inner drawer


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Yet another


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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.


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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


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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


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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


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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


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


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


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


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It is a lovely piece.


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