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Can someone identify this furniture marking?

Posted by kinglerch (My Page) on
Wed, May 19, 10 at 20:01

I bought this antique desk, assumed to be an 1800s English Tudor. But I really know nothing about it, only that it has this mark with two pacman-looking CCs and the number 140:

http://tinyurl.com/22ns584

Can anyone identify the manufacturer and year?


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RE: Can someone identify this furniture marking?

Need to see a picture of the whole.....and the place where that pacman mark is.
Very unlikely that an 18th century Tudor anything would have a mark on it of any sort....
Linda C


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You can see a picture of the whole here:

http://i3.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/b0/4f/4f0d_3.JPG

The pacman symbol is on the rear upper left, when looking at the back of the desk.


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RE: Can someone identify this furniture marking?

It's modern machine made...from the picture it looks to be a fairly nice piece....but not old....more likely 20th century and certainly not 18th century nor 19th century.
Sorry I don't know who made it....but I really don't think it matters.
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: desk


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RE: Can someone identify this furniture marking?

I doubt that it's anything but 20th century, but it's nice looking.

Do you have a photo of the mark?


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The first post was the picture of the mark....


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Nice 1920s or 1930s desk, not Tudor or 1800s.

They were made to go into the little Tudor-esque bungalows that cropped up all over the place.


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I didn't expect it to have high value, nor did I pay much for it. Even though the seller said "it came from an estate in Somerset in the Mendip Hills and is typical of the Gothic Revival style that took place in the late 1800's in England." It honestly wouldn't bother me if this was't true.

I like the retro style, the dovetail drawers, and craftsmanship is much better than laminated pressboard. But I was still curious about the marking and manufacturer.


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I guess there's no way to identify the marking?

http://tinyurl.com/22ns584


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Hi - just saw this posting via google. I have a small bookcase with a similar symbol. On closer inspection of your photo, then re-inspection of my bookcase, it looks as if the mark is actually "pacman pacman" followed by the numeral "4", carved within the 'mouth' of the rightmost 'pacman'. My symbol does not have the horizontal lines above and below the pacman symbols, but does have the vertical line to the right of the '4'. The serial number on my bookcase is stamped 4778, and there is a further engraving at the upper back, the letters "RPLY" above the letters "DWH". No idea where it's from.


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Riddle solved!

On further googling, see the following links for the answer to both our riddles!

http://feeds.bbc.co.uk/dna/mbiplayer/NF2671563?thread=2449319

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dooogewalah/3107598837/

http://www.answers.com/topic/utility-design


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