Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination

Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination
These were often sold in Sears Catalogs at the turn of the 20th century.a

Antique Oak Bookcase & Desk Combination

This is an excellent example of a solid oak bookcase, desk combination, also known  as a side by side. The molding is applied carving thereby allowing for a quicker production process than hand carving.

The shelves in the bookcase are adjustable.

This piece of furniture was made between the late 1800s and the early 1900s. The 1902 Sears, Roebuck catalog has them listed for the sale price of $11.50! However, this is at a time when $11.50 would have been about a week’s wages for a lot of folks.

Retail value: $350

Wholesale $150