Derby Antique Roll Top Desk

Derby Antique Roll Top Desk

Tom asks,

What can you tell me about my antique roll top desk?

Here’s the information I have.
It’s made by George H. Derby. It measures 72″ Long x 36″ Deep x 51.5″ Tall it’s made of solid oak and is an S Curve model.
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AW says: Your Derby Antique Roll Top Desk is made of quarter sawn oak, also known as tiger oak because of the stripes in the grain. That adds value.
The other details that make this a much better than average roll top are it’s an S roll, the banks go all the way to the floor, it’s made of solid oak rather than veneer, it has panel sides and is made by Derby of Boston.
Retail value: $3,500
Wholesale: $1,500 (There’s an extra wide gap in retail vs. wholesale pricing because these are not fast selling for re-sellers right now. But when you find an interested buyer, that wants a desk like this, they should appreciate it’s quality.