I sent photos of what I believe is an engineer desk. Has been in my dad office for over 4o years no knowledge f where it came from or age excellent condition.
Antique Oak Map Cabinet Appraisal
While many engineers used these, what it’s called is a map cabinet. It’s something that you’d seen in a city planners office, or that of an architect. This one is made out of solid oak, it’s circa 1910s and is a pretty desirable piece of furniture.
Antiques with a lot of drawers are popular because they appeal to so many people. Antiques dealers will use them to store prints and flat paper items, of course maps, as well as jewelry, smalls etc.
Yours is nice because it has several different size drawers including one for filing index cards.
These are still desired pieces collected as status symbols by engineers, architect, sea captains.
Retail value: $475