Oak S Roll Top Desk Value
What is this Oak s roll top desk value? The roll top is raised panel throughout. 21 horizontal drawers 2 of which are lockable and 1 left and vertical drawer. Condition excellent.
AW says: This is an excellent example of an antique roll-top desk. It has some great features that we like to see in the collectible models.
First is the large amount drawers, nearly any piece of furniture with a lot of drawers is going to sell well, but it’s an especially important factor for a desk. Next, the desk is solid oak, opposed to veneer.
The banks go all the way to the floor which is a must for an attractive desk to be suitable for home use.
It’s an S-Roll which is more popular than the C-Roll models.
The carved fluted handles are original and aesthetically pleasing.
And the sides of this desk are beautifully paneled with beveled inserts. Therefore, placement in just about any part of the room is doable.
The desk is circa turn of the 20th century.
Retail value: $3,200
Wholesale Value: $2,000
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