Posted 5 years ago
I found this antique desk listed within a link from a craigslist ad. The seller was planning a big sale at his house on the day I was heading out on vacation. He didn't want to miss a sale and was willing to sell it before the sale date. He didn't know much about it - he had picked it up for $100 and spent another $350 or so having it refinished. He was asking $150 and I was able to get it for $135. I found writing on the bottom of 3 of the drawers with a name and address Pierre DoRiot 260 south 11th st. A google search came up with someone else's search about an antiques repair shop that was in Philadelphia at that address in the early to mid 1800s. If this was an antique back then, I'm guessing mid-late 1700s?
I have additional pictures here: http://s292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/gforce1108/drop%20front%20desk/
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this piece - I love the column front legs.