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    Posted 11 years ago

    Jackie
    (26 items)

    My grandmother had this piece before she built her house--notice the the light fixture just fits in the top curve of the secretary and not an inch to spare! I've always love this piece and I believe its oak.

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    Comments

    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 11 years ago
      Very nice curved glass, drop front, oak secretary. Are you enjoying the piece in your house now?
    2. James James, 11 years ago
      Is it a Larkin? It is beautiful.....I love old Oak pieces the color the grain. It has the original mirror still very nice. Most of these I see with new mirrors.
    3. Jackie Jackie, 11 years ago
      Thank you, officialfuel. I was wondering how to title the piece. And, no..I'm enjoying these wonderful things through the pictures I've been posting on this website; they're the way they should be in my grandmother's home. They belonged there--they were complete there. They are in storage now. In time, I will find new ways of using them. I guess you could say I morn the loss of the house.
    4. Jackie Jackie, 11 years ago
      Thank you, James. How do I find out if it's a Larkin? How did you know from a web picture that it still had it's original mirror?
    5. James James, 11 years ago
      I could see the deep bevel around the outside edge. Most people would be happy just to have a flat new mirror in there if the old one was gone. A new mirror with a bevel like that would cost a big buck.
      There should be a Larkin paper label on the back if it is Larkin. It looks like it was a grand old house. It is sad you have that secretary in storage :-(
    6. James James, 11 years ago
      http://www.antiqueweb.com/articles/larkin_antique_furniture.html
      Here is a start. There are some other sites that are at the end of the 2nd page.
    7. Jackie Jackie, 11 years ago
      Thank you, James. I will check the sites out. So nice of you to help. (I try to spend time in the storage every week--going through things--but I'll find myself just staring instead. My grandmother's wasn't big-- just a Craftsman bungalow--but there was a hundred years of living in it.)
    8. senor_trunk senor_trunk, 11 years ago
      my granny had one very similar, beautiful
    9. Jackie Jackie, 11 years ago
      Thank you, senor_trunk.
    10. karola, 11 years ago
      When I was a little girl back east a friend we knew had one similar that I admired. Your piece is beautiful!! [Even as a child I loved such pieces of fine furniture.]
    11. Mixalis Mixalis, 6 years ago
      Jackie, the last post here seems to have been about 5 years ago ! My only comment about your items and how you have them in storage is... stare away !! As you delve into the details of your grandparents items you will begin to know exactly where they belong in your home.... if you haven't already by now !! Love seeing the pictures as they remind me of homes of my youth.

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