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    Posted 8 years ago

    Csouza9141…
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    I recently acquired this piece at an estate sale, while I know it is a Davenport Writing Desk I was wondering if anyone could possibly date and or whom and where may have been manufactured the desk. It is in decent shape I have found one secret compartment so far. I will take some time later this week and tear into the workings of the desk and see what else if anything I can fine. The key is obviously missing, would anyone know if a place I could begin to look for a replacement.

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      Remove the lock and take it to any antique mall. The two around here have big boxes of old keys. They laughed at me and said "knock yourself out" I took less then ten minutes to find two keys for each of the three locks I walked in with. They were stunned. Not hard when you figure the size correctly.

      Good luck,

      T A
    2. Ravenred Ravenred, 8 years ago
      love this!! stunning!!
    3. Csouza9141969 Csouza9141969, 8 years ago
      Thanks you both!
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      N-I-C-E ! Love it.
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      If there is one secret compartment there are bound to be more! Good Luck!
    6. JJsJunk, 6 years ago
      Open the small front drawers and feel around foe a wooden latch; it may be trigger-shaped. Pull it or move it around a bit.. It may open a section of smaller drawers and pideon holes. The whole piece rises from the back top ot the desk.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      In almost all the furniture I have made, I have a secret compartment. A common way, is to make a false back in a drawer with a trigger to release the whole drawer. I made the desk that I sit at now typing has an overhead door that when I push a fake wooded peg, my Browning drops out in front of me. The hollow space milled out under the counter, presently holds 2 boxes of ammo, 2 lbs. of powder, a powder flask, extra magazine for the Browning, some Hydo-loc 9 m/m's & not sure what else! I've stored a Sten gun with 2 extra 32 round mags & 4 boxes of ammo there before with plenty of extra space! Jacky saw me drop it open & it took an hour for her to figure out how to open it. That's a long time for a chick! You just never know what's hidden! I don't think an intensive search could find what I just described!

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