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    Posted 7 years ago

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    This desk was my grandfathers and he passed away 20 years ago. My Aunt had it in her garage and asked me if I wanted it. YES of coarse I did! I have cleaned it up very nicely and I love it! Unfortunately I know nothing about it. I know it was at grandpas house as long as I can remember up to the time he passed, and I am 55 years old. There are no markings on the desk as far a a manufacture. I covered it with a fine tooth comb and the only markings anywhere on it is some measurements in pencil. I do know that My great grandfather made a lot of tables in my grandpas garage and he loved woodwork. Grandpa had every type of machine made for wood work so I guess its possible he made it, I have no way to know. I do know I am happy to have it and it will remain in our family for a long time. If anyone can tell me anything about it by looking at the picture I would like to hear it.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Truly beautiful. The front faces are a thin veneer as solid wood cannot match wood grains that closely. Maybe others on CyberAsylum (Oops, CW) know when fine thin veneer was developed. I've made a lot of furniture but never used veneer as we can't get it where I live. Taking a guess anyway & think between 1920-40. Note: plywood/veneer goes back to ancient Egypt, but this quality is more current.
    2. mswif00, 7 years ago
      Thank you Blunderbuss,
      Yes definitely has the thin veneer on the front of the drawers. Thank you for the comment and for looking!
    3. mswif00, 7 years ago
      Thank you Phil,
      I appreciate your help! I can tell you that the height is 30 inches and it is 49 inches long 19 inches deep. Defiantly no stamp or label on it. Thanks again!

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