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Desks237 of 634J. F. Dietz 20.5 Roll Top DeskI have this desk and don't know anything about it. Please help!
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    Posted 5 years ago

    Cdlady
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    My dad found this desk. Anyone know if it worth anything or how old? It has a tree in the wood. It has a lock on it and we do have the key.

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    1. Gillian, 5 years ago
      I think you'll find it has no monetary value. It is in very poor condition. Also, it's not very old. Sorry it's not better news.

      Welcome to CW.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Disagree!

      It looks to be solid oak and with a little work (cannot see the legs) could be used today.

      The size is a plus as it could work as a desk in a small apartment.

      scott
    3. Gillian, 5 years ago
      I would say more than a little work - the top has fallen in and is badly damaged - and more. It's been painted green on the inside at one time. I don't think that if it is oak is a good enough reason for an overhaul of this size. Sorry - I apologise if I'm offending any one.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      I don't see: "top fallen in" nor "green painted interior".

      There is edge damage to the drop and some small surface holes. Also, I would assume that the top pull knob was added when the key was lost, so it needs to be removed (and some patching).

      Really not a lot of work to get this one in workable condition from what I see!

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Some additional photos will help in determining the age.

      Can you add a picture of the entire desk with legs?

      scott
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      I think it is worth it. It is made of REAL Wood ( not pressed crap ) and can be restored. I think it has character and does have some value. Some people would just love to rub that real wood and re-condition. I would keep it !! I love the character !

      ~ may we have some pics? Just start another post ( part 2) of this one and post 4 more pics for us

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