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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Hello... just picked up this desk for practically nothing and I was trying to get any info on it that I could. I can't find any marking or anything except for a small sticker in the center drawer that has faded completely and is now blank (shown in last pic).

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      My dad, who recently passed away st age 93, owned that same desk. As a toddler, I loved playing with the drawer pulls! The desk, still with original finish, is still in our family.
      He bought it about 1947, most likely, because that's when he returned from US Army duty in Europe. He probably bought it new. He lived in Georgia so maybe the manufacturer was in the Southeast US and it was possibly made in 1940s. I hope this gives you a place to concentrate your search.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Will look great with a refinish!

      The drawer joints may help in determining age, but from what I see; I'd think mid to late 20th century.

    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      It looks around 1970 or so.
    4. Notalexrz Notalexrz, 3 years ago
      Thank you for the info. I did end up refinishing it since the previous finish was in such bad shape. It was my first time refinishing anything so hopefully I did an alright job lol. Added a pic

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