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Original Wm Schwarzwaelder & Co. Rolltop Desk (early 1900's)

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    Posted 9 years ago

    ArcanumHall
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    So happy to have found this-- built in Chichester, NY about 100 years ago. Has little bumps and scratches that show the years of good use and wear, but overall in magnificent shape. William Shwarzwaelder was the owner of a furniture company that operated out of Chichester, NY starting in the late 1800s. He and his descendants ran the factory (and the town, the last "company town" in America) until it went out of business in 1939, and the whole town was auctioned off. My wife and I own a cabin in Chichester that was built by Shwarzwaelder in about 1905, on the factory grounds. (Known then as Arcanum Hall, see profile photo) This beauty will be coming home after a century away.

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    1. jmhsf1, 9 years ago
      Curious about the dollar value of an original WM Schwarzwaelder roll top desk (early 1900s) in very good condition. Any ideas?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Another magnificent Willie O. I'm thinking about taking my yrs of hand-made furniture out & burning it!
    3. ArcanumHall ArcanumHall, 9 years ago
      jmhsf1, I would say in the range of $1500 (which is what I obtained this desk for). Do you have one? Would love to see it!
    4. AntiqueLove, 9 years ago
      Congratulations! I know how very much you appreciate the history of your cabin home and I am so very happy for you that the desk made it all they way back to it's original home :)
    5. AntiqueLove, 5 years ago
      Hello all,
      It's time to part with my desk. Let me know if anyone's interested 484-888-0146
      Thanks, AntiqueLove (Denise)
    6. RobinLBoisson, 3 years ago
      Hello, my father passed away in May and had a WM Schwarzwaelder & Co desk which had been passed down to him by my grandfather. I am considering refinishing it back to it's original wood glory, as back in the 70's my mom painted it black. Where can I go to find a credible estimate of it's value? I live in Florida and everything down here is an antique, but of no value since there are so many antiques due to the retiree population. I know it's worth more than $1500, but is it worth more than $2200? The refinisher wants to charge me that much to do the work. Perhaps I should just paint it something more updated? Is anyone out there listening?

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