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Do you have any photos of the dove tails or joints on the sides of the drawers you may be able to send?
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Thank you very much for sending over that photo. The picture worked out great, I could see exactly what was needed see. Your desk is a 20th century reproduction of a Chippendale slant front desk. The Paw foot and batwing brasses are indicative of that style made popular in the 18th century.
This piece would have been produced in the mid 20th century. In the current market you would be looking at a resale value of around 350-450USD for the desk. The antique and colonial American styles have taken a bit of a back seat to more modern styles in the market, dropping the values quite a bit with the demand.
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It was a combination of things including the finish, the way the brasses were made, the lack of handmade dovetails and the lack of detail i the carved feet. These all lead to the fact that this is a machine made piece made in the 20th century.