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Doris, Personal Property Appraisals
Category: Antiques
Satisfied Customers: 9379
Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of City Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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I have a managers desk from a branch of the THE ROYAL BANK.

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I have a managers desk from a branch of the THE ROYAL BANK. It has three drawers on one side and one drawer and a deep filing drawer on the other. I was said to be the original managers desk when the branch was new in about 1946. The center pencil drawer, when closed, locks all the drawers. It opens with a key. It has eight legs , trimmed with brass around the base and brass pulls on the drawers. The desk is made of oak wood. The metal plate on the inside of the pencil drawer reads "PRESTONIA OFFICE EQUIPMENT". and PRESTON NOELTING STRATFORD --11 55", on the under side.
I would like more information and an approximate value if possible
Thank you `William k
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please know that I cannot accept any requests for "live conversations" such as phone calls. I must research data to give the most accurate answer.

Besides there are extra system charges to you for live conversations.

Please send me a photo of the desk.

To send photos you may use the "attach" or "add" link or "paper clip" you see on your reply page.

Please send the approximate length, width and height.

Kind regards,


PS: Meanwhile, please don't rate me until you get a full appraisal and a value from me. I mention this because you may get random prompts asking you to rate me before I've submitted an answer. Ignore them, they are automatically generated by the system (it doesn't seem to be able to distinguish an answer from preparatory back-and-forth and information gathering) and don't come from me.

Thanks, Doris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am attempting to send photos. I only have a laptop and a digital camera. The desk is 60'' by 34'' on the top and 34''high. I am not able to get the pictures sent be email. Can I print them out and send by snail mail?
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

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Kind regards,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not able to continue. Please cancel this request.
Sincerely William
Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

I will request a refund for you.

Kind regards,