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What do you mean in Monticello? This is what is called a spinet desk they were originally made in the 1800's from old piano's this one appears to be factory made in the 40's. The original desks had the original piano hinges on them, this one appears to have a normal style hinge.
Can you look on this to see if there is a makers name? It may be on the back.