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I need to get a desk appraised. Can this be done on line?

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I need to get a desk appraised. Can this be done on line?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are more pictures.
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.
Hello and Welcome to Just Answer,


My name is***** am a Personal Property Appraiser and would be happy to assist you with your question.Do you have a picture of the side of the drawer showing the dovetails ?Any damages to the desk?Thanks,Frank
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are a few more pictures. I can send more if you need it. There is only normal wear on the desk. It is in excellent shape.
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.

If you can get a side shot of that connective point of the drawer that would be terrific.

Thanks again,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for sending over those photos.

From what I can see in the photos, your writing desk uses design elements of the Late Federal period(circa 1820's) including a carved cabriole leg decorated with shell and acanthus carvings along with a carved paw foot.

Your desk which would have been produced in the mid 20th century would have a resale value of 350-450USD.

From what I can see, it looks to be in great shape, but if there were any damages unseen in the photos, this would detract from the resale value.

I hope this information was helpful to you today.

Best of luck with your writing desk.

Any feedback you can leave for my service would be much appreciated.

Thank You,


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Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.
Good Afternoon,I wanted to follow up with you on your question. I hope the information I left for you was helpful in your research.If you can accept my answer and leave feedback for my service it would be very much appreciated, as this is how I am credited for my time with the company.If you have any future questions, I would be happy to help with any antiques or collectibles you may need information for. Thank you for your time,Frank
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Your service was spot on! Because of your prompt and good advice; I will be able to sell my desk and make a 50% profit over what I paid for it.
This is a great service and we'll worth the cost paid.I'm a happy customer.
Expert:  Frank replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much for your compliment Barbara. Glad I could be of assistance.

Have a great weekend.