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If you can get a side shot of that connective point of the drawer that would be terrific.
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.
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Thank you very much for your compliment Barbara. Glad I could be of assistance.
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