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I have an old Globe Wernicke desk. A label says catalog

I have an old...

I have an old Globe Wernicke desk. A label says catalog 2-55-FT DESK. In great shape, however its painted an Army green... my question is if it was originally made and painted this color or did some dummy paint it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I only paid $25 for the desk. If I was sure I sure the label is correct it may be worth talking. Is it?

This is a 1920 to 1930 Globe Wernicke desk in catalog 2-55FT

that should be oak underneath. There were not painted unless

they were made in the 1950's and made of steel. Then they were a battleship grey color.

The value once refinished would be $350.

In this painted condition, you still got a good deal.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I saw it was nice wood n well built. Thats why I'm going to remove the paint. Then stain, and refinish, bringing it back to the beautiful wood. I have no interest in selling it. Nice to know its somewhat special! Ok thank you very much!

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