OLD 1920? ANTIQUE WATERFALL ROLL TOP DESK-BEAUTIFUL!!

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  • Item Category: Furniture & Furnishings
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 19,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS, VERY OLD DESK. IT IS THE C-TYPE (OR WATERFALL) ROLL TOP, WITH LOTS OF LITTLE COMPARTMENTS, CABINETS AND DRAWERS. IT EVEN HAS 2 SLIDE OUT PENCIL/PEN HOLDERS WHICH SLIDE OUT (SEE PICS). IT IS ON WHEELS (CASTERS). . .BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WERE ORIGINALLY ON IT OR WERE ADDED LATER.

I KNOW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF THIS DESK. MOST OF WHAT I KNOW YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURES. SOMEONE WAS THROWING IT AWAY, AND I COULD NOT BEAR TO SEE IT GO TO THE DUMP!

IN MY PICTURES YOU CAN SEE THAT IN THE BOTTOM CORNER OF ONE CABINET IS ENGRAVED THE NUMBER "19" AND IN THE BOTTOM CORNER OF THE OTHER CABINET IS ENGRAVED THE NUMBER "20." THE ARE VERY OLD STYLE NUMBERS, AND I THINK IT MEANS THIS WAS MADE IN 1920. . .I COULD BE WRONG! IT COULD BE OLDER! THE LOCK SAYS IT WAS MADE BY THE "GRAND RAPIDS DESK CO." I GOOGLED THIS NAME, BUT COULD FIND NO INFORMATION ABOUT THEM. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING, WILL YOU LET ME KNOW?

THE DESK IS EMBELLISHED WITH UNUSUAL DECORATIONS SUCH AS TWO COLUMNS IN THE FRONT LOWER HALF, LITTLE FLOWER ROSETTES IN THE TOP CORNERS AMD BELOW THE COLUMNS, SCROLLS AT EITHER SIDE OF THE DESK SURFACE, AND AT THE BOTTOM, ABOVE THE WHEEL IS SOME BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE CARVING THAT I CAN'T DESCRIBE, BUT HAVE TRIED TO SHOW IN MY PICTURES. THIS DESK IS SO UNIQUE, I HAVEN'T SEEN ONE LIKE IT EVER!

THE SIDES AND THE BACK OF THIS DESK ARE BEAUTIFUL (THE WOOD LOOKS ALMOST TIGER OR ZEBRA STRIPED) SO IT MAY SIT ANYW (NOT NECESSARILY SHOVED UP AGAINST A WALL) AND BE ADMIRED FROM ALL ANGLES. THE TOP PORTION OF THIS DESK IS REMOVEABLE FOR EASIER MOVING.

THE CONDITION OF THIS OLD RELIC IS GOOD, ASIDE FROM THE FOLLOWING: THE BRASS PLATE READING "GRAND RAPIDS DESK CO." IS NOT SECURE AND NEEDS TO BE ATTACHED. PART OF THE LOCK IS MISSING. ONE OF THE "SCROLLS" ON THE FRONT OF THE DESK HAS A CHIPPED PIECE THAT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN GLUED BACK IN PLACE, NOT TOO NOTICEABLE, BUT WORTH MENTIONING. ASIDE FROM THESE OBVIOUS IMPERFECTIONS ARE THE AGE APPROPRIATE SCUFFS AND DINGS THAT ARE TO BE EXPECTED ON A VERY OLD ANTIQUE. I AM NOT SURE THE KNOBS ON THE DRAWERS ARE ORIGINAL. T ARE SOME MARKS THAT INDICATE T MAY HAVE ONCE BEEN SOMETHING ELSE IN THEIR PLACE. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT AND FUN RESTORATION PROJECT!

THE MEASUREMENTS OF THIS DESK ARE AS FOLLOWS:

42 INCHES TALL

44 INCHES WIDE

28 INCHES DEEP

I THINK THIS DESK WOULD BE MOST SUITABLE FOR LOCAL PICK UP. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING SHIPPING, THOSE ARRANGEMENTS WOULD BE UP TO YOU. PPICK LEASE CONTACT ME, AND WE COULD DISCUSS IT. I AM CONCERNED THAT SHIPPING WOULD BE QUITE INVOLVED, AND AM NOT SURE I'M UP TO THE CHALLENGE!

GOOD LUCK, AND SERIOUS BIDDERS ONLY, PLEASE!

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