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I have an old rosewood bureau with bookcase on top. It has

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Hi, I have an old rosewood bureau with bookcase on top . It has definite signs of wear and tear but is still a lovely piece of furniture in my opinion. I just wanted to know if it is worth putting up for sale as I am clearing my parents' house and it is too big and the wrong style for my home.
JA: The Antiques Appraiser can help. You can also send photos once I've connected you. Does the furniture have a maker's mark or serial number?
Customer: I can certainly send photos and although I have looked, I cannot see a maker's mark or anything else but it is too heavy for me to take a look at the back.
JA: Do you know how old the furniture is?
Customer: Not really. It was a gift to my father about 40 years ago from a 97 year old neighbour. It had been in his house since 1929 apparently.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?
Customer: It comes apart into two pieces for transportation and the top and bottom were separated for some time before being reunited - possibly 20 years.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Have been trying to add photos but do not seem to be able to. Can I send them to an email address or something?
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Looks like I have managed it now. Hopefully second photo attached.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
And a third picture of the interior. As you can see, it has had plenty of use.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Thank you, I will work on this next.

This is a 1940 to 1960s mahogany drop front secretary desk with flame

mahogany lid, glass door and mirrored back, the desk

on bracket feet, valued at 400 to 550GBP.

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