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Alexander H. Revell & Co Antique Oak Desk

Alexander H. Revell & Co Antique Oak Desk appraisal

All I could find about this desk was online.  I found a 1914 Chicago paper ad that sold desks like this one, but smaller, from the Revell Co.  I read the story of how the company founder died from a fall from his 7th floor apartment in the Drake Hotel.

Category: 
American Furniture
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium / Material: 
Oak
Distinguishing marks: 
Brass(?) tag that reads From Alexander H. Revell & Co Chicago, ILL
Period: 
1920s?
Dimensions: 
LxWxH is 60x36x30
Weight: 
150lbs ?
History: 
Purchased at auction 10 years ago in Houston, TX
For Sale: 
No
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Desks like this generally date from the first quarter of the 20th Century, what you paid for it at auction is about what they normally sell for in that market. A good one refurbished would retail for about $1100.00.

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Hi, Dale, I just got a similar desk that had been in my grandpa's basement, although I believe mine is a different wood and it does have an open back rather than the panel that yours has. I'm wondering - what does the top of yours look like? Mine is currently covered with vinyl, and while I started to peek under I haven't pulled it all off yet. The wood around the edge is the same as the rest of the desk, but most of the top is slightly inlaid and looks vaguely like particle board, but there's no evidence of that from below.

Also, does yours have rollers under it? I'm curious if mine were original or were added later.

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Post some images of your desk and I'd be happy to have a look at it. If there is any particle board in it though, it's quite modern and not an antique like the one pictured above.

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Thanks, we were thinking something similar.

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