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Identifying an Antique Desk?

Identifying an Antique DeskI inherited this writing desk and know only that it may be a civil war era desk. It has a red leather inlay on the writing surface that my dad replaced. Can you help me with some clues to identify its origins? I looked under it and on all the sides of the drawer for any company name or tag and there is none. Your assistance is much appreciated.

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Identifying an Antique Desk- ornate dark wooden desk or table
 

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June 23, 20190 found this helpful

This is a great article home.howstuffworks.com/.../how-to-identify-antique-wooden-furniture...


For instance, pre-1860 furniture with drawers have a few uneven dovetails, an indication that the piece was made by hand. Later furniture made by machine has more dovetails evenly spaced.

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