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Q&A on Collecting: Legend Has Some Holes

Anne McCollam advises readers about the value of their antiques.

BY ANNE MCCOLLAM Published: April 8, 2013

Q&A on Collecting

Legend of desk’s name has holes

Q: This is a photo of a secretary desk that I have. It was purchased from a friend in 1974 for $75. It is walnut, has the original finish and, with the exception of a few small scratches, it is in excellent condition. It is in two parts and the finial at the top can be removed. In the cubby holes, there are two hidden drawers that can be pulled out. It has ball and claw feet and the original pulls. I plan to give it to one of my children and would like to know more about its history, age and value. I hope you can help.

A: Your secretary...
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