Oak, 1880-1900, secretary with bookcase, side by side, or secretary with china cabinet. First three pictures show piece after cleaning, replacing with proper hardware, and recoating with satin lacquer and waxing.
This is a good grade, bowed or curved glass and a fitted pigeon hole interior behind the fall front desk. The carvings are crisp and elegant. The feet with a graceful shape.
height 71 inches, depth 14 inches, width 41 inches.
You will find these secretary bookcases or side by sides in all sorts of price ranges. Carefully compare before you buy, there is a reason the pricing varies.
Label on the back says--[Rockford Chair and Furniture Co. Rockford, Ill] info on the company:
RC 42 - Rockford Chair and Furniture Company Records
HISTORICAL SKETCH Rockford Chair and Furniture, an Illinois corporation organized in 1882, engaged in the manufacture of furniture until 1950. From that time until its properties were sold to Rockford Standard Furniture in 1972, Rockford Chair and Furniture was engaged entirely in the rental business. Its rental properties consisted of six buildings, the largest of which was completely destroyed by fire in 1960. The original organizers of Rockford Chair and Furniture Company were P.A. Peterson, Alexander Johnson, and Aug Peterson. When the founders of Rockford Furniture died, ownership remained in the families for the most part: little stock was sold to outsiders. Rockford Chair was one of the largest and oldest of the city's furniture manufacturers–a major industry in Rockford from the Civil War to mid-twentieth century. It was also one of the last to cease operations in 1973.
Item ID: rk140
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