LumberJocks

can anyone help me with any info on these 2 pieces!

  • Advertise with us

« back to LumberJocks.com Site Feedback forum

Forum topic by schmuck posted 10-17-2012 03:08 AM 883 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View schmuck's profile

schmuck

10 posts in 702 days


10-17-2012 03:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

the 1st is a desk i bought at an garage sale green felt top the middle hinges.my 1st thought was wheel chair axcess,not wide enough tho.the 2nd I found in friends old family barn today.is approx 6’ tall looks like it held a mirror?If anybody can help with any info on either piece,....

-- furniture r us


10 replies so far

View schmuck's profile

schmuck

10 posts in 702 days


#1 posted 10-17-2012 05:28 PM

research pointing to this also.(religious piece) possibly spanish oak,catholic?anybody have any knowledge or clues?

-- furniture r us

View Loren's profile

Loren

7538 posts in 2298 days


#2 posted 10-17-2012 06:02 PM

There was a “Gothic revival” in the second half of the 19th
century. It influenced Stickley and other designers.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 1620 days


#3 posted 10-17-2012 07:17 PM

‘Holy Trinities’ on second piece suggest it came from a Catholic Church. I have seen similar pieces mounted around commemorative plaques of dead priests on the Church walls.

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

14110 posts in 989 days


#4 posted 10-17-2012 07:49 PM

Desk is intriguing. Had to have had something specific it was made for. Maybe had some controls of some kind under there. The top has to be part of the clue.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

4631 posts in 1091 days


#5 posted 10-17-2012 07:55 PM

I have a slightly funny secretary joke for picture #1 but it will not help i guess.

-- ~Tony

View Charlie's profile

Charlie

1017 posts in 937 days


#6 posted 10-17-2012 08:05 PM

That second piece is almost definitely a mirror stand. Is the back side of that center frame rabbeted?

View NaFianna's profile

NaFianna

455 posts in 1677 days


#7 posted 10-17-2012 09:18 PM

Renners I think you are right – I looked at it and immediatly thought ‘stations of the Cross’ though it is big.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

View schmuck's profile

schmuck

10 posts in 702 days


#8 posted 10-18-2012 04:22 AM

what an awesome site!wondering why it took me so long to find.oak gothic revival frame is what I am coming up with now,thanks to all of your input.1 site dates to 1880, french cathlic.they want $12000!wanting and getting….nuff said.have cleaned this piece some,thats it,uncertain as to next step,definately do not want to lesson any “value”or ruin patina.Am still at rookie status,suggestions?As to 1st piece,Tony,you are a funny dude not much help tho,Got nothing on it yet.Glad to find people of like mind thought I was alone out here

-- furniture r us

View BenI's profile

BenI

326 posts in 829 days


#9 posted 10-18-2012 06:28 AM

2nd one has pretty much been solved so no need to comment on that. The 1st one though is very interesting. The style, green top and ‘rail’ along the top makes me think of old banks but anything with customers wouldn’t want a railing at the front of their desk, get in the way all the time with customers. The drawers also don’t look all that big to me which is also puzzling.

If absolutely all else fails, keep an eye out for Antiques Roadshow and try to bring it by I guess?

-- Ben from IL

View Rick M.'s profile

Rick M.

3942 posts in 1031 days


#10 posted 10-18-2012 09:18 AM

#1 has me puzzled. What material is the green top? I can’t quite place it in a time period either. My first thought was 1940’s but I’m not so sure. Can you post more pics? Back, drawers, etc.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase