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

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

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#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?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#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.

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#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?

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#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.

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#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

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#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?

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#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.

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