2 years ago #1
davbell22602
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What are this desk and piano worth? What good selling price to start at? Whats the least amount I should let them go for?

The piano is a Estey 190266 Violin Construction

I know nothing about the desk except my grandparents had before my mom was born. Mom guessed and thinks its 70 years old.

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2 years ago #2
Probst54
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thank you for posting photos. Can you show one more picture of the dovetail work on any drawer? That helps determine age and quality.

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2 years ago #3
Probst54
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estey piano violin bridge construction is correct. These are generally on sale on the internet for 275 to 400 dollars.

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2 years ago #4
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Is the # 190266 the serial number if it is the piano was made between 1960-65. You have what appears to be a console style and the value of the piano greatly depends on its condition. Keys missing,broken or not operating properly, out of tune, pedals not operating correctly. case damaged all strip hundreds of dollars off its value. A couple of this brand recently sold on Ebay for less than $125 and one was a baby grand.

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2 years ago #5
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Probst54 wrote:
thank you for posting photos. Can you show one more picture of the dovetail work on any drawer? That helps determine age and quality.


Does it matter which drawer?
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2 years ago #6
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ntpd4 wrote:
Is the # 190266 the serial number if it is the piano was made between 1960-65. You have what appears to be a console style and the value of the piano greatly depends on its condition. Keys missing,broken or not operating properly, out of tune, pedals not operating correctly. case damaged all strip hundreds of dollars off its value. A couple of this brand recently sold on Ebay for less than $125 and one was a baby grand.


Keys are in excellant condition. Piano stills works. Had tuned in the last 5 years.
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2 years ago #7
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Here's more pics of the desk. There's also pics of the chair that mom said that goes with the desk.

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2 years ago #8
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Any drawer with dovetails will be fine.

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2 years ago #9
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Probst54 wrote:
Any drawer with dovetails will be fine.


I pics more pics above.
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2 years ago #10
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Anybody else on the desk?

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2 years ago #11
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You did post a photo of the inside of a drawer but it does nor show the dovetails. In any event I suspect this is depression era mass produced and value is about $125. The vintage market is deep in a hole right now.

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2 years ago #12
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Where would the dove tails be if had them? I dont follow the dove tail thing.

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2 years ago #13
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Well made American furniture was joined, at the corners, with dovetails. This was during the era before machines and handy screws and nails. I included a photo of a classic hand made dovetail joint that shows incredible fine work and the scribe line found only on hand made dovetails. That yours does not have them - or has machined dovetails (looks like a zipper of wooded teeth) makes your peice common.

I posted three pictures and the hand made vs machine made is clear.

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2 years ago #14
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If the middle pic is machine made then what the drawers look on the outside.

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2 years ago #15
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common desk with nice features. Value is low - about $125 in central virginia vintage retail.

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2 years ago #16
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Do you know anything about the chair I posted pics of? Any value for the chair?

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