Antique Secretary Desk

Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler

Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler
Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler

Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler   Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler

Some people call it "tiger oak, " but however anyone says it, this is beautiful wood and is over 100 years old. The oak is solid wood; no veneers were used in this piece. The size of this piece is quite rare. I have found only two similar pieces on the internet. You can use it as a small desk, because there is a long piece of wood that pulls out, and you can use it as a desktop, or as a laptop tray.

In addition, there are two more trays (photographed) that can slide to either side to hold additional items. This is made by Cutler, an American company. Abner Cutler & Son were cabinetmakers in Buffalo, New York who started production in the late 1820s.

The firm specialized in rolltop desks and by the 1850s had been granted seven patents related to the desk's mechanism. The company was known as'Cutler & Son' by the 1870s and exhibited some desks at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. By the early 1900s, the firm was known as the'Cutler Desk Co,' and that is the decal that is still affixed on the front of this piece, and that is printed on the decal in the drawer. In 1930 it was taken over by the Sikes Chair Co. My guess is that it was manufactured to use with typewriters, a relatively new invention at the time.

The typist could have sat in front of the pull-out tray, and put notes or materials on either side. There is a crack in the back panel (photographed). One of the drawers has a cracked bottom, which I will photograph this week. Approximately 40 inches tall by 30 inches wide.

You would need to investigate in advance whether they could build a box for it. My personal experience is that UPS is more agreeable. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries". The seller is "kenwood_village" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Style: American
  • Item Height: approx 40 inches tall
  • Item Width: approximately 30 inches wide
  • Material: Oak
  • Theme: Antique
  • Type: Roll Top Desk
  • Features: Pull out desktop or typewriter tray, Roll Top
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Golden Oak wood tone
  • Number of Drawers: 6
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Item Length: approximately 30 inches deep
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1900-1920


Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler   Antique Quartersawn American Oak Roll Top Tambour Secretary Small Desk Cutler