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Antiques & Collectibles: Origins of heirloom desk and chair differ

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Working chairs made by Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Co. between 1897 and 1921 in excellent condition with original caned seats are selling for $250 to $375. Prices for pristine desks are as high as $900, examples with condition issues bring $350 to $500.

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Question: Attached is a photo of my heirloom furniture made by the Heywood-Wakefield Co. The chair's metal movement mechanism is marked "H.B. & W. Co. xy" but the desk, which has a detachable cabinet top with plastic door inset, is not marked. Information including age and values is appreciated. - C.D.

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Working chairs made by Heywood Brothers & Wakefield Co. between 1897 and 1921 in excellent condition with original caned seats are selling for $250 to $375. Prices for pristine desks are as high as $900, examples with condition issues bring $350 to $500.