Kearney & Wiggers "Modern Gothic" Desk

Value (2017) | $1,250 Retail

Is this a desk that you work at?

Yes, all the time. Pay bills, mainly.

Pay bills? Descended in your family, you said earlier.


There's a couple things that I'd like to point out that I find interesting. First of all is this plaque that's in the center here that says that this was manufactured by H.H. Wiggers or Kearney & Wiggers, and it's got a patent mark on it. And that patent mark relates to what I believe is the mechanical aspects of this desk, which is kind of fun in the fact that we open that up and the desk rolls out and gives you a good writing surface. Another thing that's interesting about this piece is its design. It's what we call a Modern Gothic. Modern Gothic is distinguished by these geometric lines and also the motifs that you see down there on the lower gallery. I'd price it at about $4,000.

Okay, thank you. I appreciate that very much.

Appraisal Details

Sacramento, CA
Update (2017)
$1,250 Retail
Appraised value (2002)
$4,000 Retail
Kansas City, MO (July 27, 2002)

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