Finally, the piece on which I was a successful bidder. I got a desk for my office in our new house. I did some research before bidding. I went to ABC Carpet and Home, Restoration Hardware, and a shop in Hudson, NY - Lili and Loo. I found several desks to consider with prices between $1,200 and $2,500. So, when I went to look at the desk at Doyle I had something to compare in terms of style, quality, and price.
The desk is Danish late 20th century. It's made of rosewood and is in very good condition. It's the style I was looking for, which is a mid-century modern. The estimate was $500 - $700, and we absentee bid $1,400, which is what we got it for. It will be perfect in my loft office. Now I just need a chair!