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Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, folding mirror, bat wing
folding mirror, bat wing, approximate age: http://oshkoshpub.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p4025coll5/id/201/rec/17 made in the 1910-20s era. this design is typical of the fashion. some call these bat wing mirrors-a description i find less than descriptive. Triple folding mirror is...

Antique Furniture: Baker Furniture Bed, Queen Size Mahogany Baker Bed
Queen Size Mahogany Baker Bed: Hi Cindy, You Baker bed, fashioned out of mahogany was made in the early 1980 s. Two factors to take into consideration for evaluating the bed and assuming the condition is excellent, the size being a queen and not having tall post hold back the...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set, headboard and footboard, sweet gum
headboard and footboard, sweet gum, walnut wood: This is 1920s furniture, the wood is tulip poplar and/or magnolia and/or sweet gum. it was and is common for woods to be mixed. the style is typical of the era. generall these came from the factory with a dark finish on them to resemble walnut wood and...

Antique Furniture: Berkey and Gay China Closet and Buffet, berkey and gay, gay china
berkey and gay, gay china, gay symbol: definately a good looking set typical jacobean style of the 1910-20s with decorative veneered surfaces and applied carvings. the sideboard woul sell retail at 550-650 the china at the same they were one of the top three manufactures in grand rapids....

Antique Furniture: desk/bookcase, tiger oak, library loans
tiger oak, library loans, insurance replacement: the patent date is the earliest so you can confidently say 1906-1910. it states quartered oak so it would be , however on all items this is not so. often you may see WAL on the back of something which mans walnut color. saying it is quartered oak sets...

Antique Furniture: Drop leaf table, ladder back chairs, drop leaf table, tulip poplar
drop leaf table, tulip poplar, sweet gum: the markings were on the slides under the table and refer to the slides only. it is mahogany veneet on top, the rest is sweet gum and/or tulip poplar stained to match. the ladder back chairs are sweet gum or tulip poplar, probably gum. table and chairs...

Antique Furniture: Hathaway's furniture
Antique Furniture: Hathaway's furniture

Antique Furniture: Kensington MFG Company
Antique Furniture: Kensington MFG Company

Antique Furniture: Furniture Identification, fainting couch, wooden legs
fainting couch, wooden legs, duncan phyfe: both should be considered Federal style. i cannot be more accurate than 1920-40 from the photographs provided. it is unlikely there are signatures as these are manufactured pieces. remember that all things have characteristics of prior styles. some...

Antique Furniture: Hathaway's furniture, mahogany veneers, table bench
mahogany veneers, table bench, elderly friend: Hathaways was a furniture store, a retail outlet. they did not manufacture furniture. they did handle better merchandise as you can certainly see. the two pieces appear to be from the 1940s and are done in the hepplewhite style using mahogany veneers...

Antique Furniture: identification of old roll top desk, roll top desk, shipping clerks
roll top desk, shipping clerks, tongue and groove: send more pictures to my email no one will be able to tell you the manufacturer without a label as there were about 5000 in operation at the time this was manufactured. The pigeon hole interior on the top is a fairly standard configuration however the...

Antique Furniture: Identify ferguson furniture accent table, Ferguson Bros Ocassional Table c 1940's
Ferguson Bros Ocassional Table c 1940's: Hi Sherri, Please note, you got the spelling correct in your subject but it is misspelt for the photo. The Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company made furniture in Hoboken, NJ from 1898 - 1953. They were family owned business until being acquired by...

Antique Furniture: Kensington MFG Company, Early Baroque Style Cupboard.
Early Baroque Style Cupboard.: Hi Robert, While I was not able to find information regarding the Kensington Mfg. Company, (most likely a small, short lived business),in reading the the label you provided, I was able to see that they were manufactures and importers. Many furniture...

Antique Furniture: Kidney Shaped Desk, walnut veneer, silicone oil
walnut veneer, silicone oil, kidney shaped desk: the oils are non drying oils which contain mineral oil and/or silicone oil. they are merely dust magnets. they have no benefit other than make it look shiny at first until the dust and other air born contaminants attach. if a finish film is broken over...

Antique Furniture: mid century cane back chairs, Loiuis 16 th French style mid century cane back chairs
Loiuis 16 th French style mid century cane back chairs: Hi Rose, I am under the opinion that your set of Louis 16th caned dining chairs were produced in the 1960 s, give or take a few years. Chairs like these which are lacking in fine design details are not going to be the model that commands a high dollar...

Antique Furniture: old buffet, jacobean style, dove tail
jacobean style, dove tail, approximate age: this is a jacobean style sideboard made in the 1920s. Generally these are either oak or walnut veneers. the picture quality prevents me from seeing any detail. perhaps you could repost with better pictures so i can help further... what did you pay...

Antique Furniture: Pennslyvania House vanity, Pennsylvania House Cherry Folding Top Vanity
Pennsylvania House Cherry Folding Top Vanity: Hello Rachel, your Pennsylvania House folding top vanity was made sometime in the 1950 s to 60 s. It is made of cherry wood and the secondary wood is Oak. In fine condition, your vanity has a value in the range of $250. to $275. due to it not being...

Antique Furniture: Pennsylvania House Hutch Cabinet, Pennsylvania House Hutch Cabinet
Pennsylvania House Hutch Cabinet: Hi Carlyn, Your Pennsylvania House Hutch or sometimes referred to as a step-back cupboard was most likely built in the late 1950 s to 1960 s. While back in the day, pieces like this were considered charming and quaint, I can tell you that most buyers...

Antique Furniture: Period or Age of antique setee, mother of pearl inlay, mahogany veneer
mother of pearl inlay, mahogany veneer, antique settees: Made around 1910. wood will be birch, with mahogany veneer in the back panels surrounding the inlays. This is better than the average loveseat/settee in this style. Many companies made this type so without a label we will never know which company made...

Antique Furniture: Randolph Furniture Works - Dresser, Randolph Furniture Works - Dresser
Randolph Furniture Works - Dresser: Hi Brenda, I normally need photo s to answer questions but with the brief information you have furnished me with I can tell you that your, boat anchor, I mean 6 drawer dresser by Randolph Furniture Works is not an item that buyers are beating down ...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair made in spain, Bentwood style rocking chair
Bentwood style rocking chair: Hi Matt, Since you have informed me that your Bentwood style rocker has a made in Spain sticker attached, my feeling is that this is a later reproduction of an original by Thonet Bentwood rocking chairs, number 7025, Circa 1904. These chairs range...

Antique Furniture: S Bent & Bros Colonial Chairs, colonial reproductions, inventory numbers
colonial reproductions, inventory numbers, great shape: the company made colonial reproductions from 1867 until 2001. well made but not highly valued so the condition is the main factor in pricing. there is much information on the company online, too much to go into in this forum but easy to find and interesting...

Antique Furniture: Steamer Trunk, wood slats, steamer trunk
wood slats, steamer trunk, conn usa: good job on the interior as well. retail price about 1200 using online for comparison. I personally like the wood finish on the inside but not everyone does. To restore one of these like you have done I charge around 600-750 minimum plus the inside...

Antique Furniture: TrŤs belle chaise bercante ,non identifiable., chaise bercante, merci beaucoup
chaise bercante, merci beaucoup, revente: The company was in business from 1912 until around 1937-40. This confirms my conclusion that the chair is made around 1920. Generally they are made of birch stained to a mahogany tone. In a shop in the USA it would be priced retail at 200-250. ...

Antique Furniture: White furniture co dinning set, Regency Style Dining Table and Chairs
Regency Style Dining Table and Chairs: Hi Jenny, Have not fear your dinning set is most likely from the 1960 s when all the manufacturers were producing unattractive furniture on a grand scale. I personally do not see where painting it and reupholstering it would be an issue, for the biggest...

Antique Furniture: Antique campaign chest, dovetailed drawers, campaign chest
dovetailed drawers, campaign chest, battle maps: show me a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front. next, turn the drawer upsidedown and take a picture from the rear showing the outside of the back and bottom in one shot. next, turn the desk upsidedown and take...

Antique Furniture: Antique cane chair, rush seats, rush seat
rush seats, rush seat, colonial revival: actually this is a rush seat, cane is different. chair is a 1920-40 reproduction of an early chair. it is called colonial revival in form and style, a loose copy of one of the many windsor styles made early on. since it is a manufactured chair, without...

Antique Furniture: antique chair???? i think, Bucket Style Arm Chair circa 1920
Bucket Style Arm Chair circa 1920: Dear Hayley, While your chair appears to have some age, dating to the 1920 s, it is not quite what I would consider to be a true antique. A true antique would have to be at least 100 years old. The form of this chair is not very popular and for pricing...

Antique Furniture: Antique dresser, 1940's Sewing Stand
1940's Sewing Stand: Hi Natalie, First off, in viewing your photo s, I appears that both pieces are constructed out of mahogany. I date these pieces to the 1940 s and rate the execution of them to be average. Since there were a million furniture companies producing furniture...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser- The Goshen Veneer Co, veneer company, goshen indiana
veneer company, goshen indiana, lamp co: called goshen novelty and lamp co in the 1920s. it isnt a notable company, few were, but they dis build times that were styled with the times. they manufactured veneers into the 1990s. the chest is from 1910. as is, it is worth what you paid. ...

Antique Furniture: antique items, Jacobean Liquor Cabinet cira 1920's
Jacobean Liquor Cabinet cira 1920's: Hi Rhonda, The piece you have, judging by the overall form was most likely made in the 1920 s in the Jacobean style. It could also possibly have been made after the start of prohibition for storing spirits, since many people did not stop drinking during...

Antique Furniture: Antique kidney bean shaped desk., Sligh Flat top Desk
Sligh Flat top Desk: Hi Eric, This is a vintage desk and NOT an antique, Objects need to be 100 years old or older to qualify as an antique. Your mahogany desk by the Sligh Furniture Company dates to the 1940 s and was a popular form made by a number of furniture companies...

Antique Furniture: Antique office chair, color wax, gothic revival
color wax, gothic revival, executive desk: eastlake victorian design made round 1880. no gothic here. cant tell you the wood from the photo, likely walnut but not certain as a close pic is needed of the wood grain. retail about 200-250 if it is tight and the mechanism is good. no need to refinish...

Antique Furniture: Antique Roll Top Desk value/age, antique roll top desk, roll top desk
antique roll top desk, roll top desk, drawer fronts: it is a nice c roll desk. I dont know if it is the picture color or not but it appears that the curtain has been replaced at some time. the color should be same as the sides and writing surface since it would have been exposed to the same elements through...

Antique Furniture: Antique smoking stand w/ ashtray, ebay, antique furniture
ebay, antique furniture, strk: the handle is missing and the wood is a bit worn. that is the stall on someone buying. restoration done properly for the piece in question is an enhancement. there are many levels of restoration. a museum piece of great value would be stabilized then...

Antique Furniture: Buffet value, French Provincial Serving Table
French Provincial Serving Table: Hello Robert, The piece that you are inquiring about is a dining room serving table in the French Provincial style I date the piece to the 1950 s and has a value of of $275. to $325, if in clean condition. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III...

Antique Furniture: church rocker, Early 20th Century Rocker
Early 20th Century Rocker: Hi Elisabeth, I must confess, rockers are not on my hit parade list and this is also true with today s current shoppers. With more rockers than eager buyers, one can witness the declining values. They have become the boat anchors of the day with...

Antique Furniture: Conant Ball Chair, conant ball furniture, colonial revival
conant ball furniture, colonial revival, ball chair: the chair cleaned up would sell at 100-150 in a retail setting and with cushions add about 150.. all the numbering relates to factory info, color, style, inventory or style numbers. regarded as colonial revival. birch, maple or cherry. as collectable...

Antique Furniture: couch and chair, Mid Centuiry Sofa and Chair
Mid Centuiry Sofa and Chair: Hi Mike, When viewing your 2 pieces i would refer to them as vintage or used, but certainly not antique, for they would need to be at least 100 years old to be considered an antique. Due to the quirky design of the pieces it is hard to say when they...

Antique Furniture: dining room set from shower brothers, Shower Brothers Dining Set circa 1920's
Shower Brothers Dining Set circa 1920's: Hi Mike, The first thing I am aware of with your Shower Brothers furniture is that it has finish issues, which will hold down the value of the set. You have to consider that buyers of pre-owned furniture are looking for something in clean condition...

Antique Furniture: Dining set, arm chairs, library table
arm chairs, library table, early 1900s: Hi First; the table is a library table made around 1900-1920. It is mahogany. It used to be on casters but they were removed and the piece added on the bottom of the feet. Since all these were manufactured if there is no label no one can tell you...

Antique Furniture: dresser found in house, briwax, jamestown
briwax, jamestown, 1920s: regarding your feedback: if you wanted info on the manufacturer perhaps you should have asked. i read the question as wanting to know the date. sorry ============================================================================================= this...

Antique Furniture: duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style, period table: it is not a duncan phyfe style or period table but that is good news as most are 1940s and made in huge numbers. to help you please send pictures to my email as attachments to one email. pics of: underside the central board, underside of drop leaves...

Antique Furniture: Antique Roll Top Desk value/age
Antique Furniture: Antique Roll Top Desk value/age

Antique Furniture: furniture by imperial of grand rapids
Antique Furniture: furniture by imperial of grand rapids

Antique Furniture: Harper Furniture Company Armoire
Antique Furniture: Harper Furniture Company Armoire

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Bros Tables, Vintage end Tables by Ferguson Brothers
Vintage end Tables by Ferguson Brothers: Victor, In looking at your photo s, it appears that we have a difference of opinion regarding the condition of these tables. I am seeing abrasions and surface issue, therefore I consider them to be in average condtion. Ferguson Bros, from a quality...

Antique Furniture: folding wood table, Cherry Dining Table with storage area
Cherry Dining Table with storage area: Hi Carol, My thought is that this table was meant to be used for dining and not for Poker and the partitioned areas below were for storing silverware and not cards and poker chips. Perhaps if you were to touch up all of the marks on the legs and...

Antique Furniture: Follow up on dumbwaiter question..., Earlly 20th Century English Style Dumbwaiter
Earlly 20th Century English Style Dumbwaiter: Hi Rodrego, Thanks for including the photo s of your four-tier Dumbwaiter. While I can not provide you with the exact manufacturer, I can tell you that this piece was made in the 1930 s to 1940 s, in the Colonial Revival style. It is executed in the...

Antique Furniture: french sofa?, belgian linen, antique furniture
belgian linen, antique furniture, french style: you did good on the price. it will be a considerable investment to recover properly but it will be worth it as it will be so much better than a new one. it will be worth, in dollars, what you have invested. most upholstered items are this way. if your...

Antique Furniture: Furniture Identification, sweet gum, antique furniture
sweet gum, antique furniture, loveseat: I needed the closer pictures to determine the wood species of the loveseat. often they are birch or figured birch stained to resemble mahogany. the better ones are walnut, as your is walnut. the love seat would sell in a shop at 550-750, the chair at...

Antique Furniture: furniture by imperial of grand rapids, Imperial coffee and end table
Imperial coffee and end table: Hi Maryannn, After viewing your photo s I am at a loss as to where you can take them. There is not a real market for tired old mahogany furniture. Perhaps you should check your local directory for a Salvation Army location and make a donation. ...

Antique Furniture: Grand Rapids made dresser, Grand Rapids made dresser
Grand Rapids made dresser: Dear Jennifer, In the early 1900 s and through the 20th century there were many furniture manufacturing companies in Grand Rapids Michigan, so it is difficult to assign a maker to your chest. Due to it s condition and lack of styling, your chest is...

Antique Furniture: Harper Furniture Company Armoire, harper furniture company, straight answers
harper furniture company, straight answers, armoire: i answered what you asked, was there something you wanted to know that i did not read?? when you ask a question why would you down rate the answer you asked?? perhaps you thought you had something worth a lot of money and that is your reason. if so...

Antique Furniture: J.B.Van Sciver dresser, Double Dresser by J.B. Van Sciver
Double Dresser by J.B. Van Sciver: Hi Kim, Your double dresser by J.B. Van Sciver appears to be in clean condition so therefore I feel that it has a value of $275 to $300. to an interested party. By rights it should be worth more by the current market has become very selective and ...

Antique Furniture: Jacobean dinning rooom table, Jacobean dinning rooom table
Jacobean dinning rooom table: Hi Mary, Thanks for your question regarding your friends Jacobean style furniture. For many years now, this style of furniture has been out of favor with buyers in search of clean used furniture. Back in the 1920 s there was interest in the style to...

Antique Furniture: Maddox Secretary Desk Value, Maddox Slant Front Desk
Maddox Slant Front Desk: Hi Laura, Let s start with the fact that fall-front desks these days are dead in the water. Some of the finest 18th century antique examples that fetched 40 to 60 thousand dollars a few years back, are now going begging for $3000. to $5000. You have...

Antique Furniture: Mersman End Table, Mahogany adaption end table
Mahogany adaption end table: Hi Denise, Since I am a purest at heart, I am approaching this table with some trepidation. At first glance, it appears that the manufacturer took the basic design of a Pembroke table, removed both of the drop leaves and installed two shelves to create...

Antique Furniture: missing table drawer, kitchen cabinet drawers, mahogany veneer
kitchen cabinet drawers, mahogany veneer, mahogany leather: since the drawer is not supported at the bottom, as most drawers are (it hangs from the side supports which are attached to the side). the bottom of the drawer will be not flush with the bottom of the front of the drawer. it might be up an inch, half inch...

Antique Furniture: Mother of Pearl Inlaid Settee, mother of pearl inlay, beautiful mother
mother of pearl inlay, beautiful mother, antique furniture: 1900-1920s victorian style, made in the USA. mahogany and birch for the primary woods. retail in a shop it would be prices at 450-850. cannot get any closer without knowing how tight the frame is. put your knee on the seat in the center then grab the...

Antique Furniture: Northern furniture 1940's bedroom set, c reiss coal company, mead library
c reiss coal company, mead library, company furniture: the wood is mahogany and you moms category is accurate. it isnt really important if it is classified as antique . everyone s definition is different. gubermint definition is 100 years. lets call this collectible or vintage. retail the stand would...

Antique Furniture: nursing chair, Spring Rocking Chair
Spring Rocking Chair: Hi Kathy, You rocker was made around 1900 and is made of Oak. It is next to impossible to come up with the original manufacturer since there were numerous furniture companies making examples like this. It has a value of about $150. to $200. to the...

Antique Furniture: Old Dresser with Vanity Mirror, Mashogany Dresser with Vanity Mirror
Mashogany Dresser with Vanity Mirror: Jan, There is a reason why you were able to pick up this dresser with vanity mirror for the reasonable price of $35.00. Today, not many buyers are interested in old second-hand furniture, preferring go to places like IKEA and Crate and Barrel to buy...

Antique Furniture: poster bed, MId-height post bed
MId-height post bed: Hi Jan, Old beds are a hard sell these days since everyone is looking for queen and king size beds that are very stylish. Single and double beds are not in demand and I see them selling in the $50 to $75. range. Perhaps making a donation would be...

Antique Furniture: Queen Anne sideboard, queen anne style, antique furniture
queen anne style, antique furniture, sideboard: thank you for the picture of the outside of the side of the drawer, the dovetailing is important and i meant to ask for this picture along with the one of the outside of the bottom of the drawer. please do one now of teh outside of the bottom of the drawer...

Antique Furniture: roll top desk, mahogany veneer, top desk
mahogany veneer, top desk, federal style: with labels there is no way anyone can tell you the manufacturer as there were thousands. have you inspected for a label? check inside drawers, and the back. the wood is mahogany veneer. it was likely made in the 1920s and is in need of some repairs...

Antique Furniture: Rolltop Dest, Scandinavian rolltop desk
Scandinavian rolltop desk : Hi Jeff, Lovely decorative desk. My feeling is that the desk is fashioned out of veneers and not all solid woods. It s hard to tell from the photo s if the lighter primary wood is Satinwood or Mahogany. While desks of this style are not as desirable...

Antique Furniture: Step back cupboard, Step back cupboard
Step back cupboard: Hi Paul While I have seen my share of many antiques in the past 42 years, my feeling is while this piece has some age to it, the level of skill for the person that made it, was perhaps lumberjack and not a cabinetmaker. It looks like firewood to me....

Antique Furniture: Styled by Phoenix chairs, phoenix furniture company, furniture wax
phoenix furniture company, furniture wax, dining chairs: there were three or four phoenix furniture companies operating. the more prominent called the phoenix furniture company; 1872-1953. their label has the phoenix facing left with flames underneath. as with all companies there were purchases and moves and...

Antique Furniture: Tilt Top Table, detective work, calm sea
detective work, calm sea, good afternoon: the mark could be anything. i have to ask a lot of questions here an ask you to help me do the detective work. here is a general description of how it should be and what to look for. first, the legs attach to the column in one of a couple of ways. ...

Antique Furniture: writing desk/sidetable?, mahogany color, antique mahogany
mahogany color, antique mahogany, writing desk: it is a breakfront with a butlers desk it does not appear to need refinishing. buy toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color and wax the piece. you will be amazed. it should take 2-3 hours to wax. less time means you didnt do it well...

Antique Furniture: Antique? Side Table, antique furniture, lamp table
antique furniture, lamp table, mahogany: the wood in the top is mahogany, this i can tell from the underneath picture. the legs are probably as well but cannot see the grain clearly. it was made in the 1900-1920 slot and is a replica of a hepplewhite stand or lamp table. the style is classic...

Antique Furniture: Art Deco Bedroom Set, burl elm, gum bottom
burl elm, gum bottom, burl wood: you will have to determine brass or not by scraping a small area on the back of the hardware, yellow is brass, white or silver is pot metal. plastic cannot be bakelight as all bakelight was brown or black so it must be catalin. woods in top picture ...

Antique Furniture: Dining Set, duncan phyfe style, mahogany color
duncan phyfe style, mahogany color, side chairs: most call this a duncan phyfe style table. more accurately it is a federal style table made in the 1940s. chairs are appropriate and can be called federal style as well. it has been refinished at some time as these were originally a red/brown or red...

Antique Furniture: dining table, wooden slides, chemical stripper
wooden slides, chemical stripper, silicone spray: correction 1920s-1930s base is oak as well. so the leaf is stored full length under the table and the spring flips it up when the table is opened-----this is a different setup than i have seen, could hurt something or someone?? there is a silicone...

Antique Furniture: Walnut "Chest of Drawers" from McCabe Furniture Co.
Antique Furniture: Walnut "Chest of Drawers" from McCabe Furniture Co.

Antique Furniture: gateleg table, New England
New England : Marysue, I, or no one else for that matter can answer the questions that you are asking from a photograph. You need to find a professional restore in your area to answer all of your questions. I trust you can find a reliable person in your area....

Antique Furniture: Identify & Appraise Please, colonial revival style, textured paint
colonial revival style, textured paint, knobs: your question as to worth an age this style is colonial revival style made in the 1920s it would sell in a shop , retail, at 300$ each. fortunate for you these will sell the same painted or original finish. although i am not a fan of painted items...

Antique Furniture: Johns Furniture Roll Top Desk, hidden latch, roll top desk
hidden latch, roll top desk, center drawer: might have been a latch he showed you to unlock but to take it apart to move is involved. i have taken apart and assembled at least 40 in the last 40 years. take out the center drawer and set aside. feel around the underside of the overhang of the writing...

Antique Furniture: Nelson Matter bed set, washstand, foot board
washstand, foot board, furniture manufacturers: Nelson Matter was one of the three top furniture manufacturers in the grand rapids area for decades. the wood is figured birch and looks to have been refinished, originally it was darker to resemble mahogany. Made around 1900. Do you have the mirror...

Antique Furniture: Rockford furniture secretary, mahogany veneer, water based stains
mahogany veneer, water based stains, decent shape: this appears to b from the 1920s and is done in mahogany veneer. Ideally this should be called a drop front or slant front desk or secretary. The gov winthrop tag is used, albeit incorrectly, for the secretaries with a bookcase on top. The finish is...

Antique Furniture: roll top desk - tambour repair, roll top desk, gram strength
roll top desk, gram strength, framing square: it warms my heart to see someone doing this right. two choices on the backing. light to medium canvas or light to medium duck cloth. duck cloth comes in color so you will not see the white line of the canvas when the tambour is in place. some types of...

Antique Furniture: Rolltop desk, roll top desk, antique slot machines
roll top desk, antique slot machines, wholesale value: wholesale at auction pricing would be 350-400 in shop pricing after some work and care would be double to 1000. the surfaces appear to be dull with no coating. if it is smooth then use a medium oak color, toluene free Briwax brand finishing wax. coat...

Antique Furniture: Seeking Age, Style and Value To Sell, wooden wheels, age style
wooden wheels, age style, excellent condition: made around 1900-1915 oak, from golden oak atyle and period probably made in the grand rapids area but there were 5000 factories in operation in the USA at the time. retail in a shop would be prices at 400-550each, often overpriced at 650-700. ...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brother Buffet & 2 Piece Cabinet, china cabinet, sideboard
china cabinet, sideboard, showers: these were manufactured around 1910-20. it is unfortunate that the legs have been shortened on the sidebaord. this hurts the value. the blind china cabinet would sell retail in a shop at 650 the sideboard, if whole, would sell at 850 but since it...

Antique Furniture: Tomlinson Chair Co China Cabinet, colonial revival style, shellac varnish
colonial revival style, shellac varnish, plate grooves: i looked at the close picture again. please do not paint this, it is better quality that i first thought an is mahogany. refinish it properly to bring value to 650-750. painting will be valued at half. good piece colonial revival style. from...

Antique Furniture: Vanity?, rough condition, antique store
rough condition, antique store, drawers: it is 1930s. the mirror probably came off a dresser but is a good mate. Take the mirror off and see if there is an outline that matches it on the top. also check the back to see if the mounting braces have an outline or shadow that makes it original. i...

Antique Furniture: Vintage/antique Love seat &chairs, wooden rollers, walnut burl
wooden rollers, walnut burl, seat chairs: made around 1880 in walnut and walnut burl. eastlake victorian in style and period. good set unfortunately these and other similar sets do not bring as much as they should and are difficult to sell. whoever buys will want to put their own fabric which...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Medicine Cabinet, chestnut blight, shaving mirror
chestnut blight, shaving mirror, mirror frame: It could be a shaving mirror that someone made from old parts or it could be a manufactured item. Cant really say but i would call it a shaving mirror since it resembles the upper part of shaving stands made around 1885-1900, which is the age of this....

Antique Furniture: Walnut "Chest of Drawers" from McCabe Furniture Co., coudersport pennsylvania, linen press
coudersport pennsylvania, linen press, chest of drawers: judging from the feedback I have failed to satisfy your query. was there something else that you needed to be satisfied?? ====================== this is a walnut veneered adaptation of a linen press called a gentlemans chest made around 1910. as...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair, music chairs, american manufacturer
music chairs, american manufacturer, antique chair: these were called music chairs because of he seat compartment. the style is a modified eastlake victorian. i cannot tell the wood from the photo provided. it appears to be from this continent not from europe, could be canadian or American manufacturer....

Antique Furniture: antique dining set-identity?, 1920's Jacobean style dinng furniture
1920's Jacobean style dinng furniture: Hi Dreama, What I can tell you is that the pieces you have date to the 1920 s and could have been made by a slew of any one furniture companies, since it was very popular at that time. Many English style homes were being built in the United States during...

Antique Furniture: antique rocker, antique furniture, spindles
antique furniture, spindles, spindle: a great rocker, unusual with the tall spindles. the seat origanlly was most likely either caned or had an embossed leather or fiber insert with a design. the wood is oak. it was manufactured around 1900 during the golden oak period which is the style;...

Antique Furniture: buffet, Legless Sideboard Server.
Legless Sideboard Server.: Hi Esperanza, All though your photo s are extremely dark I would have to say you need to go back and find the legs to that beast! I can t say too much more about your Legless Sideboard Server. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Cane Settee, mahogany color, gold type
mahogany color, gold type, different color: Hi the settee is not considered an antique as it is from the latter part of the 20th c. but that doesnt mean it isnt nice. it only means that is isnt antique by definition. anything you do will only enhance the esthetic and associative value as long...

Antique Furniture: Desk, 1930's Mahogany Secretary
1930's Mahogany Secretary: Hi Laquisha, You secretary could have been made by any number of the numerous furniture companies that existed when your desk was produced, back in the 1930 s to 1940 s. I am no so sure what the market is like in Canada for mahogany furniture and pieces...

Antique Furniture: estimated value of 3 chairs, music chairs, musical symbol
music chairs, musical symbol, love seat: not teak wood. made around 1910-20. these are usually figured birch, birch and/or mahogany. etter pictures will help. in focus and clear please. there were 5000 manufactures in operation at the time these were made so knowing the manufacturer without...

Antique Furniture: Identification, Art-Deco Sideboarsd-Buffet Server
Art-Deco Sideboarsd-Buffet Server: Eric, It looks like your latest rummaging has produced a real boat anchor of a find. Like a fair amount of furniture made in the later 1930 s, this Art-Deco style sideboard or buffet when new was designed and built to a price, rather than a standard....

Antique Furniture: Kindel Chairs, Kindel Dining Chairs
Kindel Dining Chairs: Hi Lucy, Yes, you too can become a Kindel furniture expert to some degree. First off, it is import to know that not all models, regardless of who the furniture manufacturer is, has a high resale value. Secondly, the value of sets of chairs goes up when...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger octagonal side table, Vintage 1920's Kittinger Table
Vintage 1920's Kittinger Table: Hi Kim, Thanks for your research question for the Kittinger table in the Baroque style. Being a dealer specializing in Kittinger furniture for over 40 years, I can accurately inform you that your latest yard sale find does not qualify as being on...

Antique Furniture: Lewisburg Cabinet Hutch, reproduction furniture, antique furniture
reproduction furniture, antique furniture, difference of opinion: Dear Laurie, Please do not be offended, but my field of expertise is in fine reproduction furniture. What you are sending me photo s for, in my opinion, is tired old used up furniture. In other words, firewood with no real value. Thanks, George...

Antique Furniture: How about matching desk, Circa 1900 Vanity
Circa 1900 Vanity: Hi Douglas, While you could refer to it as a desk, I would say that it started life as a vanity with a matching mirror, as part of a bedroom suite. The same value of $275. to $325 would apply. Regards, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Miniature Chest of Drawers, chest of drawers, furniture category
chest of drawers, furniture category, drawer construction: in the emails i forgot to give some values. this one and the other one you sent the email of are not real old. by that i mean this isn t as old as it appears, its good but the drawer construction told the story. understand that this does not detract...

Antique Furniture: Partner DESK, stylish furniture, furniture shops
stylish furniture, furniture shops, jacobean style: It is my understanding that Lenox Furniture Shops was an outlet not a manufacturer. They did sell between 1895 and the 1930s and sold stylish furniture of the times. Your desk is 1920s vintage in the jacobean style and it is a nice one. In need of a...

Antique Furniture: Pedestal table value, Charak 104" Banded Dining Table
Charak 104" Banded Dining Table: Dear Jan, Based on your description only, with not photo, a Charak banded dining table with two leaves opening to 104 inches, seating 8 comfortably, would fall pricewise in the range of $1,200. to $1,500. With less people today furnishing dining...

Antique Furniture: Is this possibly an antique, Antique 4 Drawer Chest circa 1900.
Antique 4 Drawer Chest circa 1900.: Hi Douglas, Never bring a knife to a gun fight is what I always say about storage unit auctions. Hopefully you did not pay an exorbitant amount to acquire this chest of drawers. The chest dates to about 1900 and was factory made, as opposed to cabinet...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair, old mom, rocking chair
old mom, rocking chair, congrats: it is a manufactured piece in oak. the style is a mix of several. made in the golden oak period around 1900. probably in the grand rapids area. congrats on your mom in law for being sharp and here. very nice rocker, probaly sell retail in a shop at...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair, quarter sawn oak, loose joints
quarter sawn oak, loose joints, wooden pegs: going back and seeing these pictures on the site it is only the front of the chair back that exhibits quarter sawn oak veneer. ================= below is a repeat of the email i sent to you. my comments are preceeded by [bk]. ------ Hello Bob! The...

Antique Furniture: S. Bent & Bros. Vintage Windsor Chairs, comb, windsor
comb, windsor, 1970s: You are correct that the chairs are not antique . They appear to be 1970s vintage but even so and becasue of the wonderful condition and quality they would sell in a shop at 100-150 each. know that bent and co manufactured quality items. they operated...

Antique Furniture: Table, antiques mall, shop antiques
antiques mall, shop antiques, resale store: this is a modern table called a butlers tray top table. since so many manufacturers made this type of table from the 1960s forward, without a label no one can tell you who manufactured this one. the wood is usually cherry, the hinges brass, some times...

Antique Furniture: Telephone Table, 1930's vintage telephone table
1930's vintage telephone table: Hi Denise, While you can possibly dream up a number of original uses for the table, it was most defiantly made as a telephone table, possibly from the very late 1920 s or 1930 s. The swing arm with it s round pad was made to accommodate an earlier...

Antique Furniture: Vanity or desk, chippendale style, kons
chippendale style, kons, service members: This is a Chinese Chippendale style desk with an alter styled top. Alter tables had turned up ends and this is what is copied here. This style of furniture has been made for export from China, Tiawwan, and Hong Kons for decasdes. I first started seeing...

Antique Furniture: Whitney Buffet - 1930's?, 1940's Maple Buffet
1940's Maple Buffet: Hi David, Being on the West Coast with a piece of New England style furniture does not make for an easy sale. I am finding today early American style furniture is not on most peoples hit parade. You can try using Craig s List or perhaps a local consignment...

Antique Furniture: Whitney Furniture Chest of Drawers, Small Maple Chest by Whitney Furniture
Small Maple Chest by Whitney Furniture: Hello Denise, Thanks for your questions regarding the chest. What little I have been able to come up with,the Whitney furniture Co. goes back to the early 19th century, manufacturing in Gardner, Massachusetts. They started out with the production of...

Antique Furniture: 1950s Baker Buffet, 1950s Baker Buffet
1950s Baker Buffet: Hi Bronna, I wish I could advise you on who would be a buyer for the Baker Buffet, but due to it s undesirable style and with issues, I see pieces like this bringing little or no money. I place value of $150. to $200. for it. I see dealers sitting...

Antique Furniture: antiqie vanity mirror, Antique Vanity Mirror
Antique Vanity Mirror: Hi Tashia, With the photo s that you provided me with, it is difficult to offer much information for your mirror. If I had to guess it appears to be either late 19th century or early 20th century and was originally part of a vanity. Due to the condition...

Antique Furniture: Antique bed, colonial revival style, thesis style
colonial revival style, thesis style, negative connotation: This style poster bed was manufactured in the 1930 slot. Because of the shape of the footboard they have become known as waterfall style. some call thesis style depression style but that, to me, is a disservice and carries a negative connotation. I...

Antique Furniture: Antique chair, roll top desk, proper restoration
roll top desk, proper restoration, monetary values: because of the present condition of the surfaces, any proper restoration, stripping, gentle sanding, staining, and lacquer or shellac applied correctly and smoothly will enhance both the esthetic and monetary values. polyurethane is best left in the store....

Antique Furniture: Antique dining room furnture, dining room furniture, mahogany veneer
dining room furniture, mahogany veneer, jacobean style: good buy 1920s set in the jacobean style, loosely but it is dominant. wood should be walnut veneers and mahogany veneer. fair market price. table w/o chairs looking good, not showing dings, nicks or uneven stained and discolored surfaces. legs are...

Antique Furniture: antique dining set, 1920's dining room set
1920's dining room set: Sharon This Baroque style of 1920 s furniture was like an epidemic in this country with numerous companies making this basic style with no indicaton of a spcific maker. There is hardly any interest in the style today and unless you would want to...

Antique Furniture: Antique dining set/buffet, jacobean style, table and chairs
jacobean style, table and chairs, dominant style: i would agree that the dominant style of the oak table and chairs is an adaptation of jacobean made around 1920s. the buffet appears to either be european or fashioned after european deco. oak as well. since there are thousands of manufacturers in...

Antique Furniture: Antique sideboard label, antique sideboard, word mark
antique sideboard, word mark, restorer: when restored have the restorer stay away from the label. a light coat of shellac wont hurt but basically leave it alone. It will take a while but i am thinking this is the store label but i will keep searching. i have never found online sources of historical...

Antique Furniture: Antique sideboard, antique sideboard, dime size
antique sideboard, dime size, antique furniture: if it is what i think and it is then restored it would sell higher of course. around 1500$, maybe 1800, or it could be at 850. it will depend on how well it is restored. the small chips aren t important but the color and smoothness of the total is important...

Antique Furniture: Antique Single Arm (one arm) Chairs, arm chairs, arm design
arm chairs, arm design, victorian era: your are correct that they are eastlake and in walnut. these are part of a parlor set for ladies seating due to the type of dress worn and the fact that in the day people sat more formal or proper and did not lounge back when conversing or drinking tea....

Antique Furniture: Armchairs, colonial revival, maple wood
colonial revival, maple wood, armchairs: hello, this chair is not really in my area of expertise. it appears to be 1950-70s but without seeing it in the raw it is impossible to say. vintage actually is a term used to describe wines and was adapted by some clever soul to apply to anything...

Antique Furniture: Bailey Table, iron legs, jamestown ny
iron legs, jamestown ny, dining room table: resale value as an antiques is lost due to the replacement of the base. you can see where there was another type of base on this and the underneath along with the labelóso glad it is intact-proves it is a 1900-20s table top. I will assume someone removed...

Antique Furniture: Baker secretary desk, Baker Secretary desk.
Baker Secretary desk.: Hi Monika, This Baker desk is an vintage example of the fine craftmanship that the Baker Furniture Company was noted for when they were turnng out exaqmples of quality furniture in their Holland Michigan facility. The Baker compnay was purchased by the...

Antique Furniture: Barber Shop Sterilizer Cabinet, wood putty, tulip poplar
wood putty, tulip poplar, sweet gum: appears to be tulip poplar. Many items have multiple woods. for example often sweet gum, tulip poplar, magnolia and cottonwood might be mixed. When wood lots are cut with similar woods they are rarely separated for market so there will often be a...

Antique Furniture: Cedar/hope chest, great grandmother, briwax
great grandmother, briwax, bad shape: i assume i was downgraded on knowledgeably because i could not name a manufacturer. since that is not a question that anyone can answer perhaps there was something else that you wanted to know. if so ask. i do try to be complete and answer the question...

Antique Furniture: Chair, bachelors, flair
bachelors, flair, furniture: 1890-1910 oak dining chair that was part of a set at one time. from the golden oak period and could have come from the grand rapids mi area as that was the center of furniture manufacturing at the time although there were thousands of manufacturers across...

Antique Furniture: Chair with unusual arms, slender wings, mid 1800s
slender wings, mid 1800s, planters: it is a reproduction of planters chair or a plantation chair. originally from around the mid 1800s with cane or straw backs and seats. they have evolved to ones like yours with leather and full fabric in the backs and seats and are no for indoor use rather...

Antique Furniture: Childs Rocking Chair, sewing rocker, mahogany color
sewing rocker, mahogany color, rocking chair: proper stripping, and restoration will not hurt the value of this sewing rocker made in the 1910-20 era. not sure why you would want to take it apart.++ without a label there is no way anyone can tell you the manufacturer out of the 5000 in operation...

Antique Furniture: is this dining table worth restoring?, colonial revival style, mahogany veneer
colonial revival style, mahogany veneer, peck hills: i commend you on wahting to keep family heirlooms. the table is colonial revival style in the jacobean form made in the 1920s. top will be either walnut or mahogany veneer, most likely walnut. rest is sweet gum wood. restoration would be high, about...

Antique Furniture: Drawer locks on sideboard, drawer locks, sideboard
drawer locks, sideboard, wood frame: This is common and often seen. the thickness of the wood will be strong enough in the pictured lock. In some bookcases I have see the wood worn away to thin which must then be reinforces for the next 100 years. That screw looks like it might tighten about...

Antique Furniture: Early American Furniture, early american furniture, tulip poplar
early american furniture, tulip poplar, dry sink: need sent to my email address as attachments to one email for each piece, multiple pictures. underneath each, inside each, back of each, back of doors, edge of doors, back of drawer front. outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front....

Antique Furniture: Eastlake dresser ???, time mary, antique furniture
time mary, antique furniture, eastlake: as it sits about 250/350. the end result of your efforts will determine the value. someone has changed the hardware. choose the right ones and check to see which holes or hole is the original, the center or two outside ones and use the right style....

Antique Furniture: Chair with unusual arms, slave owners, west indies
Antique Furniture: Chair with unusual arms, slave owners, west indies, slaves

Antique Furniture: Help to identify and old overstuffed armchair
Antique Furniture: Help to identify and old overstuffed armchair

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Brothers Plant/Fern Stand, Ferguson Brothers Plant/Fern Stands 1940's
Ferguson Brothers Plant/Fern Stands 1940's: Hi Terri, You are correct about dating your Ferguson plant stands to the 1940 s and based on what I am able to see in your photo and their condition, I place a value of $35. to $50. each on the stands. Best Wishes, George E. Terrain III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: French Server, sideboard buffet, apple wood
sideboard buffet, apple wood, french server: i cannot see the wood close enough to tell you the species. all three names are correct. the date is way off. i would like to see multiple pictures of the back, underneath, under drawer, outside of one drawer where the side meets the front, pic of interior...

Antique Furniture: Help to identify and old overstuffed armchair, overstuffed armchair, herringbone pattern
overstuffed armchair, herringbone pattern, spring base: The chair is from the 1920s but the fabric is not original. i suspect the fabric was done in the 1970-80s. You will never know the manufacturer as there were 5000 in operation at that time. If there is a label, often there is not, then you will know either...

Antique Furniture: Hepplewhite period? chair with inlay, intricate inlay, string inlay
intricate inlay, string inlay, seat cushions: good picture of the fan design, man that is some wonderful work. The chair is fabulous. I have to know what you paid, if you dont mind and which auction house. i think not a hepplewhite period chair depending on what the definition of period is held...

Antique Furniture: Hepplewhite style chairs, Hepplewhite style chairs
Hepplewhite style chairs: HI Tim, From you photo s I would have to say that the chairs were made in the 1930 s to 1940 s and are your typical production made factory chairs. Hard to say what factory made them since this caliber and style of furniture from the time period becomes...

Antique Furniture: Identify chair style & value, Circa 1895 Late Victorian Walnut Chairs
Circa 1895 Late Victorian Walnut Chairs: Hi Dee, What you have I believe is part of an original set of dining chairs in the late Victorian style, circa 1895. While they appear to have been refinished and obviously re-upholstered, they make a fine presentation. Unfortunately, this style...

Antique Furniture: Identifying this interesting table, side storage, table slide
side storage, table slide, cabinet table: i have to admit to being somewhat disappointed at your feedback scoring. everything you asked was answered that could be answered. perhaps, since this is not an antique i should have just said so and rejected the question as i normally do but i thought...

Antique Furniture: information on furniture piece, 1920's vintage Vanity
1920's vintage Vanity: Hi Anthony, What you have is a 1920 s vintage ladies vanity which would have had an accompanying bench. Perhaps at the time it was purchased when new there could have been a mirror that was in keeping with the piece. Since there is no label and there...

Antique Furniture: Inherited Furniture with Lyre and Grenade Features, 1920's dining room furniture
1920's dining room furniture: Hi Courtney, Your furniture pieces do not suggest any one maker since there where numerous furniture companies making stylized (dreamed up)furniture years ago in this general style. One thing I can most assuredly tell you and that is the name Duncan...

Antique Furniture: JL Witz Antique Bedroom Suite Furniture, 1920's Painted Bedroom Set by Witz Furniture Corp.
1920's Painted Bedroom Set by Witz Furniture Corp.: Michael, If there was any real value in this set, it would have been in it s original wood finish, and not painted. Furniture in general like your set is not so popular in todays marketplace, so therefore I feel this painted set is worth just north...

Antique Furniture: Kindel dining set 1960 (est.), Circa 1960 French Provincial style diinng set by Kindel Furniture Co.
Circa 1960 French Provincial style diinng set by Kindel Furniture Co.: Hi Mary, Some very important factors to note. Prior to 1982 and that is when your dining set would have been produced, there was no real interest in the Kindel furniture brand. While the quality of their furniture was of better than average quality,...

Antique Furniture: Kindel dresser, 1950's Adaptation Kindel 4 drawer chest
1950's Adaptation Kindel 4 drawer chest: Hi Michael, To give you a more complete understanding about the Kindel furniture company and the place it has occupied over the years, I ll provide the following information. The founder of the Kindel Furniture Co. was a gentleman by the name of Charles...

Antique Furniture: landstrom buffet, Landstrom Sideboard circa 1920's
Landstrom Sideboard circa 1920's: Hello again Heather, Thanks for sending along the additional photo s. While I can confirm by the attached label that your sideboard is indeed made by The Landstrom furniture company , it does not change the present values or state of the market. Most...

Antique Furniture: Mandel furniture Chicago, Mandel furniture Chicago Pr Nightstands
Mandel furniture Chicago Pr Nightstands: Hi Deb, Mandel Furniture was most likely a independent furniture store in Chicago that sold their pieces under their own label, not wanting people to be able to shop their offerings. Without photo s I can not be of further assistance. Regards,...

Antique Furniture: Murphy Chairs, antique collectable, mid 1940s
antique collectable, mid 1940s, tulip poplar: sorry but i cannot give feel good pricing as it is a disservice to everyone for many reasons. I think you were probably joking with me since i wrote in the instructions page or somewhere that i dont give feel good . i will gladly give fair market value...

Antique Furniture: Platform rocker ca 1880s, platform rocker, furniture manufacturers
platform rocker, furniture manufacturers, coil spring: walnut platform rocker from 1880. as to manufacturer, there were about 5000 furniture manufacturers in operation so without a label no one can tell you. these were popular and made by many companies. I suspect that the roll at the top covers more wood...

Antique Furniture: Removing Paint, oil base paint, latex paint
oil base paint, latex paint, milk paint: no it would not. a heat gum is not selective in what it attacks. you can try but be prepared for less than acceptable results. the only way, and it takes a good touch is to scrape it with a sharp knife with a curved blade and that should be a skill...

Antique Furniture: Your response just now..., Low-end import furniture values.
Low-end import furniture values.: Kate- I am very sorry to help you with identifying your pieces and their value. Non-descript furniture made in foreign countries is very difficult to identify since it is of a low-end nature. Imported one week and gone the next. Your question needs...

Antique Furniture: Spinet Desk, mahogany veneers, mahogany veneer
mahogany veneers, mahogany veneer, square grand pianos: these are from around 1920. made in sweet gum and tulip poplar but with mahogany veneers on some surfaces. cant remember the photos and they are not with this post but is seems like the front picture showed a surface that was not mahogany veneer. these...

Antique Furniture: Timber, mahogany color, tulip poplar
mahogany color, tulip poplar, sweet gum: There were several woods used and unfortunately we cannot go by color to determine species. Please post or email me a close clear picture of the grain in question and I will try to identify it for you. Color is one of several indicators the main one and...

Antique Furniture: Vanity, colonial revival style, mahogany veneer
colonial revival style, mahogany veneer, sweet gum: this is a 1920s piece. It is in walnut (dark flat surfaces) and birds eye or burl ash veneers (the lighter colors), and mahogany veneer (reddish color). The frame and legs are sweet gum. i cannot tell the condition from the photos but these sell retail...

Antique Furniture: vtg.drum table, Adasption rent/ drum table
Adasption rent/ drum table: Hi Tracy, What you have is a table that was built to a price and not to a standard, hence the absence of 4 dovetailed drawers. While the flip up tops are an alternative means for accessing storage, it is not a substitute for building the table in an...

Antique Furniture: West Michigan Furniture Bed Value, Vintage 1940's Bed
Vintage 1940's Bed: Hi Jennifer, First off, the bed is not an antique, it is a vintage bed dating back to the 1930 s-40 s. In order for a piece of furniture to be a true antique it must be 100 years old or older. The West Michigan Furniture Company that made the bed...

Antique Furniture: Writing table (continued), table measures, side detail
table measures, side detail, antique furniture: although the dovetails are hand cut or cut with a dull electric cutter is the question. either way they are not the type of dovetails we see in earlier pieces (1800s). The drawer bottom is not made like an 1800s piece. When we see these items that have...

Antique Furniture: antique china cabinet, colonial revival, insurance replacement
colonial revival, insurance replacement, china cabinet: This is a blind china cabinet made in the 1920s. It is in the william and mary style and is called colonial revival by many. Those that call it depression furniture are repeating a description that does not fit. In a shop it should be priced around 850...

Antique Furniture: Antique dressers, 1920's chests by Shower Brothers
1920's chests by Shower Brothers: Hi Aliscia, I assume you have taken the opportunity to read on-line the history of the Shower Brothers Furniture Company. While I am not certain what the market is like in your area, but I can tell you that this style of furniture today has fallen...

Antique Furniture: Antique Furniture/Vanity, mahogany veneer, walnut veneer
mahogany veneer, walnut veneer, sweet gum: vanities are low. it does not look like it was cut down. made in the 1920s with a combination of sweet gum, mahogany veneer and walnut veneer. in a shop these, depending on the surface condition, will bring 400. but the surfaces and interiors must be...

Antique Furniture: Antique sideboard, antique sideboard, oak sideboard
antique sideboard, oak sideboard, wooden pegs: sorry i wasn t clear. by smooth i meant the finish or coating when you run your hand across it. good to know the drawers and doors are moving smoothly as well. too often drawers hang up when closing due to 100+ years of usage. good drawer construction...

Antique Furniture: Antique Sofas, Sofa recovering recommendations
Sofa recovering recommendations: Hi Martha, While I can not tell you who the manufacturer ws for these sofas since they are of somewhat inferior quality. Not being true antuques adn lacking in design executon as wel as good form, I can tel you that it is my opinion that the costsw...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, elite tables: without a visual hands on inspection the cost to restore would be a range between 500-650. the gouges in the top will not disappear after restoration, they can be made level with the top but they will appear as dark lines and/or spots in the wood. These...

Antique Furniture: Burl Wood Chest, burl wood, walnut burl
burl wood, walnut burl, wood chest: walnut and walnut burl. late victorian style and period. from the exterior I would have thought 1875 but the joints in the drawer in picture one appear to be machine cut making it about 15-20 years later but that doesnt affect the desirability. everything...

Antique Furniture: chair, parallel marks, scrub plane
parallel marks, scrub plane, shallow valley: now, rub your hand across the bottom from side to side and tell me if there are shallow valley and crests about 1-1.5 inches from valley to valley or peak to peak, (crest to crest). we are checking to see if the bottom was hand planed with a scrub plane or...

Antique Furniture: chest of drawers, chest of drawers, colonial revival
chest of drawers, colonial revival, wooden wheels: made in the 1920s. picture is too far to see the wood grain, please apply additional photo showing wood grain. called colonial revival, it is in a combination of styles, sheraton characteristics victorian characteristics and others, as is all furniture...

Antique Furniture: Child's rocking chair, oak veneer, cocking
oak veneer, cocking, itis: 1900s rocker in oak. seat is a shaped seat. it is oak, the back is laminated with quartersawn oak veneer on the front, probably back too. you sure it is a childs rocker. it was originally light in color the golden oak period. as shown in shop price...

Antique Furniture: dresser, american manufactured furniture, brown paint
american manufactured furniture, brown paint, chest of drawers: you are not near ready for pulls yet but i suggest you look at pictures of 1920s chest of drawers and dressers to determine what you should use. there were many types of pulls used so my saying wont help you. choose what you like from the many available....

Antique Furniture: is this an Eastlake?, eastlake style, endtables
eastlake style, endtables, proper restoration: Whoever told you that is well meaning but somewhat uninformed. As to refinishing, each item must be evaluated on its own. It is true that original coatings are preferred but that is not always possible without the skills needed to effect proper conservation....

Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley Co. desk or bench
Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley Co. desk or bench

Antique Furniture: Gossip bench, Off shore furniture Gossip Bench
Off shore furniture Gossip Bench: Hi Kim, There is not too much I can tell you about this piece of furniture, except I belive it was recently made in some third world country, where most of the vulgar furniture has been coming from these days. As to the value, it is worthless to anyone...

Antique Furniture: A. H. Heilman Bedroom Set, oak veneer, tiger oak
oak veneer, tiger oak, foot board: washstand aand dresser as shown would sell at auction for 150-250 each, shop price at 250-325 as shown. cant say about the bed without seeing a picture. take the rollers off and bag them to go with the set. it is quartersawn oak from around 1900...

Antique Furniture: Jacobean additional pictures, aprons, apron
aprons, apron, screws: thanks your for the pictures, the wood is oak in what is show on the side or apron. would you please send a picture of one of the pocket holes drilled in the brace in the center of the table top (or one of the ones in the aprons) that the screws are inserted...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Chair, Kittinger Jacobean Style Arm Chair C. 1920's
Kittinger Jacobean Style Arm Chair C. 1920's: Dear Bernadette, Thanks for sending along the photo of your Kittinger arm chair. What you have is a chair that was made most likely in the 1920 s, in the Baroque or more commonly referred to in the Jacobean style. This particulars style of furniture...

Antique Furniture: Lionhead desk, desk style, secretary desk
desk style, secretary desk, front desk: made between 1920-40. this is one of many forms of this style desk, fall front desk, or secretary desk. the front is a modified block front form, some are flat, some are bow front, some are serpentine front. yours is a fancier grade than many in this...

Antique Furniture: maple spindle rope bed, Circa 1860 Maple Rope Bed
Circa 1860 Maple Rope Bed: Hi Diane, With no makers name and the fact that it is an earlier bed, there is not too much information that anyone can provide you with. Your bed dates to about 1860 to 1880. In addition to the term rope bed, these beds were often also called spindle...

Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley Co. desk or bench, statin island new york, vienna maine
statin island new york, vienna maine, kindergarten classrooms: You should not try to take this to the original surface color. that would devalue the item considerably. no sandpaper should be rubbed on this at all. you may lightly clean the metal with a soft brass bristle brush. the wood can be washed with gently with...

Antique Furniture: Old bed, s hooks, headboard
s hooks, headboard: good to hear from you! 1890-1900 but the thing is if it has been cut down, are the rails right, tight and original. without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer from teh 5000 in operation at the time. i need a picture of the part...

Antique Furniture: Original Duncan Phyfe?, Stylized Duncan Phyfe style sofa
Stylized Duncan Phyfe style sofa: Hi Lauren, Judging by the photo s I would say that the piece dates to the 1930 s to 1940 s. Having seen a number of period Duncan Phyfe pieces, including sofa s, the detail work on your example is not representative of the New York shop of Duncan Phyfe...

Antique Furniture: Pembroke style table, william sloane coffin, plywood bottom
william sloane coffin, plywood bottom, time natalie: The Company of Master Craftsmen was founded by William Sloane Coffin, Sr in 1925. since the mahogany association disbanded in mid 1960s it palces your table in teh 20 year span between 1946 and 1966. If you are not skilled at refinishing i would leave...

Antique Furniture: questions about 2 pieces of furniture, rockford illinois, antique furniture
rockford illinois, antique furniture, sideboard: chifferobe was made in the 30s, the sideboard in the 20s. because there were thousands of manufacturers in operation, there is no way without a label to tell you which one. in Rockford there are close to 50 manufacturers listed. what else is on the...

Antique Furniture: Sette, furniture makers, hatrack
furniture makers, hatrack, hepplewhite: made around 1910. most gentlemen placed their hats on their lap as was the formal custom, or on a hatrack at the entrance but furniture makers did gimmicks to enhance specialty sales on items. very nice bench in the hepplewhite and sheraton styles. ...

Antique Furniture: Sheraton Style Display Cabinet, display cabinet, hepplewhite
display cabinet, hepplewhite, tool marks: i realized as soon as i sent the email that there were no drawers. i just received the pictures to my email, thanks. dont be disappointed, but the piece is not as early as you thought. age alone doesnt make something better or worse, just older, or...

Antique Furniture: Shower's Furniture China Cabinet, Shower's Furniture China Cabinet
Shower's Furniture China Cabinet: Hi Susan, Without attempting to sound like a furniture snob, but Showers Furniture is furniture built to a price,not to a standard, back in the day. Today, there is a downward spiral of interest for furniture of this style since there is so much finer...

Antique Furniture: Stamped Kittinger Queen Anne Mahogany Tray Top Tea Table, Kittinger Colonial Williamsburg CW8 Tea Table
Kittinger Colonial Williamsburg CW8 Tea Table: Hi Scott, Being a long time expert for Kittinger furniture and also having made an attempt to personally purchase the Kittinger company of Buffalo, New York in April of 1990, affords me the ability to answer your questions. First, the association of...

Antique Furniture: can't find anything else like it, old furniture, google
old furniture, google, tbo: to restore, the mirrors need to come out and the glass out of the door. then the stripping, gently sanding, stain, top clear coat, shellac or lacquer. rubbing between coats to smooth with 320 no fil paper. if it is all tight and the finish good the market...

Antique Furniture: table, Kittinger circa 1920's Library Table
Kittinger circa 1920's Library Table: Hi Nanette, While the Kittinger Furniture Company made many different models of Jacobean style furniture from the 1920 s and early 1930 s I can not say for certain if this is one of their pieces. What I can tell you is that the table has been stripped...

Antique Furniture: tea/wine cart, tea cart, antiques mall
tea cart, antiques mall, antique furniture: the wood often is called kingwood but this looks more like white or indian mahogany. it is not an old piece by my standards, 1970s vintage. If it is not made in America there will be a country of origin label underneath. check and let me know. an antiques...

Antique Furniture: Unusual table, mahogany veneers, chippendale style
mahogany veneers, chippendale style, expandable table: you said in your feedback that you were looking for conformation of the manufacturer. I did not understand that is what you wanted since you stated it was labeled lex chair company i just assumed you would know it was from that company. sorry. ======================================================================...

Antique Furniture: value of table, Warsaw Sheraton Style Drop Leaf Table
Warsaw Sheraton Style Drop Leaf Table: Hi Rob, While I believe your table has some age, I do not feel that it is a period antique, perhaps from the 1940 s. To use the word antique, this table would have to be at least 100 years old, so therefore I would consider it a vintage table, in the...

Antique Furniture: Virginia House by Lincoln Industries, Virginia House by Lincoln Industries
Virginia House by Lincoln Industries: Hi Cathy, Without being able to see detailed photo s of what you are trying to describe, I can not make any recommendations or comment. What I can tell is if you paint these pieces, you can then plan on having an impossible time trying to sell them,...

Antique Furniture: west Michigan furniture co., West Michigan Furniuter Company bedroom.
West Michigan Furniuter Company bedroom.: Hi Christine, What you have is furniture that was produced in large numbers by the West Michigan Furniture Company. Established in 1889 the company thrived and employed over 600 workers until 1975, when the business finally closed. Keep in mind, that...

Antique Furniture: west michigan furniture desk, 1930 to 1940's Ladies Vanity and Bench
1930 to 1940's Ladies Vanity and Bench: Dear Barb, While this may appear to you as a desk, this is actually considered a ladies vanity with bench. It most likely came with a matching mirror which is how they were sold, historically speaking. I would say that for the time period, being...

Antique Furniture: windsor rush seat side chairs, rush bottom, small chairs
rush bottom, small chairs, rush seat: 1920-40 reproduction of rush bottom windsor brace back style chair stained to a walnut color. the uppers need to be glued as i can see where the spindles are pulling out. they will need work if you are to use them. you will have to decide whether or not...

Antique Furniture: what is it, briwax, paste wax
briwax, paste wax, bottom shelf: It would depend on your skills and experience as a restorer. Bottom shelf should be repaired rather than replaced. I cant tell from the photo what need to be repaired on the shelf but for me it is like this. If i am only going to repair, stabilize and...

Antique Furniture: antique arm chair, 19th Century Eastlake Arm Chair
19th Century Eastlake Arm Chair: Ken, What you have is a chair which dates to the last quarter of the 19th century, in the Eastlake style. While the chair has a value of a couple hundred dollars, one would hope that it could find a caring new home, that will preserve it, rather that...

Antique Furniture: antique chair identification, savonarola chair, clear lacquer
savonarola chair, clear lacquer, mahogany color: it is a loose interpretation of a savonarola chair made between 1890 and 1915. I cannot be certain of the wood from the photos. the back will be a veneer, either oak or mahogany. the rest will be either oak, if the back is oak, or figured birch if the...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser, mahogany veneer, colonial reproductions
mahogany veneer, colonial reproductions, grand rapids furniture: it appears to be made 1910-20. walnut or mahogany veneer on the faces, part of a set at one time but the company operated 1928-1940s. what it appears is that they made colonial reproductions which were very popular in the 1900-1920s. The made good items...

Antique Furniture: Antique mystery chair, empire revival, empire period
empire revival, empire period, empire style: This is a manufactured chair from 1900-1915. The wood is birch and figured birch which was stained at the factory with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. The style is empire style. to say empire without the word style or revival indicates that it...

Antique Furniture: Antique rocker, sweet gum, antique furniture
sweet gum, antique furniture, enought: where it was manufactured no one can tell you without a label. there were 5000 companies churning out furniture back in the 1890-1910s when this was made. the wood looks like maple or sweet gum, pic is not clear or close enought to tell with certainty....

Antique Furniture: Antique roker, continuous arm, chair company
continuous arm, chair company, roker: there are some of the companies early catalogs online you might find interesting. the chair is a copy of a continuous arm windsor rocker. This rocker was made around 1910. if it is in need of gluing and touch up it would sell at 100. after touch up and...

Antique Furniture: Antique wooden chairs, wooden chairs, red paint
wooden chairs, red paint, crevasses: around 1885 look to be oak but the picture is not close enough to see grain detail. closer picture please. these were seen in offices, courtrooms, institutions, homes. very popular design when made, sturdy, well made. I wish I could find a set of 8 or...

Antique Furniture: Breakfront Secretary, 1940's Mahogany Breakfron Secretary
1940's Mahogany Breakfron Secretary: Sandy, Thanks for your question. The first thing to look for when evaluating a piece of furniture, such as your breakfront, is it s size in relation to an antique example. Original English Breakfront Secretaries usually run twice the size of your example....

Antique Furniture: buffet or dresser??
this is referred to as deco style. it is a buffet or sideboard. could be european but i would have to see the interior, back and inside the drawer holes to tell you. many woods have figure. this piece is probably figured birch and when it was refinished,...

Antique Furniture: Carved Chair style, age and value?, value question, insurance replacement
value question, insurance replacement, jacobean style: vacuum the dust off first. apply the wax with a cotton rag and round shoe polish brush. A little is best. shouldnt be globs on the chair. gently and sparingly. use a regular shoe brush on the carving to buff it once dry. cotton rag on the flats....

Antique Furniture: China/Secretary Cabinet?, Circa 1940 Mahogany Breakfront
Circa 1940 Mahogany Breakfront: Hi Joanne, What you have is commonly referred to as a Breakfront, with butlers secretary. This style originated in England, dating back to the 18th century. Looking at your piece, I would say it dates to the late 1930 s to 1940 s and since I can...

Antique Furniture: Cleaning/disenfecting old chest of drawers, chests of drawers, rodent droppings
chests of drawers, rodent droppings, household bleach: so far you are doing the right thing. rodent droppings can infect you with leptosprisos. not a good thing. clean with a vacuum, wear a particle mask. make a solution of household bleach and put in a spray bottle and spray the complete interior of the...

Antique Furniture: Dinette Set, hitchcock chairs, john harding
hitchcock chairs, john harding, table chairs: some online info on the company that built the chairs: book Boling: The Story of a Company and Family by John Harding (1979). According to this book, the company started in 1901 as Siler City Bending Co. and made things like traces for carriage harnesses....

Antique Furniture: Duncan phyfe, 1930's to 1940's Dining Room Set
1930's to 1940's Dining Room Set: Hi Eileen, This is far from being a Duncan Phyfe dining room set, which would date to the early 1800 s. What you have is not even close to the designs of Phyfe s New York workshop. Another tip off is the model number you found on your pieces. That...

Antique Furniture: Furnitures United, 1960's Dresser and Chest and Nightstands
1960's Dresser and Chest and Nightstands: Hi Natalia, What you have are pieces that were made in the late 1950 s to 1960 s. This furniture, as far as a style is concerned, is commonly referred to as stylized traditional furniture with not particular time period in mind. Made during a time period...

Antique Furniture: Honderich Cedar Chest, Deco Style Honderich Cedar Chest
Deco Style Honderich Cedar Chest: Hi Kerry, Honderich Blanket chests were manufactured in Milverton, Ontario, Canada and is lined with Tennessee red cedar. This one in particular is in the more common Art Deco waterfall style, dating to the 1920 s- 1930 s. It does asppear to be,...

Antique Furniture: identification of a table, Conant Ball swivel top table
Conant Ball swivel top table: Charles, Since you have already done some research work for Conant Ball, I will not bother to bore you with company history. What I can tell you is that it is next to impossible to find information on specific pieces of 20th century furniture since...

Antique Furniture: Identify Chair with Carved Face, flat head screws, queen anne front
flat head screws, queen anne front, renaissance revival: while waiting for more pictures i forgot to tell you that this style is an adaptation of a european german design. not the carving but the form. send more pics to my email as attachments, and include the original question show carving show more...

Antique Furniture: info on old dresser, shot pic, wood grain
shot pic, wood grain, time frame: I will need more photos to my email and include the original question and photo. need close up showing wood grain outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer take drawer out, turn upside down, take picture from...

Antique Furniture: info request on Lifetime Furniture desk, 1920'sd Jackobean Style Desk
1920'sd Jackobean Style Desk: Dear Paula, Your desk, most likely dates to the 1920 s when many Tudor homes were being built in America. This style of home was very popular during the time period, but the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg,in the 1930 s, becoming a major tourist destination,...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Buffet Table- what's it worth, 1920's vintage Kittinger consle Table
1920's vintage Kittinger consle Table: Hi Mandy, Your Kittinger console table dates to the 1920 s when the Kittinger Furniture Company, not unlike many other furniture companies at the time, were producing Baroque and Jacobean styles of furniture. The demand for this particular style was brought...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Cane Chair, Kittinger 1920's Jacobean style open arm chair
Kittinger 1920's Jacobean style open arm chair: Hi Lisa, Being a long time dealer of Kittinger furniture, for over 40 years now, I wish that I could tell you more about your chair other than the basics. You see, there are no records left from the old Kittinger company since they were destroyed...

Antique Furniture: kittinger chair, Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture
Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture: Hi Terry, After dealing in Pre-owned Kittinger furniture for over 42 years, my feeling is that this lolling chair was not made by the Kittinger Furniture Company of Buffalo, New York. While I have seen this particular form made by other makers, I do...

Antique Furniture: kittinger chair, kittinger chair ?
kittinger chair ?: Hi Terry, After reviewing your two photo s, I can tell you that the metal label is one that was used by the Kittinger factory back in the early days, circa 1920 s 30 s. The number that is stamped on the leg appears to be 1954, but I am unable to find...

Antique Furniture: Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed, Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed
Koehler Unifold Davenport Bed: Hi Kelly, I don t know what you paid for this sofa bed 20 years ago, but today with upholstery costs being forever on the rise and sofa beds not being in a huge demand, present day values are limited. It is more cost effective to go to a store and...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Bedroom Set, Mahogany Bedroom Set
Mahogany Bedroom Set: Dear Angela, Just so you are fully aware, what you have in the way of a bedroom set, there are a million other sets coming to the market, which does not help for resale. The bigger problem is that the younger buying public has 0 interest, so the values...

Antique Furniture: mahogany dresser with mirror, chippendale style, mahogany wood
chippendale style, mahogany wood, mirror question: that type number is proprietary to the company. they are inventory or style numbers. much like a model number. sometimes, if a company is still in business and older records have not been destroyed it is possible to find out exactly what it denotes from...

Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley kindergarten table, school desks, company histories
school desks, company histories, curious sort: Thank you very much for the link to your information website. Your question is appreciated. The basis for my statement you quoted [ as to value, since these were destroyed and few have come to the market.... ], comes from the least accurate source of...

Antique Furniture: Rustic Table and Buffet, minor nicks, oak veneer
minor nicks, oak veneer, open shelves: the buffet should not be sold as part of the table and chairs. it is in a different catagory, wood, age, style and is 10-20 years earlier. regardless, the buffet is way more desirable than the table and chairs. not saying that the table and chairs are not...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Company, mahogany veneer, mahogany color
mahogany veneer, mahogany color, antique mahogany: it is mahogany veneer on all the show faces. made around 1920-40 and is missing the finale that goes between the goose neck shaped pediment on top. if you were to clean it up by waxing with toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color it would sell...

Antique Furniture: "Standard" Desk, standard furniture company, william horrocks
standard furniture company, william horrocks, michael foley: mahogany wood. need a picture of the underneath of one drawer to help determine age since they manufactured items up into the 1970s. Generally when manufacturers make this classic style of desk they use the same design for several decades so the only way...

Antique Furniture: table
these were advertised as lamp tables and end tables around 1900-1920s. used in parlors, bedrooms and wherever needed. yours is birch and was originally dyed to a deep mahogany color. refinished properly and tightened up at the bottom shelf and the legs...

Antique Furniture: twistted wire cross bracing, antique piano stool, wooden legs
antique piano stool, wooden legs, wire cross: it is not an original feature. this was a common fix when the legs became loose from the short stretchers coming form the central post. saw this in a lot of chairs as well. have seen some pretty ingenious wire fixes over the years. the ones that drilled...

Antique Furniture: Unknow furniture, 1960's Dresser and Chest
1960's Dresser and Chest: HI Peter, What I am looking at are a triple dresser and a tall chest that were made in the late fifties to early sixties. What I can tell you, in looking at both pieces, they were made by a lower end furniture company. In other words furniture built to...

Antique Furniture: unusual rocker, time seat, antique furniture
time seat, antique furniture, furniture store: this is a manufactured chair from around 1900-1920. one of the many done in this style all of which had various differences and nuances. the wood is birch and figured birch stained to resemble mahogany as was customary for a time. seat is laminated....

Antique Furniture: Windsor chair, Mid 20th Centuiry Windsor Chair
Mid 20th Centuiry Windsor Chair: Hi Ken, What you have is a factory, machined, Windsor arm chair of poor quality. When comparing it to period,antique examples, it really is a big miss. To my educated eye it is not much more than a pile of firewood. Just to have a new arm knuckle...

Antique Furniture: Antique Amoir
this wardrobe was made in the 1920s. does it have drawers inside? i cant tell you anything about the wood without better pictures. is there a label on the back? Lots of these were made and were usually part of a br set. cleaned up and waxed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser
made around 1910-20s in the empire style. wood will be mahogany veneer and perhaps some birch staned mahogany. as to wood identification, wood grain, both end and side and quartered are first, next color comes into plya but not a stained color but an...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser
dresser was made in the 1920s. surfaces are veneered in mahogany and the grain oriented to give a nice visual impact. at one time there would have been a mirror. i think the green was not original and it is likely that the piee was semi stripped or cleaned...

Antique Furniture: bow front china cabinet, Circa 1920's Bowed China Cabinet
Circa 1920's Bowed China Cabinet: Hi Mary Pat, I won t ask how many years ago you got your china cabinet, but I remember as a young child playing in my grandparents basement and seeing the same style of cabinet, filled with my grandmothers china. I bet almost everyone in America had...

Antique Furniture: Burlington House Furniture, Dining Room Set by Burlington House Furniture
Dining Room Set by Burlington House Furniture: Hi Shannon, With the interest in dining room sets being in a state of decline these days, except for buyers of stately homes with baronial size dining rooms, smaller, unimportant sets such as yours are going begging these days, unless the price is...

Antique Furniture: Candle/Wine Table/
this tripod table or candle stand, either is appropriate and correct and there is no official name. both are valid. wood is a mahogany wood. you will have to check pricing in your area for repair but first, use antique mahogany color, toluene free Briwax,...

Antique Furniture: China Cabinet Identification
it is 1920s as you suspect. the picture is not close nor clear enough to identify the wood species. the legs and stretcher are probably sweet gum or/and tulip poplar as is the door. the top, left and right panels, and drawer fronts probably walnut veneer....

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture company 3 drawer desk
in my area of the country this would sell at 350-450 in a shop. Coombe built quality furniture but closed in the early 1970s. some information from one source. Coombe Furniture Factory Company Limited Kincardine. James B. Watson and Frank E. Coombe...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House dresser & mirror
1940-1968 was when Sers did the Harmony House items so this is not classified as an antique. looks like 1950 to me and as such you could use the term mid-century . is you get no bites at 500 you might consider lowering the price. or, you could list it...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger table, Circa 1920's Kittinger Jacobean Console Table
Circa 1920's Kittinger Jacobean Console Table: Hi Mary Pat, Thanks for sending along your question regarding the 1920 s Jacobean style console table. Having dealt in Kittinger furniture for the past 45 years, I can tell you that the pieces the Kittinger company produced in their earlier years, such...

Antique Furniture: RE: Identification of chair
pictures did not show up... anyhow, the wood is birch stained to a mahogany color. very common color and wood for the era 1890-1910 when this was manufactured. looks like a price tag on it, is this in a shop? if so the type of shop would determine...

Antique Furniture: secretary desk
it is a secretary desk with what is called a all front. Made around 1890. Style is a loose empire style done in the golden oak period. Wood is quarter sawn oak veneer. someone has removed the quarter sawn veneer from the face/front of the fall front. as...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard
Beautiful!! Chippendale style with wonderful matched veneers on the faces. glad i saw the picture since it looks to be 1920s early 30s and high quality. going back through my notes i see that they actually started usin this lable, the metal one like...

Antique Furniture: table
brand is mersman, they made a lot of furniture top is mahogany veneer, gallery probably is as well. base is either mahogany or sweet gum stained mahogany. lots of damage to the top but easily remedied. as it sits retail in a store about 75. base...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Chair Company Bedroom Set
the furniture was well made, cant say more without a hands on inspection as every company had several offerings, styles, and prices. all of your choices of a point of sale have their pros and cons. easiest is CL, with pictures and see what happens. I...

Antique Furniture: THOMLINSON SETTE AND CHAIRS
unfortunately, as nice as these 1920 pieces could be, the condition is a key factor. Having worked on sets like these i can say they are expensive to restore the wood, caning and upholstery. wood is most likely tulip poplar or sweet gum, both good furniture...

Antique Furniture: Value Of Folding Center Leaf Maple Table
patent was filed in may 1940, not sure when the machine was built to compress the round tenons but i have reference of an ad and a patent for the machine in 1951. This fits since this style was made from the 30s-50s. The red may have been from your gfather...

Antique Furniture: virginia house
depending on where you live, the point of sale and type of advertising, 450-650. possibly 750. it is jacobean style with the 1920s look. in a shop the price would be around 850-1200, again depending on the type of shop and the area. good reputable shops...

Antique Furniture: WF Mfg Co Boomerang Table
you have been given all the information available. i searched for quite awhile for you, about 45 minutes. sorry i missed the value, i got hung up on the searching and checking in my library. this table would sell in a shop at 75-100. if you want wood...

Antique Furniture: Windsor chair
wood is most likelybirch, not because of color but from the grain. chair is typical of the colonial style Stickley Bros. Co. built in the 1940-50 era, as is the wood. another thing that tells us it is of the 40s is the work. and the color, the color is...

Antique Furniture: antique desk
Federal style desk. probably mahogany veneer under the paint. made around 1920-40. as shown it would sell in a shop at 250 tops but then again if someone is wanting one painted like that you could get more, if it were not painted but wore the original...

Antique Furniture: Antique dining room table/chairs
from the 1920-30s. if you have to have it refinished the investment will exceed the market value. If you can wax it up using a colored Briwax then it is a good buy to reglue chairs would cost about 100 each. to refinish table and chairs 1000$...

Antique Furniture: Antique dresser identification
made in oak and oak veneers around 1900. golden oak period. if the mirror, mirror frame(wood surrounding the mirror glass), and mirror holder (wishbone frame pictured) came with the dresser and you have it all original, and it is all refinished it would...

Antique Furniture: Antique Hexagon Table
these were actually sold in the 1920s as end tables and as lamp tables. Today of course they have many uses including entry tables. This is a good one and i would guess there is a nicely veneered pattern on the top. if that is so then the table would sell...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rocking Chair
run your hand across the underside of the chair from side to side and feel if the bottom is flat or if it has highs and lows like waves about every 2 inches apart. post one more picture. under neath again but this time get closer and take it from the side...

Antique Furniture: Antique Walnut Bookcase/Cabinet
very nice. to help i will need lots of pictures to my email as attachments to one email. cell phone pictures is not the best if you have another it would help. need views of crown case shelves on sides base doors. also outside of the side of one drawer...

Antique Furniture: Armoire Worth
This is called a linen press. In mahogany. should have either half front drawers or shelving inside the top doors. MOlding at the crown under the cove and bead is called dental molding. looks to be from the 1920-40 era. please use the followup function...

Antique Furniture: authentic Jacobian window seat/sofa?
send multiple pictures as attachments to one email to my email address. right side up please, front rear and underneath. close up of wood grain so i can determine species end of coil spring where it touches wood at first look i would agree that...

Antique Furniture: Buffet / sideboard
use the followup function and 1. post a picture of the outside of the side of the top center drawer where the side meets the front 2. post a picture of the hole the drawer came out of. thanks it appears to be colonial revival made in the 1910-20s...

Antique Furniture: carved eagle & crest table or bench
it is a piece of history and would look great if you stripped or cleaned it with mineral spirits followed by a dark brown wax. asphaultum i think is sold under the glisonite name. it is tar. companies use about one tablespoon or less or more in a gallon...

Antique Furniture: Chest of Drawers
Friedman was a furniture reseller and did not manufacturer furniture so we will never know who manufactured this chest. it was made around 1900 in the empire style. the front is done in walnut veneer, well matched. if i had the mirror I woud sell...

Antique Furniture: Circa 1850-ish Mahogany Armchair ?
Many pieces are not marked with a manufacturers label, not so unusual and without that there is on way anyone can tell you the manufacturer. around the time this was made there were about 5000 manufacturers in operation in the USA. It is American made...

Antique Furniture: Dining Table
Do you have the center leg? If not having one made will be a good idea since when the table is fully extended that central leg support is needed. and is it a 54 table in diameter? the table is 1890/1900 and if fully restored would price at 4800$, you...

Antique Furniture: Dresser
this is a sideboard from a dining room in oak. made round 1890-1910 where made is impossible to tell without a label as there were about 5000 manufacturers operating at the time. if you have the beveled edge mirror the piece would sell in a shop at...

Antique Furniture: E.F. Caldwell Andirons
Usually I would reject a question about things other than furniture but these deserve a public reply. Being unable to examine these in person makes it impossible to determine if they are from the E F Caldwell firm in New York. Not everything was marked...

Antique Furniture: Follow-up pics for Antique Inlaid Mahogany Curved Front Buffet
The lock marking shows that it is a Lever lock, that is a type of lock. i see more of them from england than in the USA but that means little trying to determine where the piece came from. It is well made and most stylish, the other pictrues sent show...

Antique Furniture: Furniture Manufacturers
There were thousands of furniture manufacturers in operation during that time. About 5,000 in the USA. about 25 years ago I contacted the US Census Bureau as they do census on manufacturing industries as well as counting people. Unfortunately at that...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Coffee Table, Kittinger Coffee Table
Kittinger Coffee Table: Dear Mary, Your coffee table was most likely made in the 1960 s. While Kittinger is very fine furniture not all of it is I demand today due to specific styles, such as your table. What Kittinger was best known for were the pieces that they made for...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hill Bedroom Ser
this style is called colonial revival and is from 1910-20. be careful, this would have been walnut veneer, nothing wrong with veneer, but it was painted for a reason, you do not know the condition of the surfaces under the paint. I cannot tell you if...

Antique Furniture: Saginaw Furniture Shops Secretary Hutch
These were sold in the 1910-1920s as secretaries by most companies. other companies called them desks but most companies referred to the desk as having no bookcase top. the wood in the front of the drawers and fall front is flame grain mahogany. i can...

Antique Furniture: Secretary Desk
Use the followup function and post a picture of the outside of a drawer where the side meets the front. also, a picture of the bottom of that drawer taken of the outside of the bottom from the rear so i can see the back of the drawer and the bottom in one...

Antique Furniture: sending requested pictures
i will list the mirrors separate as the value for a mirror alone is higher that if priced with the dresser. pricing is as priced as a minimum in a average retail setting/store. If i have not addressed you questions please repost. as a set 2500-3500. assuming...

Antique Furniture: table, chairs and sideboard
the pieces a mix of hepplewhite and sheraton styles, are of the 1920s vintage. retail in a good shop the price on the sideboard would be around 800 cant say about the chairs since i cant see them and need a full view picture of the table as well. ...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Bedroom set
not birds eye maple. mahogany veneer. called bees wing mahogany due to the grain in the headboard. vanity is ribbon stripe mahogany veneer. do you have the mirror that was made with the vanity? sellign together or separately is the choice vanity is...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Clock and table
The table label with the George Washington bust was made 1926-1931 at the Royal furniture company plant after Irwin purchased Phoenix and Royal in Grand Rapids. Retail in a shop 650-750 depending on the point of sale. Insurance replacement value higher. ...

Antique Furniture: vintage dining table
it is from the 1920s and is colonial revival in style. as to manufacturer, there were 5000 in operation so without a label no one can help with that. look carefully underneath for a label. i cannot tell the wood from the photo but if you use the followup...

Antique Furniture: Weiman hall table
Weiman Furniture Company, 2578 Eleventh Street, 1940. The Weiman Company to Rockford in 1935 from Chicago, leased the old Rockford Union Furniture company building until 1940 when they built a new, large modern plant. They manufactured Weiman Heirloom Quality...

Antique Furniture: 18th century Italian chest of drawers
It is a nice piece, these sell high in new and resale furniture stores. They were correct that it is a reproduction but it is a 20th century reproduction of an 1850s european chest. could be as late as 1970/80 but they still sell way higher than you paid....

Antique Furniture: 1989 10 piece Thomasville dining room set, 1989 10 piece Thomasville dining room
1989 10 piece Thomasville dining room : Dear Louise, Due to the style of your Thomasville set the resale value is an issue. Since the style is not at all what todays buyers are looking for, the value would be held back to $800. - $1,000. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Antique chairs
casters might have been changed, i am not a fan of casters on a chair, legs are not made to take side stress and people years ago sat properly in chairs, unlike today. chairs are part of a parlor set made 1890-1920 in the empire style. often referred to...

Antique Furniture: Antique hutch/china cabinet?
it did have glass in the doors originally. the glass slid in place from the top. I have worked on a couple in years gone past like this other than the holes. We can call this a kitchen cupboard although with the holes in the sides it was versatile. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique Inlaid Flame Mahogany Federal Buffet
probably 1920-40, i would have to inspect in person to get closer. the vertical drawers is a feature we see in 1810-30 sideboards in the sheraton and hepplewhite federal styles for wine bottles. I would agree that it is definitely American made and in...

Antique Furniture: Antique Maddox Mahogany Serpentine 4 Drawer Secretary/ Desk/ Cabinet W/claw Feet
yes the drawer has been wet. it is not mold on the outside but is called bloom or blush. what has happened is moisture has become trapped in the coating on the drwer front. take the hardware off the drawer if possible. purchase blush eliminator ...

Antique Furniture: Antique Mirror
i dont normally do mirrors but this one i recognize having worked on some. it is 1910-20. the covering is gesso. it should be repaired. usually these are repaired by making a mold of the area that is good but identical to the missing area. Smooth...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity
without a label there is no way anyone can determine the manufacturer from the 5000 in operation in the 1920s when this was made. wood appears to be sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. they would sell, cleaned up and ready to use in a retail store at 350-450...

Antique Furniture: armoire
thanks for the added pictures but i really need to see crown pictures. the crown is not right for this style and quality of wardrobe. I have seen many over the years and bought and sold many. when i have had to shorten ones in the past i did a good quality...

Antique Furniture: Berkey and Gay bedroom furniture set, Berkey and Gay bedroom furniture set
Berkey and Gay bedroom furniture set: Hi Greg, Your pieces were made about 1910 to 1920. Due to the style of these pieces which depending where you are located in the country the value for the set would be $700. to 850. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay Vantiy
if you like it and can live with the damages 250/300 would be ok to pay. i cant really see the damages well in the top. if you can buy it at 150 or t200 even better. to have it completely restored would cost about 650-750 it is a nice piece and your...

Antique Furniture: Ceylon Table & 4 chairs
the company uses a lot of native hardwoods and thae grain here doesnt have some of the characteristics of teak. more like elm or birch. teak usually ages to a darker brown and is a fairly oily wood. but, i can always be wrong, teak grain is a little...

Antique Furniture: Chair I cannot find origin of
this is built just as would be expected in the 1920s, and this is in keeping with the style which these days is often called colonial revival. as to origin, no way to tell without a label of some sort as there were thousands of manufacturers in operation...

Antique Furniture: Chairs from Charlotte Chair Co, Chairs from Charlotte Chair Co
Chairs from Charlotte Chair Co: Hi Mary, Unfortunately there is not any archival information about your chairs. They were most likely made in the 1940 s 50 and it would depend how large a set you have, but you can figure on $25. to $35. per chair. It is a fairly costly chair...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Suit - Thomasville Chair Co.
chairs look like the slat backs are trying to delaminate. Federal style sounds better than Duncan Phyfe style so use accordingly. 45 each for the chairs china cabinet 550-750 sideboard 450 table 400 this is a classic style so there...

Antique Furniture: Dining table and chairs
this was made in the USA in the 1910-20s. By whom we cannot know since there were about 5000 manufacturers in operation. originally it would ahve been in a walnut or mahogany color, stained with a clear finish although i will admit that it looks good painted...

Antique Furniture: Grandmothers bedroom set
i know how much work you have put into this and the vanity looks fantastic!!!! I have always said that if they manufactured house paint as tough as those antiquing kits from the 50s and 60s we would only have to paint our houses once a life time or so! ...

Antique Furniture: Hall Tree
yes you can see the outline where there are two pieces missing at the top. they will be leafy carvings like what is on either side you can do an outline with paper to get the gross shape then play with it to get the leafy close to what is would have been....

Antique Furniture: Joerns Bros. Furniture
if the footboard matches the headboard then figure 1200 on the bed as part of the set and add about 250 for the mirror with the dresser. great set and would have been made after the company moved to Stevens Point in 1927 which we can safely say would have...

Antique Furniture: Johnson-Handly-Johnson table
buy som brown toluene free Briwax. wax all surfaces. should take about 2 hours. now you have restored it!! dont worry about the ring on the top. this is from 1900 and a very high styles end table or lamp table. or fouer table. in shop price on...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger, Kittinger Bachelors Chest
Kittinger Bachelors Chest: Hi Richard, Your Kittinger Bachelors Chest appears to have uneven color issues with the drawers being different in color. The condition of the top is also a concern, but if clean I value the4 chest at $500.-$600. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger 2, Kittinger Chest on Chest
Kittinger Chest on Chest: Hi Richard, With Kittinger furniture the condition of the finish is of paramount importance. I am not able to see the condition of the piece but it should be valued at $1,500. if it is in find condition. Best Wishes. George E. Harrison III wwww.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger CW104 chairs, Kittinger CW104 wing chairs
Kittinger CW104 wing chairs: Hi Patty, Based on the burn in on the rear leg I can tell you that these chairs were made prior to 1941. It appears that they have been reupholstered sometime later in a very undesirable fabric. Most buyers that are interested in these chairs usually...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger end table/bedside table, Kittinger Ocassional Table
Kittinger Ocassional Table: Hi Marilyn, To be honest with you, the table does not have a level of interest with todays buyers of Kittinger furniture. Your table was made in the 1920 s prior to the pieces made for Colonial Williamsburg. It is the Williamsburg pieces that buyers...

Antique Furniture: Knechtel cabinet
after reading it is unlikely it is teak but still, without a close picture of the wood grain i cannot say with certanity. the company is still in operation, i suggest you contact them. they have a good and strong history, same family since the mid 1800s....

Antique Furniture: Mid Century Office Chair Maker
i would like to help more but this is way out of my area of expertise. below is some information i had in the computer. lots of institutional or hospitality items were built by many companies, many of the same form. Selected Entity Name: FRANK & SON,...

Antique Furniture: To oil or not
will it wash off with warm water and a half of dawn in a gallon of water then rinsed? it could be anything, if i was there i might could help quicker. does it come off with a dry rag? water wet rag? mineral spirits wet rag? lacquer thinner wet rag...

Antique Furniture: Queen Ann Tea Table by Feldendries Cabinet Makers
Feldenkreis the company did reproduction chippendale furniture mostly custom made in the 20th century starting around 1905. most of this you know. that this is called queen anne is of no surprise as most items with the cabriole leg is called QA. being...

Antique Furniture: S Bent Bros
wood is birch. Gardnerís fourth oldest manufacturing company and an offshoot of Heywood-Wakefield Company. Founded: 1867 by Samuel, Charles O. and Roderic L. Bent Location: Mill Street in South Gardner Products: First made five-spindle factory chairs...

Antique Furniture: Saybolt Cleland Leather Settee & 4 Chairs, Saybolt Cleland Leather Settee & 4 Chairs
Saybolt Cleland Leather Settee & 4 Chairs: Hi Christina, Since I am not able to see a photo of the settee and only one of the 4 chairs which appears to have issues with the leather, what I can tell you is the chairs have a value of $100. each. since re-upholstery costs are a big factor. Best...

Antique Furniture: Sikes Buffalo Desk or Secretary
cherry wood desk, a partners desk i believe, doesnt one row of drawers open from each side. made in the 40s early 50s and would sell in a shop around 500, with the scratch gone. a very well made and styled desk!! The are a multitude of sites giving various...

Antique Furniture: Sofa and Chair
I dont see walnut wood, more like sweet gum but if you would send a few more pictures to my email it would be appreciated. for insurance replacement values, not resale numbers, i would put 3500 on the sofa and 1800 on the chair as they sit. for resale,...

Antique Furniture: swivel chair
when i was referring to the ends that screwed into the chair i was talking about the cradles sorry bout that. unfortunately this forum does not allow me enough time to do a dedicated search the patents, that has to go to you as it may take some time but...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Chair Co
this is a vanity chair made around 1920. seems like it is in good condition and would sell in a shop around 75-100$. If you use the followup function and tke a closer picture of the writing i will translate it for you but the picture needs to be closer,...

Antique Furniture: unusual desk drawer from Barrister bookcase drop leaf desk
i see this drawer in many desks with the same pattern on the paper. usually in better desks! in lesser desks there is no pattern on the paper. they are just file drawers, you see them in roll top desks. have seen them labeled for different things in...

Antique Furniture: Value of 2 hickory chair loveseats, Hickory Sheraton Loveseats
Hickory Sheraton Loveseats: Hi Deborah, Regarding your 2 Hickory Sheraton Loveseats, the big problem I see is with the modern fabric that they have been covered with. The majority of buyers are going to be looking for pieces with a more traditional covering therefore they will...

Antique Furniture: Value of Virginia House Maple Dining Room set
It is not considered an antique but will fall into the vintage, collectable catagory. you will do better to have the insurance company pay for restoration than replacement. you dont what to tell them this but the restoration costs will be much higher than...

Antique Furniture: Vintage China Cabnet
it is from the 1920s. if there is no label there is no way to determine the manufacturer from the 5000 operating at that time. the face is walnut and/or mahogany veneer, base is either sweet gum or tulip poplar stained. it is jacobean style style...

Antique Furniture: vintage dresser-top mirror frame
it is walnut. pretty much anything you do when making the mirror will gel. go online and look at victorian dressers. you will see many with elaborate tops but yours is a more simple design. a rounded top with a facade with decoration matching the other...

Antique Furniture: Wernicke Bookcase Date - Picture Uploaded
you have the older ones like i have in my house. the numbers you asked about are case numbers and pattern numbers. I have gone through a couple of post 1900 GW catalogs looking for your numbers but now know they are earlier. and there is no indes co...

Antique Furniture: worth
this is a 1920s china cabinet. retail in a shop it would sell, depending on the type of shop and location, around 350-400$. veneer in the drawer is mahogany, cant see the rest well enough. best thing is to visit antique malls and shops in your area...

Antique Furniture: Zangerle and Peterson Coffee Table
Table style is 1920s but you only have part of the table. it probably did not start as a coffee table but as a lamp table or end table. someone has cut the legs off. the legs would have curved in and attached to a shelf or terminal block then the legs...

Antique Furniture: Accent Chairs, Late 19th Century Side Chairs
Late 19th Century Side Chairs: Dear Jennifer, The chairs are late 19th century and of no particular value. Perhaps your grandmother thought that because they had some age they were worth something. The truth of the mater is not all things old are valuable. I place a value of $35....

Antique Furniture: Antique Liqour or China Cabinet, 1920's China Cabinet
1920's China Cabinet: Hi Jill, Your China Cabinet purchase was most likely made in the 1920 s. Since it is not a important period piece of furniture there is no way to trace who made it. Since the style is not of interest to too many buyers today, I place a value of $75....

Antique Furniture: Baker chairs, Baker Regency Style Arm Chairs
Baker Regency Style Arm Chairs: Hi Rita, Nice buy on the chairs! They were most likely made in the 1960 s - 70s, in the English Regency style. These are formal chairs and I recommend that you do a little research for a more appropriate style fabric for your re-upholstery job....

Antique Furniture: bedroom vanity, Art Deco Ladies Vanity
Art Deco Ladies Vanity: Hi Dana, Your vanity is of the Art Deco period. Unfortunately there was so much furniture made in this country and much of it unimportant, there is no way to document it all. It s value is around $175. to $200. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Buffet table
i only find mention of Meyers in a 1912 publication when he took a liner trip to europe on the companies stead. i place the table, library table or writing table in the 1920s. looks to be mahogany veneer on the apron and top. although that is the office...

Antique Furniture: Craftsman style chairs
since there were about 5000 manufacturers operating at the time there is no way anyone could identify that without a label. manufacturers made what was popular and in style. mission style craftsman style from the same time as the crocker labeled chairs...

Antique Furniture: Crocker chairs
First, to address the tung oil issue. Whoever said that is not as well informed as should be. You will never find this done by competent, well informed restorers or conservators and never in museums. Think furniture paste wax. Briwax, Renaissance Wax,...

Antique Furniture: Desk, Small desk or vanity
Small desk or vanity: Hi James, I am not so sure what the value of your desk would be in the United Kingdom, but in the United States, desks or ladies vanity of this size and style range in the $400. to $750. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Dresser history and value
I read an interview with an employee of ward furniture who stated that the company was still in existence in 1969. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCwQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fhardwoodtreemuseum.org%2Fwp-content%2FupLoads%2FSwofford11.pdf&ei=0RWkVLKfC9CvogSc24GADA&usg=AFQjCNHd6HmUvoIBjZ0DhIgoDoEjoOt62w&bvm=bv.82001339,d.cGU...

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Table? Worth keeping?
top has been wet more than i had thought. i didnt know before, that the finish is lifting at the seams. you can strip the top and refinish that part but paying someone else to do it would cost 250-350$. you can probably do this since there is no damage...

Antique Furniture: Furniture stripping problem
i am not familiar with the stripper and the blend is unknown to me. i always use stripper that is not the gel or thick type and is always at least 85% methylene chloride. sometimes if the stripper will not penetrate the coating it is necessary to lightly...

Antique Furniture: The Georgetown Galleries, Mahogany Hutch, Georgetown Galleries, Mahogany Breakfront
Georgetown Galleries, Mahogany Breakfront: Hi Robyn, Your diminutive breakfront was most likely made in the 1940 s -50 s. There aren t any archives in existence for the furniture made by Georgetown Galleries since it was not considered important furniture, rather furniture that was built to...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Grand Rapids All Mahogany Game Table
it is a sheraton style, duncan phyfe style and/or a Federal style game table. The first two names are designers/furniture makers that are known for this style beginning back around 1800. Federal style is that style built from those designs that encompasses...

Antique Furniture: Katherine Henick table, Katherine Henick table
Katherine Henick table: Hi Colleen, Your decorated lamp table, commonly used along side of a sofa or wing chair most likely dates back to the 1940 s with later decoration. I place a value of $100. to $175. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Beds, Questionable Kittinger Beds value
Questionable Kittinger Beds value: Hi Gina, Without seeing a picture I am not able to confirm that the beds were made by the Kittinger Furniture Co. The Kittinger company usually braded their furniture and they would be marked on the rear of the bed. There are many people claiming...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger dining table and sideboard, Kittinger dining table and sideboard-buffet
Kittinger dining table and sideboard-buffet: Hi Cristy, My advise to you is to break up the pieces and offer the buffet separately. The reason being is the Buffet is not a desirable model from a buyers view. Buffet $250-$300. Chairs $200. - $300. each Table $1500. - $2,000. Good luck, ...

Antique Furniture: Loomis & Hart Furniture value
They operated in the 1920s for certain as this is when this furniture was made. I too believe the two stands might have been the ends of a vanity. you must check the sides to see it they had been attached at one time. there would be some indication . the...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Councill Low Boy
They opened in 1973 making hand crafted items and I have no way to determine when this would have been made. please check all over the piece, including the back and underneath, inside and under drawers for any other markings that may help. Since this...

Antique Furniture: Refinishing -Tomlinson Chair Mfg Co Small Hutch
First let me say that I am sorry that you had trouble with the coating. The answer from zinnser was a canned answer. The first thing he should have asked is what you did to prepare for the shellac and did you thin the shellac with denatured alcohol. Secondly,...

Antique Furniture: Round oak table
There were too many manufacturers operating at the time this was made, 1900-1920s to venture a guess. there were about 5000 in operation. looks like it will take three 9-10 inch leaves. crayons are for filling in dents and nicks in the wood. when finish...

Antique Furniture: Rushville Furniture Bedroom Set, Rushville Furniture Bedroom Set
Rushville Furniture Bedroom Set: Hi Jill, I would not refer to this furniture as being antique. Vintage would be a better choice of words. It dates to the 1920 s. This furniture when new sold for very little money. Perhaps the entire group sold new for less than $200. The dated...

Antique Furniture: secy desk - Maddox of Jamestown nyk
the keys will be different for different pieces so it is a shot in the dark to be able to order one. Fruitless perhaps. if it is a barrel key, or a standard key, a locksmith should be able to open it for you. some info: Maddox built good furniture...

Antique Furniture: Sellers Cabinet
i have seen original cabinets with stenciling on them in various patterns. since this is oak it is likely the exterior was not originally painted but the stenciling could be original or added. i would have to see it in person to tell. things is this....

Antique Furniture: Style of sofa
added: It is very likely it is a tropical wood with similar grain to mahogany (Swietenia). We see it a lot the last few decades. And thank you for mentioning Apitong, that is one that I was not familiar with but just did some reading on it. that we are...

Antique Furniture: ThomasVille Flaming Mohagany Inlaid Buffet Table
flame grain or crotch grain mahogany sideboard or buffet manufactured in the federal style. beautifully polished surface and wonderful inlay with the perfect gallery. The prices for such nice federal style reproductions have a wide variance however as...

Antique Furniture: Unknown Desk??, 1920's Jacobean Style Desk
1920's Jacobean Style Desk: Hi Sarah, Wile I am not able to tell you exactly which furniture company made your desk. It appears to be in the typical 1920 s Jacobean style made by any one of a large number of companies at that time period. The woods used are typically Walnut with...

Antique Furniture: antique claw-foot rocking chair
this is one of the better examples i have seen of this empire style chair and sets made around 1900. often called empire revival or even second period empire (by auctioneers). Most of the ones made in this style are more a common or standard grade and in...

Antique Furniture: antique open arm chair
again 300 is ok and would be an auction price. however, this is one of the better ones. in a high end shop after cleaning repairing anything that needs it it would price 750 retail in a shop. the straight chair would not price here. like i said before,...

Antique Furniture: antique tables
this is difficult for me to answer because i think you should keep them both as they are family and later someone, your kids maybe, will want and treasure them. the two tier mahogany veneer and sweet gum table was made in the 1940s. the oak table was...

Antique Furniture: Antique Victorian Style Headboard
use mineral spirits to clean off the orange oil chances are it is terpenes, which is ok but mixed with mineral oil and silicone oil, which is not ok and are non drying oils. mineral spirits or low odor mineral spirits will work and will clean well. just...

Antique Furniture: Art Deco Vanity and Tall Boy
these are from the 1930s as you suspect. i cannot see the gain in the front of the chest or vanity in the photos but you are probably right in assuming it is mahognay veneer although it may be walnut. the vanity isthe more desirable item and would bring...

Antique Furniture: Chair and a Half
1890-1910 late victorian style loveseat in birch wood originally stained to mahogany and was part of a parlor set. when you say strengthen the joints please allow me to add that the best way is to take the piece apart and reglue. will sell better...

Antique Furniture: coat rack chair
it is a butlers rack. hanging ties, coats, shirts, pants with the tray for change and watches and rings. i cannot see the seat but often there is a drawer under the seat, socks, handkerchiefs or whatevers. cannot tell you the age, we see these from 1940...

Antique Furniture: Dating Furniture
cant help with the wood species as the picture is too distant an fuzzy but the piece is a deco style, european, and from the 1930s. check your local import antique shops and antique malls to see what similar items are priced. from what is in my area i...

Antique Furniture: Desk by Skandia Furniture Co
according to my info the company started in the late 1890s and was bought out in 1941-42 then the buyer, superior sleeprite of chicago went out in 1949. nice select veneers on the faces i can see. in a shop in my area it would sell at 450-650. in a...

Antique Furniture: End Table
these were advertised as end tables in the 1910-20s. wood looks like sweet gum which has a walnut colored stain as is to be expected from this time. this is better than most ans would sell in a shop around 100-150 if all the surfaces are good and it is...

Antique Furniture: Federal Style Dining Table and Chairs
you are correct in your assumptions but the chairs did not start life with the table, good fit but were never a match. different age, and not what we see with these tables when you see the sets. they go with the table as they are of the style, just different...

Antique Furniture: Grandmother Clock
show picture of it closed and a pic of the back. what does the label say on the back of the door. is there any writing on the mechanism, inspect closly, take the weights off and slide the mech out. oil for dried wood. wood will seek equilibrium with...

Antique Furniture: identify what the antique is
This is an icebox made in oak. inside the left upper door is where the block ice goes, there is a metal tube that goes from that compartment down through the floor of the ice box. the water catch tray goes underneath. The wood at the bottom swivels up...

Antique Furniture: knechtal hutch
I understand that the finish wasnt sanded off, it has deteriorated and lost its plasticity, we sometimes refer to this as a dead or fried finish (technical terms...). I wanted to see if the grain pattern showing on the intact finish was the same as on the...

Antique Furniture: Mystery Chair
this is too cool!! would you send multiple pictures to my email please. front back side under top all around. metal parts too. check the metal very closly for foundry marks, patent dates, name or initials i will say it looks like 1880-1890s but...

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Chair Company Rocking Chair
chair was made in the latter part of the companies history judging from the label style and chair style and designs. lets say from the 20s until the closing in the 30s. style is an adaptation of the earlier windsor style chairs with the high back and spindals...

Antique Furniture: Proper name for the pictured Piece
this is an art nouveau style etagere with cabinet made in oak around 1890-1900. missing carving at the bottom of the door and at the bottom left of the pierce work. and with one separated shelf, would price around 1500-2200 in a shop depending o stability...

Antique Furniture: Sikes Morris Chair, Value of Sikes Morris Chair
Value of Sikes Morris Chair : Dear Lorraine, With the current state of the market and what was popular yesterday, it s not so much the case today. What most sellers fail to realize is that we are in a rapidly changing society and what was popular, 2 to 3 years ago, can be quite...

Antique Furniture: Victorian Chair
1860s-70s, not 1850 but that is a fine pair of chairs. part of a parlor set and a picture of our past. you do your own research, search google images for victorian renaissance revival chairs and you will see similar pieces, and remember that all styles...

Antique Furniture: Age and Maker of China Cabinet/Sideboard
this is a mix of early styles, the footing is called a shoe. it resembles early jacobean style and other early english styling. would be called a transitional piece and also could be called colonial revival. thing is there were no sideboards at that time....

Antique Furniture: Antique Buffet Table, early 20th century buffet Sideboard
early 20th century buffet Sideboard: Dear Ruth, I wish I could be of greater help to you in the identification for your Buffet Sideboard. Most likely it was built around 1910 and at that time there were a huge number of furniture companies, all building very similar furniture pieces....

Antique Furniture: Antique Radio Table cir. 1940, Antique Radio Table cir. 1940
Antique Radio Table cir. 1940: Hi Michael, Back in the early days of radio, many furniture manufacturing companies were contracted to make from simple to more elaborate cabinets for radio s and eventually, for televisions. With the style of the cabinet it might possibly date to the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Sideboard
wood is the walnut family. the wood inside the top drawer is a sycamore grain and there is one other wood that exhibits this grain pattern but I will have to check on that when i get to the shop where my wood samples are located. the drawer pulls may be...

Antique Furniture: Authentic Duncan Phyfe?
sorry. guess the email didnt go through. The table is duncan phyfe or sheraton style, even can be called federal style. it is a 1930-1940s vintage machine made. more often than not manufacturers did not label items, the numbers could be style or color...

Antique Furniture: Authentic Duncan Phyfe?, Authentic Duncan Phyfe? NOT!
Authentic Duncan Phyfe? NOT!: Hi Shaila, Thanks for your question regarding your small lamp table, made in the very loosely associated style of Duncan Phyfe. As long as you did not pay more than $25. for the table, you are OK. Still expensive though when using it for firewood....

Antique Furniture: Berkey and Gay Sideboard/Buffet, 1940's Berkey and Gay Buffet
1940's Berkey and Gay Buffet: Hi Jennifer, Your Berkey and Gay, technically a buffet and not a sideboard, was manufactured sometime during the 1940 s, out of solid mahogany and mahogany veneers. For a gentle cleaning, I recommend that you use Murphy s oil soap and tepid water...

Antique Furniture: Children's rocking chair, 1890's Children's Oak Rocking Chair
1890's Children's Oak Rocking Chair: Hi Matt, Trying to determine the maker of your chair is somewhat difficult. There were countless number of small furniture factories back in the late nineteenth century, about 1890, which is where I date your Oak Rocking Chair. Do to it s present...

Antique Furniture: Desk
you will have to fight your way in there and get more pictures. one that shows the outside of one drawer where the side meets the front, picture of the interior of the hole the drawer comes out of, a picture of the back of the piece, clear picture of the...

Antique Furniture: desk
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: desk
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: desk
you are in no way bothering me, i hate to keep asking. lots of people do not check the photos before sending them thinking they are in focus, i am used to it and it is not a problem. the first picture in this post is the same one from before. the desk...

Antique Furniture: desk pictures
i still need a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joint used. what was your question, i have no way to find the original one, if you have it then copuy and paste it to a followup to this post....

Antique Furniture: deskvanity
sorry for the delay, i see that today that three questions i responded to did not post to the site. west michigan furniture company operated between, some quoted info on company The West Michigan Furniture Company was the first large-scale furniture...

Antique Furniture: Dresser
throw away the old english. it is a non drying oil that collects dust adn other airborne contaminants. use a furniture paste wax like toluene free briwax in the antique mahogany color. the wood is mahogany veneer, style is hepplewhite style. 1940s vintage....

Antique Furniture: George McLagan 6 dining chairs
Antique Furniture: George McLagan 6 dining chairs

Antique Furniture: Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.
Antique Furniture: Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.

Antique Furniture: Furniture and its manufacturer
actually yes i did just wanted to make sure that it was received as emails are sometimes lost in space. here is what was said in the email. Pioneer furniture co wasnt a manufacturing company but were a reseller so without another labeling showing the manufacturer...

Antique Furniture: George McLagan 6 dining chairs
If this doesnt work you can use johnsons floor paste wax, it contains no silicone or mineral oil either but only comes in the neutral color. you can color it using gumbacher artists oil color. from: https://briwax.wordpress.com/category/canadian-briwax-distributor/...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Buffet/Server, Mid 20th Century Kittinger Buffet Server
Mid 20th Century Kittinger Buffet Server: Hi Julia, Your Kittinger Buffet was more than likely made in the 1950 s. While some people would consider this to be an older piece, many of the Kittinger pieces were either copied from 18th and 19th antiques, however, this would not be the case with...

Antique Furniture: Ladies rocker
1900-1920 manufactured rocker in the empire style. i need a clear picture of the wood grain to tell you the wood but i am pretty sure it is mahogany with possibly sweet gum parts stained to match mahogany. without a label there is no way anyone can tell...

Antique Furniture: Late 1800 to early 1900 daybed or settee
I would be interested in seeing the mark you found so I can keep it with the pictures of the bed. That is wonderful news as the style and look of this is way above average. this morning i was studying the pictures again. this is probably one of the better...

Antique Furniture: Looking for a good value on Drexel bedroom set., Drexel bedroom set.
Drexel bedroom set.: Melissa, Based on your photo s, showing the style, finish and assuming al pieces are in good condition, I place a value of $575. to $650. for the set. Not exactly a style folks are looking for these days. Best Regards, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Need help ID'ing antique oak Craftsman pedestal table
I have always used aliphatic resin (carpenter s wood glue) for my wood projects, and haven t had any experience w hide glue. I did some reading about it after receiving your reply, and understand it s a traditional material and held in high regard by woodworkers....

Antique Furniture: Refinishing Maple Dresser/nightstand
QUESTION: How many applications of stripper should I apply? Do I just stop once it s smooth to the touch basically? bk you are not going for smooth, you are going for clean. i strongly urge you, if you have no experience in stripping wood, to practice...

Antique Furniture: Request appraisal of antique dresser / chest of drawers
send multiple photos attached to one email and please include this post. make sure unfinished areas are photographed: back underneath drawer sides showing the joints inside drawer cavities cards and labels, etc i will look them over where are you...

Antique Furniture: S.Bent
thanks. it is the labeling i thought it was. 1950s or so would be the time. i thought ash but seeing the close picture it is oak but not from the grain it is not old growth. great chair and quality built from a quality company. antique of the future...

Antique Furniture: Sale of Antiques, Advise for selling antiques
Advise for selling antiques: Hi Karen, I am a furniture expert therefore I am sorry I was not able to address your questions regarding paintings and china. While I am not sure of your location in Florida, my advice for you is to consult your yellow pages or go on line to find...

Antique Furniture: Small Chair in our Family
thanks for showing the back, it was then, a cane seated dining chair. i would say if you did some searching in google books you will likely find some factory catalogs from chair companies that will show similar chairs around 1880-1900. it is always a fascinating...

Antique Furniture: Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc., Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.
Table & chairs from Hale Co., Inc.: Hi Eldis, You have successfully taken me back to my childhood. Growing up my parents had the same set in there breakfast room. The current market value for the set would be $200. to $250. Best Wishes. George E.Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: temple stuart, Mid 20th century Temple Stuart table and chairs
Mid 20th century Temple Stuart table and chairs: Hi Stacey, The Temple-Stuart furniture company of Baldwinsville, Massachusetts was run by Donald Stuart shortly after his enlistment and eventual discharge, serving in WWII. That being said, your tables was most likely made in the mid twentieth century.Therefore,...

Antique Furniture: Value of desk?, Imperial Furniture company Secretaries desk value
Imperial Furniture company Secretaries desk value: Hi Theresa, Explaining values. Your desk, which was made by the Imperial furniture company, which was a maker of moderately priced furniture, is of a quality that was built to a price point and not to a high standard. When comparing this desk with...

Antique Furniture: vintage rocking chair, Turn of century Oak Rocker
Turn of century Oak Rocker: Hi Mary, What you have is a later oak stylized example of an original Boston Rocker, which was quite popular throughout the New England states, throughout spanning the 19th century into the 20th century. I date your chair a the turn of the 19th century,...

Antique Furniture: Waterfall vanity
wood is mahogany veneer that has been bleached or it is Indian mahogany veneer. piece was made in the 1930s and would have a retail price of 450 in a normal shop. the decoration between the drawers and on the glove boxes is painted on. wax only,...

Antique Furniture: wooden chair
thank you for your offer to buy the chair at 350$ but i must decline. there is nothing left at that price. perhaps you should sell it to someone who intends on keeping it. thanks, sincerely ==========================================================================...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chest of Drawers
1920s chest of drawers in sweet gum wood stained at the factory to a walnut color. As to maker. There were 5000 manufacturers in operation so without a label no one can tell you which manufactured this. I see these priced at 250-275 in shops. what is...

Antique Furniture: one arm chair
auction is a gamble unless you personally know and trust the auctioneer. doesnt matter if you set a reserve, if it sells less than your reserve you are still stuck with whatever it brought. if you are going to sell first take pictures to some dealers and...

Antique Furniture: Dressing table!, Ladies Vanity circa 1920
Ladies Vanity circa 1920: Hi Ru, I can not say what company made this particular piece. As a little boy, I can visualize my mother sitting at a similar example with a matching bench and mirror, fussing with her hair and meticulously applying her makeup. From what I am able...

Antique Furniture: Elite Furniture Co. table
top retail 500, average 350. elite table company started around 1905-10. not from a ship. this is a fairly common form of expandable table made in the 1920-40 era in mahogany veneer. it is an adaptation from the early game tables which folded out. this...

Antique Furniture: Furniture
It is an interesting piece. looks to be from the 1920s when a lot of this decoration was used. it will be difficult to repair the splits and make it look right. however. seeing th picture with the doors open, why not remove the doors and hang it. ...

Antique Furniture: Gift from father,has labels but cannot find anything else
1930 era factory made, and it is a sideboard in a modified art deco style. pulls i cannot see clearly but may be replacements, do some searches on art deco or 1930 sideboards and see what is on other pieces similar. I would leave it painted, it would be...

Antique Furniture: hardware replacement for buffet
there are some companies that offer these in different patinas, some dull some bright some antique patina. whatever you get you can adjust the color. in various ways. one way to discolor is buy a brass darkening solution and use it. i would not clean...

Antique Furniture: help identification of piece
Made in the USA during the victorian period in the eastlake victorian style around 1875-85 I believe this was originally part of a large sideboard which had two of these as part of the upper section flanking some type of mirrored central section. as...

Antique Furniture: Low Table
we would have to use the catch term of colonial revival for the style. stretcher needs to be reglued where it fits into the curved ends. you must remove the whole stretcher, coax the pieces apart, clean the joints and reglue the ends to the rectangle....

Antique Furniture: Markey value of antique buffet table
it is from the 1920s and would be walnut veneer with gum as the frame wood, or poplar. depending on where in MN you are located it could be anywhere fro 250 to 450. higher in the cities, less in, say, bemidji or other smaller towns.. pulls have been...

Antique Furniture: "Mixed-style" occasional table
This is a the style of the golden oak period or late victorian period around 1890-1910. USA made in one of thousands of factories, possibly grand rapids area. wood is oak and oak veneer. cabriole leg shape is timeless and has been used for hundreds of...

Antique Furniture: Monterey stamped dresser set
http://www.historic-hotels-lodges.com/oregon/oregon-caves-chateau/oregon-caves-chateau-rooms.htm condition means everything, original condition is best but lacking that, normal wear that can be easily cleaned is next, next would be very worn and slightly...

Antique Furniture: Please help me identify the furniture maker for this french provincial desk
french provincial style from 1950-60s. burns furniture co was founded in Jamestown, NY in 1939. Jamestown would be Jamestown New York as it was a manufacturing center for furniture in the past. was factory painted. I see this style selling in antique...

Antique Furniture: robert w irwin table
hello you know the original maker, Robert Irwin Company in grand rapids. you will have to use the followup function and do a close picture of the wood grain of the top and leg for wood identification. most likely it is maple, sweet gum or tulip poplar...

Antique Furniture: sewing table
made in the 1920-30 era and was as you suspect a sewing cabinet for keeping all the implements together for hand work. wood is either sweett gum or/and tulip poplar stained to a walnut. finish is original. light color badge on the drawer is birds eye...

Antique Furniture: Spinet Desk
1910-20s as you suspect. Most all these desks were manufactured in the same basic configuration. Also, most companies, like today, manufacturer standard and high grades. All I have seen have legs that will unscrew from the case. condition affects...

Antique Furniture: Stickley Rocker
Stickley Associated Cabinetmakers 1916-1919 Gustav Stickley joins L. & J.G. Stickley to form Stickley Associated Cabinetmakers. They symbolize the merger by co-joining the Craftsman joiner s compass with the L. & J.G. hand screw. ---- from the museum...

Antique Furniture: Victorian Sideboard?
lets do the pictures again please, clear and infocus. one full oblique view close up of the carving outside of one drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer sideboard is accurate but calling it an etagere will bring more money. standing...

Antique Furniture: Wakefield Stool
wakefield merged with hayward around 1898 if i remember correctly. these are not often found in good condition, i dont know what you paid but I have seen them as high as 350$ in shops. figure around 1880 for its manufacture. what did you want to...

Antique Furniture: 3 Corner Chair
around the 1910-30s would have been the manufacturing date. the webbing is natural for quality upholstery work. style is a mixture called colonial revival. i cannot tell the wood from the photos, could be mahogany but most likely it is sweet gum stained...

Antique Furniture: Alaska Ice Box
Your feedback shows that I have failed in clarity and politeness. Please tell me how I may improve on my delivery and in answering the question you asked so as to be more helpful to others. Please and thank you. 13 will be the style of the box....

Antique Furniture: Antique Childs Rocker Sheboygan Wis
in shop price about 125-175 the wood grain i can see in the seat and back are walnut. I cannot see the grain in the posts or stretchers. style is colonial revival and it was manufactured around 1900. technique of manufacturing; I dont understand...

Antique Furniture: Antique Coffee Table, 1950's Maple Early American style Coffee Table
1950's Maple Early American style Coffee Table: Hi Sara, There really is no such thing as an antique coffee table since the form has not been around for over 100 years which is how old a piece needed to be before it is considered a true antique. Perhaps vintage would be a better choice of words....

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser & Vanity, Masonite Dresser & Vanity
Masonite Dresser & Vanity: Hi Sara, From what little I can see in your photo s I believe it is safe to say that whatever you wish to do with this furniture will not hurt it s value, for it can t get any lower than it is already. hard to say but they could have been made in the...

Antique Furniture: antique oval mirror, 1920's - 30's Mirror
1920's - 30's Mirror: Hi Kathy, Thanks for sending the photo s of your mirror. In viewing the photo s I would have to say that the mirror dates to the 1920 s to 1930 s and could have been made by any number of companies at that time. In the world of furniture history there...

Antique Furniture: Antique photographer's chair
This was originally sold as a reception chair. The photographers chair name was attached later as photographers used these fine and beautiful chairs as setting. In 2007 an identical chair sold for only 300 in a small alabama auction. the condition was...

Antique Furniture: Buffet/Sideboard age, Dining Room Furniture circa 1920's
Dining Room Furniture circa 1920's: Hi Mary-Katie, While there was countless furniture manufactures, particularly in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, which is where I feel your were made, it is exceedingly difficult to say which company in particular made your pieces. I date them to the...

Antique Furniture: Captains winsor low back, 20th century stylized Windsor Chair
20th century stylized Windsor Chair: Hi Michelle, What you have is a mid 20th century stylized example of an original 18th century Windsor Chair. Totally machine made and built to a low selling price when new. I value the chair in the $30.- $25. range. Best Wishes, George E....

Antique Furniture: Chair
I only recommend that you put a spray coat of clear shellac on the chair before painting so if in the future a family member wishes to remove the paint it will be easier. you can buy shellac in an aerosol spray can at most home improvement stores. apply...

Antique Furniture: Dining set, Jacobean and Queen Anne Dining Set
Jacobean and Queen Anne Dining Set: Hi Susan, To answer your question regarding the table, I would say first that it is done in the Jacobean style and dates to the 1920 s and made form Walnut, a common practice for this style of furniture. I date the chairs to the 1920 s as well. The...

Antique Furniture: Eastlake style bed
it is possibly cherry but the close photo is not in focus so i cannot be sure. I would say that there is glue. it would be done originally with hot hide glue. you cannot see it because it in inside the joints. side rails fitting snugly is great, often...

Antique Furniture: Ethan Allen Dresser, Ethan Allen Maple Chest 1950's - 60's
Ethan Allen Maple Chest 1950's - 60's: Hi Sara, Your Ethan Allen chest appears to have been made in the 1950 - 1960 s, The case wood appears to be Maple and the secondary drawer construction is of Oak. If you have bought this piece with the idea to resell it then you will need to replace...

Antique Furniture: Grand Rapids Chair Company Secretary Desk, Grand Rapids Desk Circa 1930.
Grand Rapids Desk Circa 1930.: Hi Randy, I feel your desk was made in the 1930 s. There are not much in the way of archives for the manufacturer so it is difficult to provide you with any detailed information. Middle of the road furniture is hard to document, unlike the finer...

Antique Furniture: information on antique dresser & value
it is oak and quarter sawn oak. made around 1900, if you take the back off the mirror there might be a date of when the mirror was made if it is the original beveled mirror and it looks like it is. knobs should be oak as well. as to where it was made...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Model # WA1038, Kittinger Colonial Williamsburg WA1038 Hanging Shelf
Kittinger Colonial Williamsburg WA1038 Hanging Shelf: Hi Barbara, The Williamsburg Adaptation program started in 1962 and your shelf in particular can be dated to the 1960 since the glad metal tag inside the drawer was first use in 1966 to commemorate Kittinger s 100th anniversary. The shelf appears...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Table, Circa 1970 Kittigner Charterhouse Pedestal Table
Circa 1970 Kittigner Charterhouse Pedestal Table: Hi Allie, Basically what you have is an office conference table. Usually when you see the script with the word Charterhouse by Kittinger, this was what is referred to in the trade as quick ship product. Charterhouse was a lower end line of furniture...

Antique Furniture: Low back windsor captains chair age
1920s brace back windsor style chair with the bent back or hoop back. they were advertised as bent back and brace back depending on which manufacturer made it. wood is either sweet gum or birch, stained to the mahogany color. it is factory made. retail...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Empire/Late Classical Library Bookcase
nice piece!! and a great job!! sides are ribbon stripe mahogany as are other areas. without looking closer i cannot be exact on the date, but 1890-1910 is most likely. Could be 1880 or as late as 1915. This would have a retail price in a shop of...

Antique Furniture: Office chair BL Marbel chair august 1923
I have never found a place to find the items needed. There are double coil springs within two retainers--never have located a source for the springs. I am using a chair similar with missing springs. Another thing is that the different companies often had...

Antique Furniture: Old chest
1900 give or take a few years or a decade. some are wood under the painted canvas covering some not. if it is in good ocnditon just scrub it up and clean it. we ofter line the inter ior so it better stores bedding or clothing. we glue fabric on poster...

Antique Furniture: refinishing mahogany secretary
fornby is pretty much a weak paint stripper or an aggressive cleaner. if finish has been removed then the wax wont have the results you want. remember there is a difference between the finish and the stain. finish is clear coat, stain is stain although...

Antique Furniture: Rockford Furniture Company, Table, Buffet
there were seveal companies that rockford furniture company was merged with and associated with that used the outline of the lower part of your label. set is 1930 buffet is walnut veneer in a burl stump grain. the top of the table i cannot see well...

Antique Furniture: Sikes Bench
1920-40 cant see the wood close enough in the picture to identify, closer pic would help using the followup function if you glue, you must take the stool apart, clean old glue and reglue and clamp overnight to do properly. if done properly is it good...

Antique Furniture: Table, 1920's Jacobean Dining Set
1920's Jacobean Dining Set: Hi Megan, What you have are pieces that were made in the Jacobean style, dating back to the 1920 - 30 s. Without labeling it is very difficult to say what company made them since a large number of companies were turning our this style of furniture...

Antique Furniture: Table/ Buffet, Jacobean Dining Set circa 1920
Jacobean Dining Set circa 1920: Hello Valerie, What you have is a set made in the Jacobean style, most likely dating to 1910 to 1920. What you are referring to as a Hutch is more correctly called a Court Cupboard. Many furniture companies were making this style of furniture back in...

Antique Furniture: west michigan furniture company vanity, ladies vanity circa 1930's
ladies vanity circa 1930's: Hi Jamie, I date your find to the 1930 s and as far as value the current market is all about what a buyer is willing to spend. The style is not of interest to many people so I place a value of f$65. to $75. on it. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Antique bed frame
it is called a spool bed. the turnings are called spool turnings and also called bobbin turnings--spool is better term. made around 1875. need a better picture to identify the wood species. use the followup function to post another picture. thank...

Antique Furniture: Antique Hall Tree, Antique Hall Tree
Antique Hall Tree: Hi Anne, While I am not so sure what the market is like for Victorian in Canada, I can tell you that it is pretty flat down here, except for the rare and totally original examples. Your piece appears to be totally skinned and refinished and with replaced...

Antique Furniture: Antique Hall tree
milton bloomberg was the treasurer of the company around 1900 when this was made (+ - 20 years) condition is everything and i cannot tell the condition in the photos. I have to pay between 400-600 in Danville Va to buy one like this at B and H auctions....

Antique Furniture: Cabinet
china cabinet, part of a dining room suite made in teh 1920s in the jacobean style. picture is too far to see wood grain. probably tulip poplar and/or sweet gum for the case, and burl or curly ash for the light wood. top door might be walnut veneer. use...

Antique Furniture: Dresser Identification
I believe this to be from Belgium or England. Wood looks like sweet gum. Manufactured around 1910-20s. I really dont understand what you mean about its history that is something that cannot be answered but the style is called cottage furniture. The...

Antique Furniture: Folding end table, Pa. House 1950's painted table
Pa. House 1950's painted table: Hi Joycelyn, My first thought was why did your sister not leave the table at the Salvation Army. Finding a 1950 s vintage piece of Pa. House Furniture, that has been painted, is not exactly like you have just discovered the Hope Diamond. Pa. House...

Antique Furniture: Gateleg table
table is 1920s/30s. as shown value 350 after waxing with toluene free briwax in an antique mahogany or walnut color around 500$ if stripped and refinished it would depend on how the refinishing was done, don properly about 500$ retail in a store...

Antique Furniture: Helmers Rocking Chair question
it is oak and missing a part of the arm on the right side. made around 1900 and is a combination of styles as most things of that time were. usually referred to as from the golden oak period. cleaned up and waxed with a new seat on it the selling price...

Antique Furniture: old bed
to identify wood species i need a close clear picture of the grain but prevalent at this time 1910-20s was walnut, sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to walnut. the light wood looks to be burl ash or maple. 1910-1920s manufactured bed with a fair market...

Antique Furniture: Parlour Set
you are correct that it is oak. made around 1900, late victorian style. i assume that the carving on the top rails are all matching. retail in a shop loveseat 475 chair 275 platform rocker 325 chair 150 insurance replacement highe...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard or Buffet
it is a 1920s sideboard in the jacobean style. probably walnut veneer. the painted parts would have been a different and more decorative veneer. hardware has been changed. there were and are a lot of this style available in good condition so selling...

Antique Furniture: vanity with mirror and matching seat
I would like you to use the follow up function and post another picture of the wood grain close up and in focus. one of the drawer front and the second of the top of the vanity, the flat top or working surface. Might have to use a different camera. First,...

Antique Furniture: Walnut dresser
my question would be why refinish it, it looks like it should. and looks good with the original finish. buy toluene free briwax in a dark walnut color and spend a few hours cleaning and waxing after you remove the hardware. nice looking colonial revival...

Antique Furniture: Antique chest
it would appear that whoever did the finishing added the painted medallions since the keyholes are covered. But, since there is no keyhole in the top drawer makes me wonder about that, is there a lock in the top drawer? How many drawers have locks? They...

Antique Furniture: antique couch, ninetenth century sofa
ninetenth century sofa: Ben, It appears that your sofa is mid nineteenth century and not a very desirable example. For the few buyers that are out there, the preference would be for models with lion paw feet. With re-upholstery costs running high these days, it reduces...

Antique Furniture: antique desk?, 1930's office desk
1930's office desk: Hi Mark, The time to have sold this desk was 15 years ago. Much of the furniture such as your desk has seen a rapid downturn in the marketplace, causing prices to tumble. With more desks like yours that willing buyers I estimate the value at $275....

Antique Furniture: antique hall tree, Antique Victorian Hall Tree Stand
Antique Victorian Hall Tree Stand: Hi Howard, Nice looking Hall stand. All I can tell you is that most things Victorian are and have been falling out of favor with prices on the decline. Perhaps $350 - $375. to the right buyer. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Antique hubbard & eldredge Northwind face rocking chair
company operated from around 1890 to the 1930s. your chair would be about 1900. they were known for making rockers and chairs and this one would sell retain in a store at 600-650 if the condition is sound. wood looks like birch stained a walnut color....

Antique Furniture: Antique oak chest
without a label there is no way anyone can determine which of 5000 companies manufactured this back then. 1890-1900 it is a good looking piece, looks well made and certainly has a lot of characteristics to support this. doors, pilasters, raised panel...

Antique Furniture: Antique piece
added, I was looking at the pictures this morning and I would say that restored and for sale in a high end store the washstand would have a retail price over 1000. They do not sell quickly but even so keep in mind that insurance replacement values are...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity?
the knob came off the top of a lamp. i dont do mirrors. so i cant speak to that. the vanity is from 1910-20. colonial revival style. i cannot see the wood grain co i cannot tell you the species of the woods. it is a manufactured piece so without...

Antique Furniture: chairs
not sure what you want to know. I would have thought they were part of a dining chair set but you say there is a matching rocker. is the rocker just like the chairs. they are from around 1900-1920. to identify the wood i have to see a picture of where...

Antique Furniture: Conant Ball Dining Room Table
you will have to look everywhere for the chairs but they can be found. you dont want to put a sesser quality chair with this fine table. table would retail, with the leaves at 6-750. if the surfaces are good. more x2 in areas where mid century is hot...

Antique Furniture: Demilune Table or Card Table
The hinge used on this game table is called a Soss hinge. The patent was filed in 1928. Although Joseph Soss came up with the idea when traveling back from the Philippines on a 30 day voyage after the Spanish American war I cannot trace, nor, have I ever...

Antique Furniture: dining room table and buffet, Grand Rapids Jacobean Dining Room Set
Grand Rapids Jacobean Dining Room Set: Hi Judy, Back in the 1920 s, the Grand Rapids furniture companies and New York state makers as well could not turn out this style of furniture fast enough, in the Jacobean style. Today however, it has become a drug on the market since most of the new...

Antique Furniture: ferguson buffet, Mid 20th century Ferguson Buffet Cabinet
Mid 20th century Ferguson Buffet Cabinet: Hi James, Since your buffet cabinet is not very decorative, I would have to say that in order to sell it you would want to price it in the $200. - $250. range and I would be willing to negotiate if a live buyer comes along. Who knows, someone might want...

Antique Furniture: ferguson furniture ferguson furniture, Dressing Screen by Ferguson Furniture
Dressing Screen by Ferguson Furniture: Hi Michael, I date your Ferguson Dressing Screen to the late forties to nineteen fifties. Since it is not what I would consider highly decorative, what decorators look for, I place a value of $250. to $350. on it. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Hutch & Sideboard
1920s. walnut veneer and sweet gum woods. Fretwork in the door covering the glass. Jacobean style better than the standard grade. This is a blind china cabinet that was part of a dining room set, as you already know. in the condition shown the china...

Antique Furniture: Jenny Lind bed
http://www.fredwoodall.com/ fred is the best!!! --------------------------- i really do not understand your feedback or your comments. the website i gave you was fred woodall in houston. i am in florida. perhaps you overlooked freds url and only saw...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Duncan Phyfe China Cabinet value, Mahognay Georgian Styole Breakfront
Mahognay Georgian Styole Breakfront: Hi Lynn, I am not sure why you are referring to the breakfront as being Duncan Phyfe, when it is in the Georgian style, predating the Duncan Phyfe period. what I am able to make out from the bad photo is that the breakfront is of a low quality...

Antique Furniture: Murpy desk chair
mix of sweet gum ,maple and maybe cherry. cant see grain detail but mixed woods is common. what else did you want to know? There is little info on the company but the chair looks to be from 1930s. nice looking chair. please check the metal parts...

Antique Furniture: Nichols & Stone Rocker
wood is birch stained mahogany color. the paper label is missing as you can see and that would have been a huge clue in dating since NS repeated the designs for 2-3 decades and the branded logo was used for seveal as well. my best guess is it is from the...

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Chair Company Chest
i believe that either the entire piece was painted with the floral design as a central theme with the green as the overall designs on the face-fronts, or, the floral design on the doors was repeated on the drawer and the rest done is a dark walnut color. ...

Antique Furniture: question about card table, 20th Century Hepplewhite Game Table
20th Century Hepplewhite Game Table: Alice, It looks like you found an attractive table in the Hepplewhite style with lovely string inlay work. I would not attempt to try and refinishing the table because you will run into serious issues with all of the inlay work. When pieces like your...

Antique Furniture: Repair costs for damaged cedar chest
where in california are you located? I may know someone in the area. if i were to estimate this, the repair cost would be double what you are seeing and since it is a veneer over the substrate of cedar the visual damage will still be there however the...

Antique Furniture: S. Bent & Bros Colonial Rocking Chair 833
items i have personally seen from Bent were birch S. Bent & Brothers, Inc. Gardnerís fourth oldest manufacturing company and an offshoot of Heywood-Wakefield Company. Founded: 1867 by Samuel, Charles O. and Roderic L. Bent Location: Mill Street...

Antique Furniture: Shield Chair information
This style, made in the 1920-40s most likely are Hepplewhite/Sheraton in style first made in the late 1700s early 1800s. I will assume the legs are a square taper. the fleur de lis and drape are on the high styles ones. I cannot see the wood grain clearly...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard and china cabinet, Jacobean Buffet English stylle Brerakfront
Jacobean Buffet English stylle Brerakfront: Hi Bree, The sideboard or buffet was most likely made in the 1920 s in the Jacobean style. Not a desirable piece in todays world with a value range of $300 - $375. Your second item appears to be a 1940 s mahogany breakfront in the typical English ...

Antique Furniture: Sligh Desk
desk is called colonial revival style lmade in the 1910-20 era. nice original painted decoration. depending on the conditon of the surfaces, retail about 450 in a shop of course insurance repalcement value is higher. chair would have been added and is...

Antique Furniture: Table Manufacturer / Value / Wood grain
the chairs are from teh 1940s and are often called federal style or duncan phyfe style. it is very unlikely you will find one to match what you have. I suggest you look for a similar arm chair but even so it will not be easy. I will post some pictures...

Antique Furniture: Two Thrift Store Chairs
These are birch wood stained to a mahogany color as was done in the 1900-1920 period. they are considered empire revival in style and were part of a set. Ladies chair gents chair and maybe a loveseat and rocker at one time. many manufacturers made this...

Antique Furniture: Trash or Treasure?
sort of a mix between jacobean and william and mary styles. w&m had the trumprt shaped turning on the legs. manufactured in the 1920s. without knowing the condition better let me say this, there is a difference between abused condition and normal wear....

Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. secretaries desk, circa 1920's Ladies Secretary by Union Furniture Co.
circa 1920's Ladies Secretary by Union Furniture Co.: Hello Sharon, Your Secretary Desk was made in the 1920 s. In today s world it is not a piece of furniture that many people would gravitate towards. Since it is a mass-produced piece that was built to a price point and not to a quality standard and...

Antique Furniture: Victorian style sofa
1910-1925 in the french style. it may have been reupholstered but was done in the same type of fabric as original. looks like one i did many years ago for a shop in jefferson texas. very hard wood with little grain. most manufacturers did not mark,...

Antique Furniture: vintage table
the underneath pictaure did not arrive can you do it again, thanks the table you reference is not the same although it is the same style and form. there are details there not on yours. If i am looking at the right table. in the previous post i mentioned...

Antique Furniture: W. F. MFG. Dresser and Vanity
warsaw furniture manufacturing company in warsaw kentucky do not sand this down. if you are going to refinish then use a chemical stripper, methylene chloride based, to remove the existing coating. then gently wipe with sandpaper, stain and coat with...

Antique Furniture: worth restoring?
not oak, good company, probably mahogany or sweet gum stained mahogany. buy antique mahogany color toluene free Briwax and wax the desk before getting agressive on the finish. do leather as well. then lets see what you have. touching up the leather is...

Antique Furniture: Age, maker and value of my dining set
set made in the 1920s but without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer, there were thousands in operation at the time. look carefully for a label. dont know about value in your area but in my shop the china cabinet would be priced at 650-750...

Antique Furniture: Antique cabinet, Contemporary Breakfront by Bassett Furniture Co.
Contemporary Breakfront by Bassett Furniture Co.: Hi Becky, I hate to say that they second hand store was lucky you came along to buy this 1960 s contemporary hutch. It is not something that would appeal to many buyers today. I feel the value for the piece is in the $100, to $200. range. Good luck...