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Antique Furniture: Hickory Manufacturing Co. End Tables, Hickory Manufacturing Co. End Tables
Hickory Manufacturing Co. End Tables: Hi Laura, It is important to know where Hickory as a manufacturer ranked in terms of quality and price when new. Also style has a bearing on current values today. Since Hickory was not a high end maker and the country French style of your chests are...

Antique Furniture: Joerns Bros High Boy Dresser
this style was made in the 1910-1920s as the french styles were popular. many of the beter manufacturers sent their designers to europe to get the lates styles. it is by a quality company whose history you can search online as there is too much to go...

Antique Furniture: John Widdicomb Table
in the condition shown the value is low. refinish the top to the original color or paint, whichever you prefer but finished tops on painted bases was and still is a popular fashion. value wont be different depending on the quality of the painting or finishing....

Antique Furniture: kittinger, C1940 Kittinger Chest
C1940 Kittinger Chest: Hi Wayne, Your Kittinger Chest dates to around 1940. Since the style of this chest is not one of desirable style such as the Kittinger pieces made for the Colonial Williamsburg Reproductions the value would be limited to $250. to $300. Best Wishes,...

Antique Furniture: Marstall Wardrobe, Oak Marstall Wardrobe
Oak Marstall Wardrobe: Hi Stephanie, With reference to your Oak Wardrobe and it s value, I can tell you that todays interest in these pieces has fallen off. In order to find a buyer you will need to price this piece realistically, therefore a selling range would be $450....

Antique Furniture: Need help with identafying
1920s dining table and china cabinet. there are multiple woods used in theses sets. walnut veneers, ash veneers (light color) and sweet gum of the based and frames. style is a modified jacobean now referred to as colonial revival by many. in a retail...

Antique Furniture: Old wooden rocking chair
it wont ruin it. I actually do that on many of the seats i have to glue. use at least 1/2 inch thick piece of wood and screws to secure it. I dont usually glue the piece on the bottom so it can be easily removed if needed. glue can be bought at almost...

Antique Furniture: picture of stamp
value will be enhanced if touch up is done properly desk would have a retail in store market value of 600-750. cover the veneer loss by darkening the area with the wax, same with the scratch. if you are not skilled patching veneer then leave it alone...

Antique Furniture: Repair 1920s Buffet and China Cabinet
The legs were made of glued up boards then turned on a lathe. What has happened is common and you are fortunate the pieces are there. Fitting them back is sometimes easy but sometimes the flat surfaces are not flat and the pieces do not fit tight. if that...

Antique Furniture: sell for?, Pennsylvania House Dining Set.
Pennsylvania House Dining Set.: Hi Chris, I am not sure what you are using as a selling venue but I can tell you that in todays marketplace one needs to be patient since todays buyers for furniture are not really looking for this style, hence it may take awhile. Perhaps you might try...

Antique Furniture: Skandia furniture co. buffet, Skandia furniture co. buffet
Skandia furniture co. buffet: Hi Rick, Since Shabby Chic is not part of my vocabulary, how you go about restoring this piece is your decision. Since the style of this piece is not something most buyers will gravitate towards I can appreciate your concern. As the piece sits I...

Antique Furniture: Sligh leather topped kidney shaped desk
no old english please, it contains mineral oil and/or silicone oil. both are non drying oils which attract things you do not want on your furniture. buy dark Briwax and use that or buy johnsons floor paste wax and use artiste oil colors to color the wax....

Antique Furniture: Table Identification
This would have been advertised in 1900-1915 as an end table or a lamp table. woods are usually sweet gum or birch. The photo is not clear enough to see the wood grain but it is not oak, walnut or mahogany although the staining is a mahogany color as is...

Antique Furniture: Thomas Irwin Furniture, Thomas Irwin Full Size Bed
Thomas Irwin Full Size Bed: Hi Karen, In todays market full size beds are not as desirable since most buyers looking to spend $$$$ are in the market for either queen or king size beds. This means buyers for full size beds are limited, therefore limiting the values. Also where...

Antique Furniture: Vintage 1941 wooden chairs
the wood is maple and the styling of the front legs is what we see in the mid 1930s, the back more like late victorian style. in a shop about 50 each would be the retail. boston roxbury is the second line but the first i am not sure am thinking it...

Antique Furniture: 19?? Butterfly Leaf Dining Table - Solid Wood & Veneer
manufactured in the 1020s early 30s. sweet gum wood on the base and aprons, walnut veneer on the top. style is a modified jacobean as are all items of this style. now called colonial revival as well. I assume you will strip, repair and refinish this...

Antique Furniture: Antique hutch
buy some minwax paste wood finishing wax at home depot or lowes-menards if that is what in in your area and wax the piece. or buy Briwax in the antique mahogany color and wax the piece. no pledge no oils please. it should take about two hours or so to do...

Antique Furniture: Antique Hutch/Panty?
1920s manufactured, American made, china cabinet in the jacobean style. as to the make or manufacturer. there were about 5000 in operation at the time so without a label no one can tell you which one. it is not uncommon for items not to have been labeled...

Antique Furniture: antique john widdicomb night stands
these were finished originally from the factory. if they had the original finish on them they would sell at 350-400 each. someone has stripped and/or sanded them in what was apparently in preparation to refinishing. as they sit now, 75 each would be the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Server Cabinet
There is a lot of detailed work on the top, unfortunately some of it is missing. might be a neat thing for you to learn how to repair. all you need is time, some veneer, some hot hide glue, a steady hand and patience. get some dark briwax and wax the...

Antique Furniture: best way to refurbish this buffet?
first clean with mineral spirits--outside--and keep chainging the rags till it comes off clean. sanding i would discourage. if the coating is round then buy 320 grit no fil paper at an auto supply or independent hardware or supply. gently using long...

Antique Furniture: chairs
mahogany veneered surfaces, made around 1900-1920 in the empire style. in the condition shown they would price around 75 each, if they were restored properly they would sell at 650 each before upholstery but...they would have to be restored correctly which...

Antique Furniture: Chairs
i cannot tell you the wood due to the dark staining and distant photo. usually these are oak stained dark to replicate the jacobean oak pieces. these would be made around 1900 probably in the USA around Grand Rapids. lets not call the wood split, lets...

Antique Furniture: China cabinet and buffet
both are from the 1920s and are not a pair although they are of the same time. the sideboard needs work and has mismatched hardware which will make the monetary value low. additionally it is more of the mid grade and it would sell around 100$ as is. ...

Antique Furniture: Gladiator/Viking Chair
Often we see this style of chair, always in oak and quartersawn oak made in the Grand Rapids, MI area from 1890-1900. the carved scene in the back vary from monks carrying barrels of ale to the figure you have here. although this is the first i have seen...

Antique Furniture: H.P. Robertson Co. desk, H.P. Robertson Co. desk
H.P. Robertson Co. desk: Hi Tara, I would almost guess that the desk was left in the basement because it would cost more to move and store. I would say that the desk would bring in the area of $100. to $150. Best Regards, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Grand Rapids table
Imperial made a lot of high styled furniture, yours is a lamp table or end table. cant tell the wood from the photo as it is too distant but most likely the top is mahgoany veneer and the rest sweet gum. cleaned by waxing with a good furniture paste wax,...

Antique Furniture: Irwin furniture, Irwin Furniture
Irwin Furniture: Hi again Melinda, Based on the two additional photos you have sent me I feel due to their construction details that these pieces were not made by Irwin but of a lessor quality manufacturer. The night stand has a value of $35. to $50. and the Secretary...

Antique Furniture: Joern's Furniture twin headboards
made between 1928 and 1940. yes there would have been a footboard and side rails in wood. to freshen them up buy antique mahogany color Briwax and follow directions. to was it should take about 45 minutes. i cannot tell if they are twin size or double...

Antique Furniture: Kittenger, drop down, C1920 Kittinger Butrterfly Drop Leaf Table
C1920 Kittinger Butrterfly Drop Leaf Table: Hi Jeannette, After seeing your photo of the top of the table I retract my previous pricing value. What you paid is pretty much the value since to properly restore the table can cost you several hundred dollars. The Kittinger finish is a complicated...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Chair, C1920's Kittinger Jacobean Open Arm Chair
C1920's Kittinger Jacobean Open Arm Chair: Hi Brenda, Your chair was most likely made in the 1920 s by Kittinger. Due to it s style it is not a model that Kittinger buyers are looking for these days. Value is perhaps $25. to $45. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Sideboard, C1920's Kittinger Jacobean Style Sideboard
C1920's Kittinger Jacobean Style Sideboard: Hi Cynthia, With response to your Kittinger Jacobean style Sideboard, I can tell you that it was most likely made in the 1920 s. These pieces became popular for the many English style homes that were being built during this time period. The brass...

Antique Furniture: kittinger table, C1920 Kittinger Jacobean table
C1920 Kittinger Jacobean table: Hi Joy, Regarding your Kittinger table. As far as Ii can see it is a Kittinger table that would have been made in the 1920 s. Due to it s Jacobean style and condition it is not worth much. Perhaps $50. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Louis Chair
nice! wood is walnut, manufactured around 1870-80. style is victorian renaissance revival with an eastlake influence. In a shop it would price at 650 on average but would range, depending on the type of store from 400-800. If it is tight and does not...

Antique Furniture: Metal Bed
this is the wrong side rail. the side rail for this bed should have a flange with two buttons to mate with the bracket on teh headboard. take these pictures to a few welding shops and see who can and will build you the proper ends. Then take the head...

Antique Furniture: Nelson matter full bed set
NM was a high end company, the set was made around 1910 but was not originally painted. if the bed were wearing the original coating and finish it would sell at 650-700 in a shop by itself. having been painted about 250 in a shop. hhope this is what...

Antique Furniture: Nicholls &Stone Co chairs
the chair numbers are color and style. i cant tell you anything about the table without seeing a full view picture, you can send it to my email but include the whole post so i will know what it refers to. chairs are from 1930-40 and would sell at 150...

Antique Furniture: night stand, C1930 Berkey & Gay Table
C1930 Berkey & Gay Table: Hi Sandra, The best description for your table, which is used in the trade, is an Occasional Table since it can be used just about anywhere in the home. The style is Sheraton and the wood appears to be Mahogany. It is not possible to tell you...

Antique Furniture: Pair of Weiman Mahogany Inlay Tables, C1940-50 Weiman Pembroke Tables
C1940-50 Weiman Pembroke Tables: Hi Kate, Your Weiman Pembroke tables were most likely made in the late 1940 s to 1950 s. They were quite popular when used as end tables to flank a sofa. Today they are not as popular as they once were so the value would be in the $250. to $275.each....

Antique Furniture: More pictures/ more info
is this the hutch in the previous post ?? these are machine cut dovetails. the piece is from the 1920s-1940. it is in the hepplewhite and sheraton style and would sell after cleaning/waxing at 750/850 in an average shop if the condition is good...

Antique Furniture: Rocker
1900 rocker in the philadelphia/new york style which used the the carved dolphins. wood is most likely birch stained dark like empire period mahogany with the original finish. I would wax this rocker with Briwax in the antique mahogany color and let it...

Antique Furniture: Rushville Bedroom Set
Yes these are 1920s styling, much better than the common grade of furniture of the times. the decorative veneer patterns and the painted ovals were a loose reproduction of earlier pieces from europe. as it sits the vanity would sell at 650-750, bed the...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard, Mahogany Sideboard C1920's
Mahogany Sideboard C1920's: Hi Jane, It should be noted that pieces for this era, circa 1910 to 1920 are difficult to document due to the poor record keeping by the manufactures. Your piece was most likely made in the 1910 to 1920 s. Made out of Mahogany from what I can see in...

Antique Furniture: Table & Buffet
1920s jacobean style. walnut veneer on teh faces, rest is sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. condition matters chairs 40 each table 300 sideboard 400 as shown and in a shop pricing. i would do nothing to prepare it for sale. these are not fast...

Antique Furniture: Tables
thanks for pictures, these are not antiques but are of good quality and form. As such I dont deal in these but have seen similar in shops that handle more modern items, mid century up to present if good quality. these would sell in a good store at 350...

Antique Furniture: Vintage furnature questions
the joerns set is 1930s styling, looks like walnut veneer. i can only see the vanity and dresser they would sell in a shop at 450 each, bed probably the same. dining room set style is always called duncan phyfe style, actually it is more of the sheraton...

Antique Furniture: White Banded Dining Room Table, White Banded Dining Room Table
White Banded Dining Room Table: Hi Richard, Like most banded dinning room tables such as yours the tops were veneered. The brand White falls into the middle of the road of furniture makers and therefore a value will be in the range of $400. to $500. Many tables like yours are coming...

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Co Chest
1950s. serpentine front chest in the hepplewhite style. probably mahogany veneer but cant with certainty from the photo of the front. The company has an interesting beginning history you may find interesting but will have to google it as there is not...

Antique Furniture: Antique Drum Table
wood is cherry. usually you strip down rather than sand down so you dont lose the patina. this is from the 50-70s so if finished properly it would sell around 250. use a brown mahogany stain and spary a lacquer finish rubbing with 320 no fil paper between...

Antique Furniture: Antique Fireplace Screen
Just as a piece of fretwork it woulds sell at 200-250 in a shop. fireplace screens usually were on a pole or stand so they could be raised and lowered. they were not to cover the fire box but to keep the direct heat off someones face. that is what confuses...

Antique Furniture: Antique Hand Carved Cedar Chest, Hand Carved Cedar Chest 20th Century
Hand Carved Cedar Chest 20th Century: Hi Elizabeth, After looking at your photo I can tell you that the chest was made in the Orient. Perhaps China. I base my findings on the carving work and the particular style of brass hardware that has been used. I do not fee that it has and real...

Antique Furniture: antique sofa
it is mahogany in the Federal style. it is also referred to as DF style. from 1920-40 and would sell around 450. these sofas, actually most sofas do not sell much higher as upholstery is usually changed by the new owners, at considerable expense. the...

Antique Furniture: Baetz Brothers Furniture Kitchener
use the followup function and show me a picture of the top. was made between 1914-1920. the word gilt on the label tells me that the gold color trim you see on the table is original as is the paint. what type of wood will be a guess since i cannot...

Antique Furniture: Basta Sideboard
This is a reproduction of an 1820-50s sideboard in the empire style. It should be in mahogany and mahogany veneers. The finish looks to be original with the expected darkening due to age, temperature and humidity changes over time. I place this between...

Antique Furniture: Berkey and Gay Cedar Dresser Chest, Berkey and Gay Cedar Dresser Chest
Berkey and Gay Cedar Dresser Chest: Hi Jackie, Your chest was most likely made in the 1930-1940 s. As for value, depending what part of the country you are in I feel that $275. to $350. would be the range. to an interested party. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Dining furniture set, Jacobean Style Dining Room C1920's
Jacobean Style Dining Room C1920's: Hi Sam, Unfortunately there is not way to document what company made your set. I do agree that is was made in the late 1920 s since just about every furniture company was producing the Jacobean style of furniture. Judging by the execution and quality...

Antique Furniture: DIning Room table
would you please use the followup function and post two more pictres. one of the table top so i can see the grain same for the chair seat thanks i will tell you that the table top is a veneer. virginia house was in atkins va. bought out by bassett...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, Art Decco Style Vanity Dresser
Art Decco Style Vanity Dresser: Hi Monica, What I b believe you have is a piece that was made in the 1930 s during the Art Deco period. Since fit appears to be in a less than desirable condition restoration costs can add up. With all the furniture that was made during this time period...

Antique Furniture: Drop leaf gateleg table, C1920's Gateleg Table
C1920's Gateleg Table: Hi Amanda, Since you did not forward a question, I am assuming you are looking for a value. For tables like yours there is no history available to support it since it was an inexpensive table when new, maybe costing $10. to $15. With part of the...

Antique Furniture: Drop leaf table, Mahogany Drop leaf table
Mahogany Drop leaf table: Hi Donna, I am not sure about how long ago you received this table but in judging the photo of the underneath construction I feel the table is not that old. It very well could have been made in the 1970 s. It is a veneered Mahogany table and not from...

Antique Furniture: End table or nightstand.... Not sure, Federal Style 2 drawer work table
Federal Style 2 drawer work table: Hi Corinne, From what I am able to see in your photos what you have is commonly referred to as a work table. It appears to have been made in the late 1920 s to 1930 s.. The original style was used for keeping such items as ladies sewing articles in. ...

Antique Furniture: Flat desk value, Jacobean Style Desk
Jacobean Style Desk: Hi Gina, While trying to study your photos, it appears that there are missing drawers and the finish looks to be in poor condition. Value is always based on condition since restoration costs are high for restoring pieces like this. Also you need...

Antique Furniture: Hale furniture
Hale has been in business from 1907 to the present. Since this is a colonial revival style it is diffiult to determine age exactly without seeing construction techniques but based on the nuances of style I would place this around 1950-80. as to value,...

Antique Furniture: Hathaway Furniture NY label
wood is walnut veneer. finish may or may not be original but regardless, it is an old finish. you should use briwax or johnsons floor wax in the round tin to wax the desk. retail in a shop about 450 after waxing. thanks oh, Hathaways was a furniture...

Antique Furniture: HP Robertson Co Value
high quality spinnet desk in mahogany veneer, legs are porobably sweet gum or tulip poplar. factory finish and staining to cordovan mahogany color. Very popular color in the 1910-20s when this was made. This is better than most and if in good condition...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Mahogany Furniture Set, Imperial Mahogany Furniture Set C1940.
Imperial Mahogany Furniture Set C1940.: Hi Kelly, Unfortunately condition issues effect the values of your pieces. The breakfront with what is refereed to as a Butlers Secretary has a value of $350. - $400. The Coffee Table with a burn would be $50. - $75. End tables would be $50. - $75....

Antique Furniture: Irwin Partners Desk, Robert Irwin Partners Desk
Robert Irwin Partners Desk: Hi Kim, Yes, I do feel your pieces were made in the 1920 s since many companies were producing furniture in the Jacobean style at the time. As for pricing, you can ask any price, but it does not mean that is what it s worth. It has been my professional...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger chair and ottoman, Kittinger club chair and ottoman
Kittinger club chair and ottoman: Hi Sam, After dealing with Kittinger furniture for almost 40 years her is what I can tell you. Not wanting to sound like I am condemning your club chair and ottoman, I can tell you if they were in perfect condition they would not have any great value....

Antique Furniture: Ladies nursing rocker, Late 19th Century Rocker
Late 19th Century Rocker: Hi Linda, You need to understand there were millions of pieces of furniture made over the years and not many have documentation. Only the more important pieces are able to be traced. This simple rocker does not have a traceable history and its value...

Antique Furniture: Leonardo Furniture Co, Chipppendale Style Coffee Table by Leonardo Furniture Co
Chipppendale Style Coffee Table by Leonardo Furniture Co: Hi Tom, Since the Leonardo Furniture Company is not a well recognized name in the furniture world its value is going to be somewhat limited. I place a value of $250. to $275. on the table. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: Leonardo writing desk, Leonardo writing desk
Leonardo writing desk: Hi Lone, Viewing your photos it appears that the entire desk has finish issues. As it sits I feel the value is $250. to $275. to an interested party. Keep in mind that this is not a high quality brand of furniture. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Maddox Dining Set, Maddox Dining Set
Maddox Dining Set: Hi Tom, Without being able to see the other pieces which you described I can only speak for the to cabinets. I believe they were made in the 1920 s. The Maddox brand is of modest quality so there for not have great value in todays marketplace. Also...

Antique Furniture: Nursing chair
these style chairs were sold as slipper rockers or bedroom rockers. rockers will squeek and groan with use. you can have it completely reglued but wood moves and with heavy use it will once again squeek. the back is quarter sawn oak veneer made around...

Antique Furniture: Old vintage victorian sofa and chair
As visually nice and as comfortable as these 1920-30s sofas are they do nt bring much money on the market place. the reason is the cost of uphlostery. no matter how good it looks or how good the upholstery most folks like to do things in their taste. ...

Antique Furniture: Rockford Dining Set, Rockford Dining Set
Rockford Dining Set: Hi Ted, I trust you were able to purchase these pieces at a favorable price. The reason being that there is a tremendous amount of mahogany furniture coming onto the market with very little interest except for the very high end pieces. Rockford Furniture...

Antique Furniture: Seeking Information and Value
not sure what information you ant or need but hers a start: these are called cottage dressers, the wood appears to be chestnut or ash, i lean to chestnut, the darker will probably be walnut. i see this combination from pieces in Virginia. could be handcut...

Antique Furniture: Table by the Robbins Table Company, Chairs and Table by the Robbins Table Company
Chairs and Table by the Robbins Table Company: Hi Jason, While viewing the photo of the chairs can see that they were made out of quarter sawn Oak, but I am not sure what the table is made from. Also I am unable to see if the table has had refinishing work due to the variation in color which would...

Antique Furniture: Taylor Made Jamestown Table Company, C1940 Taylor Made Jamestown Desk
C1940 Taylor Made Jamestown Desk: Hi Alicia, Your desk dates to approximately the 1940 s. The feet are referred to as a French style foot. The brasses are found on many English Regency style pieces of furniture. This desk is not what I would consider a reproduction of an earlier...

Antique Furniture: Tomlinson chair co hutch, Tomlinson China Cabinet C1920
Tomlinson China Cabinet C1920: Hi Will, I m glad to hear you love the piece because not many people today are leaning in your direction. You Cupboard was made for use in a dining room to hold china. China cabinets like your were quite common in the 1920 s. I would not go as...

Antique Furniture: Value of a Zangerle Table
These are very nice tables, probably in mahogany and sweet gum woods. I think earlier than the 30s. firm started in the 1890s and i believe these to be from the 1910-20s. as to the retail market value i would place a price of 475 each on them in a...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Bedroom Set
1920-30. wood is burl ash veneer-the lighter. rest is tulip poplar and sweet gum. referred to as colonial revival style and would sell in the market; vanity 550-600 bed 400 rest i have to see to price but dressers sell at same as bed usually....

Antique Furniture: Virginia House rocking chair
wood is pine. gold painting is either hand painted or stenciled by hand, there is little info on VH company other than it was located in Adkins VA and was bought out in the 1990s. we have had a few of their rockers in the shop from time to time. all seemed...

Antique Furniture: Weiman end tables
the tops are probably not leather but an impregnated canvas made to look like leather. use antique mahogany Briwax to was the entire table and tops. the results may surprise you. a shop price on these would be right around 125 each if the condition...

Antique Furniture: White Furniture of Mebane Twin Beds
not rare, manufactured pieces hardly ever are. But still good and well made. This FP style was very popular in the 50-80s, so a lot of it was manufactured by hundreds of companies, some of it was good and some of it was junk, yours is good.. usually painted...

Antique Furniture: 1930s shower brother dresser value, 1930s Shower Brothers dresser chest
1930s Shower Brothers dresser chest: Hi Matt, Your Shower Brothers tall chest is a stylized adaption of a William and Mary design. Since it appears to be in clean condition I would place a value of $275. to $325. on it. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteeriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair
looks to be a 1920s chair in birch wood. originally stained a dark cordovan mahogany color as was popular at the time. it is in the empire style and was a manufactured chair. had it not been refinished in the past and wore the original color it would...

Antique Furniture: Antique Jacobean? furniture early 1900's, Early 20th Century Jascobean Sstyle Diniing Room Furniture
Early 20th Century Jascobean Sstyle Diniing Room Furniture: Hi Ellen, Your pieces date to the 1920 s. In viewing the photo of the China Cabinet the wood appears to be Walnut. The table appears to be made of Mahogany. I would not refer to these pieces as being reproduction but rather stylized adaptations of the...

Antique Furniture: antique oak headboard question
Made in the USA probably around Grand Rapids as it was the furniture around when this was made around 1900. so some is painted and some is not, and i cannot tell the condition of the wood or if the bed is tight and rails fit snugly. assuming nothing has...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay twin beds brand and stamp
i cannot get the picture to appear. would you copy and paste this to an email with the pictures, all of them, as attachments to that email and send them to my email address please. find a place on the wood that you can take a picture showing the wood...

Antique Furniture: Campaign China Cab. - W. Michigan Furniture Co., Campaign China Cab. - W. Michigan Furniture Co
Campaign China Cab. - W. Michigan Furniture Co: Hi Danny, I wish I could give you more information for the company that made the breakfront but there is no information available. That is usually the case on lower end furniture. I place a value of $400. to $450. on the piece. I find that pieces like...

Antique Furniture: chippy paint table
Table would not have been painted originally. It was made in the 1910-20s. It would be walnut veneer on the top and aprons and on top of the stretchers. sweet gum for the legs most likely but possibly tulip poplar. there is reeding on the legs above the...

Antique Furniture: colonial or colonial-style rocker?
cant see what i need in the photos. send me what you have as attachments to an email including the whole post. thanks what i need to see are either hand planing marks in the wood or a thickness planer marks or anything else that shows tooling marks...

Antique Furniture: "depression era" dining set, maybe..., Jacobean Style Dining Set C1920's
Jacobean Style Dining Set C1920's: Hi Benjamin, Most likely these Jacobean style pieces were made in the 1920 s when the style was quite popular. In todays world it is the complete opposite and is the reason why the price keeps dropping due to lack of interest. I would not part with...

Antique Furniture: Stand Up desk?, Stand Up Desk
Stand Up Desk: Hi Ben, Perhaps you need to ask yourself why this desk was in the trash. To my eye it looks like a pile of firewood, but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It appears to be a homemade piece with those surface mounted but hinges. The value would...

Antique Furniture: Dresser drawer replacement knobs and pulls
find specific matching hardware is a very time consuming endeavor and often doomed to failure. having said that you would google antique replacement hardware but i would need to see the piece of furniture (picture) to give you a date range in which to search....

Antique Furniture: Dresser Set
this is a mahogany veneered piece in the federal style manufactured around 1940. i will keep looking and hopefully find the name of the t c f co. if you will notice that the flame grain in the drawer fronts all match, this is a good thing as it would...

Antique Furniture: Hale Chair with Caning, C1950 Windsor Style Chair with Rush Seat
C1950 Windsor Style Chair with Rush Seat: Hi Susan, Your chair is a mass produced factory chair of no great importance. It was most likely made in the 1950 s and not a great interpretation of an early Windsor Chair with a Rush Seat. Value of $25.-$35. dollars. Best Wishes, George E....

Antique Furniture: what kind of chair is this?, c1920 Open Arm Chair
c1920 Open Arm Chair: Hi Ellen, You need not fear of hurting the value of your chair. It is a simple factory made chair of no particular value. Whatever tasteful improvements you make can only increase it s value. Currently I place a value of $50. to $75. on it. Best...

Antique Furniture: Kindel Grand Rapids Dresser, Circa 1940 Kindel Mahogasny Chest
Circa 1940 Kindel Mahogasny Chest: Hi Marni, Your chest was most likely made in the early 1940 s. As far as value is concerned, pieces made by Kindel prior to their association with the Winterthur Museum in 1982 are not so desirable. I place a value of $250. to $275. on the chest. ...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger buffet/server value, Circa 1940's Kittigner Buffet
Circa 1940's Kittigner Buffet: Hi Hilda, What you have is a Kittinger Buffet that was made in the 1940 s in the Regency style. While pieces like this should command higher pricing it is the Colonial Williamsburg pieces that attract interest in the marketplace today. Since your...

Antique Furniture: kittinger chest, Kittinger Mahogany Chests
Kittinger Mahogany Chests : Hi Harry, I am not sure when you say you have two matching Kittinger chests with separate model numbers? Before I discuss price which can confuse the average person since the pricing today for pre-owned Kittinger furniture can and will vary dramatically....

Antique Furniture: Knobs
unfortunately I have never been able to find an proper replacement for these. Had to have one made at a machine shop in order to match the size and shape. to fake it you could use wood and paint it to match the metal ones but finding one in the right...

Antique Furniture: Louis XV chair?
it is a louis 15 style chair but is not a period chair, meaning it was made later into the 1900-1930s. these sell at 125-150 depending on the shop dont really know what you want to know from the question, coue you be a little more specific. thanks....

Antique Furniture: Musty smell in "antique" furniture
what have you tried and have you cleaned all surfaces even the unfinished and unseen ones? often bagging the furniture with activated charcoal for 2-3 weeks helps. or, you could have someone put it in an ozone chamber. wate and fire cleanup companies...

Antique Furniture: question on value and style and date
Stuffing could be a mix of hay and horse and pig hair. the style is empire style made around 1900. wood is oak. you could try to revive the leather with a good leather conditioner and if you can get to the underside to glue a patch on the tear that would...

Antique Furniture: Rolltop Desh
nice that you have their desk!!! the keys can be made by any good locksmith. take the lock out and take it to them.. if not check our reproduction roll top desk hardware, one of those keys might fit.--if the lock works. check the lock by trying to depress...

Antique Furniture: side table..., 20th Century Hepplewhite Work Table
20th Century Hepplewhite Work Table: Hi Benjamin, What you have is a 20th century lower end quality stylized copy of a 19th century Hepplewhite work table. It appears to have been made out of mahogany, painted at a later date and the bottom drawer brasses have been replaced. I feel...

Antique Furniture: What style/era is this couch
I did not mention in the email that this is a fine piece, the detail is very well done. Wish i could see inside the frame work to determine accurately the date. Based on the outside 1900-1920s. but it is possible it is 1890. have to see tooling and patina...

Antique Furniture: table
Table was made 1920-40 and is a coffee table with side wells. This was not an uncommon design at the time when trying to combine a game table and coffee table for multiple use. the company was a retailer at this time in history. use antique mahogany Briwax...

Antique Furniture: Table and Chairs
as it sits it does need to be waxed, briwax in a brown color would do wonders on the surfaces. no oils, just the wax. doing this would put a retail in shop price on this at 75-125 per chair and 500-600 for the table, without leaves. with leaves add 100...

Antique Furniture: Table and chairs, 20 Century Oak Table and Chairs
20 Century Oak Table and Chairs: Hi Lisa, Your are absolutely correct, they are not of any great value. If you look at the seat on the chair you will see that it is made up from multiple glued boards rather than from a single board as original Windsor chair we made. The set was obviously...

Antique Furniture: Table Evaluation, 20th Century Warsaw Furniture Table
20th Century Warsaw Furniture Table: Hi Neal, Warsaw furniture is not considered to have any great value and the cost to have it restored would be more than what it is worth. I place a value of $75. to $125. on the table due to lack of desirability. Best Regards, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: What is this table used for?, 20th Century Ships Table
20th Century Ships Table: Hi Stacy, What you have is a Campaign style dining table for use on a boat. The lidded compartment in the center would be used for holding flatware. It is hard to make out the age of the table but my guess is it is mid 20th century. Best Wishes,...

Antique Furniture: Vanity / Mirror from 1930's depression era
This was manufactured in the 1920s and was part of a set at one time. often you will find the letters on the rear WAL which is the stain used, walnut. since these can be used as a vanity or as a desk with the mirror removed and hung on a wall, they usually...

Antique Furniture: wood chair
This chair would have had the color as it is now showing. the seat would have been a dark brown or black imitation leather of the time and there would have been a matching gimp around the outside and tacks, usually brass headed ones used to hold it in place....

Antique Furniture: Antique Chest with inlaid wood lid
added picture of chest with similar constructed top:: I would not expect him to build his tool chest, which was common back then, until he was probably older, at least in his 20s, but who knows, maybe in his 30s or 40s. it was common for carpenters...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table with 8 legs maker and era
You will need to retake the second picture without the glare coming in through the window so I can see the top. As to refinishing the top. I will answer that when I view the better picture. Use the followup function to repost two more pictures of the...

Antique Furniture: buffet Kittinger, C1940 Kittinger Buffet
C1940 Kittinger Buffet: Hi Lara, Your Kittinger Buffet was most likely made in the 1940 s. It is not what I would consider as popular sought after model. As for value I would say $300 to $375. would be the range. Best Regards, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Club Chairs, Club Chairs Kittinger ?
Club Chairs Kittinger ?: Hi Vonda, Having dealt in Kittinger furniture for 40 years,I am not familiar with this particular model chair being made by the Kittinger Furniture Co.. As for a value, the value for the pair would be in the range of $300. to $400. Best Wishes, ...

Antique Furniture: dating furniture
the light colored wood is ash or maple burl, rest would be walnut veneer but not walnut burl. chest of drawers is same wood with the same ash or maple burl. boxes were called both handkerchief and/or glove boxes. Have even seen old advertisements saying...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Set
this is 1920s-early 40 set in what most call duncan phyfe style. more accurately it is federal and sheraton style. some say the company operated 1898 till 1953. table and 4 chairs would sell in a shop at 350/400 retail, china cabinet at 250 retail. all...

Antique Furniture: Dough bowl lamp
We know it was made between the early 30s and mid 60s, that is a pretty tight range for these early American styled items. I would place the lamp from the mid 30s to the mid 50s. The wood used in these was generally maple. impossible to tell from the...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Table
I need two more pictures please. turn the table upside down on a pad on the floor and take a picture of the underside. also, take a picture of the drawer--drawer out and take the picture of the outside of the side where the side meets the front so i...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Sofa Value
Duncan Phyfe or Sheraton style. not a period piece. but it is a nice one but these do not bring much money on the secondary market due to the cost of someone having it reupholstered to match their furnishings. It appears that just the outer or presentation...

Antique Furniture: Walter of Wabash table and 6 chairs
Antique Furniture: Walter of Wabash table and 6 chairs

Antique Furniture: Fan back Windsor chair, Factory made Fan back Windsor chair
Factory made Fan back Windsor chair: Hi Jacob, Your chairs were most likely made in the 1940 s to 1950 s. Being a factory made chair the desirability is less than if they had been bench-made. As for the painted example which would be less desirable for this form of chair, I place a value...

Antique Furniture: Help identifying brand/date/materials of Antique Dresser
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 rear of the drawer taken with the drawer upsidedown showing the outside of the back and bottom of the drawer in the same shot. ...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Furniture CO dining set value, Imperial Furniture Co dining set value
Imperial Furniture Co dining set value: Hi Cathy, Fist off, your furniture is not considered antique since is was made in the 1960 s. Furniture is not considered antique until it is 100 years old or older. The Imperial brand is not a high quality brand therefore not commanding a high dollar...

Antique Furniture: Imperial furniture Evansville IN teachers desk
There is an Imperial Furniture company but this is Imperial Desk company. two different companies. Imperial Desk company operated from 1912 to 1966 when they were bought by dictaphone then merged into b l marble furniture company until 1971. Your desk...

Antique Furniture: Interested in learning more about this desk, Jacobean Style Desk Circa 1920
Jacobean Style Desk Circa 1920: Hi Michael, There is not much information I can provide you with other than the desk was most likely made in the 1920 s in the Jacobean style. It is not a style that is popular today therefore limiting its value at $200. to $250. Best Wishes,...

Antique Furniture: Interested in what this table is worth, where and when it's from., C19120's Jacobean Console Table
C19120's Jacobean Console Table: Hi Sam, What I can tell you is that your table was most likely made in the 1920 s. It is in the Jacobean style which was made by numerous companies at that time period. It is difficult to assign a specific manufacturer since there are no real archives...

Antique Furniture: Kindel chest, C1940 Kindel Mahogany Chest
C1940 Kindel Mahogany Chest: Hi Angela, Your Kindel mahogany chest is not an antique since it was most likely made in the 1940 s. To be referred to as an antique it must be 100 years old or older. Based on the condition in the photo I would value the chest at $150. to $175. ...

Antique Furniture: Kittenger Three Leaf Table, Kittenger Three Leaf Table
Kittenger Three Leaf Table: Hi Lyn, Your Kittinger Drop Leaf Table made of Walnut was most likely made in the 1920 s. It is hard to tell from your photo if the center insert is made of leather or a wood veneer with a crazed finish. With the obvious condition issues the value...

Antique Furniture: Lammert chest
As i am sure you know, Lammerts was a retail store and not a manufacturer. They were a true tradition until their closing about 8 years ago. I need you to take two more pictures. Use the follow up function to post them so the post stays intact. need...

Antique Furniture: library table?
Table is from the 1910-1920s and it is a dining table. The woods in the top and apron are walnut veneer, the legs I cannot see the grain clearly are generally sweet gum. Table has been refinished at some time as originally it would have been darker. That...

Antique Furniture: Morris Chair
The open rack, which is what the hardware on this chair is called that holds the bar or rod is one that has been seen so little that there is no confirmation as to which company made the hardware. it is suspected that of the 1000 companies that made Morris...

Antique Furniture: Paine Dresser with Mirror
1910-20. it is mahogany veneer. bow fronts are ribbon striped mahogany. Paine made quality items. water ring wont hurt at 350 should be an easy sale, fair. Do you go to the museum often. the largest collection of southern furniture in the country...

Antique Furniture: possible info on piece of funiture
This is a wonderful walnut and walnut veneer side lock chest. Eastlake Victorian about 1885-1895. The drawer joints are Knapp joints or scolloped and pegged. Knapp invented the machine that makes this joint and it was patented in the 1870s and put into...

Antique Furniture: Questions about an old rocking chair
these empire style rockers and parlor chairs from 1900 are really will made. unusual in chestnut, usually in birch and stained to a mahogany color. covering is usually like you see, a fake leather, the denim throws me off. if you like it have it redone,...

Antique Furniture: Rescued desk
This is one of the most decorative and stylish spinnet desks i have seen. it is from the 1920s. wood is mahogany and mahogany veneers. legs may or may not be mahogany, cant see them well enough in the photo. dovetails are machine made. Usually these...

Antique Furniture: Robbins Table and chairs, Robbins Table and chairs
Robbins Table and chairs: Hi Toni, Due to the size of your table being able to accommodate more chairs than what you have I will provide you with separate pricing for the table and chairs. Your table is in the range of $600. to $750. and the chairs have a value of $50. to ...

Antique Furniture: Robert Klein
Hathaways was a retail outlet and did not manufacturer furniture but did contract and sell quality. dresser is mahogany veneer made in the 1920s. since there are some condition issues with the surfaces the value presently would be low, however, it appears...

Antique Furniture: What is my sofa?, Duncan Phyfe Style Sofa
Duncan Phyfe Style Sofa: Hi Jayna, Yes, your sofa is a reproduction of a Duncan Phyfe style sofa. Back in the 1930 s and 40 s every furniture company were reproducing them. But then the style went out of favor and it has pretty much remained that way. It is not a very import...

Antique Furniture: TALL Chair
use the followup function and post one clear close picture of the crest rail of the chair and second one of the underneath of the chair showing the intersection of two seat rails and one front leg. what is the height from the floor to the top of the front...

Antique Furniture: Temple Stuart Hutch, Temple Stuart Hutch
Temple Stuart Hutch: Hi Gregg, I would not consider the Temple Stuart brand to be high-end furniture. Also, I can tell you that if the refinishing work was not professionally done, the value of your piece would be less. In looking at your photo and comparing the finish...

Antique Furniture: Trunk
whoa!! no throwing away. if it is not rotted on the bottom do this. wash it with the water hose and sprayer scrub with soft brush while washing. remove paper from interior. let it dry. remove the rotted leather, or not. get a 1 inch golden taklon...

Antique Furniture: Value question
1912 to 1966 the company was in operation under that name. Desk looks to be 1940s vintage. As to value, once it is waxed and cleaned up it should sell at 450-500. as it sits 200. If you buy and use antique mahogany color Briwax on the desk it will...

Antique Furniture: Value and Repair of table
no no, no scraping off the veneer. for now fill it with a water based wood putty, gently smooth it with 320 sandpaper (the fill only) use blue painters table to mask around the area to be filled first. color it to match with artists colors after smoothing....

Antique Furniture: What is the value of my Tomlinson sofa?, Thomlinson Sofa
Thomlinson Sofa: Hi Heather, Your Thomlinson Sofa is of average quality. It appears that the rear leg would benefit by using a dowel to fasten it to the frame preventing it from coming off again. Once repaired your sofa would have a value of $200. to $250. As is $50....

Antique Furniture: Vintage Dresser- help to identify year and possible value, Painted Vintage Dresser
Painted Vintage Dresser: Hi Shelly, Your dresser was made in the 1920 s to 1930 s. Due to the condition its value is somewhat limited to $50. to $75. Perhaps you might consider either stripping and staining the chest or painting it. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III...

Antique Furniture: W A Hathaway
This is a dresser which had a mirror on top at one time. cant see the wood good enough to verify, but is either walnut or mahogany veneers. made around 1920 and has some condition issues on the top right drawer. cannot see if the hardware is intact...

Antique Furniture: Walter of Wabash table and 6 chairs
refinishing the table top would be the thing to do. blooms or blush. it is the result of moisture becoming trapped in the coating. dont do any home remedies like toothpaste or mayo. if you want to try to make them dissappear buy blush eliminator from...

Antique Furniture: Warsaw furn mfg co Desk
it is art deco in styling from the 30s. The first accounting of the Warsaw Ky plant i can find is around 1903, there was an article in the paper about their new steam whistle. They built good pieces. then the last i could find was a lawsuit in the mid...

Antique Furniture: Weiman Table & a Washstand
coffee table would sell at 250. it is a nice one and i am assuming the condition of the top is good and it is sturdy. it is not weiman that makes it at 250 but the style. the washstand is around 1880-1900, victorian style. would sell at 550-650 if in...

Antique Furniture: William A. French - Minneapolis Chair(s)
Re: upholstery crooked , not sure what that means? Don t like fabric texture or design, definitely will replace. it isnt straight, the pattern tilts, quick job someone did ? - selling set of 6 and 8 better - Hard to sell set of 4 - correct? - even...

Antique Furniture: 2 imperial pieces
would you post a picture of the label please. use the followup function so the thread will remain intact. thanks. The wood is mahogany veneer and the legs probably sweet gum stained mahogany. for care, buy antique mahogany color Briwax and wax the...

Antique Furniture: antique
table is from the 1930s in walnut color but not walnut wood. wood is probably sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. cant see the condition in the photo but if in good condition would sell around 75$ probably a bedside table or end table. hope this helps...

Antique Furniture: Antique Burlwood Bedroom Set
looks to be from the 20s-30s. pictures are not close or clear enough for me to see the wood grain to help with that but if you sue the followup function and retake a close photo of the grain i might can help there. Burl is a type of pattern in many types...

Antique Furniture: antique rocking chair
it is a nice chair made around 1890-1900. it would cost 100 to have it caned but if you did some reading you could do it yourself. as to condition, it needs some cleaning up, waxing might do it but if not then some work will be involved there. Derby was...

Antique Furniture: Armoire value, Baker Armoire
Baker Armoire : Hi Omar, Your Country French style Armoire value has dipped somewhat in the marketplace with too many examples coming to auction. With a lack of interest in this form as compared in earlier years when many people were using them to house televisions,...

Antique Furniture: Blanket chest
this would be a decorated blanket or cedar chest made around 1915. paint and decoration would be original but it does appear that a gallery is missing from the top--the front post appears to have been cut off flush, often they had a 3-5 inch rise that connected...

Antique Furniture: buffett
oak sideboard made around 1890. oak and oak veneers. looks to have been refinished in the past and the hardware is appropriate replacements. retail in a store at this time 850-1200 if the top is original to teh base. thanks good one. not really...

Antique Furniture: Cabinet
some info in my files but i do not know the source of the info. Kaplan Furniture started around 1904/1905. In 1915 Joseph Charak joined the firm and it was called Kaplan-Charak. That partnership ended in 1919 and Kaplan went on to make fine bench made furnishings...

Antique Furniture: Carved table
very nice, it is from the 20s. recently we restored a table like this, the cost of restoration was 400. customer did not hesitate so to me that set the price for a similar table in good condition. In shops the ones i see are in sweet gum. only once...

Antique Furniture: Childs Rocking Chair
Empire style but not empire period. This appears to be 1890-1900. It would be a childs rocker in excellent condition and would have a retail store price of 350++. I would ask you to do one more thing. take out the screw holding the front of the seat...

Antique Furniture: EastLake style
The first picture of the 4 drawer dresser would not be considered in Eastlake style. It is a victorian style dresser. I would have to see a picture of the drawer joints to pin point the date. I do not see a two drawer dresser??? Generally, two drawer or...

Antique Furniture: Flint and Horner furniture
I now see that the molding is there, sorry about that. could you send a picture of the label please--to my email address as an attachment. It is a nice set, at one point Flint and Horner did not manyfacture furniture but retailed good furniture from...

Antique Furniture: gate table unknown age or typ
i cannot see the edge treatment well in the photo This is a 1920s gate leg table made of sweet gum wood. I would recommend you clean it with mineral spirits then use a dark furniture paste wax only. Briwax is good and can be purchased in a...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House furniture, Harmony House Bedroom furniture
Harmony House Bedroom furniture: Hi Julio, Your pieces appear to be in very clean condition which were most likely made in the 1940 s. Since you did not furnish me with the size of the bed or a photo I can only tell you that the chests have a value of $275. to $350. each. A mirror...

Antique Furniture: Jenny Lind Bed - Double Size
I see no walnut grain here. might be tulip poplar stained walnut, light walnut. to repair the color. first use some shellac and a rag. wipe some shellac on the bare area and wood around where it needs to be colored. this will keep the stain from absorbing...

Antique Furniture: Maddox Table Company (drop down secretary), Maddox Table Company Desk C1940
Maddox Table Company Desk C1940: Hi Linda, My feeling is that the desk was made in the 1940 s. Of course the fact that it has been painted does detract from the value. As for a value in its present condition I feel it would be in the range of $50. to $100. Best Wishes George...

Antique Furniture: Mandel Brothers Chicago Table
You are missing the top of the table. This was a game table . the top would have been two pieces of wood hinged together at the back. under the bottom board there would have been a wood ring attached to the underside of the table. this ring would have...

Antique Furniture: old Peerless console table
this will be difficult to repair. couple of methods. first is to use a wood filler in the center and get it absolutely level with the surrounding area. much like doing dent repair on an auto body. then coat it with shellac, the entire top (after prepping...

Antique Furniture: Paine Dresser
from the 1950s cherry wood by drexel. The paine lable is the store from which it was sold and is not connected with the boston paine company retail 350-400 tops in the secondary market. possibly more if you find a drexel affectionate. thanks for your...

Antique Furniture: Quaint Furniture/Stickley Rocker
mission rocker. From theQuaint series of Arts & Crafts/Mission style furniture made by Stickley Brothers 1902-1915. seat would have been a cushion within a frame, more like an open box about 4-5 inch tall frame or box within which there would have...

Antique Furniture: Refinishing mid century chair
stain does not strip off. stain gets into the wood. even stain that is mixed in with clear coatings and sprayed on with the clear will get into the wood. first, i would not have sanded, i would have used paint remover to remove any clear coating. Now...

Antique Furniture: Roll top desk disassemble help
take out the top drawer and center drawer and see if you can locate more screws. also please use the followup function and send a full view picture of the desk. also send lots of pictures showing where the screws were and anything else you might think...

Antique Furniture: Table
This is a 1900-1915 quartersawn oak library table. I have sold this table in top condition, restored in a darker color, at 775 in the shop. these sell at auction around 300-350 and sell from houses at 200. all depends on condition of the surfaces and veneers....

Antique Furniture: What type of chair is this and Date?
I would like you to send a few pictures of this chair and the post to my email address. send photos as attachments. lots of good clear pics of all surface and joints. seat out pictures from top and underneath. measurements too. thanks this may take...

Antique Furniture: Warsaw Furniture Inlaid Coffee Table
burl wood banding-the speckled part walnut veneer-the dominant wood some of the inlay is of tulip poplar along with other woods that are too small to identify. often wood used in inlay is stained first or scorched in a hot sand box. I have refinished...

Antique Furniture: Antique Commode
It was a great buy. these sell at 200 in shops after cleaning and waxing so you will be able to make a couple of dollars. I am assuming it is an old one which would make it from the late 1800s. I would like to see more photos and at least one from the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Living Room Set
the loveseat is a mix of empire and victorian style from around the dates you state. wood for these is often birch and/or figured birch stained to look like mahogany. The chair works but was not part of the original set. Chair is earlier and is more in...

Antique Furniture: Cavalier Dresser, Deco Chest of Drawers c1930's
Deco Chest of Drawers c1930's: Hi Amy, Your dresser appears to have been made in the 1930 s during the Art Deco period. It is not an antique since it would have to be 100 years old to qualify. Personally I would not paint the chest and hide all the beautiful wood. I would have the...

Antique Furniture: Chairs, Chippendale Side Chair
Chippendale Side Chair: Hi Tracy, Your Chippendale style chairs are made of Mahogany and are difficult to tell the exact age without handling them. The value or range for this chair would be $50. to $75. each. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: H.P. Robertson Co. Table, c1912 H.P. Robertson Oak Console Table
c1912 H.P. Robertson Oak Console Table: Hi Richard, Rather than give you the name of a product I recommend that you go on line to search for furniture cleaning and restoration products. As for a value I feel the range for your table would be $275. to $350. Good luck and Best Wishes, ...

Antique Furniture: Hale Vermont chair
No mistakes, all is good. it is near impossible for me to talk about what i cannot see so pictures are needed. not sure what you want to know but the chair set wood looks like it is sweet gum or birch which both would be customary. in a retail store they...

Antique Furniture: Jacobean style table?
it has a bit of jacobean design on the apron but we call this colonial revival. it is a sofa table from the 1920s. the top looks like ribbon stripe but i need you to use the followup function and post a good clear close of the wood grain about a foot square...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger 201 Buffet/Sideboard, Biggs-Kittinger Q/A Sideboard
Biggs-Kittinger Q/A Sideboard: Hi Stacy, While your sideboard might have a Kittinger label it was actuality made in the Biggs furniture factory in Richmond, Va. The Kittinger company purchased the Biggs furniture company in 1975 which tells you that your piece was made, post 1975....

Antique Furniture: Kittinger antique, hand painted unique shelf, c1920 Kittinger Cabinet
c1920 Kittinger Cabinet: Hi Caroline, While Kittinger made high quality furniture not all of it is marketable today. Your cabinet was made in the 1920 s and what Kittinger buyers are looking for are the pieces that they made from 1937 to 1990 for the Colonial Williamsburg...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Bookcase ID T-615-3L-D.H-0, Kittinger Office Bookcase c1966
Kittinger Office Bookcase c1966: Hi Keith and Julia, What I can tell you is that your Kittinger bookcase was made in the 1960 s as evidenced by the gold metal label on the inside drawer. The number on the label also tells me that the finish is Dark Heirloom Open Pore finish taken from...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk, Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk
Kittinger CW1 Secretary Desk: Hi Dan, Let me start by saying the CW1 Secretary was manufactured from 1937 to 1990. That is a long production run for a single piece of furniture. It also is an indication that there are more than enough available for sale. As for a selling price,...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Desk, c1920 Kittinger Jacobean Desk
c1920 Kittinger Jacobean Desk: Hi Kurt, Thanks for your detailed description and photo s of your desk. The desk is typical of what the Kittinger Co. was producing back in the 1920 s. It is not a piece most buyers of Kittinger furniture are looking for these days. I feel that the...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Williamsburg Adaptation Buffet, Kittinger WA1017 Williamsburg Sideboard
Kittinger WA1017 Williamsburg Sideboard: Hi Bill, Having dealt in Kittinger furniture for the past 40 years I can tell you that I have never purchased a WA1017 Sideboard for my inventory, due to a lack of interest with today s buyers. As far as a value, I see these sideboards sell in the...

Antique Furniture: Knox Mfg Furniture dining set, Knox Mfg Furniture dining set c1920's
Knox Mfg Furniture dining set c1920's: Hi Stacie, Your dining set was made in the 1920 s. They are obviously refinished which can effect its resale value. The value of your pieces would be, China Cabinet $300. Sideboard $350. Dining Table $325. An average for the chairs would be $45.k to...

Antique Furniture: Oriental sideboard
Jay, My area is in American antiques. To determine age on these type items i have to look in person and even then, the asian trade is better than the european trade at faking age. age doesnt always matter, it is a great looking piece and the back, whether...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair
Probably manufactured at Capital City Chair Company around 1915-1920. Wood is birch and figured birch stained from the factory with a water based or aniline dye to resemble mahogany. as to springs. to test them take one coil, put on a flat surface, slowly...

Antique Furniture: Secretarie dresser, White Credenza with desk
White Credenza with desk: Hi Irene, Your White Credenza looks to have been built in the 1940 s. Pieces of this form are not desirable in today s marketplace. Therefore, in it s present condition I place as value of $125. to $175. Best wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: Secretary desk
It of the Empire style due to the scrolls. There are periods called, probably named by auctioneers and called second and third period Empire, Empire revival, and Empire oak. however I personally believe these could be somewhat misleading. I would prefer...

Antique Furniture: Settee
These are fine. Federal style. I cannot tell you from the photos if they are 1840 or 1880 or 1900. We would have to look in person and/or see inside the frame to see what tools were used. as to the wood, buy antique mahogany color Briwax, the toluene...

Antique Furniture: Table restoration
I will need more pictures. The picture of the sanded drop leaf is an oak veneer (should have never been sanded off, if it were to be removed it should have been chemically removed--just for next time)underneath looks like a mahogany veneer. do this for...

Antique Furniture: Value of French provincial style bedroom set, C1950 French Provincial Chest of Drawers
C1950 French Provincial Chest of Drawers: Hi Judith, While I can not tell you who the maker was for your set, what I can tell you is that they are in the Louis 15th Provincial adaption style. Since they are not in the high-end range their value will be somewhat limited. The low chest value...

Antique Furniture: Vanity
the surfaces are veneer, looks like mahogany veneer seeing the ribbon stripe on the one panel facing the camera. Often birch was used in place of mahogany then stained to the cordovan mahogany you see. i would need a much closer picture to see the wood grain...

Antique Furniture: What is it?, Early primitive Chair 17th Century
Early primitive Chair 17th Century: Hi Chris, Yes, you are correct in calling this a chair. It is hard to tell if it is a period piece or a reproduction of a 17th century chair that would have been hung on the wall when not in use. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Advice please
called a Savonarola chair made around 1890-1900. as to who made it there were about 5000 factories in operation so without a label there is no way anyone can tell you which manufactured this one. did someone put fabric on the seat, cant tell what is going...

Antique Furniture: Antique(?) Secretary Desk
These are usually mahogany veneers on the fronts, then either sweet gum, tulip poplar, on the sides. Is there a label on the back on inside the top drawer. Thinking Maddox or Monitor furniture companies perhaps. Sometimes these are cherry or birch as well....

Antique Furniture: Chair identification
Great chair from the 1910-20s. wood is birch but the back splat is mahogany veneer as is typical of this period and form. the figure applied to the top left and right of the crest rail were added and not original to the chair. they are well done and carefully...

Antique Furniture: dumbwaiter table, Three Tier Dumbwaiter Table c1940's
Three Tier Dumbwaiter Table c1940's: Hi Joe, Your three tier Dumbwaiter Table appears to be made of mahogany and crafted at some time in the 1940 s. Since it is not the most desirable form with saber legs as opposed to the Queen Anne style with a pad foot. (see attached photo link). http://www.americanainteriors.com/catalog/DumbwaiterCW25.html...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe table
thanks for the pictures. because these tables are veneered, the wood showing on the bottom will not be the same at the top but that is ok. This is definitely not DF period but has elements of DF, sheraton, hepplewhite, as does most stylish modern furniture....

Antique Furniture: ID of chair
wood is birch and figured birch originally stained to a mahogany color with a water based dye. from around 1900. face is often called old man winter or north wind face. as it sits it would sell around 100 at auction but restored in a retail store about...

Antique Furniture: mt airy endtables, Pr. Mount Airy Endtables
Pr. Mount Airy Endtables: Hi Joe, From what I can see in your photos the end tables are in poor condition and they are not a desirable model which further hinders their value. In order to restore them it would take a professional and the cost would be more than what they would...

Antique Furniture: Sales price
I have to go out of town on business but would like to continue this conversation when I return by email what you have is very very good, not the normal and it would be criminal not to devote the proper amount of time on these pictures and questions. ...

Antique Furniture: small table
You wont find a top but you can make one. what you have was a drop side two drawer stand or work table. made around 1840-50. the top would have been one board wide, not joined. the drop sides also one board wade each with iron hinges like a drop leaf...

Antique Furniture: Table
I don t see any reason to refinish the piece I would just wax it with a good quality paste wax like Briwax. according to the grand rapids Furniture book that I have at the house those are the dates given for that type of lettering I will check further. I...

Antique Furniture: Temple Stuart Maple Hutch, Temple Stuart Maple Hutch c1950
Temple Stuart Maple Hutch c1950: Hi Kate, Your Temple Stuart Maple Hutch appears to have been made in the 1950 s. Depending what part of the country you live in, an average asking price of $250. to $295. would be realistic based on its condition. If you can find a local resale shop...

Antique Furniture: Unidentified Antique Hospital Recliner
these were called invalid chairs, supposed to have wheels on them. as far as who made it, without a label no one will ever know unless you find the exact match with a manufacturers label. hundreds of companies made these around 1900 when this was made....

Antique Furniture: valuation of table and chairs
Send many pictures to my email address. Send the pictures as attachments to one email and include the original post so I ll know what it goes to. All edges top and bottom and will take a closer look. make sure they re in focus so I can see detail. Check...

Antique Furniture: 3 piece set
with about 5000 manufacturers in operation at the time we will never know which made this set. made in the late 1920-1930s. veneer on all surfaces but pictures not close or clear enough to tell which. Usually these are a mix of walnut, mahogany and...

Antique Furniture: antique or antique not?
450 with mirror. Added I m sorry you did not feel that I was clear with my answer. Whether something called an antique or not is pretty much irrelevant. The general definition is 100 years old on furniture and many other collectibles. As to a manufacturer,...

Antique Furniture: Antique cane chair
I commend you on your choice of study!! Please send to my email pictures as attachments to one email; close view of wood grain on flat surfaces. pic of under the seat. These were done in several woods around 1880-1900. maple, cherry, birch, beech,...

Antique Furniture: Antique display case for china,etc.
Berkey and gay was a quality furniture manufacturer. Whoever told you that this was Ironwood did not know what they were talking about. It is Oak and quartersawn oak. I do believe that the legs have been shortened a few inches but that should not affect the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Furniture value
These are typical of what we call colonial revival and it is from the 1920s. the vanity would sell at 400 in a store, the chest about 275. without seeing the other pieces I cannot say with certainty but beds usually run about 375. so around 1000 for a...

Antique Furniture: Bertaud Chair Followup
I will need more pics, sorry but i cannot see these well enough. I am just stuck on walnut or rosewood as i would suspect hese would be made. Sometimes mahogany but usually that would have been more of the Empire style or transitional period from Empire...

Antique Furniture: Bertaud Chair
The name is most likely a previous owner as the chair is from around 1860. It was common practice to have an owners stamp their name in furniture. Your picture is not close enough to see any grain detail in the wood so I cannot be certain of the species....

Antique Furniture: Brickwede Furniture, Brickwede Furniture
Brickwede Furniture: Hi Jackie, While I was not able to find any info for Brickwede Furniture, it is possible that it was made by another furniture company as a private label. I place your mahogany set to the late 1940 s to early 1950 s. While the styling is not the most...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe style table?, 1940's Mahogany Drum Table
1940's Mahogany Drum Table: Hi Donna, Your Drum Table is a modest mass produced example of an 18th century original of little value in today s world. Most likely produced in the 1940 s Currently its value is $50. to $75. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Edwardian Oak Table
NO OIL PLEASE!!!!! all furniture oils are non drying oils like mineral oil and silicone oil and do no good. It will not feed the wood, it does not need to be fed, it is not hungry and only needs proper care. orange oils and not orange, lemon oils are...

Antique Furniture: What is this elaborate chair?
The seat and back are both a laminate with ribbon stripe mahogany veneer as the faces or outer layers. The style is very cool and dates back as far as the pyramids. In the mid to late 1700s and early 1800s some of these were made and designed by some of...

Antique Furniture: Hathaway's Table Round Leathertop
this is called a drum table and was advertised as a lamp table, end table or side table. Hathaways was a store that in addition to selling all sorts of goods also sold good quality furniture. the drawer picture is oak sides. the table top and apron will...

Antique Furniture: More info on chairs
I dont have access to the previous question but I do remember that you wanted to know age, and purpose or type of chair, value perhaps.... Cannot tell you the manufacturer since there were about 5000 in operation in the 1880-1890 period when these were...

Antique Furniture: jacobean dining room table and chairs, Jacobean dining room table and chairs
Jacobean dining room table and chairs: Hi Alan, Your Jacobean Refractory Table and Chairs were most likely made in the 1920 s. Due to condition issues with the table and not a desirable form with the chairs, I feel the table has a value of $250. to $275. and the chairs $35. to $40. each. ...

Antique Furniture: Kindel Dining Table and Cane Back Chairs, Kindel Dining Table and Cane Back Chairs
Kindel Dining Table and Cane Back Chairs: Hi Amanda, While Kindel furniture is a very desirable brand in the marketplace, unfortunately the style of your pieces are not what active buyers are looking for these days. Since the table appears to have sun fading issues and the chairs are of an unimportant...

Antique Furniture: Lammert Furniture Company
with 5 leaves rather than two add another 450 to the price of the table. about the chairs, you will be very lucky to find a match. You might be able to find two arm chairs that match each other and are a close match to yours. if you do then you can use...

Antique Furniture: Macey sectional bookcase value?
Prices in CA seem to be higher than where i am located. Is each section labeled?? If i had this in my shop i would price it at 750-1100. Personally I like this style, have two in the house office but not with the leaded glass door at the top. It is important...

Antique Furniture: Manufacturer and details about 10 piece set, c1940 Dining Room Set
c1940 Dining Room Set: Hi Bill, Your dining room set was most likely made in the 1940 s. They are a lower grade factory machined set made of mahogany. Since they are of mass produced quality it is not possible to come up with a manufacturers name. As for value, the chairs...

Antique Furniture: Murphy Chair Company
wood looks like tulip poplar under the seat. often these were mixed woods. sweet gum, maple, tulip poplar, birch and beech. often chairs like this from the 1910-1920s were painted at the factory. That they moved to owensburg KY in the early 30s does not...

Antique Furniture: Nan's dining room set
waxing will do more to make it look good than anything other than complete restoration which means stripping and finishing. as it sits, since condition is not so good visually at the moment it would only sell for 45 per chair and about 300 for the table....

Antique Furniture: Side by side curio secretary
Thank you. I am only familiar with the Nogal and Ruidoso areas but it has been 30 years since I have been that way. I know what you mean about the wind and dirt. One of my fondest memories when there one time was that a mountain pony from the BLM wouldnt...

Antique Furniture: Tomlinson cabinet
It is from the 1920s and it is a blind china. I cannot see the wood grain but generally these would e in walnut veneers with the frame and undercarriage in sweet gum and/or tulip poplar wood. please use the followup function and post a clear readable...

Antique Furniture: Value Of Dressers
We see these from the mid 1920s-1940s. they are mahogany veneered bow front pieces. selling from 250-375 each in a store. In the Hepplewhite style, Federal style. Please check in the drawers for a decal that says Mahogany Association . I m curious....

Antique Furniture: Antique furniture, Early 20th Century Cabinet
Early 20th Century Cabinet: Hi Crystal, I do not feel that the cabinet is of any importance and it would have to be 100 years old or older to be considered an antique, which it is not. A value of $50. to $75. would be an appropriate range for it. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: Antique looking table, please help
please use the followup function and post two more pictures. one from underneath where a leg meets the aprons showing hte top of the leg nad both aprons where they all intersect. second of the outside of the side on the drawer where the side meets the...

Antique Furniture: antique sofa
These were called cane back sofas and were manufactured in the 1920s in this style. Originally there would have been a rocker of couple of chairs with the parlor set. Usually made in walnut, sometimes mahogany, more often of sweet gum or tulip poplar and...

Antique Furniture: chairs
I need more pictures showing the back and under the seat. also close and clear of the wood and seat so i can identify the wood. are there any markings on the underneath of the chair. send them as attachments to one email and include the post. do...

Antique Furniture: Curious about an armoire
You have what is called a scrubbed pine armoire imported from the UK or Belgium. These are made to look older than they are and have been produced from the 1930s to now. Without looking in person it is difficult to date these as the wood used is quite...

Antique Furniture: Good Find??, C1930 Dining Room Chairs
C1930 Dining Room Chairs: Hi Joe, I am not able to find any information on your 2 chairs which are most likely for a larger dining room set. They are modest Duncan Phyfe style chairs and factory made to a price. Not exactly what today s buyers are looking for. Most likely they...

Antique Furniture: Identify desk and possibly the logo
please use the followup function and post a clear infocus photo of the label please. The desk is 1930s, waterfall style. Veneered surfaces, probably bleached walnut but cannot see the grain clearly to determine. check the rear to see if there might...

Antique Furniture: Platform Rocker identification..., Lat 19th Century Platform Rocker
Lat 19th Century Platform Rocker: Hi Karen, Your Victorian Platform Rocker dates to the 1880 s and appears to be crafted out of Walnut. I feel the value range is $350. to $425. Victorian furniture values are soft at the present time so you will need to negotiate a selling price. ...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair
manufactured in the 1900-1920s in the Empire style. Wood is birch stained mahogany to match the top crest which is mahogany veneer. bedroom rocker or slipper rocker. not sure what you wanted to know. Cant tell the manufacturer without a label as there...

Antique Furniture: Settee
birch is quite hard the difference in grain in mahogany and birch is signifigant. Also birch is more white in the raw and mahogany is more red/pink. all depending on hte cut and where in the tree. birch is about 1.6 times the hardness of the mahogany...

Antique Furniture: Table and Chairs
This is a 1920s representation of the Jacobean style. This and other similar sets are often called Colonial Revival style as well. The finish is the original finish although there is some veneer decoration missing in the chair bck that is to be expected....

Antique Furniture: vintage Kindel Chinoiserie breakfront, vintage Kindel Chinoiserie breakfront
vintage Kindel Chinoiserie breakfront: Hi Linda, I feel that your Breakfront was produced in the 1970 s. In today s current market there are not many buyers out there for Breakfronts especially ones that are decorated. Today s younger buyers do not appreciate this style like the original buyers...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Wooden Desk Side Drawer Locks, Vintage Wooden Desk Side Drawer Locks
Vintage Wooden Desk Side Drawer Locks: Hi John, I am not aware of a company that would stock the part that you are looking for. Since it is a simple enough piece to fabricate, my advise would be to contact a company like Ball & Ball in Pa. that can make the piece for you. Contact: http://www.ballandball-us.com/...

Antique Gambling Equipment: money boe removal /meaning of type of slot, dana dana, coin tray
dana dana, coin tray, dear mr: Dana, Regarding the coin tray, when you open the back you should be able to slide the entire guts of the machine out of the housing exposing the coin tray. If you can t figure out how to do this take the back off, take a photo and send it to me. I ll then...

Antique Gambling Equipment: occasional sticking, dana dana, problem thanks
dana dana, problem thanks, dear mr: Dana, It s very difficult to address such a question without actually opening the machine up and watching all the parts in operation. With that said I ll give you a few things to consider. Is the chain to tight or to loose? Does the chain appear dry or rusted...

Antique Gambling Equipment: pictures for you see, dana dana, google searches
dana dana, google searches, slot machine repair: Dana, I am not going to be able to trouble shoot the problem you are having with your machine without actually watching the mechanism work. It does sound like the chain may be part of the problem but the issue could be a number of things. Have you tried googling...

Antique Gambling Equipment: BJ Tray, coin tray, true representation
coin tray, true representation, assumption: Hi Will, Your Bill Box and Coin Tray have a value of $275.00 to $325.00. If you have the key and it works you could see $350.00. Value is based on your photo and the assumption the photo is a true representation of the side not visible in the photo. Could...

Antique Gambling Equipment: roulette wheel, B.C. Wells, Roulette
B.C. Wells, Roulette, Old West Antiques: Hi John, B.C. Wills is a well known name in the arena of gambling equipment. They were located at 666 Columbia St, Detroit, MI and acted as a supplier. It s difficult to tell from your photo whether your wheel is the type that sits on top of a table...

Antique Gambling Equipment: gaming catalogs
Hi Jeff, I ve spent 10 years searching the net for gaming equipment catalogs and have never found a site selling them. I own many such catalogs plus early auction catalogs offering gambling equipment. Send me an email (gamblerlukeshort@yahoo.com). Bo...

Antique Gambling Equipment: Antique slot machines
HELLO HEATHER, I VE BEEN TRAVELING WHICH IS THE REASON FOR THE DELAY IN ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS. BOTH MACHINES ARE AFTER 1900 AND AS SUCH NOT IN MY AREA OF EXPERTISE. WITH THAT SAID, I CAN OFFER A BIT OF INFORMATION ON THE PURITAN BELL, ALSO KNOWN...

Antique Musical Instruments: 0ld piano, old piano, repair man
old piano, repair man, upright piano: Dear Janet, Take some pictures of the piano and take the pictures to a couple of stores that sell pianos and talk to the owners. Also find out who does their repair work and show him the pictures as well. The repair man may be able to tell you how...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1850 violin, music store owners, insturment
music store owners, insturment, hopf: Dear Lori, Ask the man at the music store about selling it. Also get the name of the person who does his repair work and talk to him about the insturment. You should take it to some other music stores that sell violins and ask the owners about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1881 Banjo, different music, banjos
different music, banjos, banjo: Dear Connie, I cannot tell you anything without seeing the instrument. I suggest you take it to two or three different music stores that sell banjos and ask the owner about it. Also find out who does his repair work and talk to him about it. You will...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1902 Janssen upright, ?mahogany, piano shops, antique piano
piano shops, antique piano, restoration company: To my knowledge, the only appraisal that an insurance company will accept would have to come from a reputable dealer in used pianos. It s my understanding that insurance companies have a schedule for the values of most household items, and I should certainly...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1909 Frank Holton & Co. C L.F., david holton, saxes
david holton, saxes, repairman: Dear David, Holton has been making musical instruments for a long time, and many different qualities. I suggest you take the instrument to a couple of music stores in your area that sell new saxes and ask the owners. Also find out who does their repair...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 or 1920 brass sousaphone tuba, valve casings, old furniture
valve casings, old furniture, frank co: That s a cool grandmother! Mine just kept old furniture in her garage. It wouldn t be any older than 1910, since that is when the company was started. The company existed at least into the mid 1940 s. I ve seen a number of Frank instruments, but not...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1910 low pitch sax., low pitch, american professional
low pitch, american professional, saxes: The dealer is Lyon & Healy, and the model is American Professional. And, the serial doesn t have much meaning beyond comparing with other American Professional saxes,as there are no serial number lists for L&H and it appears that they may have run different...

Antique Musical Instruments: my 1913 frank holton and co. trumpet., holton, saxaphone
holton, saxaphone, barbara johnson: There were companies named Schaeffer and Scheffer but neither were in France. As to the trumpet. Holton made good instruments, but they made many models and some are of more interest than others. The 1913 date may be a patent date, which does not date...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's gold plate trumpet, gold mouthpiece, ebay
gold mouthpiece, ebay, key bb: Hi Kevin, When you say a peashooter, do you mean that is it more cylindrical than the modern trumpet? My first thought was that you were describing a true trumpet rather then the hybrid modern trumpet. Does sound like some previous owner was into gold,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1920's ? Olds silver trombone, patent number, excellent condition
patent number, excellent condition, serial number: I m assuming that 1845 is the serial number and the M may represent medium bore. That would be consistent with the information you were given. That would place it at about 1921-2. I have a WEB page on Olds Trombones, you may want to take a look at it,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1921 MARTIN BBb tuba,three piston front, in satin silver, satin silver, prime condition
satin silver, prime condition, string instrument: The serial number lists for the early Martins are just estimates. Some lists would suggest that it might be even earlier than that. I m not sure I can tell you anything that you haven t already figured out. It always amazes me when I get a hold of one...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924-1925 Holton Trumpet, professional instruments, holton trumpet
professional instruments, holton trumpet, quality student: In the mid 20 s Holton only made professional instruments, and I don t believe he used model names for his trumpets. Your horn dates to the mid 20s. I have not had any first hand contact with anyone out in LA, so wouldn t be making recommendations. What...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1924 Buescher Grand Trombone?, high pitch, gold wash
high pitch, gold wash, blue magic: Patent = To increase bell metal thickness Patent number: 869619 Filing date: Jul 18, 1907 Issue date: Oct 29, 1907 Inventor: FERDINAND A. BUESCHER Marketed by Buescher as the Split-No-Tone bell It would say True Tone. I would agree on 1924....

Antique Musical Instruments: 1928 Martin Handcraft Trumpet tuning, martin handcraft, mouthpiece
martin handcraft, mouthpiece, pitches: Unless there is some collector out there with the instructions that may have originally, I don t believe you are going to find instructions. You might be more likely to come across an ad that would describe it. But, to switch pitches, the best thing to...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1963 Holton Cornet, professional instrument, holton
professional instrument, holton, serial number: Deanna, I m sorry you aren t satisfied with my answer. If you would bothered to read my intro. you would have seen that I don t do evaluations, and just because you ask for a value does not mean that I m going to change that position. I don t attempt...

Antique Musical Instruments: 1977 Claude Gordon Benge, assembly department, older models
assembly department, older models, long strings: I don t know specifically in Benge s case, why they would have changed that convention. When manufacturing was less automated, the makers would mark the parts of the valve simply to keep the parts together. They were hand fitted and they didn t want them...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Martin Sax, sax player, great shape
sax player, great shape, saxes: I can t tell you what size of sax it is by the serial number, but any sax player should be able to look at it and tell you what it is. (Unless, it is a C Melody, which is more difficult to tell if you haven t been around them.) However, the horn dates...

Antique Musical Instruments: Besson cornet shank & leadpipe, shank, ebay
shank, ebay, dents: Well, basically, the two options are to have one custom made or find one someplace like eBay. Are you just missing the bit or is there more of the horn missing? It might be helpful if you would want to send pictures (kenton@punxypa.com). Vintage horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brand of brass instruments called Rex, valve trombone, water key
valve trombone, water key, weight oil: The Rex name is associated with two dealers Millard and Bryant and Newell. The sound of any horn, in principle, is pretty simple. Assuming that the horn was originally properly constructed, then good performance is basically dependent on a clear, unobstructed,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher 400 from '55 or so, mid 50s, shank size
mid 50s, shank size, mouthpieces: Mouthpieces are an interesting subject. They are standardized in the sense that for decades they all use the same shank size, so one mouthpiece will fit into any trumpet. (I m assuming we are actually talking about trumpets here, as the cornet shank...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher LP 37 FR, buescher, true tone
buescher, true tone, serial number: The patent was for what Buescher marketed as the Split-No-Tone bell and essential was a way to manufacture a thicker bell. And your horn was built to play at modern pitch. If you can find the serial number on it, you can get a build date from: http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buetcher Grand Trombone, raw brass, approximate values
raw brass, approximate values, ebay: It was made in 1926. I think the patent is for Oct 29 07, which is for a technique to increase bell thickness. Is it gold plated or raw brass? As far as selling it, if you provide accurate pictures and description, putting it on eBay is a safe way to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Who can I contact for an Appraisal?, rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos
rudy wiedoeft, accurate photos, raw brass: Donna, Saxophones are really not my area, but I can tell you this much about your instrument. Rudy Wiedoeft was a sax soloist in the early part of the 20th century, and Holton had a Wiedoeft Model saxophone. The Holton plant was in Elkhorn, so it is almost...

Antique Musical Instruments: Elkhart built by Buescher, andrew beardsley, serial number list
andrew beardsley, serial number list, elk head: The Elkhart Band Instrument Company (not to be confused with the Elkhart Musical Instrument Co which was started by Gronert in 1912 and merged with Martin in 1917. ) was started in 1924 by Buescher President Andrew Beardsley. After Beardsley s death in 1928,...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.A. Reynolds Sousaphone, eb, sousaphone
eb, sousaphone, blue magic: If it is tarnished, I would presume that it is silverplate. So, to clean up silverplate, I use a three step process. I get the worst off with Tarnx, next I use Blue Magic to get it looking pretty good, and then finish it off with Haggerty s silver polish....

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s
Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, 1940s, 1930s

Antique Musical Instruments: Is this a french horn?, trumpet style, french horns
trumpet style, french horns, mellophones: It almost certainly is a mellophone. Mellophones were generally pitched in F&Eb (as was this Cavalier) with either a long tuning or additional slides to swap out to change pitch. Some even had the ability to tune down to D and C. Cavalier was a student...

Antique Musical Instruments: Henry Pourcell horn, hotmail, lafayette paris
hotmail, lafayette paris, alto horn: Well, that could be a couple of things, but I wonder if you may be describing an alto horn. Pourcelle was a tradename by The Bruno Company, established in New York in 1834. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Holton Brass Trombone, holton horns, mouth piece
holton horns, mouth piece, prettiness: That one goes back to 1914. As I understand it, the Special was the best of the Holton horns until he came out with the Revelations. I ve got a couple of them and they are pretty horns. The trombone makers, White, Olds, etc. were all putting out...

Antique Musical Instruments: jw york and sons french horn, piston valves, mellophone
piston valves, mellophone, rotary valves: A York French horn would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1129253834 while a York Mellophone would look something like this: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1107935522 A French horn...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Trumpet, martin band instrument company, martin handcraft
martin band instrument company, martin handcraft, wurlitzer company: As noted in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this WEB site. It dates to 1931. The Troubadour was a narrow bore instrument with a long narrow design. The valves were botton spung and deco type design details popular in the 1930s. The Martin...

Antique Musical Instruments: The National Musical String Company, rutgers student, musical string
rutgers student, musical string, lafayette paris: I don t know if this will help or not, but The Bruno Company was established in New York in 1834 In 1868, the Company used C. Bruno and Son as its name. After the turn of the 20th Century, the company began using trade names including: Lafayette, Paris;...

Antique Musical Instruments: Question., richards music, martin blessing
richards music, martin blessing, dizzy gillespie: Your cornet dates to 1961. Richards Music Corporation was formed when Paul Richards, bought out Martin, Blessing and Reynolds. Horns from this period are marked RMC for Roundtable of Musical Craftsmen , not Richards Music Corporation. Dizzy Gillespie...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company
martin band instrument company, wurlitzer company, band instrument: Your horn dates to 1954. Martin Band Instrument Company was established in Chicago before 1891. In 1906 the company was reestablished in Elkhart, Indiana. It was later sold to the Wurlitzer Company and then purchased by Leblanc and moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlitzer Sousaphone, sousaphone, band thanks
sousaphone, band thanks, valve assembly: That s gonna be tough. Are the valves missing? If they are still around, then they might be repairable. But, otherwise, it is probably going to require custom made replacements. And, that would probably exceed the value of the instrument. One other...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Clarinet, flat clarinet, intermediate model
flat clarinet, intermediate model, clev: Hello and thanks for writing! American Standard was produced by the H.N. White company. Here s a link to read some more: http://www.hnwhite.com/Clarinets.htm As for the clarinet itself, it s most likely a student-intermediate model made around the 1950s....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Triumph Art musical Trumpet, pedler, buescher
pedler, buescher, tuning slide: Yep, it is all very confusing. 1894 - After working for Conn-Dupont, Buescher left to start his own independent company in as the Buescher Manufacturing Co. 1904 - Buescher changed the name to Buescher Band Instrument Co. 1916 - Buescher sold...

Antique Musical Instruments: Auto Harp, Autoharp
Autoharp: Hi Linda: You can learn more than you bargained for at this site: http://www.fretlesszithers.com/autoharp.html They do mention International: International Musical Corporation, Hoboken, NJ, c. 1930; the beginning of the Oscar Schmidt era; Schmidt built...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique Clarinet, pitch change, stade germany
pitch change, stade germany, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Do you have any photos of your clarinet? If so, please email any photos to me at: info@foreverwoodwinds.com . How many keys...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique napolitan mandolin, Raffaele Calace mandolin
Raffaele Calace mandolin: Hi Silvia: Raffaele Calace was a composer, virtuoso player and instrument maker. His mandolins are among the best of the Naples-made Italian mandolins. The company is still building mandolins in Naples under the direction of Calace s grandson. Their web...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet, buescher true tone, c trumpet
buescher true tone, c trumpet, low pitch: Have you tried this horn with a tuner to see what pitch it is playing in? A C trumpet is higher than a Bb trumpet, so it would be the shortest. You shouldn t have to add tubing to get it to C. Usually mouthpiece extensions or bits are for cornets not trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher sousaphone, sousaphone, serial number
sousaphone, serial number, evaluations: As stated in the introduction, I don t do evaluations on this site. Nor can I tell you where to get one fixed in Australia. But, I can tell you that the Oct 07 date is a patent date for their bell construction, though I believe if you look closely, it is...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher trombone, screw mechanism, silverplating
screw mechanism, silverplating, gold wash: Your horn dates to 1926. If your horn is a silverplated horn, there shouldn t be any varnish on it, unless someone put some on it aftermarket. If it is just tarnish you are removing from the silverplating, that should not be a problem. If it, in fact, has...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo, Temlett banjo, zither banjo
Temlett banjo, zither banjo: Hi Steve: I answered a question about another old banjo by this maker some time ago. You can read my answer here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/8/old-banjo-2.htm Sorry I can t be of more help than I was to the other...

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), instrument category, sure what kind
instrument category, sure what kind, trying your luck: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard...

Antique Musical Instruments: A.C. Fairbanks Co. Makers, Boston Mass., A.C. Fairbanks mandolin
A.C. Fairbanks mandolin: Hi Keith: There were quite a few makers of bowlback mandolins at the tunr of the last century. Fairbanks was a quality Boston maker who later merged with Vega. Some of their banjos are quite prized. In the US, however, these days, bowlback mandolins...

Antique Musical Instruments: Catania Carmelo guitar, Catania Carmelo, guitar
Catania Carmelo, guitar, Sicily: Catania Carmelo was one of the larger fretted instrument makers in the Sicilian town of Catania. Catania itself was a large area for instrument making and I believe that it still is even today. There is a wonderful site with off-the-beaten track guitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn C200 Guitar, Conn C200 classical guitar
Conn C200 classical guitar: Hi Diana: I don t really know that specific model but Conn was a large band instrument manufacturer in Elkhart, Indiana. They imported some guitars during the period from about 1968-78. They were pretty much mid-quality classical and acoustic steel strings....

Antique Musical Instruments: Conn Director Clarinet, conn company, ebay
conn company, ebay, question thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. The Conn company was very well-known for producing interesting unibody flutes, superb saxophones and fantastic metal & wooden...

Antique Musical Instruments: clarinet - Paris, braude, clarinets
braude, clarinets, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! The Romain Braude company was a stencil brand and not much information about the company is known. Stencil brands are referred to when one company makes something and another stamps it with their name, logo, etc. Romain Braude...

Antique Musical Instruments: couesnon &cie paris, antique musical instruments, couesnon
antique musical instruments, couesnon, brass instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I d like to suggest that you contact the following expert at this link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi John: I will admit, first, that I never played any Epiphone banjos. And, search tho I might, and look thru all my books and catalogs, I cannot find any specs about the tone rings. This was near the bottom of the line for Epiphone banjos, so it is possible...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone Banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Dave: Plectrum is a longer scale length than tenors. Yours is a long scale tenor (19 frets). The plectrum version in this picture has 22 frets and probably a scale of about 26 or 27 inches. http://sylvanmusic.com/preview.php?display=1138_img1.jpg ...

Antique Musical Instruments: electric guitar, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, string instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Father's antique trumpet, vintage instruments, dance bands
vintage instruments, dance bands, horns: OK, let me separate your question into two parts. The horn is resell-able, but it is not worth refurbishing. By that I mean that you probably won t appreciate the value of the horn by refurbishing it. In other words, the cost of repairs will be more than...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher model 8 trumpet

Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny
Antique Musical Instruments: banjo (age,make(r)any value if any), string banjo, long island ny, long island

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time
Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, string banjo, length of time, strand

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value
Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, mike corrigan, monetary value

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, beginning band, alto saxophone, engraving

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit
Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, drum head, drum kit, lugs

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, calypsonians, ebay, accoustic instruments

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone
Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, alto saxophone

Antique Musical Instruments: Gigson Les Paul Recorder guitat., gibson les paul, paul recorder
gibson les paul, paul recorder, gigson: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about string instruments aside from some minor violin BASICS. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the...

Antique Musical Instruments: H. Bettoney silver clarinet A 4175 N, boston usa, sterling silver
boston usa, sterling silver, mouthpiece: Hello, thanks for writing and I apologize for the delay in my response. Does the bell (flared part on the bottom) unscrew? Does the clarinet come apart into 4, 3 or 2 pieces (not including mouthpiece, etc.)? eBay is always an ideal place to list things as...

Antique Musical Instruments: H A Weymann, Weymann concert zither
Weymann concert zither: HI John: It is a concert zither. You generally play with finger picks and play the melody on the fretboard and use the unfretted strings for bass and chordal accompaniment. They are color-coded so you can find the correct one when you need it. If you are...

Antique Musical Instruments: HOPF ORIGINAL, mother of pearl inlay, sized violins
mother of pearl inlay, sized violins, hopf violin: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. No photos loaded in here but if you d like, feel free to email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your violin is 4/4 (a.k.a....

Antique Musical Instruments: JE Dallas Banjo, John E. Dallas banjo
John E. Dallas banjo: Hi Doug: I don t come acorss too many of his instruments sicne I am in the US. You might have come across this site on banjo-ukes that Dallas made. There is some biographical info there. http://freespace.virgin.net/dennis.taylor/Page_26_dallas_banjo_ukulele.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer Trombone, quality maker, brua
quality maker, brua, mouth piece: Brua Keefer of Williamsport, was the quality successor to quality maker Henry Distin. It dates to 1919. You would probably be more impressed with a Keefer baritone. Their horns were all top notch, but the nature of trombones have changed more dramatically...

Antique Musical Instruments: Kimball Upright Piano, kimball upright piano, instrument experts
kimball upright piano, instrument experts, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I don t know much at all about pianos but suggest checking eBay or contacting other fellow antique musical instrument experts from allexperts as maybe one of them can help! Good luck on your search!...

Antique Musical Instruments: King Tempo Oboe, king tempo, selmer bundy
king tempo, selmer bundy, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing. King was one of those companies that was well-known for producing great saxophones and metal clarinets but aside from that they were questionable. Your oboe appears to be identical to a Selmer Bundy (I think King flutes were also...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyons Monarch trumpet, selmer, tradename
selmer, tradename, lyons: I believe that Monarch was simply a tradename for the Lyons Company. I believe that the Lyons company was aimed at the student market. Lyons imported some of their products from the Czech Republic and some were reportedly Conn stencils. The company was...

Antique Musical Instruments: A lecomte & co.instrument just sold on ebay, french horn section, piston valves
french horn section, piston valves, antique musical instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I regret to inform you that I am no longer providing instrument pertaining to brass instruments as I do not know much about them to begin with. If I may, I d like to suggest that you contact the following expert at this link:...

Antique Musical Instruments: ly0n & healy trombone, lyon and healy, healy company
lyon and healy, healy company, serial number list: The Lyon and Healy company was victim of several fires, so there are no records to base any kind of serial number list upon. Additionally, it appears that they may have had more than one method of numbering instruments, so they may not be something that could...

Antique Musical Instruments: lyon & healy trombone, gold wash, gold plate
gold wash, gold plate, chicago usa: L&H would put gold highlights and gold wash on bells, but at least according to my 1894 catalog they didn t offer any fully gold plated instruments. They brought out their flagship the Own Make model in 1896, and it would seem that if they had any goldplated...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin, American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: The headstock is exactly the same shape as is the pickguard and the inlay on the pickguard. In the catalog, the outer purfling looks a little wider and there is a butterfly inlay on the headstock instead of a star. Often catalog illustrations...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin and Banjo Mandolin, Gibson J-200
Gibson J-200: Hi Chris: I can t help you on the mandolin. I would hazard a guess that it is from Catania, Sicily -- one of the main centers of instrument making. Gibson J-200s are very desirable guitars. My VG Price Guide 2008 (new one is out soon, so this may even...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mandolin Banjo, Weymann, mandolin-banjo
Weymann, mandolin-banjo: Hi Jon: I have a Weymann mandolin banjo, one of the ones with a very small 7 head. I believe they would have been produced in the teens and twenties of the last century. If you are asking if the Weymann Company (made in Philadelphia) is still in existence,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal clarinet, clarinet, hoosier
clarinet, hoosier, 1920s: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your metal clarinet was produced sometime between the 1920s-1930s and they re usually worth about $50-150+ depending on overall...

Antique Musical Instruments: Metal / Steele Clarinet (Mom's Clarinet), marsh usa, beginner model
marsh usa, beginner model, great shape: Hello, sorry for the delay in my response! If you choose to play the clarinet (or know of someone who would put it to good use) I d suggest having it worked on/repadded and made playable to enjoy it as your mother once did. Personally I always think that musical...

Antique Musical Instruments: marimbula, marimbula
marimbula: This looks like a tourist bass thumb piano. I know you don t want o sell so I would say the value was about what you paid for it. I would wager that it is more of a collectible than a musical instrument, something to decorate your rec room in the 1950s...

Antique Musical Instruments: Needs some info on my violin, Stradivarius labelled violin
Stradivarius labelled violin: Hi Tracy: As you mentioned it is likely a copy of a Stradivari violin. Please read the following for some perspective: http://www.afvbm.com/strad.htm Thanks for the photos. From what I see there is also a bass bar side top crack repair. Most likely the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Steel Guitar, MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar
MSA sidekick pedal steel guitar: Hi Daniel: I am no expert on these but you can learn a lot just from this thread on steel guitar forum: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/24552-hey-pedal-steelers-whats-your-take.html Here are a few more links: http://www.b0b.com/...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano, instrument category, trying your luck
instrument category, trying your luck, musical instrument: Hello and thanks for writing. I apologize as I don t know ANYTHING about pianos. I suggest trying your luck with one of the other experts in either the antique musical instrument category or possibly just the standard musical instrument category - maybe...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Maure silver flute, silver flute, maure
silver flute, maure, serialnumber: ARGH! Apparently there isn t anything in the Langwill Index book referring to your flute, unfortunately. Fortunately, however, this link seemed to be the most helpful which linked the manufacturer to being Martin, etc. Link: http://test.woodwind.org/oboe/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=3193&t=3193...

Antique Musical Instruments: pedler wooden clarinet, serial records, clarinet
serial records, clarinet, 1950s: Hello, I d suggest around the same time frame for the time of your clarinet s date of manufacture. I believe Pedler was more common around the 1950s-1960s and they produced clarinets of ebonite, ebonite w/ metal inner sleeve, wood and metal. Hope that helps!...

Antique Musical Instruments: sale, haynes flute, antique musical instruments
haynes flute, antique musical instruments, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! The headjoint thing is referring to the piece that s round that connects to the metal tubing of the headjoint (hard to explain). As for selling the flutes, etc. I d recommend listing them all on eBay. I sell things for other people...

Antique Musical Instruments: Another Regent by the Ohio Band Co., mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds
mid 1940s, reynolds reynolds, band instrument: Information we have on Ohio Band Instrument Company wasthat it came into existance in the early 30 s, based in Cleveland. It was headed by F. A. Reynolds. Reynolds formed his own company in 1936. It appears that the company lasted until the mid 1940s...

Antique Musical Instruments: superb mayfair banjo, Epiphone Mayfair banjo
Epiphone Mayfair banjo: Hi Cindy: House of Stathopoulo was the original name for the Epiphone Company, Stathopoulo being the surname of the founder. It sounds like your may be an older version of the Mayfair banjo or a transitional one. According to my Epiphone book, the Mayfair...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, philadelphia print shop, pepper company
philadelphia print shop, pepper company, turn of the century: The Pepper company started as a Philadelphia print shop in 1845. Your horn comes from around the turn of the century. Pepper both made instruments and also imported them, until 1910 when he quit manufacture and simply imported. The company went bankrupt...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Mandolin, Vega, mandolin
Vega, mandolin: Hi Scott: I believe this may be from around 1918 -- at least that seems to correspond to the serial number list I have. Hard to make any determination without at least seeing some pics. Vegas are generally nice instruments with great sound. Some of...

Antique Musical Instruments: I just got a vintage mandolin..., American Conservatory bowlback mandolin
American Conservatory bowlback mandolin: Hi David: You posted a picture of two rather cheerful looking people in what looks like a doctor s office, but no mandolin. I will email you for more pics and then answer. Jim =========== HI David: Thanks for the photos of your mandolin. I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: viola price, student viola, Gibson viola
student viola, Gibson viola: Hi Tony: Gibson made string instruments for a short time in the 1940s. This was during World War II when German imports were curtailed. I have a Gibson violin from that period and it is a decent instrument but I only paid about $200 for it quite a few...

Antique Musical Instruments: Zimmerman Mandolin 1812, Zimmerman mandolin
Zimmerman mandolin: Hi Roman: First of all, where did you find the date on this mandolin. Are you sure that it is 1812? There was a German comapny called Zimmermann but they were established later. There is a thread with info on Julius Zimmermann company of Markneukirchen,...

Antique Musical Instruments: 16 string ?, 16 string mandola
16 string mandola: Hi Robert: Everything is worth something to some person somewhere. :-) There are some collectors of oddball instruments who would be interested in this instrument. IMHO I would say it is made by an amateur woodworker who had some skills. OTOH he didn t...

Antique Musical Instruments: 5 string banjo, Windsor Popular banjo
Windsor Popular banjo: Hi Geoff: Lots of info here: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit4.htm and here: http://www.zither-banjo.org/pages/windsornew.htm I am no expert on British banjos so will bow to the experts on those sites. You can probably write directly to them...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique trumpet, silver trumpet, pawn shop
silver trumpet, pawn shop, bachman: The few references I find to the name that sounds, Bachman; were all spelled with a double n . York, Vega and Kenny all had patents issued in July of 1910. So, they would possibly be the place to start to see if their instruments, look similar. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buffet Bb Clarinet, chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet
chicago symphony orchestra, buffet clarinet, kaspar: Hello and thanks for writing! Please provide either photos of the clarinet or additional information regarding whether it s plastic, wooden, metal, etc. If you are able to provide photos, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Your measurement just refers...

Antique Musical Instruments: bowel back mandolin, bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard
bowlback mandolin, celluloid pickguard: Hi Dave: I have a picture of a very similar mandolin in my files but that too is unidentified. The bowlbacks made by the Samuel Osborn Company of Chicago have a very similarly-shaped pickguard, but are not celluloid and the inlay in the pg is different as...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, Bruno 12 string mandolin
Bruno 12 string mandolin: Hi Marianne: C. Bruno was a rather large NY musical instrument distributor from later 1800s into at least the mid-20th century. As far as I know, they did not make their own instruments but had other manufacturers make them. I would say that the mandolin...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello again and your welcome! Yes, the value would go up if your clarinet were playable. I d be willing to overhaul your clarinet for you if you d like to email me for a quote. My email address is info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Thanks and Happy Holidays! -Suzi...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer instrument, carl fischer, available records
carl fischer, available records, euphonium: Carl Fischer has a long history as a dealer in instruments, and obtained them from a variety of sources. Late in their instrument dealing career (1940-1970s), they bought the York company and manufactured their own. There are no available records of their...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, clarinet, top of my head
clarinet, top of my head, 1950s: Hello and thanks for writing! Any idea whether your clarinet is plastic, ebonite (brownish-black) or wooden? Off the top of my head I d say your clarinet was made around the 1950s but photos may be able to help me date it. If you re able to take a few photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: Epiphone 4-string banjo, Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo
Epiphone Recording Deluxe banjo: Hi Fritzi: I doubt that any insurance company would take whatever I say as a basis for insuring your instrument. Most require a written appraisal. Most vintage dealer can supply you with an appraisal. Bernunzio mentioned above is one. Gruhn.com will do...

Antique Musical Instruments: FENDER 4 STRING ELEC MANDOLIN, Fender electric mandolin
Fender electric mandolin: Hi Alan: Definitely a cool instrument. Approximate value is $3000-4000. Strings: Fender makes a set of nickel-wound steel strings: http://www.juststrings.com/fnd-2250.html Or you could try D Addarios: http://www.juststrings.com/dad-js74.html...

Antique Musical Instruments: Frank Holtn/Rudy Wiedoeft Model, eb, brass instruments
eb, brass instruments, holton: I should remind Roberta that as it states in the introduction, that I am here to respond to questions about brass instruments, which a saxophone is not, also in the introduction I stated that I don t do evaluations. And, lastly, she simply asked for feedback...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno mandolin, mandolin

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s
Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, late 1800s, early 1900s, clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium
Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet
Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, ludwig, trumpet, dad

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin
Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, intonation, mandolin, 1918

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, mandelin, martucci, severini

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack
Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, sparta ohio, slack

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece
Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, set pieces, mouthpiece, confusion

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet
Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model
Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, scandalli, wood model, admirer

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop
Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, tiny key, thrift shop

Antique Musical Instruments: How do I find the age and value of an old clarinet, bundy clarinet, serial number
bundy clarinet, serial number, cork: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet plastic or wooden? The serial number should be on the bottom of the largest pieces by where the cork is. Please get me additional information so I can provide more accurate information. Please email any photos...

Antique Musical Instruments: flute, marque de fabrique, reddish hues
marque de fabrique, reddish hues, african blackwood: Aha! I just noticed the picture there! Your flute appears to be ebony with either an ebony or rosewood headjoint. Ebony/African Blackwood/Grenadilla wood and Rosewood, I ve heard, come from the same tree and that explains the reddish hues in some ebony, etc....

Antique Musical Instruments: Gibson 1916 Harp Guitar, Gibson style U harpguitar
Gibson style U harpguitar: Hi Cheryl: Book value of these harp guitars in excellent condition is somewhere around $6,500-7,500. Yours is a model U harp guitar. These were not the most common of Gibson guitars and were quite expensive at the time. Lots of info on Gibson and harpguitars...

Antique Musical Instruments: Haynes D flat picc, overhaul shop, scale response
overhaul shop, scale response, information thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I may be able to recommend a good shop for you depending on your location and your ideal price range for a full overhaul, etc. It may be easier for you to contact me directly at info@foreverwoodwinds.com for additional information....

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Hileron Cornet, gorham co, late 1800s
gorham co, late 1800s, early 1900s: There is no documentation on a company by this name, so it seems likely that it is a tradename rather than an actual manufacturer. There was a company in Worchester, Mass. named, Gorham & Co. that sold them. By the style of their horns, they were made in...

Antique Musical Instruments: hawkes and son clarinet, flat clarinet, boehm system
flat clarinet, boehm system, finger key: Hello and thanks for writing! It sounds like a full-Boehm system clarinet with articulated G#. I haven t seen many clarinets with this setup however I believe they were referred to as professional instruments. Unfortunately I don t know anything more about...

Antique Musical Instruments: JTL euphonium, pere pere, frere aine
pere pere, frere aine, paris new york: The Thibouville family businesses started in Paris in 1860 s producing all wind and string instruments. The Thibouville family included Martin, Eugene Adrien Camille, Jerome, Andre, and Louis. And associations including: freres , frere , frere aine ,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Keefer trombone, tenor trombone, williamsport pa
tenor trombone, williamsport pa, quality instruments: The Keefer company formed in 1909 made excellent quality instruments until the early 1940s. After that there were some instruments with the Keefer name but they were stencils of lessor quality. Brua Keefer bought out the Distin company and built the Keefer...

Antique Musical Instruments: Ludwig trumpet, model name, trombones
model name, trombones, ludwig: Ludwig marketed bugles for a while, and they also sold a number of instruments (trumpets, cornets, trombones, mellophones, sousaphones, etc. For a while, during the depression Ludwig was owned by Conn. The St. Louis is confusing though. I suppose St....

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Ideal mandolin, Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin
Lyon & Healy bowlback mandolin: Hi Marcia: Yours is a simple but sturdy bowlback. Lyon & Healy was one of the largest music manufacturers in the US at the time. Their upper-edn line was the Washburn instruments. Yours was probably a decent midrange instrument. Just a rough guess on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Lyon Healy Mandolin Model C No. 602, Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy Style C mandolin: Hi Patricia: The carved series (model A, B, and C) were generally made by Lyon & Healy from 1918-1925 or so. Around 1925 the C was also called the Aristocrat but had a different headstock. I think from the serial number, yours may be an earlier one. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Mizmar Instrument, historical information, origins
historical information, origins, wikipedia: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately I d never heard of a mizmar prior to your question. This is about the best I could find on information pertaining to the instrument: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizmar_(instrument) I d suggest trying to find...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, Luigi Ricca mandolin
Luigi Ricca mandolin: Hi Agnes: You are indeed in luck!! I am a world-renowned expert on this very maker. :-) Seriously, tho, I have had an interest in Luigi Ricca, an Italian manufacturer in New York City. In fact I have some scans online of an original catalog showing the...

Antique Musical Instruments: mandolin, E. D. Son mandolin
E. D. Son mandolin: Hi James: Interesting... I found a reference on mugwumps.com to a banjo tailpiece designed by Eleanor D. Son of Utica, New York in 1894. After checking thru Google I found the patents for 3 tailpieces: 1894: http://www.google.com/patents?id=YudhAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&dq=Eleanor+D.+Son#PPA1,M1...

Antique Musical Instruments: mouthpiece shank, vintage instruments, eb
vintage instruments, eb, cornets: I m not sure what your question is about shanks. The shank is the part of the mouthpiece that fits into the instrument. Over the years there have been many different sizes of fit. Currently, they have been reduced to what amounts to French horn shank,...

Antique Musical Instruments: "New York" guitar, robert ashton, york guitar
robert ashton, york guitar, struments: Hi Bob: This is a tough question. I have found some indication of a New York brandname used by the Bruno Company of (you guessed it!) New York City. On the other hand, I also found an 1886 patent by Robert Ashton Macready (also of New York) for a tailpiece...

Antique Musical Instruments: Noblet Clarinet #2024, information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet
information on the clarinet, noblet clarinet, photos: Hello and thanks for writing! Is your clarinet metal or black (wood/plastic/ebonite)? Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have additional information on the clarinet for you but will need more information from you to provide accurate information. Please...

Antique Musical Instruments: Very Old Conn Coronet, bach mouthpiece, old trumpet
bach mouthpiece, old trumpet, tuning slides: It goes back to 1914 back before the time that Conn assigned model numbers to his instruments. And, it was obviously designed to play in several keys. Bb and A most likely. And possibly high/low pitch and possibly C as well. Sometimes those tuning slides...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Italian Guitar, Giuseppe Quaglia guitar
Giuseppe Quaglia guitar: Hi Hugh: Thanks for the additional photos. Those help. I have a few, rather nice looking photos of some bowlback mandolins with labels from Giuseppe Quaglia. You may be right that he just sold them tho he does say on the guitar label (and one mandolin label...

Antique Musical Instruments: How old is my clarinet and how much would it cost?, couesnon, clarinet
couesnon, clarinet, thanks a bunch: Hello and thanks for writing! Do you by chance have photos (or can you get photos) of the clarinet? If so, please send them to me at info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Is the clarinet metal or wooden? If you re unable to get photos to me of the clarinet, can you...

Antique Musical Instruments: counter weight, old conn, question thanks
old conn, question thanks, quick reply: The counter weights - in addition to those that were sold with the horn - were also an after market item. So, I don t think that it provides much in the way of a clue. If you want to send pictures to me at Kenton@punxypa.com, possibly I can see other clues....

Antique Musical Instruments: The Pedler Clarinet, clarinet player, style bands
clarinet player, style bands, jewish name: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Your clarinet is what s referred to as the albert system of key configuration. This particular key configuration is favored...

Antique Musical Instruments: Piano value, ivory keys, piano value
ivory keys, piano value, thanks in advance: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize but I do not know anything about pianos. I suggest contacting some of the folks here as they seem like they d know a little bit about them: http://www.allexperts.com/el/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/ Thanks for writing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pierre Bernette Clarinet, bernette, ok condition
bernette, ok condition, quality instrument: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Would it be possible for you to get photos to me as soon as you can? I ll look up the manufacturer in my book and see if I can...

Antique Musical Instruments: Pitt Brand Professional metal clarinet, stencil sheet, clarinet
stencil sheet, clarinet, email: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. I believe that the Pitt brand clarinet was a stencil brand. Stencil is referred to when one company makes something and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Revere Stradolin trombone, pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant
pawlo humeniuk, ukrainian immigrant, elkhart indiana: I have no definitive information on the Stradolin instruments, but my suspicion is that they were sold by the Humeniuk Bros of New York City. Pawlo Humeniuk was a Ukrainian immigrant who built musical instruments in New York, primarily violins. The...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reynolds Flute, reynolds co, elkhart indiana
reynolds co, elkhart indiana, mfd: Hello and thanks for writing! Would it be possible for you to get a photo of the flute to me via email? If so, please send photo(s) to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . Many of the old Reynolds flutes were manufactured by the Gemeinhardt company in Elkhart, Indiana....

Antique Musical Instruments: Rudall Carte Clarinet, nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes
nickel silver keys, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes: Hello again & your quite welcome! I believe most Made for Rudall Carte & Co. Ltd. instrument WERE actually manufactured by the Boosey & Hawkes company however I ll double-check that for you later on today to be certain. From the test you mentioned doing,...

Antique Musical Instruments: radio harp, Radio harp
Radio harp: Hi Pat: The company sort of exists under the auspices of the Oscar Schmidt Company. I say sort of, since most of their instruments these days are imported and art mostly mandolins, guitars, ukuleles and autoharps. You can read about Radio harps on this...

Antique Musical Instruments: Scandalli Accordion Scott Wood Model, ebay search, google search
ebay search, google search, scandalli accordion: Hello and thanks for writing! That s ONE interesting accordion! Neat! I just did a google search and found the email address to email the company directly : scandalli@scandalli-soprani.it . While doing a quick eBay search it shows that Scandalli accordions...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stella Mandolin, Stella mandolin
Stella mandolin: Hi Joe: Stella was originally a brand of the Oscar Schmidt Company of New Jersey. They made bowlbacks and flatbacks with that name. The name was purchased by the Harmony company around 1939 and they made instruments into the 1950s and 60s with that brand....

Antique Musical Instruments: supertone flute, metal protector, student flute
metal protector, student flute, silent auction: Hello and thanks for writing! Is there any other writing on the flute such as USA or a location of manufacture? I believe Supertone was a stencil brand (where someone made it and someone else stamps it) but don t recall off the top of my head who made it....

Antique Musical Instruments: Trombone, antique expert, brass instruments
antique expert, brass instruments: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize for the delay in my response as I have been busy recently and am now catching up on here. Unfortunately I know nothing about brass instruments and I recommend you contact another antique expert on here to find information...

Antique Musical Instruments: Trumpet, professional instrument, beginning band
professional instrument, beginning band, instrument company: In a word, yes. I m assuming that it is in relatively good condition, and refurbishing it is going to require seriously reconstructing. One factor that may be a consideration is whether it plays at modern pitch. It is likely that it may be already or...

Antique Musical Instruments: tuba, different shapes, perfect shape
different shapes, perfect shape, york case: The horn dates to the late 1920s. The value of the horn would depend on a number of things. Being in excellent condition and having a case enhance its value. Many of the York tubas are well respected. However, it would also depend on what size this tuba...

Antique Musical Instruments: Value Of Player Piano, player piano, piano
player piano, piano: Hi Randy, Could you try to find the serial number of the piano - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html. Also, without seeing any photos of the piano or knowing the condition, it is hard to tell. If the player piano still works it may...

Antique Musical Instruments: vintage clarinet, long silver, student model
long silver, student model, anythign: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you take a few photos of the clarinet and mouthpiece to send to me? If so, please send to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I m willing to bet that the clarinet is a student model manufactured by the Bettoney company as they re...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wheelock piano, jason robison, wheelock
jason robison, wheelock, onesti: Hello and thanks for writing! I apologize as I am not knowledgeable on pianos. I suggest pasting your question to one of the experts at the following links: http://allexperts.com/ep/650-105967/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Jason-Robison.htm http://allexperts.com/ep/650-103428/Piano-Organ-Keyboard/Ralph-Onesti.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: worth of Orpheum No 1 banjo, Orpheum banjo
Orpheum banjo: Hi Sherry: Orpheum banjos were made by Rettburg and Lange. Later on Lange went on to make Paramount banjos. Some of the value depends on whether it is an original 5-string or a 4-string (tenor of plectrum). I hesitate to give you a value because I know...

Antique Musical Instruments: York Cornet, model cornet, school band directors
model cornet, school band directors, low pitch: Hi Jay, Some of my best friends are percussionist middle school band directors. . . well my son-in-law is anyway! I would say that this is a horn of interest, and is worth restoring. I would make sure that your repairman understands that this is a restoration...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, sterling silver rings, 10th hussars
sterling silver rings, 10th hussars, ludgate hill: Hello and thanks for writing! I assume that the overall length of the flute fully-assembled is around 28 long. Here s some information pertaining to your flute s manufacturer courtesy of the Langwill Index: Rafael Dressler - 1784-1835 : Woodwind Instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Flute, buescher, time mark
buescher, time mark, clarinets: Hello and thanks for writing! I know that the True Tone saxophones and clarinets are supposed to be pretty good but I m not sure about the quality of their flutes. Could you email me some photos of the flute to info@foreverwoodwinds.com ? Photos would help...

Antique Musical Instruments: Appraisal VEGA Professional 4 string, VEGA Professional Tenor banjo
VEGA Professional Tenor banjo: Hi Art: I could not really give you a fair value for this. I saw one on craigslist recently for $900. Elderly Instruments had one that was priced at $1495: http://www.elderly.com/vintage/items/80U-2126.htm This site had one for $1100: http://www.authenticguitars.com/Sales/1929VegaTenorBanjo/1929VegaTenorBanjo.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique clarinet, noblet paris, ebay search
noblet paris, ebay search, model condition: Hello and thanks for writing! The model of your clarinet (based on your info) is a Normandy made by Noblet. As far as I know the Normandy model is the student line by Noblet (ex. Normandy Resotone, etc.). According to a quick eBay search, your clarinet s worth...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique ukulele/ukelele, Ka-Lae ukuleles
Ka-Lae ukuleles: Hi Teri: A quick search came up with this from the Kamaka Ukulele site: From 1940 to 1946, Johnny Lai was given permission by Sam Kamaka Sr. to use the Kamaka factory on evenings and weekends when business was closed. Lai used the name Ka-Lai on the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bb Clarinet, french craftsmen, country affiliation
french craftsmen, country affiliation, selmer bundy: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately the Century brand is a Chinese-made instrument and I wouldn t trust it in the durability department whatsoever! Many instrument repair shops wouldn t work on such an instrument as the replacement parts are hard to...

Antique Musical Instruments: Boston Trumpet, t effect, mickley
t effect, mickley, quality instruments: Dave, What was reported on Horn-u-copia was that the seller of the horn pictured believed that it was a Frank stencil. However, IF the Boston serial number lists are accurate regarding your horn it would date to 1887, which would be too early for Frank...

Antique Musical Instruments: Bradbury Mandolin - a Vega?, Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin
Bradbury mandolin, Vega cylinderback mandolin: Hi Jim: Does your mandolin have what is called a cylinder back -- sort of cylindrical bulge down the center of the back? It definitely resembles a Vega cylinder back mandolin style 202, assuming the back is mahogany. I have seen pictures of another Bradbury...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, intonation problems, buescher
intonation problems, buescher, cruise ships: Brady, I don t usually answer questions on saxes, but I will tell you a bit about your sax. Your horn dates to 1914. Many consider the Buescher saxes from the late 1920 s to the 1950s to be among the best saxes ever made. Most early saxes had intonation...

Antique Musical Instruments: The Buescher Grand Model L Slide Trombone, two crooks, low pitch
two crooks, low pitch, grand model: By the serial number your horn was made in 1914. The friction fit connection between the bell and slide and the lack of a slide lock was normal at that time. I have a 1932 Olds that still didn t have them. The two crooks are for the two different pitch...

Antique Musical Instruments: C Bruno Mandolin, Bruno mandolin
Bruno mandolin: Hi Paul: Most of these bowlbacks were made between 1890s and 1920s. By the 1920s the bowlback was nowhere near as popular as the Gibson style mandolin and the mandolin was not as popular as the banjo, followed by the guitar. Bruno was in business in New...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer 6 key piccolo, carl fischer, grenadilla
carl fischer, grenadilla, history thanks: Hello and thanks for writing! I suppose this is the piccolo that was recently on eBay, eh? Either way I have the following information for you. Carl Fischer was importing musical instruments from all over the place around the turn of the century (1900s-ish)...

Antique Musical Instruments: Carl Fischer Clarinet, school musician, carl fischer
school musician, carl fischer, antique musical instruments: Hello and thanks! The photo finally showed up this time! Your clarinet is an Albert system, most likely manufactured around the early 1900s. As for the value of the clarinet, I d suggest it to be worth about $150-300. There are a few different variations of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Chauncey Piano, chauncey, serial number
chauncey, serial number, photos: Hi Becky, thank you for expressing an interest into our company. Would it be possible for you to email me photos of the piano - contact@lindebladpiano.com. Also, if you send the serial number - http://www.lindebladpiano.com/piano_Serial_Number.html, I ll...

Antique Musical Instruments: CLARINET, student model, clarinet
student model, clarinet, ish: Hello and thanks for writing! Can you provide photos of the clarinet? I have reason to believe that someone else made it and it was just stamped Belmont . If you can provide photos I should be able to help more but it s most likely a student model, made around...

Antique Musical Instruments: Clarinet, different company, france paris
different company, france paris, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet was NOT actually made by a Martineaux company however stamped with the Martineaux logo/stamp. It s most likely made in France (Paris) by a different company however it s difficult to determine who made the clarinet...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds & Son Ambassador B flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, olds ambassador
flat clarinet, olds ambassador, mouth piece: Hello and thanks for writing! Unfortunately your description of the clarinet has left me puzzled. Photos would be important for me to provide more accurate information to you. Please email any photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . I will be out of town from...

Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad
Antique Musical Instruments: Buescher Alto Sax, les brown, granddad, 1920s

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan
Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, jim mcgreevy, harry duncan, style c

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross
Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, 8s, ross

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, jim garber, ebay, udvar

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe
Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, troup county ga, cotton eyed joe, ebay

Antique Musical Instruments: German Banjo, German banjo, DRGM
German banjo, DRGM: Hi Kerry: DRGM is not a brand name but the initials for Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster (German Reich Registered Design) which, I believe, is a sort of German design copyright. The closest I could find about year of manufacture would be 1937-1945 but i would...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W Pepper e-flat clarinet, flat clarinet, rough shape
flat clarinet, rough shape, brooks alberta: Hello and thanks for writing! I can help you more if you are able to provide photos of the clarinet. If photos are available, please send them to info@foreverwoodwinds.com . JW Pepper was an importer so the only way to be certain on who made the clarinet at...

Antique Musical Instruments: J W. York and sons, approximate age, cornet
approximate age, cornet, company history: 1. You can determine its approximate age by using this chart: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/Yorklist.html 2. You can get company history at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1153104860 3. As stated in the introduction, I don t...

Antique Musical Instruments: L & H bowlback, Lyon & Healy mandolin
Lyon & Healy mandolin: Send some more pics to me at jimg@paperclipdesign.com I am having some computer problems so please be patient. Thanks Jim ----------- After receiving your pics...I have a 1913 L&H catalog with this mandolin in it. It is either a style 502 (mahogany...

Antique Musical Instruments: Louis B Malecki, business histories, instrument makers
business histories, instrument makers, google: Paradox was apparently his model name. Both of those references were based on the same horn. NLI is a venerable text on information on instrument makers - The New Langwill Index, which has most makers and dealers listed, but Malecki is not in the list. I...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Fiddle, Martin violin
Martin violin: Hi Margaret: Any more info as to the full maker s name. I could 27 Martin s in my violin maker s dictionary. The one I see a lot is E. Martin. Most of the ones I have seen have been german factory fiddles. Is there a label on this violin? Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: mellophone, martin band instrument company, valve casing
martin band instrument company, valve casing, wurlitzer company: Check the middle of the 2nd valve casing, that would be the most likely place for the serial number. Then if you find it, use this chart to establish its age: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/martinlist.html The Martin Band Instrument Company was established...

Antique Musical Instruments: NH White Clarinet, boehm system, corks
boehm system, corks, clarinet: Hello and thanks for writing! Your clarinet is brass plated in silver and is most definitely Boehm system. Your clarinet s worth roughly between $75-150 depending on overall condition, etc. and the serial number signifies when the clarinet was produced which...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old harmonica, windex, hohner
windex, hohner, ebay: Hello and thanks for writing! If I were you I d just leave the patina on it and not try to polish it or anything just in case. Some antiques lose a lot of value by being polished, restored, etc. so I d say it s best to leave it alone. When my father gave me...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old trombone, outer sections, mouthpieces
outer sections, mouthpieces, trombone: Well, there are two factors there; Trombone slides although simple in concept have a lot of things that can be wrong with them. The tubes might not be completely smooth on their contact surfaces, they might not be parallel and exactly aligned between...

Antique Musical Instruments: old acoustic guitar, Cowboy guitar, Geib case
Cowboy guitar, Geib case: Hi Robert: There were countless guitars like this made over the years. Valuable? They were cheaply made, more as toys and conversation pieces. Collectible? Yes. Take a look here... a whole book devoted to the subject: http://www.elderly.com/books/items/49-1303.htm...

Antique Musical Instruments: old mandolin, Lyon & Healy style C mandolin
Lyon & Healy style C mandolin: Hi Aladin: Lyon & Healy carved mandolins were introduced around 1917 and were numbered in sequence until 1925. Unfortunately there not an accurate serial number list that I know of for L&H instruments. One thing you can do is to measure the scale length....

Antique Musical Instruments: old tuba, old geezer, eb
old geezer, eb, rotary valve: From what you have said, it does sound like it could very well be a 4 rotary valve Eb tuba. And, yes, you would really have to pull slides way out to get an Eb tuba with the 4th valve locked down to play in tune, in fact, I doubt there is enough tubing there...

Antique Musical Instruments: origin and rarity of trombone, exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois
exposition universelle paris, antoine courtois, conservatoire national: It is a Courtois trombone sold by a dealer Chappell. It obviously isn t any older than 1878. Courtois had dealers around the world that sold his instruments. In the U.S., Howard Foote was a dealer. At one time I had a Courtois trombone of about the...

Antique Musical Instruments: Reliance Mandolin Banjo, Houghton, Reliance Banjo
Houghton, Reliance Banjo: Hi Henry: I am not real expert on these British brands since I live in the US. However, this site is excellent for info: http://www.whitetreeaz.com/vintage/brit2.htm Here is the info from that site: HOUGHTON George Houghton established his Reliance...

Antique Musical Instruments: Selmer Saxophone, selmer saxophone, henri selmer
selmer saxophone, henri selmer, saxes: Hello and thanks for writing! I don t have any sort of articles pertaining to saxophones so perhaps you are mistaken slightly? Please email me photos to info@foreverwoodwinds.com and I ll pass your information along to a saxophone-informed friend as I m more...

Antique Musical Instruments: Soprano Sax 1914, soprano sax, info asap
soprano sax, info asap, good shape: Hello, please send me photos of the saxophone to info@foreverwoodwinds.com for more accurate information and an estimate on the saxophone. I m also located in Florida and have a friend in Miami who may be of more assistance. If you re seriously thinking of...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stowasser Violin, Stowasser Violin
Stowasser Violin: Hi Carrie: I am afraid that the information is very confusing. There is a mention or two on this site, regarding trumpets: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Musical-Instruments-2370/2008/4/Stowasser-trumpet-1.htm My violin dictionary lists two Stowassers,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Stultz & Bauer Upright Piano, bauer family, music desk
bauer family, music desk, piano company: I believe that the 29804 number is the serial number. If this is the case, it dates your piano to 1914. This piano company was based in NY, NY and controlled solely by members of the Bauer family by the 1920 s. Kohler and Campbell later (1930 s) controlled...

Antique Musical Instruments: saxaphone value, conn company, low pitch
conn company, low pitch, value question: Hello again! Yes, your saxophone IS an antique as they no longer make C melody saxophones (that I know of). The patent date, December 8th, 1914, signifies the patent date of the particular key setup. Off the top of my head I d suggest it would sell for about...

Antique Musical Instruments: tiple, cuatro antiqua
cuatro antiqua: Hi Joe: not sure if there are actual chording charts but the tuning is one fifth above the bottom four strings of a std tuned guitar with the exception of the B string. I suppose you can tune it any way you want but be careful of the tension on the instrument...

Antique Musical Instruments: trumpet, mouth piece, current condition
mouth piece, current condition, megaphone: Hi Debbie, A trumpet isn t like a piano or a guitar where you push or pluck something and it makes a note. Blowing into it, isn t enough. The trumpet is basically an amplifier - like a megaphone. The sound is produced by buzzing your lips into the mouthpiece....

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega F hole flatback Mandolin, Vega mandolin
Vega mandolin: Hi Frank: That is an interesting Vega. The headstock resembles that of the cylinder back era but the f-holes look mandolins that came from the 1940s. There was a model called the L100 that was made in the 1940s had those style f-holes but has two points on...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vega Whyte Lady, Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio
Vega Whyte Lady tenor banjio: Hi Lily Ane: I don t think this is a banjo mandolin -- it looks more like a tenor banjo. Whyte Laydie banjos are some of the more desirable banjos esp those with 5 strings. Book value for a style R tenor is $1200-1250 for one in excellent condition according...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vendome trumpet, number 292, vendome
number 292, vendome, numbering system: That is not a name that I have come across before, But the numbering system on the valves would indicate that it is an older instrument. If you want to pursue this further, I d suggest you send me pictures, and I ll post them on Horn-u-copia, and see...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Vega Mando, Vega bowlback mandolin
Vega bowlback mandolin: Hi Gerry: I took a look at this Vega. On one hand it is pretty interesting. I haven t seen one from this era with that headstock and the brand on the back of the headstock. It looks different from most of the Vega mandolins I have seen. Condition does...

Antique Musical Instruments: Weymann & Son Mandolin, Weymann mandolin
Weymann mandolin: Hi Martha: Yes, I did get your question. Here it is: We have had this Mandolin for 40 years it was given to my husband years before that. We don t play, it does have a crack in the front board and a small almost pin hole in the back. It is very beautiful...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Buffet b flat Clarient Crampom&co Paris France, clarient, buffet crampon
clarient, buffet crampon, new case: Hello and thanks for writing! The Buffet company is still in business. Here s a link to the website: http://www.buffet-crampon.com/en/ - please be warned that there is music that plays on there on the main page. There s a section where you can click to contact...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wooden Clarinet, buescher aristocrat, student model
buescher aristocrat, student model, good shape: Hello and thanks for writing! Off the top of my head I d suggest that your clarinet was made between the 1950s-1970s. As for the value, it s hard to determine however if the wood is in good shape, etc. I d estimate it s value to be around $75-150. After doing...

Antique Musical Instruments: Wurlrtlizer piano Baby Grand, baby grand, insurence
baby grand, insurence: The piano was built in 1904. When you mention its in perfect condition, is it in original condition or has it been restored recently? Prices can rage anywhere from $1,000 - $10,000 depending on its condition. I look forward to hearing back from you...

Antique Musical Instruments: washburn uke, Washburn Sjrine ukulele
Washburn Sjrine ukulele: Hi Pattye: The Shrine Model was introduced around 1927/8. Most are mahogany and book value is $1500-2000 depending on condition. If there are open cracks that would downgrade the value some. if the case is original, that is a good feature. best Ji...

Antique Musical Instruments: wurlitzer banjo mandolin, wurlitzer banjo mandolin
wurlitzer banjo mandolin: Hi Terry: banjo mandolins don t get too much respect these days... What can you get out of it? You could get some nice music if you play. They are not worth all that much, Wurlitzer was a music store and distributor and it was probably made by one of the...

Antique Musical Instruments: What is this?, elkhorn wi, mother in law
elkhorn wi, mother in law, soprano: It is a soprano trombone. It is a horn that many people would like to have (me too). It is more in the fun to play category than collect to display. I would think that any competent repair service should be able to put it in good playing condition...

Antique Musical Instruments: 2 base baritones, shield shape, goumas
shield shape, goumas, patent number: The Goumat brand of instruments is an interesting one. The Langwill Index which is sort of the wind instrument bible says that it is a counterfeit brand purporting to be Goumas. That may be unduly harsh, but it is nevertheless likely that it was a stencil...

Antique Musical Instruments: Alto Horn, maynard st, south williamsport
maynard st, south williamsport, elmira st: The Imperial Instrument Co. was formed in August of 1922. It was located at 643 Elmira St. in Williamsport. In 1926 the business was moved to 3 Maynard St. in South Williamsport which is just across the Susquehanna River. They were in business until 1935....

Antique Musical Instruments: Antique Violin maker E. Gutzeit, antique violin, sullivan county new york
antique violin, sullivan county new york, old violin: Hi john, I will have to check my records and library texts and see what I can find. I know there were a number of German immigrants who brought their heritage and craftsmmanship with them to America. Many of them mmade no more than a dozen instruments and...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique instrument replacement, instrument replacement, antique instrument
instrument replacement, antique instrument, guitar brand: Not to be difficult or anything, but in my introduction, I state that my area is brass instruments and that I do not do evaluations. An accordian, a clarinet and a guitar are not brass instruments, and if they were, I would not be quoting values. Sorr...

Antique Musical Instruments: A. Lecomte & Co. baritone, valve caps, baritone horn
valve caps, baritone horn, water keys: From the information, only some general speculations. After working for Gautrot, Arsene Lecomte established his company as brass makers in 1859, and from 1860 he made saxhorns, mostly for export. The company was merged with Massin & Thibouville in 1889....

Antique Musical Instruments: cg Conn cornet, conn cornet, consecutive numbers
conn cornet, consecutive numbers, thirties: Well, I m not sure what you are asking. The serial number is a number that is assigned as the horn is being made. It represents a general date of manufacture, nothing more, they were assigned as groups of instruments came through the factory so, you might...

Antique Musical Instruments: your comments on Henri Gauthier Virtuoso cornet, lyon and healy, henri gautier
lyon and healy, henri gautier, company fires: Henri Gautier was a Lyon and Healy tradename. Lyon & Healy had a elaborate system of procuring instruments, the details of which were lost in company fires. So, it is entirely possible that they obtained instruments from several suppliers and used the same...

Antique Musical Instruments: EXCELSIOR TRUMPET MADE BY WM FRANK CO CHICAGO, valve caps, frank co
valve caps, frank co, chicago symphony: William Frank (b. 1876 Allentown, PA - 1932 Chicago) worked for Holton and in 1910 established his own business in Chicago. At one time, he had a work force of 32. He used American Prep and Belmore as tradenames. Frank also played French horn in the...

Antique Musical Instruments: euphonium, band instrument, cornets
band instrument, cornets, manufactory: The York Company was established in 1882 by James Warren York who had earlier worked for Boston Manufactory. First as a dealer and importer, and then opened a factory in 1885, assisted by Frank Holton for a year. He changed the Co. name in 1900 to JW York...

Antique Musical Instruments: F.E. Olds and sons Horn, polishing brass, aircraft grade
polishing brass, aircraft grade, lacquer: I m assuming that the lacquer has been darkened or otherwise compromised. You can get some aircraft grade lacquer remover, and get the lacquer off. However, cooked lacquer can sometimes be more difficult to get to come off than regular lacquer. ...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay
Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, several thousand dollars, ebay, rare hand

Antique Musical Instruments: HBJ sousaphone-shaped baritone hn, serial number list, baritone horn
serial number list, baritone horn, musician friend: Yep, they are pretty unusual. Jay manufactured brass instruments in Chicago from 1910 to 1946. No serial number list exists for the company. Your horn was a resurgence of an idea that occurred in the 1870s. Only at that time the sousaphone hadn t been invented,...

Antique Musical Instruments: Hess Double French Horn from WWII, oil ring, insurance purposes
oil ring, insurance purposes, klingenthal: Most early makers didn t put serial numbers on their horns. But most makers were using serial numbers by the 20th century, but there are some exceptions. Dealers on the other hand, were much less consistent about this. Some would simply use the serial...

Antique Musical Instruments: Martin Galaxy cornet, conn selmer, mid level
conn selmer, mid level, rmc: This horn was made during the period the Martin name was being passed around by various companies. It was purchased by RMC in 1961, then Wurlitzer obtained the assets, then Leblanc obtained the assets. Then Conn-Selmer which is owned by Steinway obtained...

Antique Musical Instruments: Old Olds--cornet serial no 7892. ...., old olds, holy cow
old olds, holy cow, ebay: Not to worry, the horn will rise to a fair market value on eBay. reconditioning effect(s) on value can vary depending the horn (rarity, desirability based on what factor, condition, the nature of the reconditioning, etc.) If it is desired by a museum, then...

Antique Musical Instruments: Olympian cornet, old music, cornet
old music, cornet, mouthpiece: I can show you numerous examples of their products, (http://www.horn-u-copia.net/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=Olympian) But, no history on the Company. It is the name used by a dealer, not a maker. Some are marked as made in Germany, some in the US, and...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Cornet, vintage cornet, french shepherd
vintage cornet, french shepherd, artisians: The information I have is: The ASSOCIATION GENERALE workshop was founded in 1865 with Neudin and Sudre as directors. The goal, according to Langwill, ... a kind of workers co-operative set up by 33 artisians with the object of permitting reduction of daily...

Antique Musical Instruments: Vintage Trumpet, casings, 8 years
casings, 8 years, serial number: Hi, I m willing to take a look at the horn, but I don t know that I ll be able to determine the maker. The numbers on the valves are simply manufacturing marks - so that they could keep the pistons and the casings together. Kenton@PunxyPa.com ...

Antique Musical Instruments: 25 yr old Besson, besson, spark plugs
besson, spark plugs, india: A UK made Besson at least started off as a good instrument. The fact that the valves have been aligned is much like having the spark plugs changed in your car. It is a good thing, but the doesn t mean much as far as the overall condition. Suspiciously...

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, mid 1920s, pea shooter
mid 1920s, pea shooter, american standard: American Standard was HN White tradename stated in 1925 for their amateur line of instruments. IF the 620 is a serial number then it is likely a a mid 1920s instrument. The connection between bell and slide is known as a friction fit, and many trombone of...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique fiddle, e mail address, dalton potter
e mail address, dalton potter, triagle: Hi Kirby, I can t assist you without furhter information. I can tell you that on average, amateur American makers from the turn of the last century tend to be very inconsistent in terms of crafstsmanship and materials. As you noted, the instrument is reputed...

Antique Musical Instruments: antique german violin, old violins, german violin
old violins, german violin, quality trade: I would love to help you. I will need a bit more inforamtion. Labels in and of themselves don t really help much. As you probably already know, many of the labels in old violins are what is euphemistically termed facsimile labels, meaning they may or may...

Antique Musical Instruments: Brass polishing, polishing wheel, buffing wheel
polishing wheel, buffing wheel, buffing wheels: Yuk, not exactly a musical instrument question, but what the heck! The first issue is whether they have lacquer on them. If they do, you will need to use an aircraft grade metal stripper to get it off. Then, you might want to try either Braso or Blue...

Antique Musical Instruments: boosy@co cornet, standard pitch, boosy
standard pitch, boosy, low pitch: Tom, The problem is that your horn was made to play at high pitch. Back then they hadn t settled on a standard pitch, and many bands played at high pitch. You will probably need to get it converted to low pitch. Depending on the make up of the horn,...

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, valve trombones, valve trombone
valve trombones, valve trombone, horn sound: Couturier s idea was to take advantage of conical tubing to make the horn sound as mellow as possible. It should have a more pleasant sound - less edgy - than the typical valve trombones of the period. I ve not played one of his trombones, but his trumpets...

Antique Musical Instruments: FE Ols & Son Trombone, balance weight, ols
balance weight, ols, friction: I think the computer ate my answer, so I ll try it again. Your horn dates to 1938. The design of the slide was intended to reduce the friction on the slide. The model could be one of several. You may want to look at my Olds model list at: http://www.horn-u-copia.net/olds-trombone.html....

Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow
Antique Musical Instruments: American Standard Trombone, elbow grease, little elbow, antique mall

Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action
Antique Musical Instruments: E A Couturier Valve Trombone, first instruments, slide action, couturier

Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood
Antique Musical Instruments: Harwood Cello, eureka springs arkansas, harwood, cello