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Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, short periods
sessions mantle clock, short periods, shims: Hi Beth, I can only answer your question very generally because I don t know exactly what type of clock you have. Make sure that all 2 or 3 keys are wound fully, as far as they will go. Next, the most likely problem is that the clock is not in...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock D.2534, sessions mantle clock, clock shops
sessions mantle clock, clock shops, vero beach: Hello Robert.....Unfortuantely, I myself cannot personally name clock shops in your area (as I live in central New Jersey), BUT, just simply go to www.yellowpages.com, and type in your zip code there and type in Clocks in rhe search, and they will help you...

Antique Clocks: Sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, hand sticks
sessions mantle clock, hand sticks, hello john: Hello John....Are you seriuos??? Wow, thats just wrong of them selling you a clock in that condition, AND telling you its in good condition. I would bring it back and tell him that its not in top condition, and explain to him whats wrong with it...if this...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas antique mantle clock, needle nose pliers, pendulum bob
needle nose pliers, pendulum bob, antique mantle clock: Hi June, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The regulating shaft is usually marked with and S and an F . You turn the shaft toward the S to make it go slower. If there are no markings, you must determine which way to turn by trial...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, pendulum clock
seth thomas clock, pendulum clock, garbage man: Your main question was It is worth anything? Let s just start out by saying that I don t think there is a Seth Thomas hall clock that I would ever throw out of bed for eating crackers. In other words, don t be too quick to haul it out to the curb for Benny...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas antique clock, seth thomas clock, pat sept: Melinda, It s kind of tough to diagnose potential problems with a clock that has been repaired and then ran for a week. $300 ought to have bough a warrantied overhaul so all wear should have been addressed and the movement should be clean. You say you...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, hammer assembly
seth thomas clock, hammer assembly, clock ray: JG. Replacing the hammer assembly is easy and doesn t require taking the movement apart. The problem you run into is you really don t know if other parts are missing or altered, nor does your repair person. Clock repair by parts removal is way too...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Clock, seth thomas clock, winders
seth thomas clock, winders, pendulum: movement was made by the Hermle company in Germany in June of 1959- If it has a pendulum it is their # 351-060 with a 15cm pendulum ----if it has a floating balance escapement then it is their# 350-060. I assume you wound all three winders, especially the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas will not chime, seth thomas, extra pressure
seth thomas, extra pressure, levers: Hi Todd, The chime mechanism is a fairly complicated series of levers and gears. Often, when being moved, the mechanism gets jammed in a mid-chime position. I don t know what you did, of course, but sometimes moving the hands forward or backwards, exerting...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clock, clock materials: Hi Mike, Clock keys are available from any good clock materials house, such as Timesavers or Merritt s antiques. From your description, I believe this is an antique Seth Thomas, as opposed to a modern one. These clocks usually use either a 3.50 or 3.75mm...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandfather Clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit
seth thomas grandfather clock, tempus fugit, pendulum: When a clock stops after only a few minutes, the problem is usually that the pendulum is out of beat . The beat is the adjustment of the pendulum that keeps it swinging evenly from side to side. Listen to the tick when you start the pendulum swinging; if...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Grandmother Clock, grandmother clock, seth thomas
grandmother clock, seth thomas, sprocket: Hi Dan, I don t know of a site with start-to-finish directions on longcase clock set up, but I may be able to help you a bit. If the chains are not installed in the movement, you will probably have to remove the movement from the clock to reinstall...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantel clocks 6 day wind up clock that chimes on hour and half hour, seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock
seth thomas mantel clocks, seth thomas mantel clock, quality clocks: Hi Charles! Ok, I have been asked this question ALOT in the past. To be completely honest, thats entirely up to you to decide. It depends on, if its been in the family, or the clocks still in great condition, or it has sentimental value to you. My opinion,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide
seth thomas mantle clock, striking clock repair guide, repairing and restoring pendulum clocks: Hi Justin, There are many books on clock repair available from clock materials houses like Timesavers and Merritts Antiques. I m sure you realize that you re taking on a big job here. Clocks are not only difficult to reassemble, but there are many...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas Mantle Clock, seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas clocks, gear assembly: Hello Justin. Ouch, unfortuanetly, it would be hard for anyone to find a gear assembly chart for a clock made in the 1980 s, never mind the 1890 s, heh. If your lucky, you can check out your local library for books on Seth Thomas clocks, and if your lucky,...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks
seth thomas mantle clock, mantle clocks, tick sound: Hi Juanita, Your clock is most likely out of beat. When a clock runs only a few minutes and stops, the cause is most often that the pendulum is out of beat. First, make sure that both mainsprings are wound all the way, as far as they will go. With...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas minute hand sync issue, minute shaft, professional clock
minute shaft, professional clock, center shaft: Hi Bill, Antique clocks of this type are very often a minute or so off on their strike points. Unlike modern clocks, they have no provision for easily correcting this problem. The minute hand is very often not very tight on its shaft. Move the...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas pendulum Mantel clock, seth thomas clocks, mantel clock
seth thomas clocks, mantel clock, clock shop: Hello Robert. Fortunately for you, Seth Thomas is still in bluishness. To check for the clocks date, you can check on the back of the clocks case, or on the back of the mechanism. If no luck there, you can try your local library, they may have books on Seth...

Antique Clocks: Seth Thomas seven jeweled eight day ships bell, professional clock, long periods of time
professional clock, long periods of time, ships bell: Hi Joe, There are a few things I can suggest for your ship s clock. First, make sure that both springs are wound all the way as far as they will go. You can feel them come to a stop when fully wound, so you needn t worry about overwinding unless you...

Antique Clocks: Seth thomas mantel clock, american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock
american clock company, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock: Hello Jim! Unfortuantely, I m only trained to appraise cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, and certain wall regulator clocks. Luckily, I ve delt with this kinda of clock before....this clock s design is french, although the Seth Thomas clock is not; Seth Thomas...

Antique Clocks: Setting up a Howard Miller Grandmother clock, grandmother clocks, grandmother clock
grandmother clocks, grandmother clock, howard miller: Hello Barbara. There should be letters, or indicators on the bottom of the weights to indicate where each one goes, other wise, usually the middle and right weight are the same lb s, and the left one is the heaviest one; now, this is the common placement of...

Antique Clocks: Setting Ingraham 31 day wind up wall clock., professional clock, electronic clocks
professional clock, electronic clocks, antique clocks: Hi Rich, The point at which the date hand clicks over to the next day is set at the factory as part of the overall clock setup. It is not something which you can easily correct yourself. A professional clock repairer can probably adjust the date...

Antique Clocks: Setting Kundo Clock, kundo anniversary clock, professional clock
kundo anniversary clock, professional clock, alkaline cells: Hi Edwin, Older Kundo Anniversary clocks often used a special battery. Make sure that Your clock specifies a 1.5 volt C cell. Next, don t use rechargeable batteries, but only 1.5 volt Alkaline cells. Try a couple brand new batteries to be sure that...

Antique Clocks: Setting a Sessions Mantle Clock, radio time signals, caesium clock
radio time signals, caesium clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Tony, Some clocks of this type have an s and an f to indicate the direction to turn (toward the s to go slower, and vice versa). If it does not, it s a matter of experimentation. Try about a half turn and see if the clock speeds up or slows...

Antique Clocks: Setting the single weight in a grandfather clock., tall case clock, chain pulley
tall case clock, chain pulley, old clock: Paul--ok great-- You will need a chain pulley and a lead donut counter weight: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=11710%2C23466&submit1=Search here is the link for my drawing on how to set up the clock: http://members.aol.com/pendclocks/p1010008.gif...

Antique Clocks: Shipping a 1940's Daneker Grandfather Clock, daneker, grandfather clock
daneker, grandfather clock, packing tape: how is it being packed? how far is it going? moovers? UPS? I would think it would be ok to leave it on the clock. I would put a large plastic bag over the hood and tightly wind 5-6 turns of good plastic packing tape around the entire hood. I believe the...

Antique Clocks: Ships clock, old ships, clock shop
old ships, clock shop, genny: Hello Genny. Punches is a term for putting new holes into the mainsprings so they can run better. Any clock shop you go to to have mainsprings worked on, will be expensive. If you value this clock and want it working, it would be worth the repair, or it will...

Antique Clocks: SOFTNES OF CHIMES ON SETH THOMAS CLOCK, seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock
seth thomas clock, westminster chime clock, shaft move: Hi Gordon, I m going to assume you have a quarter-hour Westminster chime clock, not a T&S which just strikes the hour and half hour, because the Westminsters are much more common. I suspect the chimes on these clocks were not especially loud to begin...

Antique Clocks: Sticky Hammer on Junghans Clock, modern clocks, broken spring
modern clocks, broken spring, necessary repair: The chime self corrector on this model can be difficult to adjust properly. I have also seen one or two without a self corrector and the chimes must be manually reset when the order is disrupted. I m sure if you return to the shop they will make the necessary...

Antique Clocks: sears roebuck mantel clock made in west germany, pendulum assembly, clock chime
pendulum assembly, clock chime, sears robuck: Hi Pennie, Your clock s movement ( works ) was made by a German company called Jauch, which has been out of business for a long time. This clock has a very short pendulum which must be adjusted ( put in beat ) quite accurately for the clock to run. First,...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock chimes, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, daylight savings time: Hi Kim The simple fix on this particular clock is to wait for the clock to strike the hour, count the strike and then carefully move the hour hand to the same number as the clock just struck. In your specific case you would move the hour hand backwards...

Antique Clocks: sessions clock, sessions mantle clock, sessions clock
sessions mantle clock, sessions clock, day clocks: Hi Sue, Most Sessions clocks of this vintage are 8-Day clocks, which means that you should wind them once per week. It is essential that you wind all mainspring holes all the way, as far as they will go. Otherwise, your clock will keep poor time and...

Antique Clocks: sessions home assortment chime off, sessions clock, clock oil
sessions clock, clock oil, clock chime: Hello again Ken. Overwinding a clock is a myth. The only way to overwind a clock is if your using a heavy duty vice grip on it, lol, but no, you cannot overwind a clock....you can wind it soo far where it wont go no more and it can snap, but in this case,...

Antique Clocks: sessions mantle clock, sessions mantle clock, wire loop
sessions mantle clock, wire loop, crutch: Maybe you raised up the wrong side? or too much? You are doing it by sound - listening for the most even tick. Front to back can be off-- the wire that the pendulum weight bob hangs on must run thru the wire loop crutch foot in the center not rubbing on the...

Antique Clocks: sessions wall clock, sunburst design, lotus flowers
sunburst design, lotus flowers, schoolhouse wall: Hello Richard....I must say, if the clock you have is in good condition, KEEP IT, its work ALOT...I s say probably around $800, to $1,000 dollars by now, solely because the sunburst design in schoolhouse clocks were rare and at the time, limited. I m not...

Antique Clocks: How to set alarm on Gilbert clock, cottage clock, accurate alarm
cottage clock, accurate alarm, alarm mechanism: Hi James, For my answer, I am assuming that this is the type of alarm which has a small brass ring on the handshaft beneath the hands. To set the alarm, you turn this ring (usually counter-clockwise). Set it so that the time that you want the alarm...

Antique Clocks: how to set a keywound clock, day clocks, hour hands
day clocks, hour hands, correct time: Hi Vicki, 31 Day clocks generally have an unusual hour hand design. Where ordinary hour hands are a simple friction fit and can be moved to any position without affecting the striking mechanism, 31 Day hour hands are usually fixed on their shaft. This...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, brass plate: I thought I answered this but; you can perhap manually shut them off in the back by a lever that may exist that locks the hammers down. It automatically resets the chimes within 1 hour. and the back brass plate may have a clue to the age if you can find the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock
seth thomas mantel clock, seth thomas clock, sessions mantle clock: Hi Darryl, For correcting the hour strike, see my answer to Walt - 1915 Sessions Mantle Clock Chimes. If this is a modern clock the quarter-hour chime should correct itself on the hour. If it is an antique, it may or may not have automatic chime...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock i cant find anywhere, seth thomas clock, mantle clock
seth thomas clock, mantle clock, thin rod: Its ok, I know exactly what they look like...more familiar terms, their called, Coil Gongs . Try getting the wire straight as possible to match up equally to the gong (if the gong and striking hammer are not of straight distance, then your going to have to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas clock, seth thomas clock, time instruments
seth thomas clock, time instruments, proper alignment: is this something that i can adjust myself? Unlikely. There is a mechanical problem on the front of the mechanism. Mechanism would have to be removed to access the front and then see what the problem is. Could be a gearing juxtaposition adjustment is...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas date, wood bottoms, seth thomas
wood bottoms, seth thomas, seperate locations: If they are date codes I do not know how to read them --most ST had date codes in one place and they were rubber stamped ONTO the wood bottoms not INTO the wood-more info like the numbers on the brass movement might help to locate the period by the type of...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas electric clock motor humming, stator coils, rotor shaft
stator coils, rotor shaft, clock materials: Hi Hector, You are entirely right that the motor is the source of the hum. Over years, the bearings for the motor s rotor wear, the rotor shaft wears, tolerances increase, the shaft to bearing fit becomes sloppy, and parts vibrate excessively due to...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfater clock, clock materials, s antiques
clock materials, s antiques, seth thomas: Hi Bob, The part that you re looking for is a suspension spring. It is an inexpensive part available from clock materials houses such Merritt s Antiques and Timesavers. It s important that you get the correct size, and there are many sizes. The...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas grandfather clock, seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock
seth thomas clock, seth thomas grandfather clock, bell chime: Hello Wanda. This is a very simple repair. Turn the minute hand till it chimes the hour, then carefully, remove the nut that is holding the minute hand in place, and take it off the face. Move the hour hand to whatever the clock just chimed, then place the...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas mantle clock, seth thomas mantle clock, bongs
seth thomas mantle clock, bongs, perfect time: ralph--it may not be level inside- try putting a 1/4 of something under the left and try it listening for the evenness of the tick-- then the right side if it sounds better to do that side. You can move the minute hand clockwise to get the time aligned with...

Antique Clocks: seth thomas tambour clock, clock repairman, seth thomas
clock repairman, seth thomas, mechanical clock: Hello Mary!...ok, Seth Thomas starting making the tambour design around the 1940 s, and because the clock was a chime song clock ( as opposed to being just a gong on the hour and 1/2, it plays a 1/4 of the westminster tune on the 1/4 hour) Unfortuantely,...

Antique Clocks: setting the chimes on a Seth Adams clock, pendulum swings, day clocks
pendulum swings, day clocks, fleur de lis design: Hi Linda, I m not aware of a clockmaker named Seth Adams. I m wondering if perhaps you mean Seth Thomas. I ll answer your question based on a typical 8-Day American 100 year old clock. American 8-Day clocks of that era can wind left, right, or...

Antique Clocks: setting gear stops, howard miller, doesnt work
howard miller, doesnt work, clamps: Hello Norman. I belive they actually sell these special clamps for that reason when replacing cables, on www.merrittsantiques.com, last time I checked, they were selling them as a new item, and that was about half a year ago. I dont see why they wouldnt still...

Antique Clocks: setting junghans chimes, mantel clock, pendulums
mantel clock, pendulums, junghans: Hello again.... is there a pendulum on the clock? If so, on the bottom of the pendulums bob, is a nut. Turn it a full turn clockwise to make the clock about 5 minutes faster, or counter-clockwise to make it about 5 minutes slower. If this is not the case,...

Antique Clocks: sligh grandfather has stopped, proper lubrication, question thanks
proper lubrication, question thanks, brass plate: I repeat: proper lubrication will last from 5-10 years- so this is not your problem here. call a good Pro or replace the movement ( and you have not told us the numbers off the back plate so I can help) If it is 20 years old, the movement has one foot in the...

Antique Clocks: not striking on the hour, needlenose pliers, custom clocks
needlenose pliers, custom clocks, grand mother: The minute hand has a bushing riveted into the hub that needs to be oriented so that the hand is pointing to the 1/4 marks when it starts it s chime. Remove the nut that holds the minute hand in place, remove the minute hand and using either a small pair of...

Antique Clocks: syncronize chime & time, antique wall clock, clock strikes
antique wall clock, clock strikes, antique clocks: Many antique clocks used a count wheel strike which does not self-correct. In order to get the count correct, advance the minute hand to just before a strike position(@ 2-3 minutes before the 12)then, move the hand back until the clock strikes. For example,...

Antique Clocks: Taking a movement out of a Revere Westminster Clock?, metal dial, revere
metal dial, revere, missing something: David-smart thinking! Removing the movement from your clock will help keep it from getting dirt, dust and such during your refinishing. Plus, you ll find it much easier to work on without things sticking out all over the place! This may also be a good time...

Antique Clocks: Tall case clock, tall case clock, professional clock
tall case clock, professional clock, clock strikes: Hi Judith, Antique British Hall clocks have a different hour hand assembly from modern clocks. Usually you can t just move the hour hand to point to the correct number to correct the strike. There is one possibility, though, that is very easy to...

Antique Clocks: Tall clock strikes 1 instead of 12, tall clock, clock shop
tall clock, clock shop, grandfather clock: ....wow, I have never heard of this mishaps before, lol. It sounds like the other 11 teeth on the clocks 12 o clock mark on the rack and snail is either bent out of shape, or theres something lodging it. At this point, the only advice I can offer you...

Antique Clocks: Telechron Motor, motor model, synchronous motor
motor model, synchronous motor, number 38: You can send it here for rebuilding- http://www.atmos-man.com/rotor.html#Teleb31 I m not aware of any current availibility for the B rotors, other than the ones Timesavers sells but they are now made in China and I have not found the quality of those to...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany carriage clock, hand shaft, clock mechanism
hand shaft, clock mechanism, carriage clock: Hello again....my bad, I forgot theres a glass front in front of the clock. If you can, and carfefully, I dont see why you wouldnt be able to take it out yourself, it shouldnt be too hard, just follow yourself and keep track of what goes where.. It would save...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, tiffany and co, tiffancy
tiffany and co, tiffancy, glass plates: Tiffany the jewelry store had many clocks made for them with their name on it. No reason at all to think it is not one of these. The back plate of the movement may have numbers and a very small round stamp in the brass with more info on it to help identify...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany clock, northern wisconsin, good luck
northern wisconsin, good luck, tiffany: Hello Karen....unfortuantely, I personally would not know who to go to to sell such a fine clock as what you own. I can, however, give you the name of a website that probably will help you. Visit www.merritts.com, or www.merrittsantiques.com, and they will...

Antique Clocks: Tiffany Grandfather Clock, tiffany co, grandfather clock
tiffany co, grandfather clock, rarety: Michael Cleary: the clock was made FOR Tiffany & Co. not BY them. Look on the back of the rear brass plate that makes up the actual movement(a mirror and flashlight can help) and copy down ALL the words and numbers stamped on the lower part of the plate and...

Antique Clocks: Time adjustment on a modern Ridgeway Grandfather clock, ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials
ridgeway grandfather clock, clock materials, merritts antiques: Hi Darcy, The pendulum must have a regulating nut, it is what keeps the pendulum disk on the pendulum rod. First, the nut may be missing, and the pendulum is just holding onto the rod itself. In this case, you can purchase a regulating nut from...

Antique Clocks: tallcase, alternate email, donut
alternate email, donut, rope: Hello Rick... as all older tallcase clock setups are diffrent, its hard to diffrentiate where it would go...can you send me pictures of the setup?....There should be a large hook attached to the rope/cable. If you can, send me the pics via my alternate email,...

Antique Clocks: even ticking of wall clock, clock on the wall, clock shop
clock on the wall, clock shop, wall clock: Hello Hans.... Ok, I answered your other question first, heh so this is weird for me, hehe. Anyways, the reason why its like this is because the pendulums verge inside the mechanism, is crooked, and/or out of balance. If the clock was ever moved with the pendulum...

Antique Clocks: tiffany desk clock small round/flip top, sherry lee, desk clock
sherry lee, desk clock, craft department: Hello Sherry Lee. I do not sell mechanisms, or any clock parts or clocks, I m just an online help for questions about the repair of clocks. Now, to your question; you can visit your local rag shop, craft shop, or even a Walmart, and they should sell battery...

Antique Clocks: timing a mantel clock, pendulum bob, mantel clock
pendulum bob, mantel clock, balance wheel: Hi Gordon, If your clock has a pendulum, there is usually a regulating nut at the bottom of the pendulum bob. You turn this nut to the right (moving the bob up) to make the clock go faster, and vice versa. If it has a pendulum but no regulating...

Antique Clocks: training, clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock
clock mechanisms, cuckoo clock, clock collectors: Hello Kevin.... To be completely honest, I never had any professional, or guided training. I got into the hobby at the very young age of 7. My grandparents had a gorgeous german made antique clock, and I broke it by hitting a ball too hard across the room...

Antique Clocks: United Clocks, telechron clocks, electric clocks
telechron clocks, electric clocks, antique clocks: Bill, normally we try to keep our repairs to electric clocks. Repairing United Clocks is pretty much a Touch-n-Go situation. (We had a guy ask us about United repairs back on 12-11. You can read that answer at http://en.allexperts.com/q/Antique-Clocks-3526/united-electric-clock.htm...

Antique Clocks: URGOS CLOCK MOVEMENT, clock movement, case clock
clock movement, case clock, clock unit: Hello again. Honestly, I have never seen a Urgos movement ran by a battery motor. This sounds actually very odd to me. You can convert it, and yes it should run constantly, but, when it comes to electricity, I really dont know much, but, it should run constantly....

Antique Clocks: united electric clock, electric motor assembly, electric clocks
electric motor assembly, electric clocks, united models: Hi Kevin. Like all electric clocks, there is a rise in interest in many of the United models. If you are entering the field of clock collecting, United is a good clock to collect in order to get your feet wet. Availability of working clocks is high,...

Antique Clocks: Vedette starburst Wall clock, clock repair shop, convex glass
clock repair shop, convex glass, wall clock: 1 clock repair shop 2 glass company I assume it is round and also convex? and not beveled glass ?? - If you know the size round convex glass you can get it and replace yourself maybe? such as 6 dia/ http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=14084&submit1=Search...

Antique Clocks: Vedette, mantel clock, german movements
mantel clock, german movements, case maker: no info on co. other than what you can find on the internet. A Modern French case maker --ie like Howard Miller -- they make the case and buy German movements to put inside -- yours is a Maulthe or Hermle movement. Wind them in any order and wind them till...

Antique Clocks: Wall Clock problem, modern clocks, horizontal settings
modern clocks, horizontal settings, antique clocks: Hi David, For one reason or another, your clock is out of beat. The beat adjustment may have changed in the process of removing and replacing the pendulum; or the pendulum may not be hooked up correctly. Since I don t know what type or age of clock you...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock second hand stuck, quartz wall clock, hand shaft
quartz wall clock, hand shaft, ebay: Hi Mike, The typical battery-powered movement that you describe is factory sealed and, unfortunately, is not repairable. The second hand twitching without moving is usually symptomatic of a bad or damaged movement. You should check that your battery is fresh...

Antique Clocks: Wall clock strike mechanism., wall clock, bell sound
wall clock, bell sound, clockmaker: Hi Lee, Leaving the strike side mainspring unwound is not a good idea. The unwound strike mechanism can jam the time mechanism and cause the clock to stop. It is posible for a clockmaker to disable the strike mechanism without permanently affecting...

Antique Clocks: Waltham 31 day pendulum chime clock, spiral design, room acoustics
spiral design, room acoustics, resonant sound: The 31-day Korean or Chinese made clocks are not known for the best sound design . If the hammers are about 1/16-1/18 of an inch from the rods at rest, then the only thing you could probably do to enhance the sound would be to install different rods. Bear...

Antique Clocks: Welby 31 Day "Regulator" wall clock, merritts antiques, clock oil
merritts antiques, clock oil, teletype machines: Hi Harvey, Your clock s problem is not overwinding. Please see my recent answer on that topic. I m assuming that you are winding the clock fully, as far as it will go, every time you wind it. Otherwise, it will run for a while, then stop. ...

Antique Clocks: Welby Sunburst, german clocks, kinds of reference books
german clocks, kinds of reference books, lots of trouble: Hello Erin. I honestly dont know of any reference books or materials either than my own. You can try www.merritts.com, they sell all kinds of reference books for clocks, and you can even try your local library. Theres not many books out there that cover welby...

Antique Clocks: Welby Tambour clock 73 340-020, elgin national watch, tambour clock
elgin national watch, tambour clock, balance wheel: Hello again. You can try www.merritts.com; if they dont have any, go to any clockshop, they have catologues upon catologues of clock parts that you can purchase. Try that, if all else fails, get back to me and I ll discuss further help with you. Hope this...

Antique Clocks: Westminister Clock, pendulum movement, professional clock
pendulum movement, professional clock, average lifespan: Hi Ralph, First, if you cannot turn the winding shafts in either direction, the clock is already fully wound. Next, look for a chime shutoff lever on the dial; it is usually a slot with a lever sticking through it near the 3 . Finally, if your clock...

Antique Clocks: Wind up chime wall clock, clock pendulums, wall clock
clock pendulums, wall clock, ticktock: Hello Bill. Ok, as of the hour hand being off...what your going to have to do, is take off the minute hand, by unscrewing the nut thats holding it in place, BUT before taking it off, move it to the hour and let it chime, then remove it. Once its removed you...

Antique Clocks: Winding a 31 day Elgin pendulum clock, pendulum clock, even pace
pendulum clock, even pace, keyholes: Hello Genie. Just take the key and wind it however direction it will turn (if it doesnt turn one way, DONT FORCE IT, turn it the opposite way, it should wind) and about winding it, just turn the key at an even pace. It doesnt really matter how fast or slow...

Antique Clocks: Winding a Mauthe Wall Clock, right spring, mauthe
right spring, mauthe, wall clock: Yes, wind all three. Right spring runs the chime, center is time(pendulum) and the left runs the hour strike. There were some clocks designed with a lever that would alter the chime hammer position slightly to make the chime louder or softer. If you ve tried...

Antique Clocks: westminster Pl 12, merritts antiques, pendulum assembly
merritts antiques, pendulum assembly, clock materials: Hi Ken, You can get suspension springs from any clock materials house, like Timesavers or Merritts Antiques. You must get the correct size spring, and these companies printed catalogs have the springs illustrated in actual size. Unfortunately, the Web...

Antique Clocks: how to wind clock, mantle clock, good luck
mantle clock, good luck, holes: Hello Debbie. Assuming the clock came with its key, there should be either, one, two, or three holes in the face, all under the 2nd half of the face; if not there, then they will be in the back. Just wind them up (usually to the right), or whichever way doesnt...

Antique Clocks: When to wind mantle clocks and how it is done, mantle clocks, mantle clock
mantle clocks, mantle clock, russ: Hi Russ, Mantle clocks are made in 30 hour, 8-Day and 30-Day varieties. The correct procedure is to wind all winding arbors, all the way as far as they will go, every day, week or month, depending on which type you have. The winding arbors may be designed...

Antique Clocks: Zaandam Wall Clock Suspension Spring, hermle clocks, wall clock
hermle clocks, wall clock, zaandam: http://www.timesavers.com/catalogmain2.asp?ProductID=20802&submit1=Search Sorry- I assumed basic computer savy here- the above URL if you copy and paste it complete from http....to....Search will in fact bring you to a Hermle suspension spring Timesavers...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock in need of repair, pendulum length, franz hermle
pendulum length, franz hermle, antique clocks: I would be able - but would prefer not to. I am trying to obtain a source for the gear- you just take the movement out - loosen 3 nuts - remove the old gear and pop in the replacement and you are done- not sure what repair might be done- normally easier by...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse clock, spray lubricant, poor experience
spray lubricant, poor experience, wd40: Sorry to hear you had a poor experience there. ebay is a great resource but there are problems that buyers need to be aware of. I am going to assume contacting the seller for a fix isn t on your to do list ? If you squirted something like wd40...

Antique Clocks: Zaanse or Zaandam Clock chimes 12 times each hour, spiral spring, snail shell
spiral spring, snail shell, o clock: Claudia, so far as I know there are only two Hermle hand nuts for mechanical clocks. One for grandfather or large movements and one for the small movements like yours. No part number, just the small Hermle hand nut. (Not quartz) A search of ebay shows...

Antique Clocks: Zachariah Maples Grandfather Clock, moon dial, watching the clock
moon dial, watching the clock, new moon: Hi Anna, I don t know of any manual, but I may be able to explain setting the moon dial. The moon dial turns one click at a time either once a day or every 12 hours. First, you need to determine which, either by watching the clock, or turning the...

Antique Clocks: Zeeland Colonial Grandfather Clock, grandfather clock, rule of thumb
grandfather clock, rule of thumb, slide switch: Hello Angie. A rule of thumb for clocks, is that they should be cleaned and oiled once every 3-5 years. Alot of people dont realize this and it causes problems for them in the future. If the weights are correct, you tried the chime selector and the instuctions,...

Antique Furniture: modern furniture - who made this?, what's it called?, degree angles, modern furniture
degree angles, modern furniture, chromed steel: Hi Brad. A very nice shelving unit. I have not seen one like it and it is most likely a piece for a store display. The 45 s are very nice and makes for an interesting piece. I doubt the unit has a designer name to it. I would date it to the 70 s....

Antique Furniture: chair maker, seat cushions, classic chair
seat cushions, classic chair, chair maker: Hi Will. Nice chair. That piece is very similar to the Elizabeth chair by Ib Koford-Larson. You can Google it and have a look. It does have differences however and is most likely a version of the classic chair . You can see the Elizabeth chair...

Antique Furniture: Valet Chair, time value, different time
time value, different time, valet: Hi Llana. Not sure of the company name as I have not heard of them before. This is just a mass produced standard chair that may have been sold at Sears or the like at the time. Value is very low as it is not created by a designer or well known company....

Antique Furniture: Willette Bedroom Set, 40s 50s, antique furniture
40s 50s, antique furniture, bench: HI Jackie. I am an expert in Mid century , yes, but mid century modernist pieces. this does not fall into that particular category. i hope you can find some information on it but unfortunately I am not the right guy for that piece. Best regards, Cole...

Antique Furniture: 1920's Vanity with Mirror, rushville indiana, great grandmother
rushville indiana, great grandmother, furniture co: Rest assured that the only foolish person is the one who fed the seller on ebay all the inaccurate and incorrect information and the unfortunate seller who believed it. The set on ebay will be pushing it to bring 1500$ that s (1500). What they are asking...

Antique Furniture: Buffet table, Jacobean Style Dining Set
Jacobean Style Dining Set: ana, What you have with your china cabinet and buffet are stylized pieces in the Jacobean style, dating to about 1910 to 1920. In today s ever changing world, this style of furniture has been fading from current buying trends for a more casual contemporary...

Antique Furniture: Chair with bent wood arms, mahogany style, clam shell
mahogany style, clam shell, mahogany color: goose neck upholstered chair made 1920-40. sometimes mahogany sometimes birch stained mahogany. style is colonial revival. she is asking what it is worth at this time. retail in a shop as shown it would be prices 50-65$ as shown. cleaned up and recovered...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, kincardin, furniture factory
kincardin, furniture factory, period furniture: based on the text from my research materials below the 1969 would be a date of manufacturer. the sofa or loveseat does not have any antique value and is too new to have any collectible value. unfortunately the value lies in quality construction but the...

Antique Furniture: Display case mystery, Vitrine Display Cabinet
Vitrine Display Cabinet: Hi Susan, The piece that you have is commonly referred to as a vitrine. A form that is very popular in French period furniture. These display cabinets were used for keeping objects of art in a safe environment while still be able to view them. ...

Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat
Antique Furniture: Coombe Furniture - Loveseat & Side Table, period furniture, loveseat, 1950s

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet
Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture
Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool
Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, carpet cleaning machine, upholstery tool, home carpet

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets
Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, sligh furniture company, assets, doors

Antique Furniture: Furniture help, Jacobean Dining Room Server
Jacobean Dining Room Server: Dear Allison, Thanks for your question. It appears that what you have is a stylized piece of Jacobean furniture that was most likely make in the 1910 to 1930 s period. These pieces were usually made of oak with the use of Walnut inlays. While pieces...

Antique Furniture: help with price for ReStore, Child's Furniture Wardrobe
Child's Furniture Wardrobe: Hello Patsy Lee, Thanks for sending the photo of the Child s Wardrobe. In pricing this item it would help if you have some children or doll clothes in your shop to attract customers by opening the drawers and door to display the clothes, which I think would...

Antique Furniture: Knechtel Buffet, Mahoogany Buffet
Mahoogany Buffet: Hi Katherine, Vintage Buffet s are a tough sell in today s world and go begging in the $300. to $400. range. Furnishing dining rooms with the younger generation has become almost a thing of the past, their favoring the space for everything but the...

Antique Furniture: Leonardo Furniture Co. Pedestal Table, 20th Century Center pedestal Table
20th Century Center pedestal Table: Hi Brandy, I am curious as to your comment about the table being one of only 4 ever made? Whomever told you that, that is the person you should be talking to in seeking information. I also do not seriously believe that this table is at least 100 years...

Antique Furniture: Old Buffet Table, tulip poplar, wood legs
tulip poplar, wood legs, sweet gum: your comment was right on about the spell checker--i misspelled the and mahogany ==================================== these sheraton style sideboards were made in large numbers so without a label we will not be able to determine the manufacturer. they...

Antique Furniture: old table, duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style
duncan phyfe table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer: it is a duncan phyfe style table, more accurately a sheraton style table but most of the public and dealers as well refers to these as duncan phyfe. the work style is important as to exclude style from duncan phyfe infers that it is a duncan phyfe period...

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills Furniture, Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture
Jacobean style Peck and Hills Furniture: Hi Radenka, What you have are pieces that were made in the 1910 s to 1920 s when English Jacobean style furniture was all the rage, just prior to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg and the demand for the new demand Colonial Revival style of furniture....

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Dining Room Set, Phoenix Dining Room Set
Phoenix Dining Room Set: Hi Debbie, After reviewing the photo of your in-laws dining room set, I would like to offer you my following comments. Your comment of a value in the $2 to $4 thousand range might have worked in another world and time, but in today s current market conditions...

Antique Furniture: Pic for previously asked question, texas photos, restorations
texas photos, restorations, sofa: This does look like it is from the victorian era, a close up of the carving will prove or disprove. The wood should be walnut. again, what is the price you will pay and what was the cost of any restorations? What part of texas?? photos to my email...

Antique Furniture: Another piece!, Wall Console Table
Wall Console Table: Susan, The old saying is, what s one person trash is another persons treasure This piece appears to be of a very recent vintage and has the feel of a Made in china special. while I would not give it space in my home there are others that would find...

Antique Furniture: Quigley Side Tables, co measurements, chippendale style
co measurements, chippendale style, furniture co: these are chippendale style, mahogany veneered tops and sides, tray top end tables or lamp tables. there is some info on the company online, it is sparse but too much to show here. the tables have the style and look of 1920-1940 and wuld etail in a...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with lion head hand rests, 19th century rocker.
19th century rocker.: Hi Vince, To answer your question, it would depend if you are going to keep this piece for yourself or if you plan to resell it. If you are keeping it, then all I would do is to clean up the frame and re-upholster the chair in a nice neutral fabric...

Antique Furniture: SLIGH DRESSER, walnut burl, walnut veneer
walnut burl, walnut veneer, loose screw: the numbers are a style number. the style is now called as it was then, colonial revival. the piece was made in the 1920s. sligh manufactured quality furniture, as you can tell by the form, style, and wood of this piece, and still does and is still a family...

Antique Furniture: Sofa, Eastlake chair? and french provencial chair?, eastlake style, seat rail
eastlake style, seat rail, dustcover: send more photos to my email it is possible it is an eastlake style chair but it appears that the upholstery coiuld be covering the top crest which might should be exposed. bobklein1@cox.net pic of the underneath with the dustcover removed so i can...

Antique Furniture: swivel top table, 20 Century, Mahogany
20 Century, Mahogany, Game: Hi Ed, I only received one photo of the bottom of the table. It appears, from what I am able to see, that you have a game table which should have a flip top and turns so both parts can rest on the frame. Game tables were very popular back in the 18th...

Antique Furniture: value of mahogany secretary, spinet pianos, mahogany veneers
spinet pianos, mahogany veneers, mahogany color: this is called a spinet desk. they were fashioned after spinet pianos. 1920-40. some were mahogany and mahogany veneers some were sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to a mahogany color. the legs should screw into the underside of the case. great desks....

Antique Furniture: Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds, Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds
Vintage John Wanamaker Twin Beds: Hi Kim, Ah, John Wannamaker Department Store in Philadelphia, where I am from. I spent many a day in my youth, prowling the furniture floors there. Since I am not able to view a photo, I can tell you that single beds on an average bring $75. to $100....

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Company Buffet, furniture company, two doors
furniture company, two doors, retail shop: it is a very nice looking server but it is a later piece, not an antique. in a retail shop it would sell at 350 due to its style form and condition. the veneers are most likely on mdf which is a man made board. although it would not be catagorized as...

Antique Furniture: 1929 Showers Bros. dining room set from Burlington, Ohio, burlington ohio, value auction
burlington ohio, value auction, sweet gum: table 400 chairs 75 each sideboard 350 china 350 this would be a fair selling price for what i see and what i perceive the china and sideboard to be. in shop pricing would be higher and that is normal. most of these sets are walnut veneers...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair, antique rocking chair, surface condition
antique rocking chair, surface condition, linseed: factory made but without a label there is no way to determine where. thousand of companies in operation then 1880-1900. poor surface condition but if you do something to it only shellac (not varnish, not poly, not oil, not water born anything, no linseed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Settee - Sofa, war of northern aggression, mahogany color
war of northern aggression, mahogany color, rear legs: an original piece like this is Victorian and would have been manufactured around the time of the war of northern aggression. the wood should be walnut or rosewood. some were done in magogany be the style is a bit different. early repros, 1920s-40s would...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival style, sweet gum
colonial revival style, sweet gum, cell phone camera: i have done the same thing with uploading pictures, dont know if they go until they arent gone! looks to be 1920s or 30s. the woods would be what you say, mahogany, walnut, sweet gum. It is American made colonial revival style and time. the gum is...

Antique Furniture: Bassett China Hutch, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: it is a blend of styles, as are most things made but more so after the 1950-60s. this looks like what we see in the 1960s, does that figure with what you remember? we see some french styling accented by the hardware and legs and door panels. a bit of...

Antique Furniture: ceruse, crown moulding, ft worth tx
crown moulding, ft worth tx, oak furniture: just buy liming wax and use that. all you are trying to do is get white into the pores of the wood. if the wood is finished in what we call a full filled coating (piano type finish) there will be no pores to fill so any attempt to get the effect will be futile....

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, wood veneers, chifferobe
wood veneers, chifferobe, mahogany: it is a 1930s chiffrobe, the wood veneers are most likely bleached mahogany but it is a difficult to see in the photo. as shown it would be hard to retail but cleaned up and waxed it would sell at 150. restored at a cost of 650 it would sell at 650. ...

Antique Furniture: Desk/bookcase, piece of furniture, google
piece of furniture, google, bookcase: This is an oak secretary bookcase side by side. they were made around 1890-1910 give or take a decade. check the back for a label, could be a card stapled on teh back, or something signed in ink. if not there is no way to determine the manufacturer. ...

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker, Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value
Reproduction Wicker Chairs Value: Hi Troy, Your chairs would have been imported by Drexel-Heritage Furniture, in the 1970-80 s, from the far east since finding someone with the skill to make these chairs in this country would be next to impossible. The value for these chairs would depend...

Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair
Antique Furniture: Anitique Child's Rocking Chair

Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction
Antique Furniture: the chifferobe, scribblings, auction

Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker
Antique Furniture: drexel heritage wicker chair & rocker

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co
Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, beautiful chest, furniture co, french look

Antique Furniture: Finish on 50's singer sewing machine cabinet, could it contain lead?, singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet
singer sewing machine, sewing machine cabinet, lacquer thinner: lead was an additive in paints. your finish will not have lead but still isnt a great food product. do this, get some lacquer thinner using a rag with the lacquer thinner on it wipe the top surface till it is clean. let it dry do it again ...

Antique Furniture: Help identifying antique china cabinet., tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: thank you for your response and yes i did receive your thank you note. i did misspell three words and i do not use capitalization in forums or on discussion boards. never did, never will. However, when writing formal reports, whether conservation reports,...

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, north carolina archives, winston salem nc
north carolina archives, winston salem nc, simmons co: what else did you want to know? =========================================== the information is somewhat ambiguous and confusing about B F Huntley. as you, i have little in my materials. you should keep in mind that there were literally tens of thousands...

Antique Furniture: old rocker material, martin obrien, old chair
martin obrien, old chair, paper material: tom a picture would be most helpful. by description i am not sure what material might have been used. perhaps it is something than was done using what was available. i have seen seats done frm rural areas that were sugar dane leaves, corn leaves and...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hills Table, Jacobean style hall table
Jacobean style hall table: Dear Denise, One never knows what they will find on the streets of New York City. What you have is a Jacobean Style Hall Table, most likely made in the 1910-1920 s. I believe what you are referring to is that the table is missing it s cross-stretcher,...

Antique Furniture: refinishing chifferobe, missing handle, ates, wether
ates, wether, peice: without seeing a full view picture of the piece i cannot comment on the age, woods, style or anything like that. if you repost with a full view pic i can address those things. as to the hardware, chances are very slim that you will find a match. you will...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Sideboard, antique showers, jacobean style
antique showers, jacobean style, sideboard: jacobean style made in the 1920s. good company. the carvings may or may not be of wood. many times they are compo a mixture of clays and polymers. retail in a shop assuming the surfaces are good, smooth and stable, retail price in a shop would be 450-550...

Antique Furniture: side table, Dating a table
Dating a table: Hello again Melissa, While your table does indicate that it is from an earlier time period, judging by the use of hand-dovetailing, most experts will tell you it is difficult in the appraisal of furniuitre without the ability to handle it in person. ...

Antique Furniture: Trying to identify this table, windsor chairs, drop leaves
windsor chairs, drop leaves, iron hardware: It is a country dining table with drop leaves and cast iron supports for the drop leaves. These were made in the 1880-1890 times. The wood is generally walnut or chestnut. unfortunately your picture does not show the grain close enough to identify. many...

Antique Furniture: Value of chairs, Kittinger U-502 Chairs
Kittinger U-502 Chairs: Hi Martin, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger Model U-502 occasional chairs. To the very best of my knowledge your chairs were produced by the Kittinger company, most likely in the 1960 s. You might be able to find a branding mark on...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite, question michael, wood species
question michael, wood species, drawer chest: i had identified this company for another poster, give me time to search through the archives as it was not a large or well known company so it may take some time to find the post. i dont think this is 1940s although i am not disputing your statement. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique 72" Sideboard/Buffet, Jacobean Style Server Sideboard
Jacobean Style Server Sideboard: Hi Erika, Based on your photo and not being able to study the piece in person, if I had to guess, I would say that this is a piece of Jacobean style furniture that was produced in the 1910 to 1920 s era. There were numerous companies producing this style...

Antique Furniture: antique coffee and end tables, Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table
Saybolt-Cleland Coffee Table: Hi Zach, I have no idea how old you are and whether you want to hold on to these pieces is a decision that you need to make. If it were me I would hold on to them because you will never see this quality of furniture being made in this country. We are...

Antique Furniture: antique furniture, sweet gum, empire style
sweet gum, empire style, piece of furniture: 1900-1920 empire style vanity cant tell the wood from the photo. these were done in oak, mahogany, birch, sweet gum. the scroll legs are almost always veneered. cant give a market value, cant see the surface condition or check the stability. ...

Antique Furniture: antique table, splitting hairs, cocktail parties
splitting hairs, cocktail parties, age style: i cannot identify the wood from the picture, a picture of the top will help with that. the table is a draw leaf table from the 1920s, very likely from belgium or the uk but could be made in the USA. a pic of the underneath and pic of the top will help...

Antique Furniture: Antique wardrobe doors, wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe
wardrobe doors, antique wardrobe, mirror backing: there is no quick fix for this and there are several methods depending on the wood, grain orientation, amount of finish on the fronts, amount of finish on the backs doors wont warp that fast just due to the pressure of the lean. unequal moisture...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Gate Leg Table, three tops, style period
three tops, style period, drop leaf: definately over sanded to a new surface, well intentioned however. age for the original parts would be around 1850 but there has been some alterations. as to the patches and all, i would leave them alone. in original condition, cleaned and re shellacked...

Antique Furniture: Drop Leaf Table w. Folding Center Leaf, drop leaf table, modern invention
drop leaf table, modern invention, 30s 40s: answered in email the first time i remember seeing the folding leaves dwas in the 1920s. and looking at the picures again after the email, this is probably 30s-40s. and dont let anyone tell you that philips head screws is a modern invention--they were...

Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite
Antique Furniture: 1941 vintage blonde birch bedroom suite

Antique Furniture: Hutch, surfaces
surfaces: have you looked it over on all surfaces to find a mark or label? send a picture of the back and the inside and rear of a door. Also a close clear pic of teh drawer and one door. This is something someone built or modified to have the rustic look, and...

Antique Furniture: Large Dining Table with 10 Legs, nitrocellulose lacquer, wood planks
nitrocellulose lacquer, wood planks, walnut veneer: if the latch has a patent date it will be small and hard to see, very small stamping—an it may not be there. you will know when the paint is removed from that part when you restore the table. about the wood, I am surprised that it would be solid planks....

Antique Furniture: old antique server buffet, google images, buffet hutch
google images, buffet hutch, wood combinations: this is a 1920s buffet or sideboard. there were thousands of companies making this style which is known as colonial revival. the striping you see is probably painted on to resemble mahogany ribbon stripe veneer. the woods could be walnut veneer on the...

Antique Furniture: Old chair, little chair, old chair
little chair, old chair, burl: you are just too nice!! thanks for the wonderfully kind words ======================== ====================================== hey! walnut victorian chair. dining or parlor. 1880 with the burl panel in the top crest rail. these are nice chairs,...

Antique Furniture: Peck and Hills China Cabinet, Breakfront-China Cabinet
Breakfront-China Cabinet: Mike, Thanks for your question, but I can not begin to estimate the value of something that I can not see. What I can tell you is that the interest in breakfront s has dropped dramatically in the past few years, due to the fact that today s home ...

Antique Furniture: Replacing wood chip carving, treadle sewing machine, proper orientation
treadle sewing machine, proper orientation, antique treadle sewing machine: there are many casting an mold making materials available and that is certainly a viable option. or, thin a piece of wood, cut the outline on a bandsaw, use a good pocket knife and whittle it out keep the grain in the proper orientation as the piece you are...

Antique Furniture: Table and Hutch, mahogany veneer, right angles
mahogany veneer, right angles, table and chairs: the table and chairs are in the duncan phyfe/sheraton/hepplewhite style. the table top is mahogany veneer, the chairs may or may not be mahogany, the front and rear of the pierced back in the chairs will be mahogany veneer on the front and rear faces. The...

Antique Furniture: vintage Victoriaville bedroom set, furniture ltd, bedside table
furniture ltd, bedside table, three pieces: sorry you felt i was lacking in knowledge regarding your posted question. I thought you wanted age and value. If you require more information about the furniture woods, please ask, but if you want information on the company, it is not available in...

Antique Furniture: windsor comb back rocker, Windsor rocking Chair.
Windsor rocking Chair.: Hi Randy, Your Windsor rocker was made in the 1920-30 s and could have been made by any number of companies that were in existence at the time. In it s present condition it is worth about $25. and restored a few hundred. While the seat repairs can get...

Antique Furniture: Two chairs, Wing Chair Upholstery
Wing Chair Upholstery: HI Tom, The use of tacks, or more commonly referred to as nailhead trim, is a matter of personal taste. For our upholstery jobs, I usually recommend small antique natural brass tacks. You can just discard the excelsior, I guessed it could have been horse...

Antique Furniture: Eames Chairs, eames chairs, aluminum group
eames chairs, aluminum group, remarkable condition: Hi Mie. Nice chairs. They are the aluminum group by charles eames and were first created in the 50 s. the 4 star base dates them to an early production. later chairs had 5 points at the base. as they are rather common and not an incredibly early...

Antique Furniture: Style, age of antique dining room set, Jacobean Dining Room Set
Jacobean Dining Room Set: Dear Lynn- Thanks for your questions regarding your table and chairs. From what I am able to see in your photo, it appears that what you have is a stylized Refractory Table, normally made from Oak and matching style chairs, from what I am able to see....

Antique Furniture: Vintage dining chairs, 50's Vintage Arm Chairs
50's Vintage Arm Chairs: Hi Diana, If I had to guess, your chairs do appear to be from the 1950 s - 60 s. The photo that you furnished is a small file size and difficult to make out the details that you are referring to, especially viewing from the side. From what I am able to...

Antique Furniture: Williamsburg reproduction by Kittinger, Kittinger Sideboard
Kittinger Sideboard: Dear Kathy, We are very familiar with this particular piece that the Kittinger company made for the Colonial Williamsburg reproduction program up until 1990, which was the last year it was made. We have sold a number of them over the years. The value...

Antique Furniture: 1920 -1930 couch set, Vintage Sofa
Vintage Sofa: Dear Donny, It appears that your mother had some sentemential attachment for this sofa. From what I gather from the photo, it appears that the sofa is in very good condition, however in this present day and age, finding young buyers for the more formal...

Antique Furniture: Antique "telephone bench", Oak Love Seat
Oak Love Seat: Hello John, Thanks for sending along a photo of your Oak hall bench with lower storage drawer. I am not sure why you were told that this piece was used as a telephone bench, however. If you stop and think about it, from a design point of view, this...

Antique Furniture: bennington desk, Desk Values
Desk Values: Dear Keli, Thanks for your question regarding the pine desk. Since I am not able to view the desk, based on the $45.00 price of admission, it surely sounds reasonabe enough. The most important thing is that you appreciate the style of the piece and can...

Antique Furniture: Desk/Table Antique or not?, Federal Style Game Table
Federal Style Game Table: Dear Trisha, I am not sure why you are mentioning a desk, but this piece of furniture that you were kind enough to send along a photo,is commonly referred to a a Game or Gaming Table. As with most antique furniture of the day, that served a dual purpose,...

Antique Furniture: Eames Upholstered Shell, seat chairs, fiberglass seat
seat chairs, fiberglass seat, side chairs: Hi. That chair is upholstered in Alexander Girard fabric, yes. I believe it is called pincheck . This is the first textile Griard did for the Eames chairs and is rather unusual as I have only seen that textile on side chairs. If it is that old, it most...

Antique Furniture: hobnail recliner, Leather Recliner
Leather Recliner: Hello Trisha, Depending on your choice of covering for the chair, if it were me and I was going to re-upholster in leather, than I would most definitely use antique brass nailhead trim. On the other had, if you decide to go with fabric then a self welt/piping...

Antique Furniture: Knoll Table and chair, knoll associates, florence knoll
knoll associates, florence knoll, work cart: Hi. A very odd piece. This was designed by Florence Knoll. The wife of Hans Knoll, who started the business. Florence designed the meat and potatoes pieces like work tables, credenzas, sofas, and chairs. The solid metal base of her pieces are easily...

Antique Furniture: Old Table, mahogany plywood, paint work
mahogany plywood, paint work, period furniture: Hi Connie, Just as I suspected, the worktable is of modern manufacture and appears to have been made in the last 30 years. Based on the use of a metal drawer glide and mahogany plywood drawer bottom, these are construction techniques found in newer...

Antique Furniture: White Dining Room Set, White Dining Room Set
White Dining Room Set: Dear Barbara, I wish that I could help you, but without detailed photo s, I would only be guessing. Based on your description of the pieces, we would not be buyers. Perhaps you can call a local antique dealer in your area for identification and ...

Antique Furniture: 1967 Armoire, Painted Armoire
Painted Armoire: Hi Christian, Thanks for sending the photo of your Armoire. Although the picture does not give me too much to go on, it appears that someone at some point decided to give the piece a coat of green paint, perhaps in the sixties or later. This is a big...

Antique Furniture: Add'l picture, good furniture, furniture business
good furniture, furniture business, style furniture: Hi Mir, Now that I have had a chance to review your other photo s that you sent individually, I can tell you that this desk is most likely an import from Indonesia. I have been in the furniture business for over 40 years and remember seeing all of this...

Antique Furniture: CW Kittinger Sideboard, Kittinger CW148 Sidebaord
Kittinger CW148 Sidebaord: Rich, What you have is a CW148 Sideboard from the Colonial Williamsburg collection that was manufactured by the Kittinger Furniture Co. of Buffalo New York. This 18th century English style sideboard, or some times referred to as a huntboard , was first...

Antique Furniture: Desk, Painted Desk
Painted Desk: Dear Jen, It appears that your desk was made in the 1940 s to early 50 s and possibly constructed out of mahogany. perhaps in the 1960 s, or there about, someone decided to give it a coat of paint thinking that they were going to give it a designer look...

Antique Furniture: Desk top hutch?, Stand up desk
Stand up desk: Dear Catherine, Thanks for your question regarding your desk. It appears to me that originally this desk would have been on a stand. Without being able to view and handle the desk in person, but judging by the hardware and mortise lock visible in...

Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, curio cabinet, harmony house
Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, curio cabinet, harmony house

Antique Furniture: Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet, Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet
Hanover Cabinet Company China Cabinet: Dear Lori, As with most factory production pieces from the earlier years, before some furniture companies made attempts to produce reproductions of finer antiques, you had mass produced pieces of stylized traditional designs, made from oak and mahogany....

Antique Furniture: Harmony House Furniture 1950's, 1940's Dining Room Set
1940's Dining Room Set: Hi Lorelei, To place a value on your dining room set, you will need to understand the following. Today, dining room furniture is not on many current shoppers list. The reason being, today s home buyers are not furnishing the dining room with dining room...

Antique Furniture: Import Desk, Imported Desk
Imported Desk: Mir, As per my telephone conversation with you last week, regarding this desk. This desk is of recent vintage, perhaps 15 - 20 years old. It is most likey from Indonesia and made up of inferior mahogany. The leather top is also an area of concern since...

Antique Furniture: Jenny Lind bed, Jenny Lind bed
Jenny Lind bed: Hi Ken, Feel free to do what ever floats your boat regarding this bed. Since it has been painted, thus depreciating it s value to perhaps $75. - $100. If you like the bed and are comfortable having a custom mattress made for it, then that s all that...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Regency desk, furniture business, credenza
furniture business, credenza, office environment: Mir, You must be in the furniture business! Well, I can tell you that this model T414 Kittinger desk is a better model than the poorly made import desk which you sent me photo s of. The important issue with this Kittinger desk is it s condition and...

Antique Furniture: Macey Bookcase, Sticky Doors and window
Sticky Doors and window: Hello Ruth, Thanks for your question. There are several types of products currently on the market that could correct your problem, but with out seeing exactly the construction of your bookcase, my best recommendation is to go to your local hardware store...

Antique Furniture: Pair of Claw Foot End Tables, Mahogany End Tables
Mahogany End Tables: Dear Leslie, Looking at your two tables, they appear to have been made in the 1940 s and were for use as an end tables for either side of a sofa. Depending on their height they could be use as a coffee table, as well. Since these tables were built...

Antique Furniture: Sewing Rocker?, Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker
Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker: Hi Shandy, It appears that your factory made, Windsor style rocker was made in the 1920 s and although a little bit shop worn and dirty from spending a good part of it s life in your aunt s attic, a little bit of work on it would give some positive results....

Antique Furniture: Seeking info on Kittinger Chair, Kittinger King of Ease Reclining Chair
Kittinger King of Ease Reclining Chair: Dear Diane, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger KE reclining chair. You will find it interesting to know that the KE before the # 8 is an abbreviation for King-of Ease. This was a particular line of reclining easy chairs offered...

Antique Furniture: Victor Radio Electrola, Victor Radio Electrola
Victor Radio Electrola: Hello Meghan, Well, you did mentioned that your cabinet was in poor condition and you were absolutely right! It appears to be made of Oak, which by the way is a nice slow burning wood, but if you can find some use for it as a storage cabinet, then perhaps...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Couch, Empire Sofa
Empire Sofa : Hello Zarah, Judging by the photo it appears that you have a sofa from the late Empire period, 19th century. It also looks like its in very good condition and though the upholstery is not done in a period type fabric, it would still be a nice buy for someone...

Antique Furniture: wf manufacturing co bed, bed made into a bench project
bed made into a bench project: HI Memo, Reviewing your photo, the bed appears to be made of veneered mahogany. As for the maker, I do not have any information for you, but I would not worry about that too much since the value of the bed is minimal and you can feel comfortable...

Antique Furniture: Yellow Bedroom Set with label from Detroit Furniture Distributing Co, Inc in Brooklyn, NY, French style bedroom set
French style bedroom set: Hi Jodie, Looking at the tall chest, in the French Provincial style, it is apparent that what you have is a set that was made in the early to mid fifties. The quality is of mass-produced factory furniture, with all machine carving and not hand-carved,...

Antique Furniture: Antique Commode / Wash stand, antique commode, washstand
antique commode, washstand, drawers: it is oak from the 1900-1920 era commonly referred to as the golden oak period, lots of pieces came from grandrapids, mi area as there were 600+ manufacturers in that area. it was part of a set at one time. washstand might have had a towell rack on it...

Antique Furniture: cement table?, antique furniture, cement
antique furniture, cement, marble: table is victorian fomr around 1870. the top is marble, and looks like the original marble. i would pay about 200-250 for this at auction fix it up and sell it for 850-950. wood is walnut. these are good tables, might even put 1100 on it depending...

Antique Furniture: craddock hutch, mahogany veneers, poplar woods
mahogany veneers, poplar woods, tulip poplar: it is from the 1940s. made of mahogany veneers and sweet gum or tulip poplar woods. style is a merging of sheraton and duncan phyfe and hepplewhite. as shown it has little monetary value. condition weighs heavily in values, more so than other factors....

Antique Furniture: identify age, style, wood of dining table set, ornate legs, art deco style
ornate legs, art deco style, age style: it is from the 30s and is a modified art deco style. i cannot determine the wood from the picture as the photo is not close enough for that but some gran does appear to be oak or ash. a close pic of the wood will help to verify the species of wood. the...

Antique Furniture: identifying wood in ladder-back armchairs, colonial revival style, untutored eye
colonial revival style, untutored eye, informative response: thank you for the kind words there is no picture attached to this post, perhaps you would send them to my email bobklein1@cox.net send as attachments to ONE email multiple pics will be good it is not uncommon for the back slats, seat rails, posts...

Antique Furniture: Magazine/book Rack, Magazine/book Rack
Magazine/book Rack: Hi Tracey, Thanks for your question regarding your magazine rack-stand. From what I am able to make out from your photo, I believe that this piece is for sure a reproduction of and English 19th century stand. While there are a number of places today...

Antique Furniture: Murphy No. 108 quarter sawn oak dining chair, quarter sawn oak, detroit source
quarter sawn oak, detroit source, company furniture: also found a murphy chair co in detroit, thats two, the other was in owensboro, ky so please send a pic of the label maybe between the two of us we can decipher it and get your info. also, i hit the wrong button on a previous reply i did not mean to...

Antique Furniture: Phonix Chair Co, Childs Windsor Chair
Childs Windsor Chair: Hi Sally, Your chair is a Youth Windsor Chair, which appears to be in very good condition. Chairs are made to be sat in, but not played with. So my advice would be, if your grandson needs something to play with , perhaps a visit to Toys-Are-Us might...

Antique Furniture: SLIGH and GRAND RAPIDS CHAIR CO, mahogany veneers, virginia auction
mahogany veneers, virginia auction, piece of furniture: a mate to this sold at a virginia auction a few weeks ago for 450. i had bid 225. it is from the 1940s and is a good piece of furniture. magogany and mahogany veneers. i see in teh back ground what looks like a table base to a table that would go with...

Antique Furniture: value and identification of chair, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, victorian style: it is normal size for this victorian style from 1870s. eastlake victorian style. the wood could be walnut or sweet gum or tulip poplar. all were used. i cannot tell from teh photo posted. the back is unusual, i have only seen this twice before. retail...

Antique Furniture: Vanity and Low Chest Indetification, mahogany veneers, high quality furniture
mahogany veneers, high quality furniture, mahogany veneer: the dovetails are handmade but the age is around 1920. there were several companies in operation that produced high quality furniture which is called bench made. meaning it was hand made, or part of it were. i am surprised there is no label of some kind....

Antique Furniture: Virginia House Dining Room Set - repost, jacobean style, table chairs
jacobean style, table chairs, glass doors: thanks for the pics and sorry for the trouble. it is a better set than i thought i would see. older, from the 1920s. problem is this, things that we have and use we tend to overlook the wear that is both visible and non visable. i do it and i know everyone...

Antique Furniture: A 1930-1940's mahogany cabinet?, mahogany cabinet, phillips head
mahogany cabinet, phillips head, best guess: send a pic of teh interior of the drawer cavity attached to an email or reposted for me to see. i am thinking it is 1940s but it could be 50s. from the picture i would be guessing about he wood, i know the doors are mahogany, so the drawers would be...

Antique Furniture: 70 Years Old Desk?, quartz hill ca, mahogany veneers
quartz hill ca, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar: it is from the 1940s. the wood surfaces are mahogany veneers over, most likely, sweet gum or tulip poplar. frame will also be sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. the piece has been refinished, which does not hurt it. i would be surprised if the drawer interiors...

Antique Furniture: Allexpert antique chair question, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, reading chair: it is around 1950-60. it does not fall into the antiques catagory but works nicely in the collectibles catagory. reupholstery or any restoration will only enhance the value. it has a nice look and combination of styles. i cannot determine to wood...

Antique Furniture: Antique 5-piece parlor set, walnut burl, five pieces
walnut burl, five pieces, antique furniture: thsnks for the picture. when evaluating the set i assumed that it was a match and in good condition. it is unfortunate that these do not sell high, and for what reason i do not know. i have a two piece set in my shop priced, after restoration and...

Antique Furniture: Antique Cabinet Identification, hoosier hardware, flour bin
hoosier hardware, flour bin, flour sifters: thanks but unfortunatel ythat part wont help identify the show woods. it is a picture showing the inside of the back which is pine plywood maybe you can scrape an edge of teh door or inside of the door or inside of the front of the drawer and show me that?...

Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany desk, sewing cabinet
mahogany desk, sewing cabinet, tulip poplar: it is a sewing cabinet affectionately called a martha washington sewing cabinet. woods vary, some walnut, sometimes mahogany, sometimes sweet gum or tulip poplar. in good condition they sell at 125 retail in a shop. they were made by many companies...

Antique Furniture: Antique Mahogany Chair, mahogany chair, antique mahogany
mahogany chair, antique mahogany, federal style: it is worth what you paid if it is in good shape, the picture is to small to see any detail. it is a factory made chair from 1940 done in a very very appealing form and style. it is a modified wing back although auctioneers have come up with some creative...

Antique Furniture: antique mirror, mirror question, antique mirror
mirror question, antique mirror, mirror frame: i looked back through my email and found them in the spam folder. the mirror is from the 1920s. as shown it would sell at 25$. after restoration at a cost of $350 it would sell for 250$. i do not see any mahogany it appears to be stained birch. a...

Antique Furniture: Antique Platform coil spring rockers, platform rockers, oak rockers
platform rockers, oak rockers, sweet gum: I am sure you are very knowledgeable about your woods. over the years i have come to verify for myself, sometimes for curiosity sometimes for accuracy. please send a close picture of the wood so i may confirm for myself that they are oak. just post another...

Antique Furniture: Antique shadowbox mirror pt 2, antique malls, paint black
antique malls, paint black, white paint: it is wood as you said. there are so many of these items made in the 70s and up that are made of polymers we have to be careful. looks can be deceiving at times. the ripple milled wood is typical of the 50s. they were made in many woods and configurations....

Antique Furniture: antique table, mahogany veneer, brandt co
mahogany veneer, brandt co, genuine mahogany: hi the table is from the 1920-40 era, top is most likely mahogany veneer with mahogany as tie base as well---most have sweet gum as the base, or tulip poplar. it is a lamp table. style is a mix of sheraton, and duncan phyfe. as shown retail in a...

Antique Furniture: Carved Love Seat, colonial revival, styel
colonial revival, styel, species of wood: very nice 1910-20 the wood is most likely birch for the most part but i cannot see closest enough on the decorated part to be 100% but i would think it is mahogany veneering, has that look and it owuld be appropriate for the chair. the inlay has abalone,...

Antique Furniture: cleaning vintage oak chairs, furniture conservation, humidity environment
furniture conservation, humidity environment, oak chairs: Hello again, Those that provide blanket arguments on the subject of treatment or no treatment are ill informed. The important issue is this; 1 each item considered for treatment must be evaluated on its own merits based on sound furniture conservation...

Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair Company Rocking Chair, silas crocker, mid 1850s
silas crocker, mid 1850s, mr bliss: age would be around 1910-20 style is as you suggest, craftsman, and arts and crafts is the same thing. so is mission. this is a variation of those styles. i wouldnt know if the twine is original, i will say that this is typical of poor spring tying....

Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany, draws
Antique Furniture: antique Imperial sewing? desk, mahogany, draws

Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, robert klein, value estimate
Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, robert klein, value estimate, many thanks

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate. #2, upper doors, antiques mall
upper doors, antiques mall, mirror glass: cant tell the wood from the photo, it is too far and too dark. you are correct that this is not an antique. most likely manufactured in the 1960-80 time. one day you will know for sure as there will be a date stamped on the back of the mirror glass, which...

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate. #3 Final, mahogany veneers, drawer fronts
mahogany veneers, drawer fronts, federal style: 1940s federal style desk done in mahogany veneers. the grain of the wood on the drawer fronts is ribbon stripe mahogany. the top and sides will be mahogany veneers and well but probably not with grain as figured as the drawer fronts. the piece was refinished,...

Antique Furniture: A few pieces to evaluate., mahogany color, seat rail
mahogany color, seat rail, type material: the wood is figured birch. generally these were done at the factory in a mahogany color, a deep red or red black to resemble mahogany. they look better as your dad did it. it is called a plarform rocker as you probably know. the carving in the front...

Antique Furniture: More furniture, mahogany veneers, sweet gum
mahogany veneers, sweet gum, shoop: curious, where are you in PA? this item is from the 1920s. it is either walnut or mahogany veneers with sweet gum or tullip poplar as the case wood. the finish looks original. it could be called a wardrobe or chiffrobe (if there are drawers on the inside...

Antique Furniture: George C. Flint Partners Desk, Flat top desk
Flat top desk: Hi Pat, What you have is a modest and basic, functional desk. Good for a home office, but perhaps not something that someone would wish to put in the library of their new McMansion. Desks such as yours are in the $350 to $500. range and have to be...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Library Table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneers, insurance replacement: more accurately this would be duncan phyfe style library table. omitting the word style indicates that something is a period table. a period table would be one manufactured during the period in which the maker/manufacturer was operating. it is a small...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Twin Bed, Mahogany Sleigh Beds
Mahogany Sleigh Beds: Jill, Are you looking to sell a mahogany label or twin beds? Your comment regarding where mahogany grows is not totally accurate. The finest mahogany which was used in the 18th and 19th century was Cuban mahogany. Until Brazil stopped the export of their...

Antique Furniture: Metal Dresser, Painted Metal Dressers
Painted Metal Dressers: Dear Ann, Thanks for your question regarding the value of your Simmons Dressers. Not having a picture to look at to do an evaluation, the mere fact that your pieces have been repainted has compromised the value by at least one half. Any antique...

Antique Furniture: Need help identifying this 1940's inlaid bedroom set, mahogany veneers, chest of drawers
mahogany veneers, chest of drawers, vanity table: the item showing in the picture would be mahogany veneers on the fronts, probably sides an dtop as well but i cannot see them. nice banding round the drawers, inlay is different, tthis is banding. as shown it would sell at 450 in a shop. a vanity would...

Antique Furniture: Need style, era, wood of Rocking Chair ID'd, reupholstry, dark mahogany
reupholstry, dark mahogany, colonial revival: the wood is birch, the stain is a dark mahogany as was normal with this era. 1920s. the style is a mix as are most things. call it colonial revival. in my shop i would price it at 275-325 retail. auction would be around 100. it is a better chair...

Antique Furniture: nursing rocker, furnitrue, visible markings
furnitrue, visible markings, antique furniture: the wood is most likely birch as it is a hard wood sued in furnitrue making forever, especially on rockers. yours looks to be from the 1900-1920s. cant say where it came from without a label as there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. it is...

Antique Furniture: Old Antique Couch, victorian sofa, antiques mall
victorian sofa, antiques mall, pink flowers: it is from the 1940s. great condition. problem with seating is it does not sell high unless it is quite special. even a victorian sofa in rosewood with detailed carved roses and foliage only brings 1500-2500 tops. your sofa would bring, retail in a resale...

Antique Furniture: Old sofa, crosspiece, seat rail
crosspiece, seat rail, arms and legs: it is definitely a fine sofa from the 40s. it was top of the line. better made than anything you can buy today and it is an elegant form and style. unfortunately these do not bring much because the upholstery is costly. i could only get 450 in the shop...

Antique Furniture: painting my mirror in a nice bright old gold paint, gold paint, flower patterns
gold paint, flower patterns, flower pattern: Hi Rahimah, Thank you for your question. I see you live in London and being a large metropolitan city what you want to do is look in your telephone directory for Artist Supplies Any good artist supply store is going to have various gold paints and...

Antique Furniture: Slat-back chair, pilgrim century, wooden pegs
pilgrim century, wooden pegs, rush seat: the variation of the rounds confirms my original thoughts that this can most likely be placed in the 1910-to late 30s but without seeing it in person and seeing through the paint there is no was to tell. what i fail to see, other that a worn seat is the lack...

Antique Furniture: test for photos, protection letters, letters and numbers
protection letters, letters and numbers, spam protection: in testing to attach photos it seems to work fine. we must be sure we click the attach an image underlined text, using the browse button select the photo from our files, and insert the proper text in the available boxes for image and description. fill...

Antique Furniture: Value of commode, marble top commode
marble top commode: Hi Jessica, It appears what you have is a late 19th century commode made of Oak. Judging by the top of table, it might of originally had a marble that was damaged and now has a later replacement. As with many antique pieces, originality is an important...

Antique Furniture: Victorian era platform rocker, mahogany veneer, empire revival
mahogany veneer, empire revival, dark mahogany: your platform rocker has some victorian influence, and some empire influence. it was not necessarily made in the in the victorian era depending on your delineation of the victorian period, some people carry it to 1920. i dont, i consider it to be 1850/60...

Antique Furniture: Wallace Furniture Co. bed & Dresser, lumber core, animal glue
lumber core, animal glue, colonial revival: all the picture info is on the ask the expert page but this picure is good. it is from the 1920s, as you know. a perfect example of that period which is now referred to as colonial revival. the woods will be walnut veneers over a lumber core, sometimes...

Antique Furniture: White Fine Furniture, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, dresser bed: It is indeed a nice set from the 1940 era. the style can be called federal. it is a combination of several styles, sheraton, phyfe, chippendale. the fronts, sides and top of the case pieces are mahogany veneers. the bed siderail and part of the post...

Antique Furniture: Last one :) ..... for now., mahogany veneer, wooden rollers
mahogany veneer, wooden rollers, leg fetish: again, the same age but looks like mahogany veneer grain. the legs are cabriole in shape the foot has several names, the more common being scroll foot but that can be misleading since it is fancier that what is thought of as scroll. here is a link to show...

Antique Furniture: 2 tier table, Dumbwaiter stand
Dumbwaiter stand: Hi Ted, Thanks for your question. What you have is a serving table, or what is commonly referred to as a Dumbwaiter . These tables in their antique form are usually 3 tier and were used in the dining room of the house for aiding in serving food and deserts....

Antique Furniture: Antique Buffet, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, antique buffet: this is 1920-40. the wood is mahogany veneer as all pieces of this style are. some call it duncan phyfe style, i call it sheraton or federal. duncan phyfe made extensive use of sheratons style book for his pieces which he and his company made in teh early...

Antique Furniture: Antique dresser, cottage style chest of drawers
cottage style chest of drawers : Hi Ron, While a piece a furniture needs to be 100 years old to be considered a true antique, your cottage style chest of drawers to have been made in the teen s to 1920. There were numerous furniture companies in this country that were grinding out modest...

Antique Furniture: Bench??, Bench
Bench: Dear Liz, If you are still in need of assistance in determining what your piece was originally used for, I recommend that you consult your yellow pages for certified appraisers in your area. Good Luck, George E. Harrison III WWW.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: china cabinet, glass china cabinet, bonnet top
glass china cabinet, bonnet top, auction price: it is oak from around 1890-1910. style has no definitive name but is referred to as a curved glass china cabinet with bonnet top from the golden oak period. . do you have the door?? if so, and all the glass is original i would price this in my shop between...

Antique Furniture: Drexel chairs, Drexel Regency Side Chair
Drexel Regency Side Chair: Hi Annie, What you have is a stylized version of a Regency side chair dating to the 1950 s Since these are very simple in their design and were built to a price, they have a value of about $25.00 each. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Drexel, 1950's Drexel furniture sofa adn chair.
1950's Drexel furniture sofa adn chair.: Hello Monique, Thanks for your questions regarding your Drexel Sofa and matching chair. Like a good number of earlier American furniture companies, the Drexel Furniture Company made fine quality furniture back in the day, years before they were merged...

Antique Furniture: finish damage, Furniture finish damage
Furniture finish damage: Karen, Looking at your photo, it is hard for me to advise you on the perfect remedy. My advise would be to consult your local yellow pages to find a local furniture restorer to get their opinion. Good luck, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.co...

Antique Furniture: Kitchen Chairs - Bagby Furniture, brooke company, handwritten number
brooke company, handwritten number, kitchen chairs: company operated between 1879 and 1990 these chairs are from 1890-1910. i cannot determine the wood from the photo as it is too distant. the chairs are meant to be used but not abused so enjoy them. they are a wonderful design, good in form and style...

Antique Furniture: Liquor cabinet?, mahogany veneer, liquor cabinet
mahogany veneer, liquor cabinet, 100 years: it would depend on your definition of antique. if 100 years then it is not, if 50 years it is probably not. regardless, it doesnt matter, antique or not it is a nice item, probably from 1950-60 when that style of hardware in the chinese form was popular....

Antique Furniture: Molly Pitcher Sewing Cabinet/table, sewing cabinet, molly pitcher
sewing cabinet, molly pitcher, cabinet table: please send a picture of this label to my email address. preview the label prior to sending to make sure it can be read in its entirety. thanks bobklein1@cox.net send the pics as jpg files attached to the email include the original question ...

Antique Furniture: need to know what maker or period, old milk glass, rear interior
old milk glass, rear interior, detail views: hi you will need to sen lots of photos to my email it is a high end manufacturered piece so without a label thee is no way to determine the manufacturer whether european or American in origin. in addition to front view, i need rear, interior and detail...

Antique Furniture: replacement glass for a china closet, curved cabinet glass replacent
curved cabinet glass replacent: Hi Dan, Thanks for your inquire. As soon as I read through your note regarding your broken glass panel I immediately though of just the right person to handle your project. Not an easy undertaking in this day and age but I feel confident that this company...

Antique Furniture: Scroll top mahogany desk, mahogany desk, uv light
mahogany desk, uv light, cox: send lots of pictures to my email address, instructions are on the question page or ask the expert page, not sure which. bobklein1@cox.net clear jpg files attached to ONE email all surfaces, interior, underneath, side of one drawer where the side...

Antique Furniture: Scroll top mahogany desk, mahogany desk, uv light
mahogany desk, uv light, cox: send lots of pictures to my email address, instructions are on the question page or ask the expert page, not sure which. bobklein1@cox.net clear jpg files attached to ONE email all surfaces, interior, underneath, side of one drawer where the side...

Antique Furniture: sideboard appraisal, Colonial Williamsburg Kittinger Sideboard
Colonial Williamsburg Kittinger Sideboard: Hi Stephanie, Thanks for your question regarding your Kittinger sideboard. As with all furniture, condition is a very important factor and how the piece presents itself. If you have a CW26 sideboard, this particular piece was first produced in 1937 and...

Antique Furniture: Thai nesting tables, mahogany family, airborne contaminants
mahogany family, airborne contaminants, silicone oil: not being able to see the wood grain in the picture i cannot say for certain what the species would be. generally these are a type of wood from the rosewood or mahogany family. a close picture of the top would help. cleaning; what are you trying to acomplish,...

Antique Furniture: Trestle Table Identification, trestle table, patent number
trestle table, patent number, jpg files: send pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email include the original question pics of all surfaces and underneath check carefully to see if the trefoil shapes are wood or plastic, looking wont work, you may have to tap and scrape...

Antique Furniture: value of desk, Writing Table
Writing Table: Hi David, Thanks for your question. My guess is that your writing table was made sometime in the late twenties to early 1930 s. While the finish is somewhat dull looking in the photo, my thoughts are that it is made of mahogany and finished in a more...

Antique Furniture: Value of Dining Set, Country French Dining Set
Country French Dining Set: Dear Shannon, What you have is a French provincial style dining set, adapted in the Louis the 15th style. This style became the rage in the 1950 s when various furniture companies were looking to keep buyers active in the market, by introducing new...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Rocking Chair, platform rocker, grained wood
platform rocker, grained wood, dowell: this is a platform rocker it is also a carpet rocker. made around 1900. wood is probably maple, birch, cherry or another hard close grained wood. there should be a round dowell at the front and rear of the seat around which the fabric is looped and tacked...

Antique Furniture: antique oak armoire Glasgow, oak armoire, ash wood
oak armoire, ash wood, import shops: hi it is european and from the 1930s. looks to be oak or ash wood. hand cut dovetailing is not an age indicator on european items. the wardrobe to the left is an American piece from 1890. you will find many similar armoires in import shops...

Antique Furniture: Antique pewter candlesticks, pewter candlesticks, antique pewter
pewter candlesticks, antique pewter, touchmark: they can be restored it would be costly done correctly pewter is led and tin originally--alter other metals were added. the pewter that has value has a touchmark on the bottom done by teh smith. it will not say pewter, if it does say pewter then it...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, maple burl, maple veneer
maple burl, maple veneer, mirror glass: it is from the 1920s. the style is now called colonial revival. the woods are mahogany and/or walnut veneers onthese pieces. the light wood is a maple burl or birdseye maple veneer. the case wood is sweet gum or tulip poplar (frame and legs). value...

Antique Furniture: armchair, colonial revival, missing pieces
colonial revival, missing pieces, monetary value: paint and missing pieces hurts but restored it would sell at 650. it is from the 1920s but identifying the wood isnt possible, most likely birch stained to a walnut color. it would look very nice redone. little monetary value as shown. style is colonial...

Antique Furniture: bed, mahogany veneers, tulip poplar
mahogany veneers, tulip poplar, colonial revival: from the piece in the picture it looks like a 1920s colonial revival bed of walnut and mahogany veneers with tulip poplar or sweet gum posts or ends. before committing to any more i would need to see ea picture of the whole bed--head and foot and rails....

Antique Furniture: Boston rocker?, boston rocker, layout lines
boston rocker, layout lines, rough shape: send pics of the underneath of the seat. rub your hand under the seat and see if it is flat or if it undulates which would show the hand planing marks. show a pic of the back of the seat where the spindle support it attached to the seat plank. check...

Antique Furniture: chair, griswold street, skilled laborers
griswold street, skilled laborers, tulip poplar: a bit of copied info When Detroit Chair Factory finally closed it doors in 1877, Michael J. Murphy moved into the facility at the corner of 4th and Porter, and added the manufacture of chairs to his already-established firm. Murphy had previously purchased...

Antique Furniture: Chair identification, old man winter, oriental elements
old man winter, oriental elements, mahogany color: reading the feedback i apologize for not being clear. please let me know what or how i missed on that point so i may better help others. thank you. ==================================================================================== There were thousands...

Antique Furniture: dresser identification, Chase
Chase: Crystal, The brasses that are currently on your federal style chest are of the style brasses used during the William and Mary period, pre Queen Anne.That type of brass would have been used in the late 1600 s to early 1700 s. The Chase is not a salesman...

Antique Furniture: Drexel bedroom furniture - can't find any information on style, mahogany veneer, antiques mall
mahogany veneer, antiques mall, antique value: whitewashed mahogany veneer as is common in the 50s style is federal dresser would sell in a resale shop or antiques mall at 275-325 there is no antique value here but it does have value as a well made set in a classic style i cannot speak to what...

Antique Furniture: DumbwaiterTable, Adaption Dumbwaiter table
Adaption Dumbwaiter table: Hi Carlos, What you have is a 1940 s adaptation, two tier table, often referred to as a Dumbwaiter . These tables are found in a more common three tier configuration with brass castors feet for mobility. Originally used in the 18st for assisting in...

Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk
Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Brothers Smoking Stand, hoboken nj, ash trays
hoboken nj, ash trays, ash tray: hi i would put this in the 1940s. the company operated from the late 1800s till around 1950-52. trying to return it to its original state would not devalue if done properly. i can tell you fron experience that stripping the paint of the type of antiquing...

Antique Furniture: furniture refinishing help, wood bleach, hydrogen peroxide
wood bleach, hydrogen peroxide, mersman tables: sorry my answer was not clear (based on the feedback). please tell me what was not clear so i may fulfill my obligation to you and make your task easier. thanks bobklein ======================== i would do a good rinse of the stripper residue...

Antique Furniture: Mitchell & Rammelsberg school(?) desk, war of northern aggression, writing utensils
war of northern aggression, writing utensils, school desk: mitchell and rammelsburg was one of the top three companies in operation, employing up to 600 people. one thing to keep in mind is that a location address change didnt mean that the original location became defunct, could have been just an expansion. also,...

Antique Furniture: question allexperts, mahogany veneer, michigan chair
mahogany veneer, michigan chair, mahogany color: it is fine, the website will only allow one picture. it is made around 1920. the woodin the back will be mahogany veneer front and rear with the carving applied to that. the rest of the chair is birch stained to a mahogany color with a water based dye....

Antique Furniture: Re: 50s Dining Table, Retro Furniture
Retro Furniture: Hi Todd, When viewing your photo, I get the immediate feeling that I am looking at reproduction retro furniture. What gives me that feeling is the upholstery work on the chairs and also the table is of a newer design and not a form, found in an earlier...

Antique Furniture: Re: Refinishing a Walnut veneer buffet, Refinishiing a jacobean1920's Buffet
Refinishiing a jacobean1920's Buffet: Dear Carolyn, Regarding your Jacobean style buffet. The best information I could give you is not to paint this piece of furniture. While this furniture, along with all the other pieces that the Northern Furniture Co. created were manufactured to a...

Antique Furniture: resstoration/value of spindle bed, resstoration/value of spindle bed
resstoration/value of spindle bed: Hi Jenn, Some folks have an issue with using other peoples mattresses. My wife would never let one in the house, period. For the person that is willing to overlook that issue your bed has perhaps a value of $50. to $75.00 Best wishes with it and...

Antique Furniture: Saginaw Mahogany Secretary Hutch, Mahogany Breakfront Secretary
Mahogany Breakfront Secretary: Dear Julie, Thanks for your question regarding your Saginaw Breakfront Secretary. Your piece was most likely manufactured in the late 1930 s to 1940 s. The Saginaw Furniture Co. made mid-level quality furniture, however in today s market and that depends...

Antique Furniture: Secretary-Desk, secretary desk, bob klein
secretary desk, bob klein, metal tag: scholles sold but did not manufacturer furniture so we will not know who the manufacturer was. one thing for sure is that it was a quality item. this is evidenced by the style, form, and materials. the primary woods apprear to be wlanut veneers in the photo,...

Antique Furniture: Tell City Chairs, duncan phyfe style, mahogany color
duncan phyfe style, mahogany color, mahogany wood: these are 1940s done in a mahogany color but not mahogany wood, the wood is either tulip poplar or sweet gum. you should have had to pay 40 each minimum. they are not stackable unless you put two seat to seat. so i think the dealer was medicated. good...

Antique Furniture: Union Furniture Co. Drop front dresser/bureau desk, mahogany veneer, pigeon hole
mahogany veneer, pigeon hole, handwritten script: the desk is from the 1920s, these are nice. the wood is mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts, desk front, top and sides. the frame wood or core will be sweet gum. drawer bottoms would be 3 ply mahoagany. it is machine made, so are the dovetails. the...

Antique Furniture: Windsor Rocking Chair, Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker
Early 20th Century Windsor Rocker: Beau, What you most likely have is not an original antique but a 1920 s stylized version of an earlier 18th century New England style of Windsor chair. Original Windsor chairs, dating back to the 16th century where originally made by wheelwrights and...

Antique Furniture: 1923 Federal Style Sideboard, replacement mirror glass, sideboard buffet
replacement mirror glass, sideboard buffet, warsaw ky: Most likely it is the Bogardus-McDanell Co. in Warsaw, Ky which was operating in the 1920s. The F in the letters on yours being furniture . I know of no company that specializes in old mirror glass. To obtain old glass, a piece (whole furniture or just...

Antique Furniture: andirons, wilcox company, bronze cat
wilcox company, bronze cat, insurance replacement: good research!! I don’t think the tools are part of the set but they work and probably were bought at the same time. I also think the price is low!!! Of course it would depend on the point of sale. are we talking selling numbers or insurance replacement...

Antique Furniture: Andirons, antique malls, ebay
antique malls, ebay, auction sites: If they are that they are 45 years back from your dads recollections that would put them around 1965. My concern is that there were thousands of imports from Taiwan ans Hong Kong in the late 1970s which are being sold today at antique stores and antique malls...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser/ How old??, 1920's Dresser
1920's Dresser: Dear Janet, What you have is a vintage dresser/chest of drawers. I say vintage because it is not over 100 years old which it would need to be in order to refer to it as an Antique . Your dresser was most likely made in the 1920 s from mahogany with...

Antique Furniture: Antique Fainting Couch, Antique Fainting Couch
Antique Fainting Couch: Hi Jessica, It appears that your couch is from the late 1800 s and in the Eastlake style. From what I can make out it looks like the piece has been stripped and refinished, not a good thing from an originality standpoint. Most likely, at that time the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Game Table Information, mahogany veneer, information question
mahogany veneer, information question, bad shape: do not re veneer, to do so will irreversibly damage and devalue the table. there are ways to make this right but it is not a home project. where are you located? a better picture of the top would help me. take it straight on from above so I can see...

Antique Furniture: Antique Love seat, Antique Victorian Loveseat
Antique Victorian Loveseat: Hello Jessica, Your love seat is most definitely Victorian and most likely dates from about 1880-1890. It is safe to say that it has been reupholstered, since if it were the original covering it would not be in the condition that it is presently in....

Antique Furniture: Antique Rocking Chair, empire revival, antique rocking chair
empire revival, antique rocking chair, grit sandpaper: sorry that i was not clear, i would never recommend doing anything that would devalue an item. doing the reupholstery and tuning up the chair properly will enhance value. improperly done it will have the opposite effect. recover it from the springs up,...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rococo Table, Butl;ers Tea tTable
Butl;ers Tea tTable: Dear Ann, Thanks for your questions regarding your table. I believe this table depending on it dimensions could either be a tea table or butlers table judging by the handles on the sides of the top. it is removable i presume for the transport from the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Settee, antique settee, burl walnut
antique settee, burl walnut, upholstery company: 1875-1880 It is an eastlake victorian loveseat and was once part of a parlor set. The wood should be walnut with a burl walnut panel between the pierced carving at the top. The incise carving and linear form are characteristic of the eastlake victorian...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, antique table: not a drum table, but and octagon table, side table, end table, lamp table. made around 1920. cant really tell the wood from the pic but i would think is is sweet gum or tulip poplar or both with a veneer of walnut or mahogany over the top. did you post...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival, mirror glass
colonial revival, mirror glass, light areas: This was made in the 1920s and yes it would be considered an antique and/or collectable although the gubermint says 100 years, but what do they know, that decision was so they could tax things. Odd huh? It is possible that the rear of the mirror glass...

Antique Furniture: Antique or Vintage Rocker, old rocking chair, colonial revival
old rocking chair, colonial revival, antique furniture: style would be called colonial revival. it appears to be around 1900, and has a touch of eastlake victorian styling as well. i think if you look under the seat it may have been cane at one time. nice and unusual probably retail in a shop at 225-250...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set, bedframes, american walnut
bedframes, american walnut, hickory nuts: please send a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see how it is joined picture of the back of the chest the pulls are leafs and nuts; walnuts, hickory nuts bobklein1@cox.net pics as attachment...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set, jacobean style, twin beds
jacobean style, twin beds, five pieces: it looks like a 1920s jacobean style set. if it is modern then none of the numbers below will apply. the piece i am looking at would sell retail in a shop at 450. night stand if it is the same set would sell at 150 twin beds i cannot say without seeing...

Antique Furniture: Our chair, arm chair, guest bedroom
arm chair, guest bedroom, dracula: this form is european in style (flemish) origin but made in this country. it is a combination of several styles but is called a jacobean revival arm chair or jacobean lolling chair. i dont know what lolling means. generally the feet are different than...

Antique Furniture: Child's Windsor Chair, windsor chairs, windsor chair
windsor chairs, windsor chair, skilled craftsman: Don, I lacked clarity because I was trying to be supportive of your assessment and excitement. For that I apologize and should have been more forthcoming and less evasive. When I look at the arm shape, the rung shapes, the spindle shapes, i see machine...

Antique Furniture: Dining room set, jim condon, sw macadam
jim condon, sw macadam, corporate conglomerate: This lovely set was manufactured in the 1920s. The main wood is sweet gum and tulip poplar stained to a walnut color to match the walnut veneers on the face surfaces. These look wonderful restored to a walnut or brown mahogany color. some added info;...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, Cushman Furniture Chest of Drawers
Cushman Furniture Chest of Drawers: Hello Morgan, Looking at your photo it appears that you have a secretary chest that was made by the Cushman Furniture Company of Bennington, Vermont. The H. T. Cushman Furniture Company has a long and interesting history. Mr. Henry Theodore Cushman (1844-1922)...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, cottage furniture: please post a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front so i can see the joinery. These were manufactured from 1880s-1910s. They are Eastlake in style and period. Often it is referred to as cottage furniture. Ash...

Antique Furniture: Drexel Sofa 1962, Drexel Sofa 1962
Drexel Sofa 1962: Hi Eric, In the earlier years the Drexel furniture brand was a respected name in the marketplace, but over the years it s credibility has somewhat diminished. Without be able to see the exact model that you have, it is impossible to place an accurate...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Dining Table, duncan phyfe dining table, dining room table
duncan phyfe dining table, dining room table, hepplewhite: this is a common label for this style table. had the seller said it was a duncan phyfe style able it would have been more accurate. phyfe worked in the early 1800s, your table is from 1940. that does not make it a bad table, actually it is better than...

Antique Furniture: End Table/SIde Table, harry lumley bayshore, dining room furniture
harry lumley bayshore, dining room furniture, harry lumley: it appears to be from 1920-40 based on the form, wood is most likely sweet gum or birch. as to a particular style it is a combination of style, the shape of the legs say country hepplewhite style. are the drawer joints dovetailed together? ...

Antique Furniture: andirons
Antique Furniture: andirons

Antique Furniture: Our chair
Antique Furniture: Our chair

Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair
Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair

Antique Furniture: old chair, upholsterers, many thanks
Antique Furniture: old chair, upholsterers, many thanks, compliments

Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser
Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser

Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet
Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet

Antique Furniture: H.P. Robertson table, walnut veneer, manufactured furniture
walnut veneer, manufactured furniture, tulip poplar: Without a close picture of the wood grain in the legs and top I cannot comment on teh wood species but my instincts tell me the top will be a walnut veneer and the rest sweet gum and/or tulip poplar. That would be consistent with what was used in manufactured...

Antique Furniture: Hall table, elegant piece, drawer sides
elegant piece, drawer sides, exclusivity: This is a nice piece done in the sheraton style with adams brothers style carving. it looks like it should be from the 1900-1920s but without rear pictures and pictures of the drawer sides I cannot be certain. the mahogany veneers are well executed for...

Antique Furniture: Can you ID this chair?, paw feet, waterford pa
paw feet, waterford pa, mahogany color: empire style, not period but style made in the 1910-20s. it is a manufactured piece and was part of a set at one time. These were made from birch, sweet gum, and/or tulip poplar and stained with a water based dye to a dark mahogany color. even in the...

Antique Furniture: Identify antique buffet, antique buffet, good evening
antique buffet, good evening, drawers: would you send multiple pictures to my email need rear pics of the back pics of the back of doors edges of doors sides of drawers bottom of drawers hardware from this picture it appears to be european styling, oak and from around 1890/1900. is...

Antique Furniture: Identify Rocking Chair, boston rocker, windsor style
boston rocker, windsor style, colonial revival: I will need a picture that is clearer and larger if possible. I would guess there is a brand stamped under the seat?? It is neither a boston rocker nor a windsor but is a copy of a windsor style now referred to as colonial revival. these were made at...

Antique Furniture: Irwin Sideboard, piece of furniture, sideboards
piece of furniture, sideboards, sideboard: what is the size? where are you located-city. sideboards sell well. these days they are used in rooms to support a tv in addition to use in a dining room. condition is a huge factor in selling, more so than age and irwin is a good name, well made,...

Antique Furniture: Lamp, egyptian motif, art deco style
egyptian motif, art deco style, motifs: hi wayne this is an art deco style lamp and is from the 1930s. it would sell in a shop at 250 minimum there were many different motifs used during the period. check pictures of old miami, fl architecture and you will see what i mean about the lines...

Antique Furniture: Mt. Airy Sideboard, Mount Airy Sideboard
Mount Airy Sideboard : Dear Joseph, Thanks for sending me a photo of your sideboard. Your Mount Airy Sideboard is what I consider a true production piece of furniture and not a fine reproduction of a period sideboard. This company built affordable furniture that was built...

Antique Furniture: old chair, upholstery methods, spring coils
upholstery methods, spring coils, traditional upholstery: It is of the Victorian period, around 1875 and should be in walnut although some mahogany was used as well. The incise carvings show an Eastlake influence. I could not offer an opinion on origin without seeing the seat frame wood on the interior and even...

Antique Furniture: old chair, want to restore, wood pegs, dish soap
wood pegs, dish soap, mineral spirits: water wont damage the wood but it might turn the old finish white. if you are going to wipe with anything use mineral spirits. but-wax will work as a cleaner to a degree, i am not there so i dont know how dirty it is and if there is a build up of grit. ...

Antique Furniture: Our old set of chairs, queen anne style, birch wood
queen anne style, birch wood, mahogany: you have a high back queen anne style dining chair probably in birch wood stained to mahogany or walnut. it would have been manufactured in the 1920s. any table in walnut or mahogany with the same style legs will match and make a nice set. retail in...

Antique Furniture: Plank Rocking Chair with Coil Springs, Antique Rocking Chair
Antique Rocking Chair: Hi Morgan, Your lovely rocker dates to the 1890 s and appears to be made out of maple, adding to it s durability. Your rocker appears to be in excellent condition, just the way you would like to find pieces today. Too often out of style furniture has...

Antique Furniture: Question about antique china hutch, mahogany veneer, sweet gum
mahogany veneer, sweet gum, great grandmother: is there any label on teh back or in a drawer?? it is a nice 1920-40 mahogany veneer and sweet gum wood piece in a combination of styles. Federal style captures all teh design elements. very good one that would sell in a shop at 750. the form and design...

Antique Furniture: Robert W. Irwin Dresser, intrinsic value, top drawer
intrinsic value, top drawer, restorer: if, if, you have it refinished by a skilled and knowledgeable restorer it is a good thing and will enhance both the esthetic and intrinsic value, anything short of that and i would leave it alone. it appears to be a 1920-40s piece with nicely done veneers....

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair, quarter sawn oak, crescent moons
quarter sawn oak, crescent moons, moon men: All I can tell from the picture of the crest rail is that it is quarter sawn oak. I see the crescents and as a child might see this a the man in the moon. The faces are the north wind faces with the wind coming from the open mouth. I might be able to...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair, Rocking Chair
Rocking Chair: Hi Jean, While the photo of your rocking chair is far from the best, I am still able to see and assure you that what you have is not going to make your 401K. grow by leaps and bounds. Years ago, some people would have found this rocker charming and...

Antique Furniture: Sea Trunk, mayflower heritage, edward winslow
mayflower heritage, edward winslow, family legends: I started to reject this question since I would not be able to accurately answer your specific inquiries but I think this is a very important question and all that search and read these boards would benefit from reading. Besides, this is a very intriguing...

Antique Furniture: server follow up, Mahogany Server
Mahogany Server: Hi Sharon, I would clean the piece to the best of your ability and move it along. The time and money you would spend would not be recaptured due to the undesirable nature of this piece of furniture. I hate to say it s a dog of a piece but in my...

Antique Furniture: Shower Brother Furniture, Shower Brothers Chest of Drawers
Shower Brothers Chest of Drawers: Hi Cindy, To respond to the question of value for this Shower Brothers Chest. The old saying is, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in most cases it is the reason for value. It has always been my opinion, that in order to have value,...

Antique Furniture: sideboard/ buffet, Sideboard - Buffet
Sideboard - Buffet: Dear Sue, Since you sideboard was most likely made in the early 1900 s, around 1910 and if I had to guess,it therefore would not be referred to as an antique. Only pierces over 100 years old would qualify as an antique. Endless numbers of companies made...

Antique Furniture: sideboard / buffet - age ?, Mahogany venered server
Mahogany venered server: hi Sharon, My guess is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder What I can tell you is this is not a piece of furniture that many people are seeking these days. From what little I can see of this piece, probably made around the turn of the century to...

Antique Furniture: Sleigh bedroom set, metal hook, great grandmother
metal hook, great grandmother, sleigh bed: you may send pictures to bobklein1@cox.net, include the original question in your email. pics of each item is it Sleight Company? take a picture of the end of the bed rail showing the metal hook take a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer...

Antique Furniture: Sligh vanity appraisal, vanity table, colonial revival
vanity table, colonial revival, current market value: acetone is likely as it is in fingernail polish remover. trying to restore an existing finish/coating is best left to those with the skills and knowlege of these things but, first you have to clean it. mineral spirits will work. while it is wet with the...

Antique Furniture: stemware, Search for Stemware
Search for Stemware: Dear Cindy, Perhaps I can help you with you question. These are the people who will be able to help you with your search. Replacements, Ltd. Toll free at 1-800-REPLACE (1-800-737-5223) Good luck and tell them I sent you. George E. Harrison...

Antique Furniture: vanity, Shower Brothers Vanity Furniture
Shower Brothers Vanity Furniture: Hello Cindy, Your Showers Brothers vanity was most likely made in the late 1800 s to early 1900 s in Bloomington, Indiana. This company has a long history with the production of bedroom furniture and they even made furniture for the United States...

Antique Furniture: Victorian firescreen, ruby lane, insurance replacement
ruby lane, insurance replacement, firescreen: repair the leg properly or leave it alone. leave the rest alone. amalgamating a surface coating is challenging and best left to conservators. it doesnt matter that or if the market is being flooded, it is always flooding with some item or another. ...

Antique Furniture: Worth of this velvet chair?, French Provincial Ocassional Chair
French Provincial Ocassional Chair: Hi Frank, What you have is a chair that was made in the French Provincial style and quite popular in the 1950 s -1960 s. It does not appear too be of any great quality and like most furniture companies, they built furniture to a price and not to a...

Antique Furniture: 9 Piece Dining Set, jacobean style, realistic market
jacobean style, realistic market, market numbers: 19210-20s, oak, jacobean style. perhaps white oak, maybe red oak. the staining is factory. it will be lacquer with shading. condition matters to the buyer more that to the seller. things are always in great condition to the seller--this is normal. ...

Antique Furniture: ANTIQUE CHAIR, 1920'as vintage ocassional chair
1920'as vintage ocassional chair: Hi Laura, While looking at the photo of your chair, which was most likely made in the 1920 s and of no particular style, makes it a sure candidate for placing at the curb on trash day. My gees is that it s value is to someone who has gotten tired...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chairs, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, antique chairs: these are from 1890-1910 the wood appears to be sweet gum or tulip poplar. table is the same age 1890s but being stamped on the side is odd, perhaps a mistake. these were usually walnut, sweet gum or tulip poplar as well. yours looked to be poplar...

Antique Furniture: Antique Glass Door Cabinet, dark stain, glass doors
dark stain, glass doors, antique furniture: this might be a better bookcase than you realize, not necessarily money wise but as a piece of furniture. it would clean up well just using toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color. I would have to pay about 600 wholesale to buy this at auction,...

Antique Furniture: antique tables, mahogany veneer, brass claw feet
mahogany veneer, brass claw feet, antique tables: the first table is referred to as a pembroke style table. made around 1920-40 second picture is a game table but is not an 1840 version. it is a 1900 version also in mahogany and mahogany veneer. what did you pay? http://www.rubylane.com/item/578262-rk157/Mahogany-Game-Table-Federal-Style...

Antique Furniture: Bassett China, Bassett Furniture Breakfroont China
Bassett Furniture Breakfroont China : Dear Cesar, Your china breakfront, most likely made in the 1950 s when much of the dumb furniture was made is not an easy sell in today s world, unless it is CHEAP! Being of low-end quality since Bassett Furniture was not known for high quality and...

Antique Furniture: bedroom set, walnut veneer, tiger maple
walnut veneer, tiger maple, colonial revival: center strip in the wardrobe looks like curley or tiger maple. the rest either a mahogany or walnut veneer. the pictures are not clear enough to tell. have to see the wood grain to determine the species. pieces were made in teh 1920s. colonial revival...

Antique Furniture: Berkley and Gay Furniture, Jacobean style dining furniture C.1920
Jacobean style dining furniture C.1920: Hi Robert, You furniture pieces were most likely made in the early part of the 20th century and were actually made into the early 1930 s before the style fell out of favor and has never really made a comeback since. I am asked quite frequently what...

Antique Furniture: Blue Upholstered Rocking Chair, upholstered rocking chair, current market value
upholstered rocking chair, current market value, piece of furniture: please explain how i was not clear so i may better help. thank you i would re do the chair. it is from 1890, wood looks to be mahogany that has been bleached. the fabric is not good. google lincoln victorian rockers to get an idea of the fabric...

Antique Furniture: Chair, Adaption Open Arm Chair c1940
Adaption Open Arm Chair c1940: Hi Diane, Looking at your chair, I would be inclined to believe that it might be a bit older than your reference of 1950. Adaptation or stylized furniture of the style was being made back in the 1920 s - late forties, while styles became a little more...

Antique Furniture: Chair with Flowers, colonial revival, sweet gum
colonial revival, sweet gum, arm chairs: these 1910-1920 arm chairs are called just that, arm chairs. Some things do not fit into a neat catagory. Colonial revival is a term used and is quite appropriate. They are advertised as parlor chairs in the old catalogs. the wood is usually sweet gum...

Antique Furniture: Dresser, mahogany veneer, colonial revival
mahogany veneer, colonial revival, toluene: 1910-1920 now called colonial revival. faces are walnut and mahogany veneer, the finish looks original and could use a waxing with brown, toluene free, Briwax. NO OILS. it is a bit nicer than most of this style so most likely made by a better company...

Antique Furniture: Evaluation, maple veneer, tiger stripe
maple veneer, tiger stripe, insurance replacement: the wood is maple veneer and solid maple. there is tiger stripe maple, curly maple, and birds eye maple. in addition some burl maple. quite the pieces. maple is not the fast seller it should be but i will take a long look at the photos and give an...

Antique Furniture: Finch Furniture, Finch Chest and Vanity Dresser
Finch Chest and Vanity Dresser: Hi Alicia, While I can not tell you what values buyers are placing these days on furniture of little interest in Texas, what I can tell you is that on the east coast, people place pieces like this out on trash day and go begging at house sale for...

Antique Furniture: Furniture finish repair, minwax wood finish, polyurethene
minwax wood finish, polyurethene, vessel sink: i have family in michigan. an aunt born in grand rapids now living in niles in her 80s. you are attempting the most difficult repair known to finishers. a spot repair like this is near impossible. do the whole top, that is the only way you will like...

Antique Furniture: HEYWOOD-WAKEFIELD TABLE, HEYWOOD-WAKEFIELD TABLE
HEYWOOD-WAKEFIELD TABLE: Dear Pat Joe, In viewing your Hepplewhite style drop leaf table, what I can tell you is that in recent years tables of this style have fallen deeply out of favor and perhaps is a good indicator of why you found it at the curb. While some people have...

Antique Furniture: High Back Bed and Dresser, current market value, wood grain
current market value, wood grain, excellent condition: this is classic eastlake design made around 1890-1900. set would retail in a shop at 800-1000. i cannot tell the wood from the photos, it is too distant. a close picture of the wood grain will help. show a picture of the drawer joint as well...

Antique Furniture: History/style of end tables, imperial furniture company, birch veneer
imperial furniture company, birch veneer, imperial logo: Thanks for the picture of the label. generally the label is a telling clue to the date but this one is not pictured in the book Grand Rapids Furniture from which the pictures you sent came from. Unfortunately the information as you pointed out, is sparse...

Antique Furniture: Identify furniture/value, Plantation Fall-front Desk
Plantation Fall-front Desk: Linda, Desks like yours are often referred to as Plantation Desks and were used for tending to the day to day affairs. Your desk dates to to the latter part of the 19th century and from what I can see in your photo s, it is made out of mahogany...

Antique Furniture: Leather top pedestal desk, Small Flat-Top Writing Desk
Small Flat-Top Writing Desk: Hi Joel, While some furniture companies have made some iconic pieces of furniture in the past, this desk is not one of them, making it difficult to trace it s roots. It was made by any number of manufacturers, most likely in the 1940 s, which could very...

Antique Furniture: looking for information on cane chairs, montgomery ward catalog, cane chairs
montgomery ward catalog, cane chairs, caneing: these were from 1910. stained to appear walnut but is probably birch or sweet gum wood. if you are going to sell your grandmothers chairs then do no work on them as you will likely not recover the time spent, if you are going to keep your grandmothers...

Antique Furniture: Mersman 7254, mersman tables, title style
mersman tables, title style, dime a dozen: looks like a 1960-70s vintage. it is an end table sometimes this form is called a step end table. there were so many of the mersman tables made that you should do what you like, you might even increase the value with your art. in original condition...

Antique Furniture: Old Wooden School Desk, google search, wooden desk
google search, wooden desk, school desk: added to clarify the comment: 1970s davenport desk. or captains desk. saying only the word davenport to some means a sofa. ==========================this is a 1970s replica of a davenport desk. yours is pine. your guest looked at a davenport...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hills 7 pc bedroom set, colonial revival style, peck hills
colonial revival style, peck hills, briwax: very nice, colonial revival style made 1910-1920s. not rare but of high quality, form and style. you can do whatever your want with it however, it sure would look nice and hold the value you paid if it were waxed with toluene free briwax in a brown...

Antique Furniture: Price of Irwin furniture, Irwin Furniture Commodes 1940's -50's -
Irwin Furniture Commodes 1940's -50's - : Dear Rebecca, Being a personal fan of Irwin Furniture, you will be pleased to know that you are in possession of some of the finest furniture that was produced in America. The Irwin Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids, Mi., like Kittinger Furniture, took...

Antique Furniture: question about this unusual oak desk, Oak Typewriters Desk
Oak Typewriters Desk: Hi Steve, It appears you have a late 19th to early 20th century clerk or secretarial typing desk with a pull-out slide for use while typing. The lower surface placed the typewriter and a convenient height for typing instead of the normal 30 average...

Antique Furniture: Re: response to "curious about dining set", definitive info, oxidization
definitive info, oxidization, quetions: the second picture looks like cherry. i do not have the original question nor response, what was it and could you show pictures of the set again. sorry to be troublesome like this but if i cannot match up quetions to the pictures or previous question i...

Antique Furniture: Re: response to sewing rocker, Rushville Furniture Company Rocking Chair
Rushville Furniture Company Rocking Chair: Dawn My assessment of your rocker pretty much remains the same. We are loosing the customer base for older furniture as young buyers want more modern high-tech furniture. 50 s modern to be be exact. They would much rather prefer to spend their money...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair, quarter sawn oak, oak veneer
quarter sawn oak, oak veneer, finials: around 1890-1900 during the golden oak period. these motifs were popular on furniture as were mythical depictions. it was just part of the styles manufactured. the chair is oak and oak veneer. quarter sawn oak. this is a super style. as to where it...

Antique Furniture: S. Bent Stool, A. Bent & Bros Inc adjustabelestool
A. Bent & Bros Inc adjustabelestool: Hi Ron, I can tell you that I have a similar model with a leather seat in much finer condition, that I recently purchased for $125. to use at my workbench. The height adjustment is very appealing. For me, I prefer better quality, but there might be...

Antique Furniture: Sewing Cabinet, van dykes restorers, marshall brass
van dykes restorers, marshall brass, mahogany color: no special name for the hardware. check online at wsi distributors whitechapel marshall-brass van dykes restorers--least expensive and less quality than others but quite usable Rockford, IL was prolific producing furniture in its day and it is...

Antique Furniture: Sideboard, jacobean style, approximate value
jacobean style, approximate value, knowing what type: the picture is not clear enough to see the wood grain so i cannot be sure. it might be mahogany, or walnut. it was made in teh 1920s in the jacobean style. as shown it would sell at 200 tops. condition is paramount. with the trim intact 350. restored...

Antique Furniture: Table, wooden wheels, redone
wooden wheels, redone, veneer: it is the top is probably veneered as well, nothing wrong with veneer, it was used to enable a more decorative grain of the oak. This table is from 1895-1915 have a pro refinish this, it is a good table and will look spectacular redone properly. you...

Antique Furniture: Value of antique desk with mirror, Bedroom vanity
Bedroom vanity: Hi Erika, What you are referring to as a desk is actually a ladies bedroom vanity, hence the attached mirror. Think about that. Who would want to sit at a desk and look at themselves all day! Originally it would have come with a matching bench. ...

Antique Furniture: Value of Secretary, sweet gum, china cabinet
sweet gum, china cabinet, hi bob: quick sale onsite i have bought these from 250-300. in shops 450-650 depending on the details and condition. they can go as high as 1500 but this condition will not let that happen. should be mahoagany veneer on the fall front and drawer faces. doors...

Antique Furniture: Vanity w/Mirror and Stool, chest of drawers, wall mirror
chest of drawers, wall mirror, writing desk: sell the items together or separate, wouldnt matter. i think the vanity would sell better and have a better appeal if you remove the mirror. let it hang on the wall. the vanity can be used as a small writing desk or entry piece without the mirror and to...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Reproduction "Candlestand"?, detachable wood, hollow column
detachable wood, hollow column, vintage reproduction: The wood is maple. It is what you think, a reproduction of a shaker candlestand. You can find pictures of this basic item in books showing early homes of the shaker community and elsewhere. this is most likely 1960s vintage judging from the way the legs...

Antique Furniture: Wabash China cabinet, Wabash Furniture Breakfront with Secretary
Wabash Furniture Breakfront with Secretary: Hi Sherry, What you have is more commonly referred to as a Breakfront bookcase with butlers secretary. This particular style of furniture, which we can trace back to England, in the 18th century, and was commonly used in the library of the house....

Antique Furniture: Age and type of this piece of White Furniture, colonial revival, sweet gum
colonial revival, sweet gum, notches: I will say that it now makes a perfect desk using the space behind the bottom doors housing a file system. However, it once was a vanity with a triple mirror. the wings of the mirrors possibly moved, sung inwards, from being hinged to the central mirror....

Antique Furniture: antique, back chairs, grain pattern
back chairs, grain pattern, approximate value: these aplint seats are usually oak, using saplings that are young and flexible. the wood is split till it is what you see in the seat. cant tell wood by color, must see a close picture showing the grain pattern. most are ash, cherry, oak, hickory and...

Antique Furniture: Antique chair, approximate time period, sweet gum
approximate time period, sweet gum, good starting point: it is from the 20s-40s. the wood is probably sweet gum. it was a rocker but no longer. as is the value is low, 20$. restoration in my shop for the wood only after all the fabric was removed would cost 450 then add the upholstery at another 200 you have...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rocker, spring assembly, wood species
spring assembly, wood species, grandmothers: there were thousands of manufacturers in operation so no one can tell you which company made this piece without a label. The chair would have been manufactured after the patent date of the hardware. Even without that date I would place this at 1890-1900....

Antique Furniture: bedroom suite, French Provincial Bedroom Suite
French Provincial Bedroom Suite: Dorothy, It appears that what you have is a stylized Louis 15th French Provincial double dress and mirror, circa 1950. While I can not say exactly what company made the pieces it does appear to be of a lower end furniture manufacturer. Being of...

Antique Furniture: Chairs, 20th Century Laddeerback Chairs
20th Century Laddeerback Chairs: Dear Leslie, While your ladder-back chairs do have some age to them, not being true antique examples, they are met with little interest in today s world, being of a functionally obsolete design. Years ago Pennsylvania and New England Laddereback s ...

Antique Furniture: Chifferobe, screw holes, drawer knobs
screw holes, drawer knobs, nail holes: It is likely it has a frame with a towel bar above the drawer section but not necessairly. If it did there would be some clue. Nail holes or screw holes in the back; or a shaded area on the back, or the top rear might have a line about 3/4 inch from the...

Antique Furniture: china cabinet, Pine Step-Back Cupboard
Pine Step-Back Cupboard: Hi Tom, A better description for your piece would be a country style step-back cupboard. From what I am able to see, it appears that this piece was made in the 1950 s - 1960 s by an amateur cabinetmakers. I realize that it is suppose to resemble...

Antique Furniture: China Hutch, Virginia Galleries Breakfront circa1950
Virginia Galleries Breakfront circa1950: Hi Glenn, Georgetown Galleries was founded and operated by Mr. William P. Muth of Huntington, WV. Mr. Muth also founded the Mason Furniture Corp. of Point Pleasant, WV. Checking into my archives, in 1950 your breakfront had a retail of $350. and could...

Antique Furniture: What is considered furniture?, Explanation of Furniture and Smalls
Explanation of Furniture and Smalls: Dear Sue, It appears that from reading your note, you already have a basic understanding of the the field. Furniture can be further broken down into case goods or tables, clocks etc. Smaller objects are commonly referred to as Small s, using a vase...

Antique Furniture: CW 1 slant desk Kittinger, Kittinger CW 1 Secretary Desk
Kittinger CW 1 Secretary Desk: William, I do not provide rough values on furniture. There is more to assigning a value to a piece of Kittinger furniture than that. In addition to condition, the color of finish is extremely important when evaluating Kittinger furniture. I have...

Antique Furniture: details about wardrobe, american furniture, living in australia
american furniture, living in australia, import shop: pieces like this are usually english or belgium in origin. But it is American furniture I know most about. I have no information of furniture manufacturing in Australia so it is possible it was manufactured there. It has been difficult to even find information...

Antique Furniture: Dining Suite, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, american furniture: the style is jacobean. all i can tell from the photos is the tulip poplar and sweet gum wood but the drawer with the stripes might be maple or birch. it is a manufactured item. i know more about American furniture and this looks like English. I have...

Antique Furniture: What era / name is this and value?, jacobean style, sideboard
jacobean style, sideboard, veneers: 1920s jacobean style sideboard, walnut veneers on the top, sides and fronts. raised tablets cant tell the veneer on them. what is the asking price?? is the piece solid, does it wiggle side to side? loose base, drawers work smooth, tight drawer joints...

Antique Furniture: Estimated year and value of bed and armoire, north wilkesboro nc, mahogany veneers
north wilkesboro nc, mahogany veneers, terryville connecticut: Since furniture styles overlap and continue, unlike cars, without a date on a writen label or a manufacturers invoice, there is no way to get the date exact. This style was manufactured in the 1920s. The style is now called colonial revival. walnut...

Antique Furniture: Help with identifying chairs, oak chairs, institutional seating
oak chairs, institutional seating, book rack: i had thought they were from school or church with a rack on the rear. we have seen similar ones that were outside and inside at schools pictured in some things we have run across. looking further these apprea to be a manufactured chair but are indeed...

Antique Furniture: Help with old chair restoration, shaker town, silicone oil
shaker town, silicone oil, chair restoration: this is called a thumb back or slatback chair. the thumb comes from the way the upper posts are cut. this is not a restoration project. the chair could be from 1820-30 or as late as 1900, if, and it was, built in a rural location. think about this,...

Antique Furniture: help w.restoring veneer damage of table top, walnut veneer, wood fillers
walnut veneer, wood fillers, color variations: no stripping! just rub it out with 320 or 400 no fil paper, whichever you used before. the whole top so everything will be consistent. at teh end you will apply another coat of the finish to make sure everything is the same. a pin will work fine for...

Antique Furniture: Identifying furniture, colonial revival style, tulip poplar
colonial revival style, tulip poplar, sweet gum: it is from the 1920s. called colonial revival style. walnut and mahogany veneers, probably sweet gum and/or tulip poplar frame. looks to be in great condition, is the surface smooth to the touch and the drawers work smoothly? what did you give? ...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Buffalo Long Table, Kittinger Console Table
Kittinger Console Table: Hi Brad, While the old Kittinger company s name was paramount with fine traditional furniture, demand for their furniture has been suppressed today on two counts. The style trends and high manufacturing costs have hurt the annual sales of this once...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger drop front desk, Kittinger Jacobean Desk on Stand circa 1920
Kittinger Jacobean Desk on Stand circa 1920: Dear Roy, Looking at the design of your Kittinger desk suggests that it was made in the early 1900 s, about 1920. The early Baroque or Jacobean style furniture as it is often referred to, was a very popular form since the homes that were being built...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Secretary, Kittinger CW 1 Secretary Desk
Kittinger CW 1 Secretary Desk: Dear Will, What you have is a Kittinger CW-1 Secretary/Bookcase fashioned out of mahogany with pine secondary. It is an accurate reproduction of a Circa 1780 Massachusetts example. This particular model, taken from the original in Colonial Williamsburg...

Antique Furniture: Mersman 7483, Federal Style Gaming Table
Federal Style Gaming Table: Hi Angela, What you have is a Neo-Classical or Federal Style Gaming Table, most likely made in the 1940 s. Gaming tables were quite popular in most homes, years ago, since that is how most people socially passed the time with friends and neighbors. ...

Antique Furniture: Very Old Rocking Chair, old rocking chair, old friend
old rocking chair, old friend, weave: rocker was manufactured around 1885. cant tell the wood from the distance of the photo but it is likely oak or elm. the cane is called radio weave. in the condition shown it would sell around 50$. Restored it would sell at 225. Cost of restoration would...

Antique Furniture: Old steamer trunk, steamer trunk, history info
steamer trunk, history info, dietrich: these trunks were made by several manufacturers. you will see prices all over the web in all ranges. all the skin has been removed so to restore this would be a matter of restoring the wood, leaving handles off ifthey are gone. if the trays are gone leave...

Antique Furniture: old trunk, early soft wood chest
early soft wood chest: Hi Kurt, It appears that what you have is a late 18th to 19th century chest. My guess is that the art work on the interior lid is of a later date. I feel the chest is valued at around $350. but I would recommend that you have a local and knowledgeable...

Antique Furniture: please apraise and give thoughts on the pieces, Drexel Bedroom Chest on Chest
Drexel Bedroom Chest on Chest: Hi Eli, Before starting to read your note I viewed your photo and my first response was, ah, vintage Drexel bedroom chest on chest. I guess it is that driftwood colored finishes that gives it away. The old Drexel furniture company was noted for making...

Antique Furniture: refinishing an antique vs value, Refinishing an antique rocking chair
Refinishing an antique rocking chair: Hi Cathy, Since I can not view your rocker, to provide you with a number of answers, my advice would be to leave the rocker alone. Even if you were to clean the rocker with a product like Murphy s Oil Liquid Soap, you could disturb the patina of the...

Antique Furniture: secretary?, Oak Writing Desk
Oak Writing Desk : Hip Tom, Your piece would be better referred to as a desk, since it does not have a bookcase top, hence making it a secretary. It appears to be fashioned out from oak, which was often the case of pieces from the period, circa 1900 - 1920. It is almost...

Antique Furniture: Secretary/Desk, glass panes, tulip poplar
glass panes, tulip poplar, sweet gum: There is no way to determine the manufacturer or maker without a label. just too many prople and companies doing things. Some experts say you can determine regional origina by the wood species but they forget that even in the late 1600s and in the 1700s,...

Antique Furniture: Showers bro. table, Showers bros diining room. table
Showers bros diining room. table: Hi Jessica, Dining room furniture in general these days is not selling as briskly as in the past. For the simple reason, today s younger buyers are not furnishing dining rooms as our current homeowner s have in the past. I would say that the actual...

Antique Furniture: sideboard, american antique furniture, antique malls
american antique furniture, antique malls, great shape: i am more knowledgable about American antique furniture. this looks like it is from the UK or Belgium. oak and oak veneers. made around 1930s. it is a mix of styles with jacobean being the more dominant. great shape and nice to have. In the antiques...

Antique Furniture: table, Mahogany Veneered Sofa Table
Mahogany Veneered Sofa Table: Hi Mike, Nice to meet you. After reviewing the photo of your sofa table, my best recommendation would be to donate the table, which I feel would be less of an effort, than trying to find a buyer, especially since it is of a mid-range quality build,...

Antique Furniture: west branch novelty co. ceder chest., mahogany veneer, walnut veneer
mahogany veneer, walnut veneer, ceder chest: this was made in the 1930s. the condition of the veneer on the top makes this an expensive restoration which will affect value presently. to repair this here is what I would do since few people have the skills to properly match and cut in the veneer...

Antique Furniture: Antique Couch, Empire Sofa
Empire Sofa : Hello Susan, Thanks for sending the photo of your sofa in the Empire taste. From what I can see, it is in good condition and with clean fabric. One would presume that it should have a higher value than it actually does. In looking at my results...

Antique Furniture: Antique Library Table/Desk, quarter sawn oak, oak veneer
quarter sawn oak, oak veneer, table desk: this is a library table or desk, either/or. they were sold both ways originally in teh 1890-1900 era. the top would have had oak veneer on it just as the apron and drawer which are quarter sawn oak. i suspect teh veneer was damaged and someone removed...

Antique Furniture: Antique Orante Sideboard, oak sideboard, victorian cabinet
oak sideboard, victorian cabinet, barrier coat: machine made dovetails were done in the late 1800s;1890up to today. but remember tat all things overlap and if you looked then at items for sale in catalogs you will find similar items spanning 10-15 years. point being that without a written date or specific...

Antique Furniture: antique wardrobe, antique wardrobe, yi xu
antique wardrobe, yi xu, metal hangers: http://www.etsy.com/listing/108886208/vintage-hardware-from-wardrobe?utm_source=googleproduct&utm_medium=syndication&utm_campaign=GPS&gclid=CPrmvImPkbQCFcaiPAodaVkA4Q this is the style that slides out. there are modern rigs that will work as pull outs...

Antique Furniture: Antique Writing Desk, writing desk, neese
writing desk, neese, simonds: did i miss something, was there something else you wanted to know besides year and worth? that is what you asked for. if you want info on anything else about the desk then please ask. a nice gift, fair market value in a shop at 250. made in the 1940s....

Antique Furniture: chair, ladies chair, insurance replacement
ladies chair, insurance replacement, corner chair: this is an eastlake style victorian chair that is an adaptation of a corner chair in form. the wood should be walnut, the carving in incise carving, often the carved troughs were gilded in the depressions. in a shop it would sell at 400-500 as shown....

Antique Furniture: delaminated and buckled veneer, walnut veneer, 1920s
walnut veneer, 1920s, substrate: walnut veneer, 1920s. this is not a repair that is easily done or explained. there are two layers of veneer on top and two on the underneath. the problem is what caused this and how far has it gone. in my shop i can repair these things but if the table...

Antique Furniture: Desk - Carlton House Style, mahogany veneer, auction price
mahogany veneer, auction price, period furniture: some things cannot be easily categorized into a neat cubbyhole. most items and especially 1900-1940, although well made and of nice style and form are combinations of style and element that preceded them. What we have is a writing desk which is unusual nad...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Set, mahogany veneer, dining room furniture
mahogany veneer, dining room furniture, wood burl: made in the 1920s. walnut and mahogany veneer-stripe look. light veneer could be ash, maple, sappelle, any light wood burl. legs are most likely sweet gum along with the case, maybe tulip poplar as they are used together. retail in a shop china...

Antique Furniture: Duncan phyfe style table set, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, sweet gum: chairs are called lyre back chairs ans would sell in a shop at 50 each the table would sell at 250. the table is mahogany veneer on the top and apron, the legs probably sweet gum stained mahogany. all was made in the 1940s. federal style is a good...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Table, Reproduction Duncan Phyfe Dining Table
Reproduction Duncan Phyfe Dining Table: Hi Meghan, While it appears that you do not have a period Duncan Phyfe dining table, what you do have is a 20th century stylized reproduction of a period table. The cast brass lion s paw feet are a typical feature of this New York furniture from the...

Antique Furniture: English Style Drop Leaf Table, Federal Style Pembroke Table
Federal Style Pembroke Table: Hi Denise, I find your table to be quite attractive and nice color. It used to be that Pembroke tables were purchased in pairs at the height of their popularity, but today there appears to be less interest in this particular form of table. I place...

Antique Furniture: Help identifying family bedroom set, consignment shops, colonial revival
consignment shops, colonial revival, family bedroom: consignment shops take 40% so check carefully. craigs list might be an option as well This is from the 1920s and is a manufactured set. the woods have decorative veneers, walnut, mahogany, ash or maple. market value in a shop would run...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger table, Kittinger Furniture Co. Table early 20th Century
Kittinger Furniture Co. Table early 20th Century: Hi Jim, Thanks for your question regarding your Kittinger one-drawer table. What you have is a piece of Kittinger that was made in the earlier part of the 20th century, perhaps late teens to early twenties. It should also be of interest to you that...

Antique Furniture: Old Chair, colonial revival, great grandmother
colonial revival, great grandmother, old chair: this is a 1920s barrel back or channel back arm chair or easy chair--that is how they were labeled in the old catalogs. it is done in the queen anne and chippendale styles and was referred to as colonial revival. good legs, arms and arm supports with good...

Antique Furniture: old dining room table worth refinishing?, windsor chairs, colonial revival
windsor chairs, colonial revival, dining room table: here the truth. it doesnt matter how much it is worth measured in money. it is from the 1930s and it is family. there is not another table like this in all the world. your aunt made sure you got it, it is priceless. so, get it refinished but make sure...

Antique Furniture: Peck Hills China Hutch and Buffet, china hutch, peck hills
china hutch, peck hills, furniture company: selling items is a personal choice, consignment where you have to pay 40-50% to the seller. auction paying 10-20%. cragislist, local paper. to a dealer perhaps. these would have a fair market value of 750 each but could sell as high as 900 each in a...

Antique Furniture: Renaissance Style Hall Chair, italian renaissance style, antique malls
italian renaissance style, antique malls, style hall: these come from outside this country. some from malaysia and indonesia. others from italy and turkey. the better ones come from belguim and germany, which is where i suspect this comes from based on the carvings. without seeing up close i cannot pinpoint...

Antique Furniture: round coffee table, mahogany color, antique mahogany
mahogany color, antique mahogany, current market value: There were thousands of manufacturers in operation so without a label there is no way anyone can tell you who made this coffee table. The style is timeless and classic made up to the present time from only seein the vew submitted we can confidently say...

Antique Furniture: schoolhouse chair with wheels, bankers chair, old schoolhouse
bankers chair, old schoolhouse, itme: sorry i overlooked this post. the castors were added at some time. i appreciate that you would like to dissuate the painting issue but on this itme it will not hurt, just make sure that a coat of clear shellac is applied first as a barrier. we see these...

Antique Furniture: Silk Brocade sofa, Mid-Century Camelback Sofa
Mid-Century Camelback Sofa: Hi Pam, Looking at your sofa, I would have to say that it was made around the 1960 s. While I am not familiar with the makers name on the tag, there have been many contract shops in North Carolina that made pieces for the larger and more well known...

Antique Furniture: Sleigh Furniture, Sleigh Dresser and Bed
Sleigh Dresser and Bed: Suzette, Your early 20th century dresser by Sleigh Furniture along with a matching bed has fallen out of favor recently because the new wave of buyers are being greatly influenced Naturally some areas of the country have been effected more so than others....

Antique Furniture: Table ID, Small Mahogany Drop Leaf Table
Small Mahogany Drop Leaf Table: HI Robert, It appears that your drop leaf table was made out of mahogany and is a bench made piece, judging by the secondary construction underneath and most likely American. As for age, my guess is that it is possibly for the 1940 s but it is extremely...

Antique Furniture: Vanity, antique malls, decorator colors
antique malls, decorator colors, drawer fronts: it is from the 1920s. sell it as is. i wouldn t try to find a mirror, it will be a long task and probably unsuccessful. let the new owner hand a mirror on the wall. ask 100 tops, as there is veneer damage to the drawer fronts. you might have better...

Antique Furniture: Is this an antique, mahogany veneers, surface marks
mahogany veneers, surface marks, fine furniture: getting a written appraisal is good for the appraiser, they get money. thing is that numbers change, just have pictures of your possessions, actually all of them, and keep the cd at another location in case of disaster. this buffet would sell retail in...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair, bedroom chairs, desk chairs
bedroom chairs, desk chairs, antique chair: i thought the seat height was higher than normal but it was a picture illusion. very nice dining chair and was part of a set at one time. it has a very nice elegant look, unfortunately moneywise single chairs do not sell high but are wonderful to use as...

Antique Furniture: antique chairs, colonial revival style, antique chairs
colonial revival style, antique chairs, sweet gum: it is from the 1920s. if you call it edwardian you must use ed...style to be accurate. edwardian is a sub style of the jacobean, elizabethian and carolean styles a caution--dont get to hung up on trying to pinpoint a name. understand that all furniture...

Antique Furniture: Antique Secretary, additional photos, emal
additional photos, emal, consignor: send picts to my email bobklein1@cox.net rear underneath dovetails drawer cavity underside of drawer basically all surfaces clear and in focus as attachments to ONE email if possible, i dont like going to online photo places thanks...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, sweet gum, cherry wood
sweet gum, cherry wood, veneer: you are correct on the age although it may well be a desk. it would sure make a good one! i cannot tell the wood from the photo but it is more likely to be sweet gum, maple and/or birch. with the surface waxed and the veneer repaired it would be priced...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, walnut burl, holly smith
walnut burl, holly smith, tulip poplar: please take the casters off-wrap them and put them in a ziplock. 1910-20s manufactured piece in a super form and style. I have not seen before the mirrors that close like that with a finished surface showing. Not even in pictures and I look at hundreds...

Antique Furniture: Estate Furniture - trying to figure out the value for selling, mahogany color, dark mahogany
mahogany color, dark mahogany, dresser drawers: the wood is flame grain mahogany on the dresser fronts. excellent form and style. the age is difficult to determine from only the front picture but i am thinking it is 1940s. if the surfaces are good, smooth and only have normal wear the item shown...

Antique Furniture: Nelson Matter desk
Antique Furniture: Nelson Matter desk

Antique Furniture: Furniture question, Authenticating 18th Century Furniture
Authenticating 18th Century Furniture: Hi Ted, My advise would be to contact Northeast Auctions in Portsmouth, Hew Hampshire. They specialize in 18th century pieces and can tell you if they are authentic and approximately what they are worth. Good Luck, George E. Harrison III www.ameericanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Can you help identify this cabinet?, hecht co, liquor cabinet
hecht co, liquor cabinet, american pieces: i thought it may be european but wasnt sure. i was going to ask if there were any markings or labels. it appears to be from the 1930s. the only things i have seen that have backs like this were cabinets that held radios. give me some time to do some...

Antique Furniture: Help identify server or sideboard, Early 20th century China Server
Early 20th century China Server: Hi Judy, While I have seen a good number of china cabinets, servers and sideboards as well, this particular pieces is unusual with the base having glass side lights and a glass door. This piece obviously would have appealed to a lady of the house who...

Antique Furniture: Library Table, quarter sawn oak, imperial furniture
quarter sawn oak, imperial furniture, auction prices: This appears to be in great condition, if so it is a very good mission or arts and crafts style table. I would price it at 1200 in my shop. Assuming the surfaces are good and it is sound. auction prices would fall around 400-600. this is a good one...

Antique Furniture: Nelson Matter desk, small casters, pineridge
small casters, pineridge, furniture company: the company ended in 1917. it was known for its quality. this table is around 1890-1910. it does appear to be mahogany but without a picture that shows the grain clearly i cannot be sure. the style is hepplewhite style, not period but style. a good...

Antique Furniture: Pair od antique side tables, mineral spirits, grain pattern
mineral spirits, grain pattern, side tables: look to be about 50 years old, the pictures do not show any wood grain so i will need another, clear so i can see it close. they would look wonderful painted. it is most likely the wood is nondescript with little grain pattern. This time period it was...

Antique Furniture: Please Help ID antique, nominal value, taking time
nominal value, taking time, retail price: I am sorry to say that someone gave you erroneous information. This dresser, which is missing the mirror was manufactured in the 1920. These were made in huge numbers and have nominal value. This would have never been appraised at 4000. Although it would...

Antique Furniture: Questions About Dressers, colonial revival style, tulip poplar
colonial revival style, tulip poplar, sweet gum: To give you a definitive answer I will need more photos. First, what is the auction company that supposedly gave the information and did you call to verify what the seller said? Show me pictures of; the outside of one drawer where the side meets the...

Antique Furniture: Rocker, queen anne style, tulip poplar
queen anne style, tulip poplar, colonial revival: it is 1920s. a nice colonial revival rocker in sweet gum, tulip poplar or walnut wood, cant tell which. whoever did the cane did it right, it looks to be straight. I will go out on the limb here as guess you paid about 150, which would be a good buy,...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair, Stylized Windsor Rocker.
Stylized Windsor Rocker.: Hi Will, Thanks for sending me a photo of your stylized contemporary Windsor Rocker. Since you have the ability to physically examine the chair, unlike I, it is hard to establish quality and value, but I will give you my feelings about the chair. ...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair, mythological creatures, rocking chair
mythological creatures, rocking chair, mahogany: it was made around 1900. it was manufactured. the carving, as always was done using powered tools and by hand. there were lots of companies that made items like this at the time. it was popular and sold well. many depictions of animals, and mythological...

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair, burlington vermont, rocking chair
burlington vermont, rocking chair, shellac: it was made around 1900-1910. the style is close to mission style with a bit of modification. i cannot tell the wood, it may be oak or birch, probably birch. this would be a good project for home refinishing. take pictures, reglue the chair, strip...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Armoire, Thomasville Armoire
Thomasville Armoire: Hi Keri, Thanks for your question regarding your Armoire. I am assuming that this piece was used back in the day that all we had in the way of TV s were big and ugly cubes of black plastic which no one found attractive so they got stuffed into an Armoire....

Antique Furniture: Unknown curved seat chair, concrete answer, grandeur
concrete answer, grandeur, retail price: it is an oak savanrola style chair made probably in the grand rapids mi area around 1890-1900. it is manufactured, made by many companies in varying degrees of grandeur. as shown a realistic shop retail price is around 750. they should go for more...

Antique Furniture: Vanity, vanity 9, walnut burl
vanity 9, walnut burl, tulip poplar: the veneer is probably walnut or walnut burl. the frame wood sweet gum and /or tulip poplar. retail in a shop, depending on the structural and surface condition it would range between 225 and 350 retail. In prime condition more. the style is called...

Antique Furniture: Virginia House Rocking Chair, loose pieces, thick wood
loose pieces, thick wood, antique furniture: to restore, but yours does not look like it needs anything done other than wax. sorry my text wasnt clear on that. to be sure, i did not want to say it was a 100 dollar chair if you paid 200--i would have had to select my words carefully as to not hurt...

Antique Furniture: 1967 John Hancock Ins Co. chair, life insurance co, john hancock mutual life insurance
life insurance co, john hancock mutual life insurance, mutual life insurance: it is a good looking modernistic chair with a bit of a scandinavian look. this was popular in the 50-70s and even some today. i think there is probably a collector for everything but at a fair market price the chair would sell at 100. thanks the...

Antique Furniture: Antique Birchwood? Rocking Chair, empire revival, insurance replacement
empire revival, insurance replacement, claw feet: 1890-1920. the wood is birch as you suspect. it was stained to resemble mahogany. the style is empire revival. this one has more style than many with the spindles and claw feet adding to the nice shape of the arm circuit. insurance replacement 500-600....

Antique Furniture: Antique Dining Room Furniture, colonial revival style, dining room furniture
colonial revival style, dining room furniture, side chairs: retail in a shop it would sell at 1200-1400, you can adjust from there knowing you cannot get a shop price from home. Figure a good fair selling price at half that. it is oak in the jacobean style or colonial revival style both accurate. the legs design...

Antique Furniture: Antique dresser, private answer, antique dresser
private answer, antique dresser, eamil: i need to ask one more thing, a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer showing where the side meets the front. and if you would paste the original question with that picture. determining the wood and age is difficult due to the distance of...

Antique Furniture: antique dressers?, Grand Rapids Dresser
Grand Rapids Dresser: Hi John, I regret to inform you that your piece of furniture is very close, if not firewood. It is most likely a piece mane by any number of Grand Rapids furniture manufacturers. When new, it was furniture built to a price and not to a high standard...

Antique Furniture: Antique dressing table/vanity, approximate time period, antique dressing table
approximate time period, antique dressing table, proper restoration: as shown the value is low due to condition, properly restored it would sell retail in a shop at 350-400. does this help? remember, proper restoration is expensive and if you are going to sell it, do not invest the money but to keep it, if you like it then...

Antique Furniture: antique furniture appraisal, tulip poplar, chest of drawers
tulip poplar, chest of drawers, antique furniture: was there something else you wanted to know or something that was unclear, if so please ask the question and i will do my best to fulfill your needs. thanks, i like to be complete ======================== not sure of the question but if this is...

Antique Furniture: Antique Mirror - 1925, rabbit skin glue, plaster molding
rabbit skin glue, plaster molding, tulip poplar: i guess there is no reason to tell you they are from the 1920s. the frame is made of wood, likely pine or tulip poplar, this is then sized with whiting or another plaster or gesso like material mixed with a binder, often hide glue. sometimes the wood...

Antique Furniture: Antique Oak Rocker, oak rocker, angel wings
oak rocker, angel wings, auction price: IN RESPONSE TO YOUR COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK WHICH I HAVE POSTED HERE: Knowledgeability - 8 Clarity of response - 7 Politeness - 10 Nomination - No Prestige Point - 20 Comment - Thank you Robert . . . Not sure what you mean by issues the rocker is in...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rockers, tulip poplar, sweet gum
tulip poplar, sweet gum, seat rail: true mission are in oak but mission style can be anything; tulip poplar, sweet gum, birch they sure look good covered as you did!! i cant say anything about the block with these pictures, most likely all teh fronts were like that at one time or someone...

Antique Furniture: Antique Round Oak table, great shape, veneers
great shape, veneers, 100 years: this table was most likely made between 1900 and 1915. without a label there is no way to tell who manufactured it. if i were to buy this at auction , depending on the condition of the veneers and structure I would pay about 400 knowing that upon restoration...

Antique Furniture: appraisal on bookcase, stratford ontario, auction house
stratford ontario, auction house, matching numbers: please explain why you felt that i was not knowledgeable, polite or clear in my response. in doing so it will help me to better help others. perhaps you just did not like the realistic numbers provided for a fair market value =========== ======================================...

Antique Furniture: approximate age of chair and country of origin, housekeeping services, grand rapids michigan
housekeeping services, grand rapids michigan, approximate age: any labeling on the unseen parts? this is a nice design from what would likely be the Grand Rapids, Michigan shops around 1890. there were thousands of manufacturers in operation in the USA, several in Ontario as well. all the companies had their...

Antique Furniture: The "Cat" Chair, proper padding, hog hair
proper padding, hog hair, upholstery work: I am happy to help you. If you do not have a restorer, and i knew what town you were in I may be able to recommend someone. it is difficult to see the wood in the picture but the form is very upscale. my instinct says it is mahogany. Horse hair and hog...

Antique Furniture: Chair, regency library, queen ann
regency library, queen ann, library chair: the legs are in the louis 15 style. also called cabriole legs. this shape is pleasing and used all though time with variations ranging from elaborate and complex like yours, to plain and simple like the basic queen anne form of legs and lack of decoration....

Antique Furniture: Chair style, Regency Style Arm Chair
Regency Style Arm Chair: Dear Eddie, I am afraid that I can not tell you very much about your chair. While I can be wrong, your chair looks like a brand new off shore import, especially when looking at the general upholstery work. This style of chair, I would not give floor...

Antique Furniture: China Cabinet, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: it is from the 1920s and is original to the time. it is considered colonial revival. the frame and under carriage is solid wood, most likely sweet gum or tulip poplar or both stained to match. the fronts, sides and probably the top are veneered. ...

Antique Furniture: Chippendale style chair, paw feet, chippendale style
paw feet, chippendale style, seat rails: send multiple pictures to my email, instructions for pictures are on the aak the expert page or the page before teh question dialogue box. close view of the wood, front of top crest and rear side, back, front full views of chair underneath seat underneath...

Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair Co., 1930's Office Chair by Crocker
1930's Office Chair by Crocker: Kristin, While I do not specialize in office furniture your chair would have been used in an office. The chair was made of Birch and the color is Mahogany. Not many people buy this look today so I would have to say that $35. $50. would be a reasonable...

Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair repair parts, swivel chair parts, metal plaque
swivel chair parts, metal plaque, good fellow: http://www.swivel-chair-parts.com/ this is the best place i know of. i have used him several times with complete satisfaction. a good fellow. take your time and go through the web site then call if need be, that is always the best then you know you...

Antique Furniture: desk drawer lock, desk drawer, drawer lock
desk drawer, drawer lock, dove tail: dating you can figure that the lock patent predates the desk by 1-15 years as with all patent dates. one of the better sources for locks and other quality hardware is Whitechapel. lesser quality is vandykes restorations medium is wsi distributors....

Antique Furniture: dining set pricing?, Broyhill Dining Table
Broyhill Dining Table: Hello Beth, Regarding your grandmothers Broyhill dining table, depending on the amount of wear that you mentioned, doing refinishing work on dining tables is time consuming and can surpass the value of the table. Taking that into consideration and depending...

Antique Furniture: dresser, tulip poplar, stability point
tulip poplar, stability point, guem: the dovetails would be machine cut, it is from the 20s-30s. might be maple but sweet guem and tulip poplar have a similar grain. retail should be 100-125 in a shop depending on the surface condition and stability. point of sale makes a difference...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Style Table, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, red dyes: everyone calls these duncan phyfe style tables. This is only partly true, this is a 1940s duncan phyfe/sheraton style dining table. The tops are mahogany veneer. The base is probably sweet gum stained to match. dont worry about the color difference in...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Style Table, Duncan Phyfe Style Dining Table
Duncan Phyfe Style Dining Table: Hi Glenn, You have hit the style right on the head. It is a Duncan Phyfe Style Dining Table, circa 1940. What I am able to tell you about the table is that, when new, it was a piece that was built to sell at a price rather than being built to a standard....

Antique Furniture: empire rocking chair?, empire period, empire style
empire period, empire style, quality rocker: from the email---- the spring would help, thanks what I am trying to determine, and this is the hardest to do, is whether this is 1880s or 1910s. it doesn’t matter in determining value but is something that is of interest to me. Empire period was...

Antique Furniture: Antique Oak Rocker, antiques dealer, restorer
Antique Furniture: Antique Oak Rocker, antiques dealer, restorer, politeness

Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair Co.
Antique Furniture: Crocker Chair Co.

Antique Furniture: Hutch, independence hall philadelphia, hall furniture
Antique Furniture: Hutch, independence hall philadelphia, hall furniture, product engineer

Antique Furniture: Kling Factories Furniture, furniture, research services
Antique Furniture: Kling Factories Furniture, furniture, research services

Antique Furniture: La Barge mirror, auction house, best bet
Antique Furniture: La Barge mirror, auction house, best bet, retail value

Antique Furniture: Picture for Question re: Duncan Phyfe Style Double Pedestal Table, mahogany
Antique Furniture: Picture for Question re: Duncan Phyfe Style Double Pedestal Table, mahogany