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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

Antique Furniture: Victorian(?) Sofa, interior designers, victorian style
Antique Furniture: Victorian(?) Sofa, interior designers, victorian style, sofa

Antique Furniture: Hart Mirror Plate Company, Mirror by Hart Mirror Plate Company
Mirror by Hart Mirror Plate Company: Hi Denise, You never know what you will find when strolling the streets of New York City, especially on trash day, or as they say in New York.....Garbage! What you have stumbled upon is simply a mirror made by one of a zillion makers, so no need to...

Antique Furniture: Highchair rocker, iron wheels, rocking chair
iron wheels, rocking chair, seat belt: this one is a bit earlier than most we see, around 1890. they are not rare but ones in good condition are not so plentiful. needless to say that they should be used carefully if at all. a collapse will injure. they should have a hooking mechanism for...

Antique Furniture: HL LEBUS Buffet, bed room furniture, oak veneers
bed room furniture, oak veneers, furniture wax: it is oak veneers from the 1930s. it is a nice looking piece, we have seen this style in dining and bed room furniture. you did well on the price. many pieces like this and others from this famous factory are online at high prices, remember, these are...

Antique Furniture: Hutch, Pennsylvania House Cherry Cabinet
Pennsylvania House Cherry Cabinet: Glenn, I sent a response to you over a week ago when I fist received your questions. The Pennsylvania House Furniture Co. was based in Lewisburg, Pa. for a time the company was owned by General Interiors which was similar to General Motors of the...

Antique Furniture: Issac Benesch, Isaac Benesch & Sons Hope Chest
Isaac Benesch & Sons Hope Chest: Dear Laura, I am providing you with a link for http://georgeafrederick.com/beaesch.html This will provide you with some background on the furnishing store of Isaac Benesch Furnishing Store in Baltimore, Maryland. If I had a photo perhaps...

Antique Furniture: Kling Factories Furniture, Commode Stand
Commode Stand: Hello Denise, What you have is a Commode or Night Stand, usually used next to a bed. Sometimes they have been used as telephone tables, long before the days of the cell phone when the telephone was viewed a a very special instrument in the home. In fact...

Antique Furniture: La Barge mirror, La Barge Chinese Chippendale Mirror
La Barge Chinese Chippendale Mirror: Hello Rebecca, Your La Barge mirror is a reproduction of an 18th century Pagoda design mirror in the Chinese Chippendale-Rococo style These large examples were very popular in the 18th century and graced a number of manor houses throughout England as...

Antique Furniture: leather top end table, mahogany veneer, retail antiques
mahogany veneer, retail antiques, antiques mall: it is mahogany and mahogany veneer in the federal style other than the stained glass doors but still, Federal style will cover this. i place in in the 1940s. without a label there is not way to determine the manufacturer or origin, there were thousands...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Dresser 1940's ?, mahogany bedroom furniture, mahogany veneer
mahogany bedroom furniture, mahogany veneer, eye surgury: sorry this was overlooked, i had cut off the questions before the 14th to have eye surgury. this one must have missed the cut. without a label there is not way to determine the manufacturer as this is a manufactured item which was popular at the time and...

Antique Furniture: Very Old Country Style Oval Oak Table, massive legs, good shape
massive legs, good shape, water oil: would you send pics to my email top view under view are you sure the leg is 14 in diameter or is it 14 in circumference? are there any leaves? do not sand the dickens out of it, what is wrong with distressed? standing by for pictures ...

Antique Furniture: Old Rocking Chair, old rocking chair, victorian flavor
old rocking chair, victorian flavor, support blocks: This nice rocker is a combination of style but the dominant is empire with a strong victorian flavor. These sets were made in the 1910s with a wide variety of decoration and grades. At one time it was part of a parlor set. The wood is figured birch which...

Antique Furniture: old rocking chairs, seat rail, rocking chairs
seat rail, rocking chairs, mission style: made around 1900 probably oak, mission style. might be a label underneath or inside the seat rail. that would be a fair retail price. consider that you will have to put money into restoration. The big question is this, can you buy a new rocker of the...

Antique Furniture: Picture for Question re: Duncan Phyfe Style Double Pedestal Table, Regency Style Dining Table
Regency Style Dining Table: Doris, Thanks for including your photo of the table. Judging by the photo I am inclined to believe that the table is made out of mahogany and mahogany veneers. In reading the dimensions of the table, it indicates that the table was made for a smaller...

Antique Furniture: Side Table with Drawer, quirky side, import shop
quirky side, import shop, thick piece: the curve is there to stay. you will be told by other that you can remove the top wet it then wet the grass in the yard and put it curve side or cup side up and let the sun straighten it. might work for a while but it will go back to the curve shown. moisture...

Antique Furniture: Victorian(?) Sofa, Late Victorian Style Sofa
Late Victorian Style Sofa: Dear Heather, Judging by your photo, it appears that you have a late 1900 s Victorian style sofa of American manufacturer. Many variations of this style were produced over the years and finally falling out of favor in the early 1900 s. The reason...

Antique Furniture: Yawman & Erbe Cabinet, wood cabinets, filing cabinets
wood cabinets, filing cabinets, glass cabinet: The only information i have on the company is related to storage and filing cabinets. they were well know for fining an storage cabinetry. i dont see a lock for the doors? do they lock give me some time to check this out, all i have is on the wood...

Antique Furniture: Age/Style of Sideboard?, sweet gum, age style
sweet gum, age style, art deco: i can see the larger characteristics of the grain. i will say that maple, some birch, sweet gum all have similar large grain pattern (cathedral pattern} and even the small or ray patterns are similar but dont show well in photos. lots of furniture was built...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair, upholstered sofas, tulip poplar
upholstered sofas, tulip poplar, colonial revival: It is colonial revival from the 1930s built in the victorian form. The wood is ussually sweet gum or tulip poplar, sometimes maple. For resale these, and most upholstered sofas do not bring much money because of the cost of reupholstery and whoever buys...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair and Settee, great grandmother, three generations
great grandmother, three generations, antique settee: first off the dealer lied to you when she said she did not have a clue. retired or not she was buying it to sell. tell her to go away. i dont want to make you mad here but there is something you should consider. your mom thought to leave this to you,...

Antique Furniture: Antique dining table, furniture fabrics, antique dining table
furniture fabrics, antique dining table, colonial revival: i hit the send button too soon on the other post. i said a modified jacobean style which is true but it is blended with a modified william and mary style as well. look up the two and see the difference in leg shapes. overall it is referred to as...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table, bottom hand, drawer pull
bottom hand, drawer pull, age style: show a picture of the outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer. is the underside of the drawer bottom hand planned or sawn? it is a washstand and could be from 1850 with the wrong drawer pull, should be a wooden one....

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity, colonial revival style, sweet gum
colonial revival style, sweet gum, rough shape: it is from the 1920s in colonial revival style. the woods are sweet gum for the primary and frame. the face woods are mahogany and walnut veneers. value in the current condition is whatever your paid, i am guessing you paid 50-100. condition is paramount...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay Hutch, colonial revival style, couple pieces
colonial revival style, couple pieces, china cabinet: This walnut veneered china cabinet was manufactured in the 1920s. It is a good form and tastefully decorated. Can be referred to as colonial revival style. The fretwork over the glass is always the problem area in pieces like this. it is a laminate that...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay table?, mahogany veneers, empire revival
mahogany veneers, empire revival, revival style: it is a server or window table made around 1910-20. cant tell the wood from the distant photo but b&g made quality items. being in the empire revival style is is most likely mahogany and mahogany veneers or brich stained to match mahogany although it has...

Antique Furniture: Buffet, cell phone camera, oil soap
cell phone camera, oil soap, wood oil: will need multiple pictures clear and preferably not from a cell phone camera outside of the side of a drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer inside of the bottom drawer bottom, underneath close of the cracked panel close of the wood...

Antique Furniture: Chippendale dining set, chippendale style, six chairs
chippendale style, six chairs, cell phone camera: Accurately it is a Chippendale style set as opposed to a chippendale set. If you would send photos of each piece you wish to have evaluated that would be helpful. I just cannot comment of what i do not see.. full view of each piece, clear and in focus,...

Antique Furniture: chippendale style table value, chippendale period, chippendale style
chippendale period, chippendale style, cell phone camera: The chair is chippendale style made around 1915-1920s, but is not chippendale period. I cannot comment further without seeing a picture of the entire set. if you want to know the wood you will have to include a colos clear pic of the wood grain. please...

Antique Furniture: Civil war wine chest, Utility Case or Cellarette
Utility Case or Cellarette: Hi Susan, Thanks for sending your photo of the chest. In viewing the photo I can get a rough perspective of the dimensions of the case, but it appears to me that it might have served another purpose other than the storage for spirits because of the configuration...

Antique Furniture: Drop Down Secretary Desk, Desk on Stand
Desk on Stand: Hi Denise, Thanks for your inquire. Based on the photo and the information you have provided me with, makes this piece most difficult to evaluate. Since it came from a former Sotheby s Arcade Sale,these sales being for low end merchandise, is an indication...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Table?, duncan phyfe table, george hepplewhite
duncan phyfe table, george hepplewhite, thomas chippendale: many people call any table they see with a tripod base a duncan phyfe table. this only shows that they are well meaning but less than well informed. in order for this to be accurately incorrect there would be legs shaped like sabers rather than the...

Antique Furniture: All Experts Question, spanish style, dining room
spanish style, dining room, cox: it is a spanish style need a close photo for the wood identification picture also of the outside of the side of one drawer where the sided meets the front email as attachments to one email clear ad in focus pic of the entire set, what did you...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chair and Settee, antique dealer, clue
Antique Furniture: Antique Chair and Settee, antique dealer, clue

Antique Furniture: Finch Fine Furniture Vanity L 33-8, furniture
Antique Furniture: Finch Fine Furniture Vanity L 33-8, furniture

Antique Furniture: wooden chest - lead lined (?), oak ice, red paint
Antique Furniture: wooden chest - lead lined (?), oak ice, red paint, tiny hole

Antique Furniture: Finch Fine Furniture Vanity L 33-8, keeler brass company, chippendale period
keeler brass company, chippendale period, chippendale style: i dont see any oak in the picture. what i see is ribbon stripe mahogany. the desk or vanity is from the 1940s and is called federal style and/or chippendale style. using the word style indicates that you know what you are talking about when conversing....

Antique Furniture: Hale Company Captain Chair value?, Oak Office Arm Chair
Oak Office Arm Chair: Hi Cindy, Well, I can tell you that I personally would not refer to this chair as a Captains Chair . Open Arm Chair would suffice. A Captains Chair is an entirely different form of chair that was used back in the 19th century aboard the tall-masted...

Antique Furniture: high boy, number thanks, highboy
number thanks, highboy, quality company: The piece resembles one that was posted a few months back that I needed more pictures on. Thing about these highboys is they are made still and are desirable pieces. the ones like yours from around 1940 are much better than current ones. the wood is...

Antique Furniture: Identification, care & maintenence, value, free wax, dry rag
free wax, dry rag, damp rag: good job, you bought a sideboard and got the rest for free!!! care. 95% of owners do too much and in doing so cause unintentional harm. Wood does not have to be fed , it is dead and needs no feeding. It will not dry out any further that the atmosphere...

Antique Furniture: Identify and appraise night stand, antiques mall, piece of furniture
antiques mall, piece of furniture, chinese style: this is mid century, 1950s built in the chinese style using pine veneered plywood as was customary at the time. they built quality items and have an interesting history which is too long for this forum but you may find interesting. it would retail at...

Antique Furniture: Identifying Age of Slate Top Buffet, antique buffet, antiques mall
antique buffet, antiques mall, resale store: the side by side secretary with bookcase in the picture is from 1890-1900. the wood is quarter sawn oak veneer. i am always hesitant to respond when someone says that what they have is identical to one in a picture, it isnt always so to my eyes and puts...

Antique Furniture: kittenger recliner, Kittinger Prince of Ease Reclining Chair
Kittinger Prince of Ease Reclining Chair: Hi Martha, The Kittinger Company made two styles of reclining chairs,. the Prince of Ease and the King of Ease, primarily relating to the size of the chair. It has been my experience in dealing with Kittinger furniture for over 40 years that these...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Chairs, rough shape, briwax
rough shape, briwax, duncan phyfe: varrington opinions will call these duncan phyfe, sheraton and hepplewhite. it is correct that they are a combination of the three styles. in the USA we would refer to these as federal style which emcompassed all three designers/makers. the date is...

Antique Furniture: New Hampton 1148 The Group By Drexel, No 4015-45 MAHY, dinning chairs, black paint
dinning chairs, black paint, chair frame: many chairs made in the 1960s-80s had plastic inserts in the backs and even plastic legs. a selling price from home at 60-75 per chairs is probably a good starting place. best not to try and repair before selling, let the new owners do what they want...

Antique Furniture: Old Wooden Futon Chair, morris chair, pieces of wood
morris chair, pieces of wood, flap: it is a machine manufactured adaptation of a morris chair made around 1940-50. difficult to tell from the distant picture. possibly 1930 but a closet pic is needed to be certain. a reatail price in a shop like shown is at 150. post with a closer picture...

Antique Furniture: Quigley Writing Desk, plain grain, sweet gum
plain grain, sweet gum, tulip poplar: There are many things that affect value. Wood species is one of those things. In order to identify wood species we must see the wood grain. Color alone is of little help in determining species on finished wood. Additionally, and for example, a flat sawn...

Antique Furniture: readying old furniture for use, Care for Painted Surface Jelly Cupboard and Pie Safe
Care for Painted Surface Jelly Cupboard and Pie Safe : Dear Kathy, Thanks for your question regarding the conservation of your Jelly Cupboard and Pie Safe. Pieces like yours with old paint surfaces are very desirable to collectors of country antiques. Old paint surfaces have a significant effect on their...

Antique Furniture: rocker by grand rapids chair and tables co, colonial revival, design influence
colonial revival, design influence, mahogany: all i can tell you from the photo is the chair is around 1900 manufacturer and is called a slipper rocker or bedroom rocker. it falls into the overall category of colonial revival. The design influence is hepplewhite styling. a closer picture of the wood...

Antique Furniture: secretary desk, secretary desk, replacement hardware
secretary desk, replacement hardware, shipping label: I am 99% sure this is oak, most side by side secretary bookcases are in oak. This one has a lot going for it, curved door glass, great mirror and surrounding decoration, relief carving, shelves. is the interior behind the fall front? the tag would have...

Antique Furniture: Sligh Buffet, cherry birch, colonial revival
cherry birch, colonial revival, tulip poplar: need a close clear in focus picture of the wood grain to determine the species. maple, cherry, birch, tulip poplar, and a couple of other woods have similar large grain patterns. pic of the label as well. ================ this is a later piece by a quality...

Antique Furniture: Stickley identification?, Stickley Furniture Storage Cabinet
Stickley Furniture Storage Cabinet: Dear Jonathan, It is very possible that this is a genuine piece of furniture made by the Stickiley Furniture Copmpany, however, I recommend that you get in touch with Stickley for assistance. Since it is a newer piece of furniture they should be able...

Antique Furniture: Style of Couch, colonial revival, style period
colonial revival, style period, piece of furniture: sometimes it is not possible to put a specific style or name on a piece of furniture. Here we have what is commonly referred to as french provincial but could also be called queen anne or colonial revival, all will be accurate. french provincial will most...

Antique Furniture: Two Tables, sweet gum, gold print
sweet gum, gold print, drop leaf: the gate leg table would sell at 350-450 in a retail shop if the surfaces are good and smooth an it is stable. it was made in the 1920s. at auction it would sell at 100-125. maddox is a good company, made good quality items. the wood in the top looks to...

Antique Furniture: Tallboy ?, european furniture, import shops
european furniture, import shops, burr walnut: this could be called a chiffrobe. a chiffrobe being a combo of a chiffonier and a wardrobe. beautiful burl or as the English say burr--either is correct. it is deco style. the small box is called a hat box. i generally do not respond to questions about...

Antique Furniture: I Have A Wellington Hall Table....How Can I Tell How Much is it worth?, wellington hall, claw feet
wellington hall, claw feet, bird cage: hi i will need more pics. a pic of the underneath pic of the top of the block pic of the top of the top pic of the edge of the top pic of the underneath of the standard where the legs attach bobklein1 at cox dot net pics as attachments to...

Antique Furniture: wooden chest - lead lined (?), dean image, canada nova scotia
dean image, canada nova scotia, blanket box: hard to explain how to tell if it is lead. lead is generally thick and easily bent by hand, soft. i would more think this is tin lined let me do some checking, it is well made and made for a prticular purpose, that there is no drain is confusing because...

Antique Furniture: antique chair, antique appraiser, confederate army
antique appraiser, confederate army, antique chair: The chair is a very nice kitchen or dining chair, in walnut as is appropriate for the victorian period. the easelake style incise carving places it in the late 1870s. The carved shield is a nice decoration but is just that, a decoration as seen on many types...

Antique Furniture: Antique Chest of Drawers, Maple Chest of Drawers
Maple Chest of Drawers: Hi Erika, I would have to agree that your chest of drawers is made of Maple. As for a maker, it is possible that it was made by the Cushman Furniture Co. of North Bennington, Vt. Founded in 1892 by Henry Theodore Cushman, the H.T. Cushman Furniture...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser, mirror swings, wooden rollers
mirror swings, wooden rollers, mirror backing: this is a manufactured piece, in oak, made around 1900-1915. often referred to as the golden oak period. the dovetails will be machine made. it is normal for the show woods to be different than the interior woods of pine, sweet gum, tulip poplar, and others....

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser/Mirror, Antique Dresser/Mirror
Antique Dresser/Mirror: Hi Dwayne, Although I am not sure about the manufacturer of your dresser, I don t think you need to be too concerned about your refinishing job. If it were a true period antique, well over 100 years old, then that would definitely raise concern. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique Maple Chest of Drawers, wooden knobs, surface scratches
wooden knobs, surface scratches, antiques mall: If painting it is what you want to do they go for it. it is yours. coating all surfaces with shellac first, clear shellac, assures that it can be stripped in the future. in an antiques mall it would be priced at 150-175 as is. did you find a makers...

Antique Furniture: Antique Secretary Desk, secretary desk, protrusion
secretary desk, protrusion, time check: check and see if there were doors at the bottom at one time, check where hinges would have been. what is the knob like protrusion on the writing surface of the fall front. any labels on the back? and please tell me how you were able to post two pictures,...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay table, restorer, thanks for your time
restorer, thanks for your time: repainting is not an option, sell it as is for about 50-75. if repainted it becomes just a painted table unless done by an expert restorer. this would cost about 500 and make the table worth 350 retail. condition is a huge factor in market value...

Antique Furniture: buffet, Decorative Inlayed Buffet
Decorative Inlayed Buffet: Hi Wendy, Just looking at the photo, my guess as to a manufacturer would have not been Sligh, but rather one of any number of Grand Rapids makers. As for a year, I m thinking more like the late 1930 s to 40 s. While $350 is a possibly, depending...

Antique Furniture: Dining Table Top no Base, Dining Table Base
Dining Table Base: Hi John, I am not sure how you acquired the table but to find a base I would recommend checking out the local auctions in your are to see if you can find a table that is coming up for auction with a nice base and a greatly compromised to that would keep...

Antique Furniture: I have a duncan phyfe dining room table and 4 chairs., mahogany veneer, thomas sheraton
mahogany veneer, thomas sheraton, sweet gum: Thanks for the picture. It is a 1940s table with mahogany veneer on the top and sweet gum wood for the base. These are plentiful as there are a classic style, have been made in this form since 1800 to today. I prefer calling these Federal Style rather...

Antique Furniture: duncan phyfe furniture, duncan phyfe furniture, phone camera shots
duncan phyfe furniture, phone camera shots, small sideboard: dont buy it!!! too much, it will cost you 200-250 minimum per chair to have them restored plus the seats, the table is probably 60-72 inches by 42-44 inches with 1-3 pedestals with 2-4 sabre shaped legs coming off the columns and will cost 1500 minimum to...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay table
Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay table

Antique Furniture: Help identify style & wood of furniture, louis xv style, king louis xv
louis xv style, king louis xv, side chairs: i dont understand the statement wood on glass elucidate please. it is said to be louis xv style as style that has been made for a long time and will continue to be made since it is so classic and balances. usually with well figured veneers. for...

Antique Furniture: Huntley Vanity, Art Deco Vanity by Huntley
Art Deco Vanity by Huntley: Hi Mark, It appears that you have a fine Art Deco Vanity, most likely from the late 1930 s when this style of furniture was all the rage. This style has made a comeback and in fact a good number of today s buyers are in search for pieces like your vanity....

Antique Furniture: Identifying wood & value, Stylized Secretary
Stylized Secretary : Hi Haley, In an attempt to view your low resolution photo, to answer what type of wood was used, I feel it is a veneered piece using ribbon-striped mahogany. I must say that it is an oddball design since the basic form is stylized from a Federal...

Antique Furniture: Imperial Grand Rapids Michigan end table, Sofa End Table or Lamp Table
Sofa End Table or Lamp Table: Hi Ann, Thanks for your question regarding your sofa end-table or lamp table, as they are often referred to. The Imperial Furniture Co. of Grand Rapids was in the business of producing moderately priced mahogany furniture, or furniture built to a...

Antique Furniture: Is this item collectable?, Oak Chest of Drawers
Oak Chest of Drawers: Hi Amanda, I thought that here in the United States we were the only ones that have been turning to, what I call basement level furniture. From what I am able to observe, the wood is oak and not cherry. If this piece were at a sale here, it would...

Antique Furniture: King of Ease Black Leather Chair, Kittinger King of Ease Leather Chair
Kittinger King of Ease Leather Chair: Hi Rich, Thanks for contacting me regarding your Kittinger King of Ease reclining leather chair. To answer your question regarding a good product to use for cleaning and conditioning your chair, I recommend the following, (see the link) http://www.lexol.com/Category_leather.aspx...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Assoc. Inc Coffee Table, Coffee Table
Coffee Table: Dear Sandi, Thanks for your question, but with out seeing a photo of the table I am at a total loss as to a value. There must be millions of coffee tables out there and values can range from $50. to $1,000., or more. A picture is worth a 1000 words,...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Vanity w/Mirror, stock market crash, harper furniture company
stock market crash, harper furniture company, lenoir furniture: this was made in 1925-35 in the hepplewhite style. a classic design. it would sell in a retail shop at 450. the surfaces will be mahogany veneers, very nice. some info from my files, quoted Ed Broyhill joined with his brother Tom, who owned the Lenoir...

Antique Furniture: Marble top coffee table with branding on base, antiques mall, base question
antiques mall, base question, resale store: the label dates the origin of the company as 1907, not the date of manufacturer. the style is from the 1960-70s. it is good that you would ask before selling, too many things go unoticed these days. ask 100 for the table, that is what it would bring...

Antique Furniture: McLagan Dining Room Table, stratford ontario canada, walnut veneer
stratford ontario canada, walnut veneer, sweet gum: after a good restoration 650 retail in a shop the table is jacobean style. colonial style is an incorrect term, what they should have said is colonial revival style and that would encompass a category of anything resembling anything made during the jacobean,...

Antique Furniture: Old chest of drawers, mahogany veneer, chest of drawers
mahogany veneer, chest of drawers, 1940: this is the same style as the previous item although the other was a better grade. this is also mahogany veneer and from the same time although could have been up to 1940. a good piece and good form. retail in as shop 200-250 in good condition...

Antique Furniture: Phoenix chair company set of 4 dining chairs, revival furniture, colonial revival
revival furniture, colonial revival, sweet gum: you always get the good deals, i should make you my buyer!! your bought one chair and got the rest free!! ======================================= nice hoop back chairs, wonderful condition, from 1910-20. unusual to find in walnut or any wood...

Antique Furniture: Sligh Buffet, collectible value, quality beauty
collectible value, quality beauty, laminated wood: This was made in the 1970s or 1980s. retail in a shop it would be priced at 350. It is a good company but lacks antique or collectible value. what it has is the quality, beauty and classic lines expected of Sleigh. It is veneer over laminated wood or...

Antique Furniture: Tomlinson inlay desk, clearwater fl area, drawer desk
clearwater fl area, drawer desk, unskilled person: thanks for the pics. you will have to decide how much you like the desk and whether or not to put the money into the repairs. i probably would not unless i had an attachment to it and it that case the market value wouldnt matter. if you get it repaired...

Antique Furniture: Waterfall Chifferobe, 40s 50s, 30s 40s
40s 50s, 30s 40s, sweet gum: from your feedback you are not pleased with my politeness or my knowledge. please, if there is something you want to know other than what you asked, ask me, and i will try to fill the void. But, dont expect me to be anything but direct. thanks. if you...

Antique Furniture: 1972 Thomasville China Cabinet, Thomasvillle Breakfront Bookcase
Thomasvillle Breakfront Bookcase: Dear Jennifer, Thanks for your question regarding your Thomasville Breakfront/Bookcase. Let me say that Thomasville is not high end furniture and the style is not one that will excite most of todays buyers. Dining room furniture in general has taken...

Antique Furniture: Antique Bedroom Furniture, antique bedroom furniture, bedframe
antique bedroom furniture, bedframe, grandparents: without a label you will never know who manufactured the set, there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. the pieces shown in the photos would sell retail at 275-300 each in a shop. i cannot help with the woods as the pictures are not clear...

Antique Furniture: antique mohagany chest of drawers, chest of drawers, empire style
chest of drawers, empire style, good shape: I need to see; a picture of the back. picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front picture of the interior of the hole where the drawer came from turn the drawer upside down and take a picture from the rear showing the...

Antique Furniture: Antique? Rocking Chair, Veneered Rocking Chair
Veneered Rocking Chair: Hi Constance, After viewing your photo of the rocking chair that your most generous neighbor gave you for Free , I can see why. Who could, in good conscience, sell it? It is from the late 1800 s and the veneer that is peeling off of the seat does...

Antique Furniture: Bed room suite, 1950's French Provincial Bedroom Set
1950's French Provincial Bedroom Set: Dear Ruth, Thanks for your questions regarding your recent find. My feeling is that your triple dresser with mirror and the low chest-on-chest, done in the French Provincial style was most likely made in the 1950 s - 1960 s. This style was quite...

Antique Furniture: Berkey Gay, Berkey Gay Valet cabinet
Berkey Gay Valet cabinet: Hi Geri, While the need for stand alone valet cabinets is not on the list of must-haves, it is possible to find interest if reasonably priced. My feeling is that $375. to $400. might get it done. Good luck with it. George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: conant ball furniture, conant ball furniture, antiques mall
conant ball furniture, antiques mall, furniture makers: you might put two or three photos in one pic or send them to bobklein1@cox.net as attachments to one email. include the original question so i will know what to answer. the table shown will bring about 45 in an antiques mall or resale store. too bad becasue...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe?, Duncan Phyfe Style Sofa
Duncan Phyfe Style Sofa: Hi Cynthia, While the New York shops of Duncan Phyfe made a fair amount of furniture in the early 19th century, you can feel at ease that your sofa is not an attributable example. As a matter of fact, I would go as far as to say that your 1930 s example...

Antique Furniture: Eastlake (?) Dresser, renaissance revival, factual answers
renaissance revival, factual answers, mirror image: judging from the feedback you did not like what you heard. i try to help with factual answers. there are many books and sources of information on antique furniture identification available for novices like yourself to help you increase your identification...

Antique Furniture: conant ball furniture, coffee table, nightstands
Antique Furniture: conant ball furniture, coffee table, nightstands, end tables

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe?, professional photographer, sofa
Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe?, professional photographer, sofa, attribute

Antique Furniture: Oak drop leaf table
Antique Furniture: Oak drop leaf table

Antique Furniture: Rushville Furniture Co. Dining Set
Antique Furniture: Rushville Furniture Co. Dining Set

Antique Furniture: Globe Wernicke Sectional Bookcase, globe wernicke, extra insurance
globe wernicke, extra insurance, acv: good bookcase, all the globe w s are good, this is close to a mission style but only sorta. wax it up good with briwax, toluene free, in a brown color and clean the glass. no oils retails at 6-700 as shown. these sectional cases when original and not...

Antique Furniture: Inherited Tables, duncan phyfe table, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe table, mahogany veneer, blind embossing: thanks for the pics the tables will be better with the tooled leather but due to the cost of tooled leather it will cost more for the leather and to put in on that the fair market value. leather that will fit with the gold and blind embossing would cost...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger chair, Kittinger Jacobean Side Chair C1920
Kittinger Jacobean Side Chair C1920: Hi Lisa, The chair that you are inquiring about is not necessarily a church chair but a Jacobean style 17th century style chair the was once a popular in the 1920 s - 30 s. Prior to the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg, English Tudor style houses...

Antique Furniture: lincoln rocker, mahogany color, insurance replacement
mahogany color, insurance replacement, antique store: 1920-1940 might be mahogany or it is birch stained to mahogany color. this is a better quality than some with the lip on the arms and the roll at the top. without a label there is no way to know where it was manufactured as there were thousands of manufacturers...

Antique Furniture: Maddox Desk Pattern 265, mahogany veneer, jamestown ny
mahogany veneer, jamestown ny, sweet gum: The desk could be as early as teh 1940s and probably is. Maddox was a good company. I cannot see the surfaces but assuming the surfaces are good, smooth, and fairly even in sheen it would sell retail at 350-400 in a shop. 150 at auction. the wood should...

Antique Furniture: Oak drop leaf table, drop leaf table, table chairs
drop leaf table, table chairs, oak chestnut: 1920s table chairs a bit earlier--the picture of the chair was blurred so i cannot verify that they are oak. this style of chair was make in oak, chestnut and elm and were usually multiple woods. The chairs will sell at 50-75 each, the table at 200-250....

Antique Furniture: more pics of drop leaf table, drop leaf table, table surface
drop leaf table, table surface, hinge: dont worry about the damage to the hinge agea, as long as the hinge is tight all is well. the wood looks like oak but is ash and/or chestnut. you can strip and shellac the table and it will be beautiful or leave it alone. are there any leaves with the...

Antique Furniture: Rocking chair, somewhat unusual?, rocking chairs, rocking chair
rocking chairs, rocking chair, redone: this is a victorian rocker from around 1860-80. not a lincoln rocker but a balloon back rocker. i recommend that if you have it reupholstered that you take a class first and once the frame it what they call torn down, meaning all the fabric, webbing springs...

Antique Furniture: Rushville Furniture Co. Dining Set, Jacobean Dining set
Jacobean Dining set: Hi Jason, What you have is a dining set done in the Jacobean style. This style of furniture was quite popular from abut 1910 to 1930, to go with all of the English Tudor houses that people were building at the time. After this time period the colonial...

Antique Furniture: Short-legged Windsor Chair, Factory made Windsor Rocker cut down
Factory made Windsor Rocker cut down: Dear Linda, Thanks for your questions about your cut down Windsor Chair. I feel that this char started life as a Rocking chair and some one decided to cut off the bottom rockers, hence the reason for the short legs. This chair is not an 18th or...

Antique Furniture: Slant Front Desk, Reproduction Fall Front Desk
Reproduction Fall Front Desk: Hi Dixie, I have provided you with as much information as possible, so there would be no benefit for you to forward addition photo s. It is a mahogany desk, made by a unknown cabinetmaker and not a factory and is a furniture form of very little interest...

Antique Furniture: Unusual Fainting Couch, victorian farmhouse, fainting couch
victorian farmhouse, fainting couch, wooden wheels: send me an email and tell me where in PA. bobklein1@cox.net You paid about one third or less of what it should have been!! It is about 50/50 as to the opening and non opening pieces. However, the opening pieces were more easily abused and broken up...

Antique Furniture: Value of a Maddox bubble glass breakfront, duncan phyfe style, breakfronts
duncan phyfe style, breakfronts, bubble glass: bowed or convex glass or even pillow glass works. broken they would have to be made so you transporting them makes good sense when you move, odd that the moving company would suggest it... this is better than most breakfronts in veneer matching and selection....

Antique Furniture: Value of a Showers Brothers antiques vanity with mirror, Showers Brothers Vanity Dresser with Mirror
Showers Brothers Vanity Dresser with Mirror: Hi Janet, First off, let me say that your vanity is not antique. In order for anything to be antique other than automobiles, it must be 100 years old, or older. Your Showers Brother s vanity was most likely made in the 1930 s to 40 s and as far as value...

Antique Furniture: Vintage Bedroom Set Questions, full size headboard, burl walnut
full size headboard, burl walnut, headboard footboard: It is from the 1920s. The wood is burl walnut fronts overlayed with selano. plain walnut tops and ends. all the scroll work is selano faced and all carvings were made in house. the staining of the other woods--sweet gum and tulip poplar-- was walnut staining....

Antique Furniture: vintage wood sewing accessory cabinet, duncan phyfe style, open containers
duncan phyfe style, open containers, antique furniture: there are places online where you can buy parts for making a base but you might do better to go about and look at duncan phyfe style drum tables and stands to see what you are looking for. it may be possible to buy a table cheap and just use the base. talking...

Antique Furniture: Warsaw Furn Mfg Co, Warsaw, KY. Table, Englis Style Pemproke Table
Englis Style Pemproke Table: Hi Denise, What you have is a version of the English Pembroke Table, a design that was first created for the Earl of Pembroke. Often they are referred to as breakfast tables since it was how they were used years ago. To the experienced eye, one can...

Antique Furniture: What is this?, Heppelwhite Gaming Table
Heppelwhite Gaming Table: Hi Robin, Thanks for your question. What you have is a reproduction of a circa 1790 Hepplewhite Gaming Table most likely made in the 1950 s - 60 s. Unfortunately, it appears to be missing it s other top half that would have been hinged along the...

Antique Furniture: Antinque Dining Table & buffet, 1930's Furniture Values
1930's Furniture Values: Dear Jayanna, Let me start by saying that I am not familiar with the Penn Furniture Company of Boston, Ma. The one company I am familiar with from Boston is the Paine Furniture co. of Boston that would have been offering furniute from the time period....

Antique Furniture: Antique buffet, dollar area, antique buffet
dollar area, antique buffet, private seller: Unfortunately, as most hired appraisals go, they gave you a fluffy price to make you feel good and justify their fee. in the 80s this would have not sold for 800 retail unless you are in a high dollar area in manhattan or dallas or somewhere like that....

Antique Furniture: Antique Chest of Drawers - Sheraton Style?, antique chest of drawers, mahogany color
antique chest of drawers, mahogany color, chest of drawers: you have said it correctly, sheraton style it is. it looks more like sweet gum wood stained to mahogany color as was common in the 1920-30s. the back will be a plywood back. the turned legs, reeded columns and top turrets as a nice flair. not much...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser, mahogany veneer, antique dresser
mahogany veneer, antique dresser, drawers: all the drawers except the two narrow ones seem to have ribbon stripe mahogany veneer. based on that i would assume the rest, sides and top, are mahogany veneer as well. there would have been no mirror with the back splash. age is around 1920-40 shop...

Antique Furniture: Antique Liquor Cabinet?, forum fur, liquor cabinet
forum fur, liquor cabinet, briwax: emails It would be a shame to refinish at this time as the only concerns I see is the lifting finish on the doors, where it got wet. Do not put oils on the cabinet. Oils made for furniture are non drying oils-silicone and mineral- put in the blends. ...

Antique Furniture: antique sewing rocker, sewing rocker, antique sewing
sewing rocker, antique sewing, fiber seats: the seat is fiber. they were used in the past and can be bought today. i suspect it is an old replacement. if you turn the chair upside down are there holes in the seat in rows around the perimeter of the large hole?? you did fine but the chairs is from...

Antique Furniture: antique twin pedestal desk, Warsaw kneehole desk
Warsaw kneehole desk: Hi Sandy, After viewing your photo of the desk I would have to agree that it is one tired desk, having never been restored. With very little interest in lower end furniture these days and in poor condition, pieces like this desk are going begging since...

Antique Furniture: Antique victorian vanity, slab granite, realistic idea
slab granite, realistic idea, itme: I think it was manufactured in America around 1880. please post a picture showing the outside of the drawer where the side meets the front. post a picture of the back. show a picture of each itme you wish evaluated. broken marble is not good, like...

Antique Furniture: antique wicker chair, heywood wakefield, antique wicker
heywood wakefield, antique wicker, wicker chair: judging from the feedback you wanted clearer and mor information. what was it you wanted to know and how may i be more clear?? ====================== heywood wakefield has a very interesting and long history. too long to go into in this format but...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay 5 drawer chest, business success tips, colonial revival
business success tips, colonial revival, chest of drawers: the chest is from the 1920s but it is doubtful the 22 denotes the date. generally these numbers are style or color numbers, even inventory numbers. it is colonial revival and it is sheraton style. the veneers on the faces is mahogany and one of the...

Antique Furniture: century furniture highboy?, Century Oak Buffet
Century Oak Buffet: Hi Marty, Who ever told you that this pieces is a highboy obviously does not know anything about furniture. Your mother scores an A+ with her more accurate description. it is in fact a dining room buffet server. These pieces often had back splashes...

Antique Furniture: china cabinet, oak tiger, tiger oak
oak tiger, tiger oak, empire style: empire style in oak, tiger or quartersawn oak. made around 1900-1920. the faces are veneered, not a bad thing but thats how it was made to get the better grain. retail at auction about 350, retail in a shop as shown 450. restoration would cost 750...

Antique Furniture: Dining chair and table identification, duncan phyfe style, small antiques
duncan phyfe style, small antiques, antiques mall: without a label no one can tell you the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation in the 1920s to present day making this style. these are generally thought of as being made in teh 1940s but; what you need to look for is 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and even...

Antique Furniture: dining set, tulip poplar, colonial revival
tulip poplar, colonial revival, sweet gum: it is called colonial revival it was originally stained the light walnut wood is sweet gum of tulip poplar or both made 1920s to 1940 often these are painted except the tops when restored since the paint in the legs and chairs is so difficult to...

Antique Furniture: Dining table w Lazy Susan Flip Top n Chairs, back porch, tight grain
back porch, tight grain, white paint: thanks for sending the pictures!! i answered the question as a revision of the first question. not on purpose, but it works... fine table table and chairs looking like being from teh 1960-1970s when this style was popular and the woods used were...

Antique Furniture: Dumbwaiter Table, mahogany veneer, antiques mall
mahogany veneer, antiques mall, sweet gum: the rating indicates you wanted more information, what did you want to know? =================== from the 1940s, post war. without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer, there were thousands in operation. this is one i have not...

Antique Furniture: Eastlake chair maybe, new upholstery, junk pile
new upholstery, junk pile, furniture manufacturers: nice job there were thousands of furniture manufacturers in operation so without a label no one can tell you the manufacturer. this is a 1900-20s late victorian, not eastlake but a combination of styles, the most dominant being empire, some call these...

Antique Furniture: Antique buffet, responce, email
Antique Furniture: Antique buffet, responce, email

Antique Furniture: Mission Style Hide-a-bed Sofa, furniture high point north carolina, high point north carolina
Antique Furniture: Mission Style Hide-a-bed Sofa, furniture high point north carolina, high point north carolina, hide a bed

Antique Furniture: ferguson bros. furniture, Ferguson Hall Table
Ferguson Hall Table: Hi Earl, Thanks for your question. Without a photo, I can only provide you with a guesstimate as to the value of your table. Furguson Futniture was not known for producing high quality furniture or else it could be worth more. Based on your comment,...

Antique Furniture: forgot the attachments, Off shore Davenport repro
Off shore Davenport repro: Dear IV, I never got your earlier photo s or question, perhaps you sent it to someone else, but what I can tell you, based on the two drawer photo s..this is no antique. This piece has all of the hallmarks of a re-pop from Indonesia. As for a value......

Antique Furniture: French Provencal table, French Provencal table
French Provencal table: Dear Debra, Thanks for sending in your question. I am jogging my memory, trying to recall ever seeing in my 40 + years a table that you have described and I am at a total lose. I would need to see a photo of the table to be more specific, but since...

Antique Furniture: Gate leg table, 1920's Jacobean Style Gateleg Table
1920's Jacobean Style Gateleg Table: Hi Angela, While I can not tell you who made your drop-leaf gateleg table, since there were numerous companies doing this same style of furniture, what I can tell you is that it is definitely factory made and created in the 1900 through the late 20 s and...

Antique Furniture: Honderich Secretary Desk, Adaptation Secretary Desk
Adaptation Secretary Desk: Hi Maria, While I am not familiar with the history of the company that made your secretary, what I can tell you is that it is of modest quality that is evidenced in it s construction details. The writing surface lid is constructed of multiple glued-up...

Antique Furniture: identification of rocker, taneytown md, century furniture
taneytown md, century furniture, furniture maker: actually the chair was made by the union city chair co then sent to c o fuss. great chair with bentwood arms. i can see that the seat and back are oak but from this angle cannot tell if the spindles are as well. made around 1890-1910 retail in a...

Antique Furniture: Identify and/or date dresser, West Michigan Furniture Co. Dresser
West Michigan Furniture Co. Dresser: HI Jim, Here is what I can tell you about the West Holland Furniture Co. and your chest of drawers. The West Michigan Furniture Company was the first large-scale furniture manufacturer in Holland, and the plant was the first local factory with electric...

Antique Furniture: Identifying an antique Windsor rocking chair, sewing rocker, dark mahogany
sewing rocker, dark mahogany, wooden seat: the wood in the back is figured birch, and the rest would also be birch. it was orin=ginally stained to resemble dark mahogany. it is from 1900-1910. it is a standard form rocker for the time period. not usually considered to be a nursing rocker or sewing...

Antique Furniture: Mission Style Hide-a-bed Sofa, bed sofa, lable
bed sofa, lable, mission style: the mattress has no value. the piece restored would sell in a shop, properly restored, at 8-1200. as shown 450. without a lable no one can tell you the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation. good piece, i like these but they do not sell...

Antique Furniture: oak buffet, empire revival, revival style
empire revival, revival style, rolers: it is 1920, empire revival style. knobs are replacements, they should be wood. cant tell the wood from the photos, they are washed out a bit. retail as shown in a shop about 150, maybe 200, i cant see the surface, if the surface is good then up to 300...

Antique Furniture: Peck & Hills, New York - Formal Living Room Furniture, Peck & Hills, New York - Living Room Furniture
Peck & Hills, New York - Living Room Furniture: Hi Gail, As for the value of your sofa and club chair, you are looking at $75. to $100. for the sofa and $35. to $50. for the club chair. The style and fabric are a major contributing factor for the low value. Best Wishes. George E. Harrison III...

Antique Furniture: platform rocker, eastlake style, burl walnut
eastlake style, burl walnut, platform rocker: it is not completely hand made, it is factory made using machines for the gross work then completed by hand. the wood is burl walnut on the crest rail. family stories are the least reliable provenances but who knows. a nice platform rocker in walnut,...

Antique Furniture: Rolltop Desk: Value and Disassembly?, gananoque ontario canada, desk surface
gananoque ontario canada, desk surface, cubbys: The is one of the better C roll desks I have seen. It has a lot going for it. the size-60inch the quartersawn oak wood drawer pedestals that have a plinth base rather than legs well shaped tambour slats milled rather than flat edges in the side...

Antique Furniture: Settee, looseness, eastlake
looseness, eastlake, casters: it is eastlake victorian made around 1880. cant tell the wood, these are called ebonized. remove all teh fabric, springs, nails, this will take about 5 hours. check for looseness at the joints then tell me what you find. we have to have it structurally...

Antique Furniture: sewing/nursing rocker ..., Nanny Nursing Rocker
Nanny Nursing Rocker: Dear Cynthia, Thanks for your question, however is is extremely difficult to assign values to things you can not see. Assuming you have a Windsor style Nanny Rocker with the typical pull out gate from the seat, these benches can vary greatly depending...

Antique Furniture: Sofa and Chair set, duncan phyfe style, ottawa ontario canada
duncan phyfe style, ottawa ontario canada, chair upholstery: this would be duncan phyfe style not duncan phyfe period. without using the term style the assumption would be that it is period meaning it was made during the time df was producing furniture an this is not. the seller was accurate, this was made 1920s to...

Antique Furniture: Sofa and chairs, Lastew Victorian Furniture
Lastew Victorian Furniture: Hi Scott, Nice detective work on your part, tracing the closing of the rail company in 1925. In which case, your pieces could date to around 1880 to 1890. Unfortunately, they are not going to increase in value as dramatically as one might think....

Antique Furniture: sofa -- what is it/value?, Duncan Phyfe style sofa
Duncan Phyfe style sofa: Hi Lee Ann, Thanks for your question regarding your Duncan Phyfe style sofa. Not being able to physically examine the sofa leaves me at a disadvantage, but from what I am able to see, it does not appear to be a period sofa, but an adaptation of an early...

Antique Furniture: springs for chair, antique furniture, recline
antique furniture, recline, rocking chair: i need to see the whole spring set up full view then close and in focus shots of the different mechanisms. you have to check alignment. check to see if a spring is broken, has been re positioned, the wood frame tight with no slack, everything has to be...

Antique Furniture: Stick & Ball Chair, nail holes, cane seat
nail holes, cane seat, ball chair: does not affect time or value. it is as i assumed. what to do with the seating; i would probably replace the fabric cover rather than recane. If it is hand woven-which you would know if there is a series of holes in the wood surrounding the large opening...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Buffet/China Cabinet, Thomasville Buffet/China Cabinet
Thomasville Buffet/China Cabinet: Hi Heather, After viewing your photo of the Thomasville Buffet/China Cabinet I would have to say that it would take an acquired to find a new home for this piece. I am not so sure what the market is in California these days, but here on the east coast...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville Gate Leg table: Inherited, Thomasville Gate Leg table
Thomasville Gate Leg table: Hi Nikki, Thomasville furniture is a lower end furniture company, when compared to companies like Baker, Kindel or Kittinger. Your table was most likely made in the 1940 s and made of Cherry wood. Today, there are literally thousands of pre-owned...

Antique Furniture: Value and Name of Dining Room Furniture, mahogany veneers, dining room furniture
mahogany veneers, dining room furniture, feet under table: if it was mine and i were in your situation, i would donate somewhere it would do someone some good. honestly, fooling around with auction selling--unless you are selling a load of things, consignment, yard sale and all that is way more trouble than it is...

Antique Furniture: vanity, 1940's Vanity with Mirror
1940's Vanity with Mirror: Hi David, Due to the poor quality of your photo s, it is hard for me to tell the overall condition of your vanity. What I can tell you is that it is not a piece that is going to command much money, even if it were in perfect condition. The cost to...

Antique Furniture: vintage cedar lined chest, walnut veneer, cedar lined chest
walnut veneer, cedar lined chest, colonial revival: i just found the pictures you just sent. th wood is walnut on the front, probably a walnut veneer, the est would be walnut on the exterior as well. this was used a lot in the 1920s. now seeing how clean it is and what good condition the exterior and...

Antique Furniture: Weiman side tables, Weiman Lamp Tables circa 1940's
Weiman Lamp Tables circa 1940's: Hi Mathew, Weiman Furniture Co. was in business in Rockford, Illinois, beginning in the early 1940s or before. It became a division of Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., in 1979. My guess is that your tables date from the late 1940 s and I would assign...

Antique Furniture: worth repairing?, chippendale style, head screws
chippendale style, head screws, philips head: technically not an antique but so what, it was made before or during ww2 probably. style is both queen anne and chippendale style. need closer and in focus picture to see wood grain. the more i look at the pictures the better i like it. do have it refinished...

Antique Furniture: Year and Value of Settee, Jacobean Revival Style Settee
Jacobean Revival Style Settee: Hi Matt, I remember this style of furniture, as a young boy growing up, because my parents had a pair of hand-me-down chairs in the same style. While I never knew who made them, their appearance was strange looking to me compared to the rest of my parents...

Antique Furniture: 1800's Desk, late 19th century secretary
late 19th century secretary: Hi Don, What I can tell you is that far more desirable and important secretaries from the 18th century would struggle to bring $80.000. ! The market in the past several years has changed considerably and I feel that your secretary desk, if offered...

Antique Furniture: Antique or Reproduction Dining Table, Reproduction Dining Table
Reproduction Dining Table: Hi Danielle, While I can not say what company make your table, is appears to be of a 40 s to 50 s vintage, not antique and not particularly of high quality with all the carving being done on a duplicator machine making it a more crude example then if it...

Antique Furniture: antique rocker, platform rocker, comfortable chairs
platform rocker, comfortable chairs, google: check the metal casting holding the springs on the platform. there may be a patnet date on the casting. this will tell you, if the springs are original, the earliest it would have been made. these are called by several names and were made from about 1875...

Antique Furniture: Antique Secretary, Lat 19th Century Secretary
Lat 19th Century Secretary: Dear Kathy, Today s values for a secretary desk like yours depend on what part of the country you are located. Pricing can vary. In the mid-Atlantic region where pieces like your secretary are a glut on the market, with very little interest. At one...

Antique Furniture: Antique secretary, brown mahogany, mahogany color
brown mahogany, mahogany color, antique mahogany: http://www.rubylane.com/item/578262-rk218/Mahogany-Secretary-Bookcase-Fitted-Interior you may find this helpful. it is one i have for sale. i recommend that you keep it as is but buy toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color and wax the desk...

Antique Furniture: Antique table ?, Fine reproduction Mahogany Pembroke Table
Fine reproduction Mahogany Pembroke Table: Hi Penelope, Thanks for sending in your question regarding your recent garage sale find. While I have answered many questions for folks looking for history and values for their finds, I have to tell you that your find is one of the better ones I have...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table, Late 19th Century Ocassional Table
Late 19th Century Ocassional Table: Hi Gayle, Your table, dating to the 1880 s to 1900 is of modest factory construction and could have been made by any number of furniture manufacturer s at that time. From what I can see it is in average fair condition and I am not sure whey there ...

Antique Furniture: Antique? Vintage? Bedroom Set, briwax, surface condition
briwax, surface condition, side rails: 1930s set called waterfall style. i cannot read the label but with a well lit photo perhaps i can. it would be interesting. The veneers are mahogany on the surfaces. There appears to be some surface condition issues but that will probably clean up...

Antique Furniture: Antique wooden corner chair, Reproduction Corner Chair
Reproduction Corner Chair: Hi Tristan, After reviewing the photo you sent in for the corner chair, It is my belief that it is not an antique chair, but a more recent reproduction of an 18th century Chippendale or Rococo style corner chair of Indonesian origin. The market as...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay Twin set, Berkey & Gay Twin set
Berkey & Gay Twin set: Dear Amber, After viewing your photo of your beds. I am unable to see the exact amount of damage you are referring to, which could cost more to repair correctly than the beds are worth. Since they are not what I would call desirable, it would perhaps...

Antique Furniture: Bernhardt Furniture III, 1920's Jacobean style dinng furniture
1920's Jacobean style dinng furniture: Hi John, To answer your questions, what you have are pieces that were made in the Jacobean style which was very popular in the 1900 s to 1920 s , prior to the Colonial Revival period. Your one piece is commonly referred to as a Sideboard, a Server,...

Antique Furniture: Bernhardt Furniture, 1920's Jacobean style dining furniture
1920's Jacobean style dining furniture: Hello again, To answer your question for value, since I gave you a previous brief history on the style of furniture, the table is worth about $300. and the the smaller server is valued at about $250. Sincerely, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Chair, late Victorian open arm chair
late Victorian open arm chair: Hi Heather, Thanks for your question regarding your friends late Victorian occasional arm chair. Unfortunately, this is one of numerous chairs that were produced by many furniture companies during the industrial revolution into the early 1900 s. I...

Antique Furniture: Chair identification, French Stylized Side Chairs circ 1950-60.
French Stylized Side Chairs circ 1950-60.: Hi Crystal, Your chairs appear to be of a somewhat loosely stylized version of a French Louis 16th side chair. Most likely they were part of a larger set that were made in the 1950 s or 1960 s when many furniture companies were trying to re-invent themselves...

Antique Furniture: Charles R. Sligh Co. Desk, Charles R. Sligh Co. Desk
Charles R. Sligh Co. Desk: Hi Debbie, Your desk appears to have been made in the 1960 s to 1970 s. It appears to be veneered since I am able to see some veneer loss on the right side of the kneehole. Pricing on this desk when new would have been moderate since Sligh was not...

Antique Furniture: Cherry Secretary, quarter sawn oak, oak tiger
quarter sawn oak, oak tiger, ruby lane: Judging from the feedback it is obvious i should have done better. please tell me how so that I may better help those in the future. What else would you like to know? An please, how could I have been more clear or polite. Knowledgeability - 8 Clarity...

Antique Furniture: Chest with drawers, drawer sides, virginia kentucky
drawer sides, virginia kentucky, drawers: It appears that you have a rural made walnut chest made around 1860-80. A treasure! Where was it purchased, Virginia, Kentucky, Tenn?? southern yellow pine drawer sides. send some pictures of the bottom outside of the drawer, inside the drawer hole,...

Antique Furniture: Chest & Dresser - style & approx value, Stylized Dresser and tall chest
Stylized Dresser and tall chest: Hi Mary, You high chest and dresser with mirror dates to the late 1890 s to early 1900 s and is a stylized design by one of numerous unknown furniture companies. They are certainly not reproductions of any important period furniture. It is not what...

Antique Furniture: Chifferobe / Wardrobe, gum woods, walnut veneer
gum woods, walnut veneer, would like more information: cant really see the wood grain but these 1920 wardrobes were usually walnut veneer and sweet gum woods. technically a chiffrobe is a combination of a wardrobe and a chiffonier. Chiffonier being a chest of drawers. you have a wardrobe. you probably...

Antique Furniture: Child's size Wicker Rocking Chair, wicker seat, wicker rocker
wicker seat, wicker rocker, photo prop: It is made like the ones from Hayward-Wakefield although there were several companies around 1900 that made wicker like this. There is no easy fix once wicker gets brittle but if you look at Franks supplies you will see some items that will help you to...

Antique Furniture: China Hutch, furniture co, 40s
furniture co, 40s, cavity: beautiful mahogany flame grain faces!!! please send a picture of the inside of a drawer cavity and if possible of the back. it looks to be from the 20s-40s but the company produced furniture another 30 or so years so we have to see the areas requested...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Table, quarter sawn oak, twin pedestal
quarter sawn oak, twin pedestal, oak veneer: very often leaves do not match the grain of the main table. You will not find a leaf to match. You will occasionally find quarter sawn oak leaves but the flake, or stripe, will be different. The only option is to search for oak veneer, quarter sawn from...

Antique Furniture: End table, Small End Table circa 1900
Small End Table circa 1900: Hi Penelope, Your table is a simple factory made table that dates about 1900. Lacking in the finer attributes that you would find in a more skillfully executed tables and being in average conation I would assign a value of $45. to $50. Best Wishes,...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Table
Antique Furniture: Dining Room Table

Antique Furniture: The Sikes Co Chair, furniture repair, wood furniture
Antique Furniture: The Sikes Co Chair, furniture repair, wood furniture, arts and craft

Antique Furniture: Ferguson Bros. Mfg. No. 1387 Double Lyre Smoking Table ?, duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer
duncan phyfe style, mahogany veneer, ferguson bros: from 1930-40. mahogany and mahogany veneer and would sell in good condition at 150-225 in a shop. often the underneath structure is a different wood so this is better made than some. style is duncan phyfe style, but is a manufactured piece and as such...

Antique Furniture: GreatGrandpa Funiture, Dresser with Mirror
Dresser with Mirror: Hi Judy, The style of your dresser with mirror is a form that was popular in the 1890 s to early 1900 s. with the use of wood casters at the feet. From what I can see in your photo s, the chest has some issues and uses ribbon striped mahogany as...

Antique Furniture: Hall Table, hallway, hall table
hallway, hall table: This stand has hand cut dovetails in the drawer dating it prior to 1870s. I would like to see a picture of the drawer bottom-outside, taken from the rear of the drawer with the drawer upside down showing the back and bottom in the same shot. also apicture...

Antique Furniture: Help to identify date and possbile manufacturer, san francisco earthquake, burl walnut
san francisco earthquake, burl walnut, walnut veneer: Very nice bookcase. Eastlake style in walnut and burl walnut veneer, made around 1875-80. This is a good one!! The glass is old glass but not blown, blown glass in for round items. sheet glass is poured on slabs and cooled. the defects are what you...

Antique Furniture: Huntley bedroom set, cindy burke, minor scratches
cindy burke, minor scratches, sure what type: and bealeton, VA ===================== Huntley sells good at the auction I regularly attend and buy from in Danville Va. Contact Steve or Cindy Burke at B & H Antique Auctions http://www.bhantiqueauctions.com/ Talk to them, tell them you talked...

Antique Furniture: John Widdicomb Side Tables and Twin Bed, john widdicomb, side tables
john widdicomb, side tables, beds: 1956-1959 is when this label was used. style is louis 15 repainted the tables would bring 100-150 each in a shop cant say for sure about the bed as there is no picture but these are not uncommon, you will see the single beds, again repainted and looking...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Credenza, Kittinger Jacobean Style Court Cupboard
Kittinger Jacobean Style Court Cupboard: Hello Eric, Thanks for sending in your question. Your piece of Kittinger is sometimes referred to as a Court Cupboard, a style that the Kittinger company produced in their earlier years, in the 1920 s and early 1930 s, prior to their start of the reproductions...

Antique Furniture: Lebus expansion table, american antique furniture, walnut veneer
american antique furniture, walnut veneer, harris lebus: Here is a link to some information. http://www.haringey.gov.uk/investigating__the_past_-_the_harris_lebus_factory.pdf I generally only answer questions about American antique furniture but I recognize your name from before so I thought I would try to...

Antique Furniture: Who made this side table?, walnut veneer, sweet gum
walnut veneer, sweet gum, side tables: this is from the 1920s. the carving is machine assisted hand work. without a label no one will ever know which of thousands of manufacturers made this. the wood is most likely sweet gum but the top might be walnut veneer. i cannot tell from the pictures....

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Association Inc. Coffee Table, Shabby-Chic painted Coffee Table
Shabby-Chic painted Coffee Table: Hi Jo, Being the purest that I am, I am probably not the best person to talk to regarding the world of original low-end furniture that has be painted over and then called Shabby- Chic. For me, it Shabby-Trash! My feeling is that the table, although...

Antique Furniture: Need help identifying Old Rocking Chair, Factory Made Windsor Rocker Circa 1920
Factory Made Windsor Rocker Circa 1920: Hi Lauren, Your loosely styled Windsor rocking chair appears to be from the 1920 s and my quests is that the wood is Maple, since pine is not a good choice for building Windsor chairs, being a soft wood and could easily destruct under use. However, in...

Antique Furniture: Nichols & Stone Chairs, Nichols & Stone Windsor Style Chairs
Nichols & Stone Windsor Style Chairs: Hello again Lauren, These Nichols & Stone stylized Windsor chairs are relatively well made chairs for their price point. It is furniture built to a price and not to a high standard, which would require much more hand work. These chairs are machine...

Antique Furniture: Octagon table, 1920's Stylized Tea Table
1920's Stylized Tea Table: Hi Penelope, What you have is a circa 1920-1930 stylized tea table or lamp table. Not being of particularly high quality, being built to a price and not to a standard, since this table has been created with the bare minim of hand labor and all of the...

Antique Furniture: Old Rocker, Stylized 20th Century Rocking Chair
Stylized 20th Century Rocking Chair: Hi Pat, Thanks for you question regarding your recently acquired rocker. While this is definitely a rocker I am not so sure of its age, since it has multiple design elements. The seat, with it s bold thick rounded front is typical of the Boston style...

Antique Furniture: :P Derby & Company, Inc. Oak Chairs, chicago products, cane furniture
chicago products, cane furniture, chair manufacturers: Founded: In 1863, Derby, Knowlton & Company was established on Main Street. In 1868 Mr. Derby bought out his partners, and in 1880 he formed a partnership with other members of his family under the name P. Derby & Company. In 1897 the Gardner News listed P....

Antique Furniture: platform rocker, A rocker with many issues
A rocker with many issues: Hi Paul, My guess is that your rocker had an additional caned panel just like the one directly above it. It also appears that this chair has been cut down somewhere along the way, perhaps for a granny. Due to its multiple issues, if it were me I...

Antique Furniture: Settee - Mother-of-Pearl Inlay, new brunswick canada, mother of pearl inlay
new brunswick canada, mother of pearl inlay, herter brothers: From the feedback it appears that I have let you down. Please tell me what else you wish to know and how i can make myself more clear so that I may better help you and others.===================== ==================================================================...

Antique Furniture: The Sikes Co Chair, Sikes Company Side Chair
Sikes Company Side Chair: Hello Melissa, Thanks for your question regarding your Sikes Oak Sidechair. The Sikes Chair Company was established in 1859 and operated as S.D. Sikes & Brother in Buffalo, New York. Although for a brief period of time the company moved to Pennsylvania...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville furniture valuation, seat cushions, resale store
seat cushions, resale store, resale shop: as you know this is not antique. it can only be valued as furniture and not antique furniture even though it has good style. in a resale shop the china, which is all i see, would sell at 650-750. chinas are the more desirable of the dining pieces. chairs...

Antique Furniture: Wondering about Age of Chair, middle class household, tulip poplar
middle class household, tulip poplar, sweet gum: The chair looks to be from the 1920s with sweet gum and/or tulip poplar as the wood. My concern is the webbing on which the springs sit. the webbing will need to be replaced , there is no quick comfortable fix. this means that the fabric comes off,...

Antique Furniture: antique bedroom set, wood veneer, top edge
wood veneer, top edge, drawers: 1930s set that is often called a waterfall set due to the curve at the front top edge. without a label no one can determine the manufacturer from the thousands in operation at the time. toast is the color, 205 is eather color or style. the set would sell...

Antique Furniture: antique carpet, Karastan Ushak Reproduction Carpet
Karastan Ushak Reproduction Carpet: Hi Matthew, I would be inclined to say that calling this an antique carpet is a stretch. My feeling is that it was made about 1980 by the Karastan rug company. Makers of reproduction rugs and carpets. Karastan rugs were first created back in 1928...

Antique Furniture: Antique china hutch, Sheridan Style China Cabinet
Sheridan Style China Cabinet: Hi Cadright, What you have is a Sheraton style China Cabinet. It is crafted out of mahogany and mahogany veneers and was most likely made in the 1920 s - 30 s. It is taken from a design style that was created by Thomas Sheraton, a cabinetmaker of note...

Antique Furniture: Antique Oak Buffet, four locks, oak veneer
four locks, oak veneer, lebanon indiana: it does appear that the mirror is original to teh piece, that was my concern before i saw the picture. when the piece was refinished someone did well reattaching the mirror securely, the back of the mirror may or may not have been replaced but that doesnt...

Antique Furniture: antique school desk, harriman dam, newton dam
harriman dam, newton dam, pulp and paper mill: place the date in the 1920s most likely judging by the construction form. some info on the company================== In 1880, the 57 foot high Newton Dam, probably the highest in the U.S. at the time, was constructed along with the Deerfield River...

Antique Furniture: Antique Table..., wooden casters, walnut veneer
wooden casters, walnut veneer, tulip poplar: hey, did you stand on the roof to take the picture at that angle?? lets have a close picture of the top so i can see the grain of the wood. I think it is walnut veneer since the table is 1910-20s but woul like the clear and close photo. the legs will...

Antique Furniture: Antique Upholstered Chair, Upholstered Chair
Upholstered Chair: Hi Niki, The basic style of chair that you have is not unique. It has been reproduced by many furniture companies, some good and and a fair number, not so good. It is for lack of a better description, a generic office chair Without being able to...

Antique Furniture: Antique Vanity with Mirror, mahogany veneers, sweet gum
mahogany veneers, sweet gum, resale market: 1930s manufactured item mahogany veneers with sweet gum frame. called waterfall style due to the frontal curve. some call it depression furniture but that is a poor choice of names. need a picture of the pulls resale market in a shop 275 depending...

Antique Furniture: Antique writing desk, Late Victorian Writing desk
Late Victorian Writing desk: Hi Carmen, Your fall front writing desk dates to about the 1880 s. During this time period there were numerous companies in the furniture manufacturing business so it becomes very difficult to come up with a maker. As for value and depending where you...

Antique Furniture: barnard & Simonds Co # 934 Maple Dining Table, barnard & Simonds Co # 934 Maple Dining Table
barnard & Simonds Co # 934 Maple Dining Table: Brian, I am not familiar with the maker of the table but in looking at the table, it is nothing of exceptional quality and is worth, perhaps $50. - $75. Not a tab;e to get excited about, that s for sure. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: Basset "Vanity Bench", vanity bench, window bench
vanity bench, window bench, vanity stool: definitely 1910-1920. in 1930 the j d basset manufacturing along with two other bassets companies merged into basset furniture industries. it is a vanity stool or vanity bench, could be used as a window bench as well or at the foot of a bed. retail...

Antique Furniture: Bassett Co. Chair? Table?, End Table by Bassett Furniture
End Table by Bassett Furniture: Hi Chris, What you have commonly referred to as an End Table . These tables were usually bought in pairs and placed at either end of a sofa or along side of an easy chair for a place to lay magazines, ash trays, etc. and the top was reserved for usually...

Antique Furniture: Chair, Adaptation Ladderback Chair mid 20th Century
Adaptation Ladderback Chair mid 20th Century: Leslie, Well, I can tell you that you did not overpay, however it is a low quality adaptation of a ladderback chair. Built with crude machined parts and slapped together. Perhaps from the 1960 s-70 s when it sold new for about $35. - $50. No telling...

Antique Furniture: chair sealant or ok the way it is?, Chair Refinishing
Chair Refinishing: Hi Jill, Depending on what type of paint you have used, would the chair need a sealer coat. Assuming that you used an oil base paint, then you should be to go. You might want to lightly sand out your second coat with a fine 600 sand paper to level out...

Antique Furniture: chair sealant or stain?, vintage chair, quality paint
vintage chair, quality paint, home improvement store: There is no clear coating that withstands outdoors more than 6mo-18 months. paint is the better coating for all exterior. however, it depends on the paint used. I think the step using a sealant stain was unnecessary. any first coat is the sealant regardless...

Antique Furniture: chairs, Low-end Oak table and chairs.
Low-end Oak table and chairs.: Hi Wendy, I really can t tell too much by looking at your photo s, which only show the bottom of the table and chair, but one thing I can tell you, based on looking at their construction and that is they are low-end machine made furniture. I m not...

Antique Furniture: children's play table and chairs, school furniture, table and chairs
school furniture, table and chairs, nursery school: Childrens items are very collectable especially when associated with school, education, and learning. After all, there is little learning in schools any more. In a shop I would expect to see this priced at a minimum 200. depending on the type of shop....

Antique Furniture: China Cabinet questions, american manufactured furniture, decorative veneers
american manufactured furniture, decorative veneers, walnut veneer: there were thousands of manufacturers in operation in the 1920s when this was made so without a label no one will ever know the manufacturer unless an identical piece is found that is labeled. I have looked through the book American Manufactured Furniture...

Antique Furniture: Dining Room Table & Slate Buffet, Heritage Furniture Dining rRoom Furniture
Heritage Furniture Dining rRoom Furniture: Hi Tara, The reason you were able to pick up these pieces at auction, for what appears to be a bargain price, is because they are not the most attractive pieces and also not many folks today are in the market for dining room furniture. There is a...

Antique Furniture: what era are these pieces of furniture?, chippendale style, oak sideboards
chippendale style, oak sideboards, oak bottom: both are oak sideboards check the bottom one to see if it had a mirror at one time. there should be some clue on the back or on the top. top is sometimes called empire oak since it is empire style but in oak bottom is oak and is in the queen anne...

Antique Furniture: Ethan Allen ?phone bench?, 1950's Telephone Bench by Ethan Allen
1950's Telephone Bench by Ethan Allen: Hi Patsy, I seriously do not believe that even Steve Jobs could have dreamt up this one when he set out to create his IPhone for a place to sit and talk, or causally browse through your yellow pages that would store below the top shelf that would have...

Antique Furniture: F A Whitney White Whicker Parasol Carriage, upholstery job, natural wicker
upholstery job, natural wicker, whicker: you can figure shipping would be in the 400$ range at minimum. looking at the wood spindles, they appear to have been painted originally as the paint is embedded into the wood grain. the wicker would have been a natural brown but may or may not have...

Antique Furniture: Oak Chair
Antique Furniture: Oak Chair

Antique Furniture: Original Boone Trail Collection, david granger, chair company
Antique Furniture: Original Boone Trail Collection, david granger, chair company, correll

Antique Furniture: Spindle Bed, side rails, beds
Antique Furniture: Spindle Bed, side rails, beds

Antique Furniture: fall front desk, mahogany veneer, secretaire a abattant
mahogany veneer, secretaire a abattant, dye stains: for now. it is mahogany veneer on the faces. the frame is sweet gum. drawers are serpentine is shape. it has been refinished, a good enough job but it would have been nice if the refinisher had been aware of dye stains rather than pigmented stains so the...

Antique Furniture: Finch fine funiture buffet, Finch funiture buffet-server
Finch funiture buffet-server: Hi Anthony, To offer my thoughts on the buffet/server, it appears to be of a vintage made in the 1940 s and of no particular quality. It also appears to be a veneered piece, rather than be constructed out of solid mahogany, to save on manufacturing...

Antique Furniture: Globe Wernicke Glass Replacement, globe wernicke, glass fronts
globe wernicke, glass fronts, glass companies: The numbering and size on the bookcase labels will probably not be helpful. You will have to measure the opening into which the glass fits to get your size, or, for now, since it will take some time to find an old wavy glass to cut to fit--take the door with...

Antique Furniture: Grand Rapids Chair Co. Dining Room, 1920's dining room furniture
1920's dining room furniture: Hi Scott, While I can not give you the name of the company that made your dining room furniture, what I can tell you is that it was made by a low-end furniture company, dating back to the 1920 s. I am sure that the store your mother bought this set...

Antique Furniture: Info, Needed - 1950's Knotty Pine Desk, old school desks, neat desk
old school desks, neat desk, antiques mall: i am trying to stay away from the more modern things as my knowledge is limited but this is a neat desk and appears to be well made so here goes... it is as you say a loose repro of a students or masters desk. the rail is called a gallery. the chair works...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Spinet Desk, 1920's Kittinger Spinet Desk
1920's Kittinger Spinet Desk: Hi Jill, The desk that you have was made around the 1920 s. I have seen several of this particular model over the years, but I must confess, none were in the sad condition that your s was in at the time of purchase. I sure looks considerably better...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Williamsburg CW137 Chair Value, Colonial Williamsburgr Dining Chairs by Kittinger
Colonial Williamsburgr Dining Chairs by Kittinger: Hi Brian, With response for your 6 CW 137 side chairs by the Kittinger furniture Company. Back in the 1960 s, when will were all living in a different world, simple chairs of this particular style were of interest to home owners looking to furnish their...

Antique Furniture: Oak Chair, Oak open arm chair
Oak open arm chair: Hi Scott, There is not too much I can tell you about your chair since it is not anything that I would consider special. There are untold millions and millions out there and while it allows you to sit instead of stand it s value is perhaps $30. to...

Antique Furniture: Oak desk, Mahogany Kneehole Desk c 1940's
Mahogany Kneehole Desk c 1940's: Edmondo Your desk does not appear to be made of Oak, instead it is Mahogany. I would say it dates to the 1940 s and has a value of $300. - 350. assuming it is as clean as it looks. Best Wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com...

Antique Furniture: oak dresser, oak veneer, hundred books
oak veneer, hundred books, approximate value: it is a mission style dresser made around 1900-1910. wood is quartersawn oak veneer. it should sell in a shop, waxed up and sturdy and clean at 350. there are many references for furniture, what time period or styles are you wanting to see? i have...

Antique Furniture: Old Bentwood Chair, bentwood chair, paper sticker
bentwood chair, paper sticker, ompanies: jan, this is a mid century bentwood. i would expect to see a label under and inside the seat frame but it may have been a paper sticker just stating the country of origin since it is am import. it does have nice lines and since the wood has no grain pattern...

Antique Furniture: Old dressing table/vanity, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, sweet gum: it is from the 1930s. the veneer in the fronts is mahogany done just for the patterns. the stringing may or may not be painted on as it sometimes was, or it may be inlayed. handles may be bakelite or catalin plastic or tortoise or faux tortoise. the...

Antique Furniture: Original Boone Trail Collection, hickory north carolina, light coats
hickory north carolina, light coats, boone trail: Like i said, i dont usually answer questions about non antique items since that is not my area but thought I would try to help some anyhow. sorry, there is just no information available on this stuff. if you have any questions on a 100 year or older furniture...

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair, Nichols and Stone Rocking Chair
Nichols and Stone Rocking Chair: Heather, Although your photo is not of the highest quality, from what I can see, I am not so sure I would say that your chair is in Excellent condition. From where I a sitting is appears to have finish issues and might have been repainted at some...

Antique Furniture: Roll Top Desk, mail storage, brass knobs
mail storage, brass knobs, roll top desk: you will hav to send lots of pictures to my email address. send them as attachments to ONE email and include the original question. what did you pay without a label there is no way anyone can know the manufacturer. clear and in focus. inside...

Antique Furniture: S. Bent and Bros. Children's Maple Rocking Chair., colonial revival, birch woods
colonial revival, birch woods, rocking chair: founded in 1867 and went out of business around 2000. The company made primarily Colonial Revival reproductions. yours was a later manufacturer most likely in the 1960s judging from the numbering. should have sold at 50-75. and would be maple or birch...

Antique Furniture: Serpentine Bureau - White Fine Furniture, Mahogany Chest on Chest by White Furniture
Mahogany Chest on Chest by White Furniture: Hi Ronda, Your White Furniture Company small chest on chest was most likely made in the 1940 s since it is very typical of that period. The wood is Mahogany and it also appears that the secondary wood, drawers, etc are made of mahogany also. These...

Antique Furniture: Showers Brothers Oak Buffet, antique furniture, sideboards
antique furniture, sideboards, delineation: the rough is called stippling and is a common treatment for enhancement and delineation of bordering or surrounding areas. I did see the picture of the label. It is always nice to have labels but it does not add monetary or intrinsic value, only associative...

Antique Furniture: Spindle Bed, rope bed, metal connectors
rope bed, metal connectors, stob: bed would sell in a shop at 500 if it is a double this bed would have been made in the 1850-60s. possibly earlier. the spool turnings indicate that period, the rope bed style of the rails indicated earlier by 20 years so we have to go with the later...

Antique Furniture: strange chair, Youth Chair
Youth Chair: Sara, Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the dimensions and if correct, they are for one extremely large youth. If you are still pursuing the origins and age of this Youth Chair , perhaps you might have a certified appraiser take a look at it....

Antique Furniture: Tapestry Chairs, Jacobean Side Chairs
Jacobean Side Chairs: Hi Jeanna, Form what I can see by your photo, it is a Jacobean style side chair, possibly from a larger dining room set or was used at a desk. Being at a disadvantage, not being able to physically examine the chairs, my gut feeling is that they were...

Antique Furniture: twin headboard and footboard, foot board, headboard
foot board, headboard, wood trim: id like to see the back side but it looks to be from the 1920s and the wood looks to be figured birch. a close picture i can be sure of the wood. figured birch used in the 20s looks like mahogany as it was stained to do just that. do a picture of the...

Antique Furniture: Unique Antique Rocking Chair with Dragons, antique rocking chair, birch wood
antique rocking chair, birch wood, history and value: this is the typical construction technique used in the 1890-1915 era as well as in the 1970s when reproductions were at their high. the design was pressed into the wood. originally it would not have been painted and the arms are steam bent, probably hickory...

Antique Furniture: Unusual Antique 5 Legged Dining table, small casters, proper terminology
small casters, proper terminology, approximate age: the curve was supposed to be like you now have it. the wood looks like elm the center leg appears that there should have been a double set judging by the mount board. center legs do not always match the corner legs. cant tell if the leaves are original,...

Antique Furniture: Value of 6 1950's Craddock Dining Room Chairs, Craddock Dining Room Chairs
Craddock Dining Room Chairs: Hi Wanda, Smaller sets of chairs, of average quality and conation are in a range of $25 - $50. per chair. Larger sets of higher quality, such as Kittinger, Kindel or Baker can command considerably more. I hope this helps you. Best Wishes, George...

Antique Furniture: Vintage painted dresser, Circa 1900 Painted Dresser
Circa 1900 Painted Dresser: Hi Jen, What you have is a circa 1900 Dresser. It appears to have it s original painted surfaces, which contributes greatly to it s value. My advice to you is to leave it alone! Do not attempt to paint it. Just keep it clean and if you think you can...

Antique Furniture: wardrobe, mahogany veneer, antique wardrobe
mahogany veneer, antique wardrobe, tulip poplar: a 1920-30s item more accurately called a chiffrobe. combination of a wardrobe and a chiffonier. woos is most likely sweet gum and/or tulip poplar stained to a walnut color. the frieze is mahogany veneer. as shown it would sell at100, cleaned up and waxed...

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Co Items, antique malls, antiques mall
antique malls, antiques mall, furniture co: the legs are a match from the table and chairs so it would have been sold as a set. in a shop like a resale shop or antiques mall, since they have all sorts of non antique items, this would be priced, depending on the structural integrity and surface condition,...

Antique Furniture: White Furniture Co. - Server, White Furniture Co. - Server
White Furniture Co. - Server: Hi Kevin, The White Furniture was known for reasonable quality furniture, built to a price. The style, and depending what part of the country you reside in, is not highly sought after. This would keep the value to about $75. - $100. Best Wishes,...

Antique Furniture: Widdicomb Furniture co. Established 1865 Desk, Widdicomb Desk
Widdicomb Desk: Jarol, Sorry for the confusion, between the two companies. Regardless of what company made your desk, I am still inclined to believe that in today s world your desk has an evaluation value for which I previously stated. If you should have any doubts...

Antique Furniture: zangerle & peterson chair, sound financial footing, unselfish devotion
sound financial footing, unselfish devotion, peterson company: chair is 1920s-30s but i cannot tell the wood from the pictures. horsehair was used into the 40s as evidenced by the many sofas from the 1940s containing the hair. continue with your reupholstery and revive this comfy chair. quoted from research materials....

Antique Furniture: Antique Arm Chair, Early 20th century Arm Chair
Early 20th century Arm Chair: Hi Joe, Since the chair is a stylized piece of furniture and not a reproduction of any period antique, I can tell you that it currently appears to be covered in Mohair, very typical in the day. My recommendation is work with neutral colors. Fabric choices...

Antique Furniture: antique bench, rocker and chair, mahogany color, colonial revival
mahogany color, colonial revival, insurance replacement: pardon my impoliteness, next time i will say please and thank you ====================================================================================== the wood is figured birch stained to a mahogany color just like was done originally. style will...

Antique Furniture: antique chair, quarter sawn oak, floor registers
quarter sawn oak, floor registers, oak rocker: there were about 5000 furniture manufacturers in 1890-1900 when this oak rocker was made so we may never decipher the tag. xx manufacturing co. jefferson xx the seat is laminated to get the curve, the seat and back are probably quarter sawn oak. ...

Antique Furniture: Antique Furniture, 1950's Adasption Dining Furniture
1950's Adasption Dining Furniture: Hi Susan, Vintage furniture and not antique would be the most appropriate way to describe the furniture you are requesting information for. While your pieces appear to be in very clean condition the what one would call stylized furniture and not authentic...

Antique Furniture: antique furniture value, furniture value, great grandmother
furniture value, great grandmother, briwax: these were made around the time it was given to your gggrandma. i have, somewhere a catalog from a company showing this type of rocker although there were many companies that made these. cant tell the wood from the picture but it is in wonderful condition...

Antique Furniture: antique from Imperial, Portable Bar
Portable Bar: Hi Lorraine, I believe that your serving piece was originally used as a portable bar for serving guests. You mention 1939 as a possible year for manufacture but I am thinking it could have been made earlier, after the end of Prohibition. With the...

Antique Furniture: Antique marble top side tables, Marble top Tables
Marble top Tables: Andrea, I guess the smart money at the auction shied away from these puppies. Form what I can see in your photo s, the tables appear to be modern reproductions, perhaps made in Indonesia and not that long ago, I might add. In which case they are made...

Antique Furniture: antique rocker, Antique Victorian Platform Carpet Rocker
Antique Victorian Platform Carpet Rocker : Dear Gerri, What you have is referred to as an Antique Victorian Platform Carpet Rocker Rocking Chair, made around 1860 to 1880 and are usually made out of Oak. Since the photo is not very clear and the finish is mottled, it is possible that your chair...

Antique Furniture: antique rocking chair, antique rocking chair, colonial revival
antique rocking chair, colonial revival, craigslist: wood looks to be maple or birch, it is a modification of the older Lincoln style rockers. this is a 1940s chair but without a label there is no way anyone can tell you the manufacturer--there were thousands in operation. you can call it a colonial revival...

Antique Furniture: antique rocking chair, Victorian Platform Rocking Chair.
Victorian Platform Rocking Chair.: Dear Yartiza, Nice find and at a very reasonable price. What you have is referred to as an American Antique Victorian Platform Carpet Rocker Rocking Chair, made around 1860 to 1880 and are usually made out of Oak. As for value, these chairs can usually...

Antique Furniture: Antique Sofa Bed, mattress support, upholstery shop
mattress support, upholstery shop, sofa bed: perhaps you are under the impression that there is only one type of sofa bed. when you give sparse information how can you expect a complete and thorough answer. you did not supply pictures of what you have. had you done so it is most likely that your could...

Antique Furniture: Antique sofa and chairs, good furniture, setee
good furniture, setee, necessary thanks: most people think of settee as a loveseat sized item. sofa works, it is American made around 1920-30. you see these called by different names but they are Louis 15, rococo victorian in style and form. keeping in mind that not all louis 15 is rococo and...

Antique Furniture: Authentic or reproduction Jacobean?, mortise and tenon joints, jacobean period
mortise and tenon joints, jacobean period, antique furniture: thank you for the pictures. In the late 1800s and again in the 1930s there was a trend to make reproductions of this style furniture, actually all jacobean styles from large to small items in England, france, germany and Belguim. the largest being england....

Antique Furniture: Broyhill China Cabinet, Broyhill China Cabinet
Broyhill China Cabinet: Cheryl, First rule, antiques are 100 years old. Your china cabinet is not an antique. Perhaps made in the 1970 time period time and a value of $150. to $200. on a good day. For selling this item you can try Craig s List. Good Luck, George...

Antique Furniture: buffet, Buffet Values
Buffet Values: Hi Janet, Your buffet, is of average quality, not in the category of a high-end manufacturer, which would put it s value at $175. to $200, in the present marketplace, If you view your buffet you can see how the drawer fronts are made from glued-up stock...

Antique Furniture: Chairs, shaker chairs, antique malls
shaker chairs, antique malls, several inches: go ahead and paint the up. your friend was probably thinking about shaker chairs or pennsylvania tole painted chairs which these are not. they are great ladder back chairs of a style that we see ofter with machine chairs of the style. The seats are...

Antique Furniture: I.D. of furniture, walnut veneer, tulip poplar
walnut veneer, tulip poplar, colonial revival: vanity made around 1900-10. colonial revival but in the sheraton style--all style are a blend of what went before drawer fronts, sides and tops are walnut veneer the frame is sweet gum and/or tulip poplar fair market value in a shop about 350. the...

Antique Furniture: Determine value of dining room set, Jacobean Baroque Style Dining Furniture
Jacobean Baroque Style Dining Furniture: Hi Cloann, Yes, you are correct with your description of the set being in the Jacobean or Baroque style. This particular revival style was very popular in the early part of the 20th century, up to about 1930. At that point in time we got into the Colonial...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Federal Sofa, duncan phyfe, federal style
duncan phyfe, federal style, classic style: this would be closer to an empire Federal style sofa made around 1920-40. but either nomenclature will work since there is a blending of the styles and a definite overlapping. a good classic style. retail it would be priced at 450-650 in a shop. understand...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe walnut dining set, Mahogany Dining Room Set
Mahogany Dining Room Set: Hello Oliver, I am not so sure what the market is for low-end mahogany furniture in Canada, but I can tell you that it is going begging here, in the United States. Formal style furniture in general is dead and for the few people that are in search...

Antique Furniture: Furniture, 1970's Broyhill Dining Furniture
1970's Broyhill Dining Furniture: Hi Cheryl, With your first sentence you answered your question regarding if your pieces are antique. First thing to remember is that with antique furniture, they need to be 100 years old, or older. As for value, considering the issues that you...

Antique Furniture: Help with identifying chairs, Early Borogue-Jocobean Chair
Early Borogue-Jocobean Chair: Hi Eva, Your early Baroque - Jacobean style chairs were most likely made in the 1900 to 1920. Since the finish is so dark it is hard to tell if they wee made from Oak or Walnut, both of these woods being used during that period. The cost to properly...

Antique Furniture: the hill corner cupboard, 20th century Country Style Corner Cupboard
20th century Country Style Corner Cupboard: Hi Jennifer, With just a model name and a price written of $165. tells me that this corner cupboard could have been made by an endless list of furniture companies, such as Thomasvile Furniture. It s hard to gather from the poor photo if the wood is pine...

Antique Furniture: Identify My Furniture, john widdicomb furniture, colonial revival
john widdicomb furniture, colonial revival, chest of drawers: the vanity is from the 1920s. If you will provide a clear and in-focus photo I will try to help further. widdicomb company did well made items well designed. to get more pieces that are an exact match will be unlikely however this style, william and mary...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Antique Item, Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture
Questionable branding for Kittinger Furniture: Dear Ylonda, Looking at your photo s and being a dealer that specializes in furniture made by the Kittinger Furniture Company of Buffalo, New York, it is my opinion that your piece was not made by the Kittinger company. In recent years, with the demand...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger Breakfront Bookcase, Kittinger Breakfront Bookcase
Kittinger Breakfront Bookcase: Hi Carole, Thanks for your inquire regarding the Kittinger CW158 Breakfront. http://www.americanainteriors.com/catalog/CW158WilliamsburgBreakfront.html You are more than welcome to contact me through my website since I am not able to evaluate items...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger dining table needs refinishing, Kittinger dining table needs refinishing
Kittinger dining table needs refinishing: Hi Susan, Thanks for your question regarding the Kittinger dining room table. What may appear to be a reasonable purchase price to you, of a few hundred dollars,is not. Most people do not understand what contributed to the high cost of Kittinger furniture,...

Antique Furniture: Kittinger twin beds, Kittinger Twin Beds circa 1930's
Kittinger Twin Beds circa 1930's: Hi Matt, Without photo s I am not in a position to provide you with pin-point information. What I can tell you , based on your description, these style and size beds, most like made in the 1930 s, generally draw very little interest with today s buyers....

Antique Furniture: looking for handles, Reproduction Furniture Hardware
Reproduction Furniture Hardware: Hi Elizabeth, With literally millions of hardware items out there and just about all the companies that made them are unfortunately now out of business, I recommend that you contact the firm of Ball & Ball. (see link) http://www.ballandball-us.com/...

Antique Furniture: looking for handles, decorative veneers, walnut veneer
decorative veneers, walnut veneer, colonial revival: I havent priced the drawer pulls lately but figure good ones at 6$ each if there are 10 to replace its over 60$. i cant see the condition of the entire items in the pictures provided but the chest has some heavy use, to have restored would run 500-700...

Antique Furniture: Mahogany Buffet by Simmons, 20th century Sideboard
20th century Sideboard: Hi Heather, In the world of used furniture, you have two types of buyers, the retail buyer and the dealer. Based on the current market trends, let s call it desirability or the lack there of, My opinion is that dining room furniture has been going...

Antique Furniture: Need help with ID, bookcase, encyclopedias
bookcase, encyclopedias, 1920s: it is called a book trough and is not old. i was going to buy a few to sell at the shop but did not want to mix old and new. these are very neat items sold at auctions. they were originally a different form in teh 1920s and given with sets of encyclopedias....

Antique Furniture: Nicols & Stone Rocking chair, Nicols & Stone Rocking Chair
Nicols & Stone Rocking Chair: Hi Debbie, Reading your note which claims this rocker to be older than the folks in their eighties, having been owned by their parents! Sorry, but I think someone is having a senior moment which in theory making the rocker over 100 years old. I...

Antique Furniture: odd chair, antique furniture, stretchers
antique furniture, stretchers, white oak: no way to ever determine the manufacturer without a label. there were thousands of manufacturers operating. made around 1920, looks like oak. here is what I would do. save the back and use the other parts to fashion a cool frame for the back and put...

Antique Furniture: Olbrich & Goldbeck item, white paint, furniture co
white paint, furniture co, random places: what does the tag say that indicates it was made for schmitts bar? might it have been Hall and Schmitt furniture co. or Schmitt Hall this is the oak base of a dresser in the empire oak style of 1900 missing the mirror the pulls have been replaces. ...

Antique Furniture: old kittinger table, Kittinger Jacobean Table parts
Kittinger Jacobean Table parts: Hello Joe, It appears that what you have is an occasional table that would have been made back in the 1920 s or there about s by the Kittinger Furniture Company of Buffalo, New York This style was very popular at that time, but after the restoration...

Antique Furniture: Phoneix Chair Co - Rocking Chair, phoenix furniture co, mid 1930s
phoenix furniture co, mid 1930s, rocking chair: i would like pictures of the back, from the back and from the top. i need to see if the back has been altered. send to my email as attachments to ONE email and include the original post. wood is oak, from around 1890-1900. http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/2365/phoenix-furniture-co...

Antique Furniture: Roll Top Desk with Face Plate American Memories, Reproduction Oak Rolltop Desk
Reproduction Oak Rolltop Desk: Hi Corianne, To addresses your questions about your almost new, hot off the griddle oak, rolltop desk. Perhaps the reason you were unable to find any information about your desk is because it is a newer reproduction and not very old. It is an import...

Antique Furniture: S Bent Bros Rocking Chair, truck windshield, insurance replacement
truck windshield, insurance replacement, vlue: that was a very good price for the finishing!! my charge would have been 275-325. the retail fair market value would be around 250 tops. the insurance replacement about double to 650. do understand that insurance replacement is not a selling price. ...

Antique Furniture: Saginaw wood China Hutch, mahogany veneer, family heirloom
mahogany veneer, family heirloom, breakfront mahogany: i cant help but say this. selling a family heirloom, a piece someone thought enough of and enough of her to make sure she became the next custodian of this piece is a sad thing. it is a breakfront, mahogany veneer sides and faces. in a shop it would price...

Antique Furniture: Table, colonial revival style, walnut table
colonial revival style, walnut table, dining sets: these walnut veneered tables were made in teh 1920s. called colonial revival style and/or jacobean style. lots of them around as dining sets were very much a status symbol during the early 1900s, as well as other times. restored, with the leaves, it...

Antique Furniture: table, jamestown ny, current market value
jamestown ny, current market value, sweet gum: it is a sofa table made 1910-1920. wood is probably sweet gum but without a pic of the top i cannot tell for sure. depending on the surface condition and stability it would sell between 150 and 250, The legs might be bolted from under inside. the cross...

Antique Furniture: Value of buffet and china cabinet, Mahogany Breakfron and Buffet
Mahogany Breakfron and Buffet: Hi Gail, While I am not exactly sure what the market is like for 1940 s traditional style mahogany in Canada, what I can tell you is that the level of interest here in the states has fallen dramatically in recent times. The breakfront has a value of...

Antique Furniture: value/type of wood used/year it was made, mahogany veneer, quality market
mahogany veneer, quality market, h jones: looks like a 1940 piece, high quality form and style. i would have to see a picture of the underneath of the drawer to be sure. wood is mahogany veneer. most of these style tables bring little money in the market however, this one is better quality. ...

Antique Furniture: vanity dresser, 1920's Grand Rapids Lasdies Vanity
1920's Grand Rapids Lasdies Vanity: Hi Aimee, Your ladies vanity is typical of the style of furniture being produced in the Grand Rapids and Holland Michigan area. It dates back to the 1920 s and is fabricated with the use of mahogany veneers along with walnut and holly for the detailed...

Antique Furniture: Weiman Side Table Question, furniture factories, furniture gallery
furniture factories, furniture gallery, rockford: louis 15 style from 1950-60. there were lots of these tables so the selling price is low--75$ http://www.rockfordreminisce.com/Furniture_Gallery_3.html http://www.midwayvillage.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Rockford-Furniture-Factories-Packet.pdf...

Antique Furniture: 4-drawer chest
i cannot tell you the wood species without a clear and in focus picture of the front and inside face of the drawer face to see the grain of the wood. my guess is that it is tulip poplar. the date is easy, that joint is called a knapp joint after the inventor...

Antique Furniture: 8 legged coffee table, 1955 Imperial Coffee Table
1955 Imperial Coffee Table : Hi Becky, With the new world that we have entered, with young buyers having little or no interest in old used brown furniture and the original buyers that are no longer with us, the big question is, what is it worth and who will buy it. With more...

Antique Furniture: ANTIQUE CHAIR, 19th Century Kane Set Chaira
19th Century Kane Set Chaira: Hi Margaret, Lets first start out by dismissing the thought or assumption that these chairs were made in the workshop of Duncan Phyfe. In fact, these chairs were made considerably later during the time of the Industrial Revolution. Your chairs were...

Antique Furniture: antique dresser and vanity
did i miss something? the feedback says i did so help me to help others by letting me know where i failed to come through ======================================================================== without a label no one can tell you which of 5000 manufacturers...

Antique Furniture: Antique Low Back Windsor Chair or Irish/Welsh Stick Back, Low-back Windsor Arm Chair
Low-back Windsor Arm Chair: Hi Mike, While your photo does not reveal the details of the legs and stretcher base of the chair, what I can see is that your chair is rather crude in it s execution. In particular, the flat plank seat and straight arms. When comparing this example,...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom Furniture
add 450 for the bed. vanity was priced with chair and mirror. condition is really excellent the tape gummy residue should be worked at gently so you do not remove any of the actual finish. sometimes you have to let the mineral spirits soak for...

Antique Furniture: Berkey & Gay
i asked where you are located to see if I knew a restorer there to help you. I do not know prices for restoration in your area. Here depending on the condition it is in I would charge between 750 and 1150 but I cannot tell the condition in the photo. refinishing...

Antique Furniture: berkley & gay dresser, berkley & gay dresser
berkley & gay dresser: Hi Debbie, Your Berkeley & Gay dresser is an interpretation of a Baroque or Jacobean style chest. I feel that this piece was made in the late twenties to early thirties. Since your chest appears to be in clean condition, I would assign a value of $475....

Antique Furniture: BF Huntley Dining Room Set Value, Date of Production etc
i dont know the economics in your area nor the demo graphics so all i can do is give you what it will bring in a normal antiques mall shop or a good resale store. the best thing is to visit stores that sell mid century furniture, take pictures with you...

Antique Furniture: Blue Settee and Chair
The chair and loveseat or settee are in walnut made around 1880 in teh eastlake style. these do not sell at high prices, the loveseat should fetch 850 and the chair 450. yes, you will see these higher in shops but this is a realistic selling price. With...

Antique Furniture: Buffet with #803 marking
there were thousands of manufacturers in operation in the 1940s when this was made so without a label there is not way anyone can tell you who or where it was manufactured. the wood is mahogany and the style is federal. this classic style has been made...

Antique Furniture: dining room furniture
i know about antique furniture more than mid century items. it is antique that i buy and sell although i restore all types. is there any markings under the table and is there not a tag on the upholstery with some information. being that the legs of...

Antique Furniture: dining room set, 1920's dining room furniture
1920's dining room furniture: Hi Miles, While you certainly did not pay too much, you now want to clean it up, but I would not refinish it since it is not worth the energy.. It is a lower grade of quality and perhaps the entire set did not sell for more than what you paid, back...

Antique Furniture: DROP LEAF TABLE, 1940's Duncan Phyfe style dining table
1940's Duncan Phyfe style dining table: Hi Margaret, Lets me start off by saying that in order for furniture to be considered antique, it must be at least 100 years old, or older. What you have is a mass produced, factory made dining table in the Duncan Phyfe style, produced in the 1940...

Antique Furniture: DUNCAN PHYFE DROP LEAF TABLE
The watertown table slide company in watertown, wisconsin was established in 1889 and incorporated in 1891. But even without that information i am sorry to say that this is not from the Federal period nor is it an authentic DF piece. However, this style...

Antique Furniture: DUNCAN PHYFE DRUM TABLE
These numbers are proprietary to the company. It would be either an inventory number, style number or color number. i cannot read the fractional number but it could be a one over a two meaning it was one of two. seeing the dovetails tells me that although...

Antique Furniture: Duncan Phyfe Mahogany Side Table
another very nice table made in the early 1940s. i cannot see the wood grain to give you the species but it will be mahogany, mahogany veneer and possibly some sweet gum. closer pictures needed to tell for sure. the style of all three tables can be...

Antique Furniture: Ladderback Style Wing Chair
this is mid century and is actually called a ladder back wing chair. some things do not fit into neat categories and this is one. during the 50-60s there were a lot of colonial revival pieces built in maple, cherry, birch and beech, all light woods to...

Antique Furniture: Marstall Armoire
marstall was in operation from 1893-1929 and were in teh wardrobe manufacturing business. yours is in oak. the drawer pulls have been replaced and it has been refinished and looks good. retail of this type depending on the stability of the piece would...

Antique Furniture: nightstand
I have never heard the term puzzle jointing. I love it and from now on this is the term i will use when i see a joint that is not dovetailed but is done in this configuration. you have started something!! If this is a stand alone night stand and not a...

Antique Furniture: Pennsylvania furniture company, Late 19th Century Bedroom Set
Late 19th Century Bedroom Set: Hi Justin, Since we are now living in a world where but the very few care about old furniture and in particular, the poorly made pieces that are also not very appealing to the eye , it has put pieces like yours in a free-fall, price wise. I evaluate...

Antique Furniture: pie safe
appears to be oak made around 1900. good tins good surfaces and appears to be sturdy as i see no major gaps where the wood intersects. when i see similar items in shops they are priced around 700. ones i see in the virginia, north carolina, tennessee...

Antique Furniture: Question about Baker Furniture, Dining room furniture by Baker Furniture
Dining room furniture by Baker Furniture: Hi Jane, I m sorry, but I only received one photo of the label. What I can tell you is that this label would have been used from 1903 through 1927, when the company was known as Baker & Co. of Allegan, Michigan. When the company was sold it was renamed...

Antique Furniture: Replacement Key for Hope Chest
Your feedback is very disappointing knowing that I answered your question as best as can be done. sorry you are so dissatisfied. I strive to give the most complete answer as possible with the information supplied. Knowledgeability - 5 Clarity of response...

Antique Furniture: Side by Side
send me an infocus and clear picture of the area where the v is located, front and back of that area. also a picture of the entire back of the piece if possible. most of these, in fact all i have had, have a desk located behind the two drawer fronts. ...

Antique Furniture: Sofa Hide-a-bed
Your english is wonderful. it is much better than many, perhaps most, of those born in this country. Back in the late 1960s and early 1970 i tried teaching school as a substitute teacher in middle and high school. I was very disappointed to learn that many...

Antique Furniture: Stickley Hutch
Branded or burnt labeling shown on your furniture was between 1926 and 1984 by L&JG Stickley (Leopold). Gustav s furniture is more valuable that any of the other brothers and was all made prior to 1915. Gustav s was in the mission style, the more valuable...

Antique Furniture: TABEL
The watertown table slide company in watertown, wisconsin was established in 1889 and incorporated in 1891. But even without that information i am sorry to say that this is not from the Federal period nor is it an authentic DF piece. However, this style...

Antique Furniture: unknown furniture
1900-1920s william and mary style blind china cabinet. often referred to as colonial revival style. some of the wood is figured walnut but i need a closer picture to be sure so i can see the grain. the type of stretcher base between the legs is typical...

Antique Furniture: Value, Reproduction Welsh style dresser
Reproduction Welsh style dresser: Hi Lillian, To answer your question regarding value of your 18th century Welsh Style Dresser, Florida or on the west coast is not the best area to realize maximum values for early traditional furniture. This particular form would have more desirability...

Antique Furniture: Value? Info?
A nice rocker that was made By the shin lee manufacturing company in Taiwan. It isnt very old, i would have to see it in person but it looks like the ones that were imported in the 1990s. dollar amounts is not high, maybe 125 but the fact that it was from...

Antique Furniture: Value question, Pa House Dining Furniture
Pa House Dining Furniture: Hi Lillian, With the collapse of the purchasing for dining room furniture, due to younger home buyers not traditionally furnishing dining rooms, rather using the space for a home office, home theater, exercise gym, music room, then preferring to eat...

Antique Furniture: Vanity
JM would be the person who did the assembly or final inspection. this was a manufactured item made around 1910. As to which manufacturer made it, that will remain unknown as there were about 5000 in operation churning out furniture at that time and no one...

Antique Furniture: Antique Breakfront or Sideboard, 1920's Jacobean Style Sidekboard
1920's Jacobean Style Sidekboard: Hi Jennie, Wile your sideboard is not 100 years old or older, to be considered an antique, my feeling is that your Jacobean style sideboard was made in the 1920 s. There were a host of companies making pieces like yours and it is a style today that...

Antique Furniture: Baker Chair?, French Style Seating
French Style Seating: Dear EAW, While you may believe that this chair may have been made by the Baker furniture company, I do not. Having a similar chair in the past marked Baker and having THIS chair are not the same. I base my opinion on the carving work on this...