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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...

Antique Furniture: Bedroom set
i can only speak to the chest as that is all that is pictured. it is make in the 1940s but without a label no one can tell you the manufactory as there were thousands. the handle is no problem, buy a replacement of the same hepplewhite style and use...

Antique Furniture: Brass Table
I dont study brass items since there are and were so many made in so many countries for so many years. corrosion is no indication of age since it is due to care and surroundings. close inspection of the metal and testing of the metal can sometimes give the...

Antique Furniture: Chattanooga Furniture Co
the chairs appear to have been refinished before. but they are from the 1910-20s in the jacobean style. the set of chairs would sell at auction as shown at 60 each, in a retail shop at 125-150 each. table i cannot say with seeing it. as to the company;...

Antique Furniture: Eastlake Bedroom Set
hardware might be hand cut but without seeing them apart cannot be certain, might have been cut with a dull router type bit. have seen these before and both appear the same from the exterior. regardless of which, yes this can be called eastlake style and...

Antique Furniture: End Tables/Nightstands
Probably made in the late 1930s or early 40s. often times what appears to be leather at first look turns out to be a tight woven fabric like canvas that is impregnated with a pigmented shellac or paint like coating, then shellac with color or just with...

Antique Furniture: era/value, 1940's Mahogany China Cabinet and Buffet
1940's Mahogany China Cabinet and Buffet: Hi Glenn, While I am not able to assign a specific maker to your pieces, I feel that they were made in the late thirties to early forties, as most mahogany furniture of this general style was manufactured. The case is most likely fabricated out of...

Antique Furniture: One last question...
absolutely, someone did cut the legs off. same thing with some of the items on the link you provided at chrissies collections. google 1920s sideboards or 1920 jacobean style sideboards or http://estatestore.org/2010/12/08/grand-old-dining-set-table-with-leaf-chairs-and-buffet/12-7-012/...

Antique Furniture: Landstrom Mahogany (?) sideboard, Early 20th Century Sideboard by Lansdstrom
Early 20th Century Sideboard by Lansdstrom: Hi Rik, Let me start off by telling you that the demand for dining room furniture at the present time is in somewhat of a free fall, due to today s younger buyers not looking to furnish dining rooms. They much rather prefer to use the traditional...

Antique Furniture: Luger claw foot table
i cant really see the condition of the wood but the table appears to be intact and sound. as shown about 400$ restored PROPERLY, retail in a shop with the leaves 1100. these were made around 1900. interesting info is available on the company http://lugerfurniture.com/history.htm...

Antique Furniture: Milton Bradley Chair
http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/milton-bradley-company-history/ made around 1920-30s. as to value, if a collector wanted or needed this the price would be higher, 150-200, well, for some collectors-the true ones anyhow. collectors in...

Antique Furniture: Wardrobe origins
This piece was manufactured in the 1920s. the pictures are a bit unfocused so i cannot tell you if it is walnut or mahogany veneer nor can i see the condition of the surfaces. assuming the surfaces are fairly smooth and in good condition and everything...

Antique Furniture: 1930s kindel dressers, Kindel furniture dressers c 1950
Kindel furniture dressers c 1950: Hi Lorna, While furniture produced by the Kindel Furniture Co. has always been built with attention to quality, it wasn t until 1982 that the Kindel Furniture company was selected to reproduce rare and important American antiques for the Winterthur...

Antique Furniture: Antique Rolltop Desk
Roll top desk of quarter sawn (tiger oak) oak. C roll style with full fitted interior complete with 11 drawers and doors. Nothing missing or replaced. Brass capped legs with casters. An excellent example of 1900s top desk. Kreul is the company 432,34,36...

Antique Furniture: Baker credenza, Baker Buffet Credenza
Baker Buffet Credenza : Hi Karen, Your being unable to find information for your Credenza or what I would call a Buffet Server is not so surprising, considering the 1000 s of pierces the Baker Furniture Co. has produced over the years. After pouring through my baker reference...

Antique Furniture: captains chairs?
these are from around 1880. you will find this style from 1880-1920 in pictures of old offices, courtrooms, saloons. made by many different companies or manufactorys in different woods, usually mixed woods. hickory, birch, cherry, ash, chestnut, and elm...

Antique Furniture: carved chairs
There were a lot of manufacturers operating in New York City around the 1870s when these were made. They are walnut and burl walnut veneer. victorian renaissance revival. someone will tell you they are John Jelliff because of the masque but I can say with...

Antique Furniture: Clifford-Black ans Company, inc
http://artsandcraftscollector.com/shopmarks/furniture shows the labeling for the company. this chest of drawers was made around 1920-1930. the company was short lived which is why we have little information on its offerings. the piece is typical...

Antique Furniture: carved chairs
Antique Furniture: carved chairs

Antique Furniture: Library Table
no one can tell you the maker as this is a piece manufactured around 1880 and without a label there is no way to determine which of 5000 manufacturers did this. it is walnut and walnut veneer made around 1870-80 and is a writing table. it has been refinished...

Antique Furniture: Pedestal Table
colonial revival tripod table made in the 1920s. I cannot go into the method used for the design here as it is too involved to explain marquetry on this forum but there is a lot of information available on how this is done. It is quite interesting whether...

Antique Furniture: Rockford buffet
rockford peerless furniture company label. Mahogany veneers and done in the chippendale style. retail market value as shown would be around 4-500. of course this depends on the point of sale and if it was touched up and waxed. looking good of course...

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair
nice! 1910s colonial revival rocker, original finish. it is done in the windsor style. modified bent back or hoop back. windsor style were that the undercarriage and the top begin and/or terminated at the seat. you will probably need to have a good...

Antique Furniture: Secretary / Hutch
if we use the 100 year old definition for antique then this is not but dont get too hung up on definitions. lets call it a collectable or vintage piece from 1930-40. the pictures are not very clear so i cannot be certain of the wood species but it should...

Antique Furniture: Seeking Rolltop Desk Information
need a few full view pictures of the desk, front side rear. need a picture of the outside of one drawer where the side meets the front. a picture of the inside of the hole the drawer came out of send to my email along with the original post, thank...

Antique Furniture: vanleigh / Berkley & Gay desk, Berkey & Gay Vanity c 1930's - 40's
Berkey & Gay Vanity c 1930's - 40's: Hi Nick, I would like to first address the two labels that your vanity-desk has attached. The Vanleigh label is most likely the name of the furniture store that originally retailed this piece. In looking at the size and overall configuration, it appears...

Antique Furniture: vintage gossip bench
telephone or gossip bench. colonial revival style works. some say duncan phyfe style due to the lyre or harp back, which is a stretch and not really accurate. federal style works also. made in the 1940s and if the condition is good visually and structurally...

Antique Furniture: 1930's buffet and china hutch, Earlly thirties dining furniture
Earlly thirties dining furniture: Hi Derek, Being on the east coast I can tell you that this type of stylized colonial furniture has fallen out of favor in the past few years as well as furnishing dining rooms. Many buyers today see the traditional dining room as being a thing of...

Antique Furniture: 1954 lane cedar hope chest, 1954 lane cedar hope chest
1954 lane cedar hope chest: Hi Gene, Lane Furniture was founded in 1912 by Edward Hudson Lane in Altavista, Virginia. Prices for these chests when new back in the 1950 s ran approximately $45. to $50. Prices today range from $250. to $550. for excellent examples depending on...

Antique Furniture: Antique chair, empire style, blade cuts
empire style, blade cuts, antique chair: added; empire style not empire. empire would indicate it was 1830s, which it is not. ==================== it is an empire style chair made in the 1920s-30s of birch wood and mahogany in the back slat. carving will be machine assisted hand work....

Antique Furniture: Antique chairs, Vintage Open Arm Chairs circa 1940
Vintage Open Arm Chairs circa 1940: Hi Barbara, Thank you for your question regarding your chairs. I am not sure how many of these chairs that you have, but I will base the value on a single chair and then you can do the math. Let me start off by saying that based on the overall form...

Antique Furniture: Antique chiar, colonial revival, side chairs
colonial revival, side chairs, loveseat: wood is oak part of a parlor set at one time and would have had a matching loveseat and other side chairs with and without arms style is a mixture called colonial revival. also late victorian. made around 1890-1900 as is the price is about 50$...

Antique Furniture: Antique Dresser with Mirror, Late 19th Century Dresser with Mirror
Late 19th Century Dresser with Mirror: Dear Rebecca, My feeling is that your vanity with mirror was made about 1890 and made of either mahogany or walnut veneers. It is hard to be precise for the wood used, since the photo quality is not high resolution. Depending on what part of the...

Antique Furniture: Broyhill furniture, Broyhill Chairs adn Upholstery
Broyhill Chairs adn Upholstery: Hi Rita, Almost married a girl by the name of Rita and it was also my late mothers middle name. Now, to answer you question regarding the correct age for a piece to be considered an antique. The answer is 100 years old, or older. With automobiles,...

Antique Furniture: desk/bookcase, antique furniture, front desk
antique furniture, front desk, bookcase: lets try the rear picture again, i cannot see what I need to see. also post a picture of the labels, thanks it is my opinion at this time that the panels in the bookcase doors has been changed, they are usually clear glass. forgot to add that although...

Antique Furniture: Dining Set, 1920' Baroque Style dining Table
1920' Baroque Style dining Table: Hi Mary, It is difficult to pin-point a manufacturer for your table and your chairs as well, which are in the Baroque - Jacobean style. This particular style of furniture was very popular from about 1900 to 1930. Afterwards we experienced the colonial...

Antique Furniture: Empire Display Cabinet, empire revival, empire period
empire revival, empire period, finished surfaces: spectacular!! it is empire style but for me to determine if it is empire period and not from what is often referred to as late empire or empire revival or second period empire I will need more photographs. the veneer cleavage or separation is not critical...

Antique Furniture: Did we do good?, six chairs, time damage
six chairs, time damage, briwax: added after your king feedback. although beeswax will work and is a wonderful furniture care product, I said Briwax, a commercial product. ======================================== tall piece is a blind china cabinet long piece is the sideboard matching...

Antique Furniture: history of this Baker bedroom furniture, Baker Furniture Bedroom Set Circa 1950
Baker Furniture Bedroom Set Circa 1950: Hi Carol, Judging by your photo s your Baker Furniture Chest and Dresser are made up from Walnut veneers and I would have to say that they were made sometime in the 1950 s. Due to the style of these particular pieces, serious interest would be held...

Antique Furniture: Huntley Furniture, Huntely Bedroom Furniture Set
Huntely Bedroom Furniture Set: Hi Anne, The Huntley Furniture Company opened in Winston-Salem, NC. It had been organized as the Oakland Furniture Co. in 1898. In 1929 it was purchased by the Simmons Co., then based in Kenosha, Wisconsin. By 1956;The B.F. Huntley furniture plant...

Antique Furniture: Identify chair, mahogany veneer, colonial revival
mahogany veneer, colonial revival, neat category: It is made of birch wood with mahogany veneer in the back. made around 1900. not all items fall into a neat category like queen anne, chippendale, helplewhite, sheraton, round a bout chairs, corner chairs, or barrel back. most all things after 1800 were...

Antique Furniture: identity and value of bedframe, Early American style bed
Early American style bed: Hi Paul, Assuming that you also have the side rails in addition to the headboard and footboard. you are looking at about $50. There are literally millions of this caliber of bed out there with very few buyers, hence a low value If is were a queen...

Antique Furniture: info on a chair, birthing chair, thanks in advance
birthing chair, thanks in advance, rocking chair: most of these were made around 1970-80 and came from taiwan. this one appears to be a 1940 model. originally they were made in 1880. to tell for sure if it is 1940 or 1980 check the fasteners. knock down fasteners were used on the 1980s models. cleaned...

Antique Furniture: information on piece, English Sideboard by Bevan Funnell
English Sideboard by Bevan Funnell: Hi Kerry, Nice buy! My feeling is that you should just polishing this piece, keeping it as it is. I think it would be criminal to paint it and for what reason? Perhaps to appeal to some dumbing-down buyer who s taste will change in 6 months. Bevan...

Antique Furniture: Interesting chairs, sweet gum, mahogany
sweet gum, mahogany, dye: 1900-1910 wood is usually birch or sweet gum stained with a water based dye from the factory to resemble cherry or mahogany. they have been recovered and refinished but it doesnt hurt anything. they are called colonial rival and are a blend of victorian...

Antique Furniture: Ladder Back Chair, 20th century ladderback chair
20th century ladderback chair: Hi Vicki, I can tell you that your ladderback chair appears to have been made by one of the southern chair companies and not too old. It is definitely not a period chair and has a value of about $25. Best wishes, George E. Harrison III www.americanainteriors.com/...

Antique Furniture: Library Table, rice lake wi, tulip poplar
rice lake wi, tulip poplar, motorcycle trip: maple and tulip poplar. 1920s vintage. this style was popular and made by many different manufacturers. they retail at 350-450 depending on the location. the base probably has long bolts that hold the base, pedestals and top together and screws...

Antique Furniture: Old fainting couch, Late 19th century fainting couch
Late 19th century fainting couch: Hi Ben, I really can not disagree with your wife for wanting to give your old couch, the boot. I have often wondered how with all of the beautiful forms of furniture that proceeded this period of unattractive furniture making, pieces like this were...

Antique Furniture: Phoenix Chair Company Rocking Chair 962-44, windsor chairs, antiques road show
windsor chairs, antiques road show, colonial revival: phoenix chair company had a fairly short history, late 1895-1930s. this fits your chair which was made 1910-1920s. it is called colonial revival which replicates loosely hoop back windsor chairs from the late 1700s and early 1800s, which is what you may...

Antique Furniture: Platform Rocker, Late 19th Century Platform Rocker
Late 19th Century Platform Rocker: Hi Jodeen, To briefly try and help you with the identification your rocker, I recommend that you go to Google and type in Platform Rocker . Then click on images and begin to search through the photo s for possible references. I say this because...

Antique Furniture: Rocking Chair, Late Victorian Platform Rocking Chair
Late Victorian Platform Rocking Chair: Dear Kelly, What you have is commonly referred to as a late Victorian platform rocker, circa 1890. I find that the values of these chairs have dropped in value since today s younger buyers do not share an interest as previous generations have. ...

Antique Furniture: rocking chair with springs, Late 19th Century Oak Carpet Rocker
Late 19th Century Oak Carpet Rocker: Hi Robert, Not being able to see the rest of the rocking chair and only the base and rocking mechanism,, I am guessing that what you have is commonly referred to as a Carpet Rocker , made around 1880 out of Oak. If the chair is in clean overall...

Antique Furniture: roll top desk, Early 20th Century Roll Top Desk
Early 20th Century Roll Top Desk: Hi Deyanne, What a wonderful looking Roll-op Desk. While most peoples preferences are for the S curve retractable tops, personally I prefer the more cleaner and sleek look of your C curve top. Since your desk is a bit later C1920-30 version of...

Antique Furniture: Roll top desk w/ drop down typewriter shelf, roll top desk, typewriter
roll top desk, typewriter, keyboard: what would you like to know? it was made around 1890-1900 and is oak. as is it would sell at 20-250. restoration would cost 1500-1800 if done by someone who knows what they are doing. restored properly it would retail in a shop at the cost of the restoration....

Antique Furniture: swing leg table, grit sandpaper, excess glue
grit sandpaper, excess glue, pipe clamps: first, sanding it down is not an option or choice. if you are to remove the existing finish to get to bare wood you need to take the table apart, strip it with a methylene base stripper, wash with lacquer thinner then do what you want with the staining from...

Antique Furniture: Tea table, Rococo Style Tea Table
Rococo Style Tea Table: Hi Lorna, Thanks for forwarding the photo s of the Tea Table. It s hard to tell without handling the table in person, but the table being in the Rococo or more commonly referred to as Chippendale style has the appearance of being of English- Irish...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville double pedestal dining room table, Thomasville Parquetry top Diniing Table
Thomasville Parquetry top Diniing Table: Hi Morgan, It appears that you have a Thomasvillle table that was made in the 1960 s to 1980 s or even newer since it is a stylized table and not really an accurate reproduction of a period table. The parquetry top of the table appears to made of Pecan...

Antique Furniture: Thomasville vanity, colonial revival, current market value
colonial revival, current market value, chair company: 1910-20s. colonial revival in the sheraton and chippendale styles. retail in a shop at 375-475 depending on the condition of the surfaces and structure. depending on the nature of the shop could be higher or lower. it is a good desirable style and...

Antique Furniture: Walnut Buffet, Circa 1920 Walnut Buffet
Circa 1920 Walnut Buffet: Hi Tanya, Perhaps ten years ago that was a fair price to pay for your Buffet, but I do not see this buffet being worth that today, at least here on the east coast this is certainly the case. The main issues is that today s younger buyers are not...

Antique Furniture: Williamsburg Adaptations by Kittinger sideboard, Kittinger WA1042 Colonial Williamsburg Sideboard
Kittinger WA1042 Colonial Williamsburg Sideboard: Hi Mary Ann, Thanks for your question regarding your Kittinger WA1041 mahogany Sideboard. I wish to provide you with as much information as I possibly can so you have a better understanding of, not just your sideboard, but the current marketplace for...

Antique Furniture: 1890 School Desk from Minneapolis MN, desk chairs, school desk
desk chairs, school desk, minneapolis office: added info at bottom: thanks for sending the older photos. I am thinking that this is one of the companies American Seating in Grand Rapids eventually bought after the restraint of trade court case against them around 1905 or so. Minneapolis Office...

Antique Furniture: American walnut chair, American Walnut Side Chair
American Walnut Side Chair: Hello again Dorothy, I am sure I could tell you that your chair is worth $500. because of it s wonderful choice of wood and it s fine build quality and how it put s the current third-world imports to shame and also that you will need to create a lottery...

Antique Furniture: Antique backless arm chair, mahogany color, antique mahogany
mahogany color, antique mahogany, dark mahogany: extra insurance is not necessary just make sure you have pictures of all your items. selling price retail in a shop would be around 350-450. however you should triple that for an insurance replacement value. for care: wax with toluene free Briwax in...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Antique Furniture: Antique chest
whoever said this was chippendale has no idea what they are talking about. even if they meant to say chippendale style they would be off. the style is the classic example of the higher grade of cottage victorian. if you use the followup function and...

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

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

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

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

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