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Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing. Please read instructions for posting.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of American antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars through several organizations.


Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association


BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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a good read as many try to categorize tightly styles and forms.

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2016-11-29 Antique Buffet Table - Period, Manufacturer and Worth?:

very nice and desirable Hepplewhite, Sheraton, Federal styled sideboard.  Mahogany and mahogany veneer from around 1920-40.    She is at the limit on the price for retail but for insurance purposes she

2016-11-29 Platform Rocker:

this is an eastlake victorian platform rocker made around 1885-1900.    cannot tell in the photo but it is most likely walnut.  do make sure the screws holding the springs are tight.  most i have seen

2016-11-19 Identify these chairs:

These chairs would have been manufactured around 1900-1920.  Unfortunately without a label there is no way of knowing which one of 5000 in operation at the time made these.  They are made in the Chippendale

2016-11-18 Kittinger Secretary Desk cleaning:

You are doing the right think by seeking help before doing anything.    The finish will be a lacquer coating.    End dust is a good dusting product and was recommended to me by a museum curator/conservator

2016-11-18 Identify these chairs:

use the followup function and post picture under the seat, I need to see the intersection of the seat rails and the glue blocks at those corners.  also a close clear picture of the back of the upper section


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