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robert klein

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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.

Experience in the area

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.

Organizations

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

Education/Credentials

BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

Past/Present Clients

They deserve privacy, sorry.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

a good read as many try to categorize tightly styles and forms. http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/furniture/Period/Chapter-II-Jacobean-Period-1603-1688.html#cromwellian

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Recent Answers from robert klein

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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