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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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Recent Answers from robert klein

2017-02-19 Coal chest (?):

coal box or kindling box.      we used to see a lot of these from europe back in teh 70s and 80s.    they sell around 150 for nice ones like yours.    hope this helps    thanks    the box being from europe

2017-02-19 Antique carved lion head settee and chair:

use followup function and post close clear and infocus picture of the wood grain so in can determine species.  and a close up picture of the lions head    Understand that without a label there is no way

2017-02-18 Table:

where are the feet or legs??    the well is for tobacco products unless there is a hole in it for a drain then it would be for cooling beverage.    could you use the followup function and post another

2017-02-17 Two tables:

it is possible they are from the 20s but i suspect they are from the 1940s.  doesnt matter tho.  they are nice tables in the sheraton and duncan phyfe style.    these would sell retail at 2-250 for the

2017-02-11 Duncan Phyre Table:

not an original but DF or Sheraton or Hepplewhite style.  Just that it has that type of base does not make it DF style.  Better to say Federal style which encompasses all of those makers.     made in the


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