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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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2017-03-23 Hathaway's Bedroom Set:

condition has a lot to do with value, retail and wholesale, auction or shop and insurance replacement.    this set in a shop would need to have some work done prior to sale.  after that work was completed

2017-03-23 Age of this recliner:

There were a couple of companies using the push button mechanism, Royal Chair Company and Royal Easy Chair Co. (same company),  being the more prolific one.  they usually had a round brass label attached

2017-03-10 Hathaway's Bedroom Set:

use followup function and post pictures of both label and other pieces, thanks.    Mahogany Association number 160 was Drexel.

2017-03-07 Antique China Cabinet marked Simmons Furniture:

Not sure what you wanted to know but the cabinet is from the 1920s and has a retail value and a shop around $800-$1200 depending on the nature of the shop.     And if there was more information that you

2017-03-05 Age of this recliner:

around 1900 manufacturer.  wood appears to be oak but is difficult to see in the photo.    I have seen this mechanism but will have to research and will revise the post when I fine the info.  if i forget


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