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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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2017-01-18 question about a antique table:

No way to tell by looking at the pictures.      In order to determine if this is mid 18th c or late 19th c is to examine in person.  There are many things to look for including but not limited to, tool

2017-01-17 Bassett Furniture:

This set was made in teh 1920-30s.  It is often referred to as waterfall furniture due to the curve at the front edge of the tops.    all show surfaces are veneer.  Mahogany, some walnut, laid out to produce

2017-01-15 Jamestown Table Co Hutch:

thanks for looking for another label.    like it sits it would sell in a store at 400.  properly refinished double that.    it is a nice piece built by a good company but is not yet antique.  however being

2017-01-11 Hickory Chair Mfg Co. table/unknown chair:

please tell me you are not, not, using the electric sander on that table top!!!  to refinish, remove the base from the top.  remove the extensions from the underside of the table.  you now have two tops

2017-01-10 Jamestown Table Co Hutch:

if there is a label inside the drawer or otherwise please use the followup function and post picture of that.  the picture of the shipping label is helpful but would like to see another label.    thanks


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