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robert klein

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Expertise

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

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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