In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. email@example.com You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.
I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.
Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971
this is a good read discussing Jacobean and Jacobean style, a topic which everyone thinks they are experts on. One part discusses the fallacy of trying to categorize items too rigidly. http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/furniture/Period/Chapter-II-Jacobean-Period-1603-1688.html#cromwellian
Refinishing vs value? Each item must be evaluated on its own. A proper restoration, when warranted, enhances value. Indiscriminate refinishing or restoration by uninformed, semi skilled people has the opposite effect. There are many techniques and materials to assist us in choosing the correct procedure. Yes, an original coating is desirable and sought on a museum, rare, or historical piece.
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oak curved oak china cabinet with claw feet. made 1880-1910. Good one! there were many interpretations of varying claw and paw feet. Many things relate to naturalist beings. truly, they are not
Please post pictures of the rings. Use the follow up function to do so. Here's your problem, you can sand the rings away which is not recommended, but they will return. I need to see them to tell you
Thank you for being so kind and responding to my last question to you. I always ask when I see a rating that tells me or indicates that I have not fulfilled or satisfied the needs of the poster. I try
ahhh, much better. it is as i thought but still cannot be certain it is mahogany. in order to know i would have to see a very close picture o a drawer front. if you like you can email to my email address
The company name became Sligh-Lowery in 1940 and kept is so until 1968. Teh desk looks in the picture to be of 1940 vintage. You will have to use the followup function and repost another full view
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