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Your bench is really lovely but you may have to consult an antique/vintage dealer to obtain information.
I have this table. I have been looking at side tables, stretcher, library, and sofa. I can't find it or anything about it.
If you have historical residences in your area the docents will be well versed in furniture styles and types. You might also want to send a pic to some national sites such as Mount Vernon.
I know nothing about it, but it's beautiful, and I hope you don't do anything hideous to it, like painting it, or taking it apart to make something else out of it. It breaks my heart to see some of the awful things people do to nice furniture on some of the DIY sites.
Sorry, I know nothing either but agree with Pixiedust - it's beautiful.
Marg from England.
The table is beautiful and I recently had a similar issue with a table in my house. I really just searched through pics to find my answer.
For any of you that are knowledgeable in furniture I'm curious as to what you would say about this piece of furniture? I just bought it from a young girl who inherited it and she knew nothing about it.
This piece is from the 20s-40s, Art Deco period, and is called a vanity or dressing table. From the look and size of yours it may even be called a dresser vanity or even a man's dressing table.
Please can someone assist and let me know what this is/when from? It's at least 60 years old. My grandmother had it when she was a child. It's very heavy and over 2.2 meters tall.
I am curious as to the value of these two pieces. I did some research on the dry sink and it appears to be an Ethan Allen piece with an Ogee bracket type foot, but I haven't seen the exact same one. I don't know the history of it, as it was left as trash at someone's house about five years ago.
I researched the chair. I've seen similar splat? back chairs and the Sheraton? type leg. Is it a Hepplewhite side chair? This chair was found in the house we now occupy that was empty for at least five years and was built in 1698.
I would appreciate any input. Thanks!
it looks to me like a mail cabinet
some might also consider it a chiffonier
By B Smith
I assume the glass doors lift up?
It almost looks like something you could roll around and serve desserts from like for a nursing home? That is all I could think of. I hope that helps.
It might be a book case...can't really tell. Maybe from a law office?
I'm with Halfwit - this looks like a homemade 'barrister's bookcase'. If it is, the lift-up doors should slide into the upper part of the case so the attorney could easily access a specific section of his personal law library whilst preparing a case:
As for era, it looks to be a fairly modern construction of salvaged parts from various eras anywhere from late 19th to mid-20th century. I say this because of the modern looking fixings on the glass (?) - if the doors are the plexiglass they look in the photo, that is also a clue to date of creation.
Does the glass lift out and slide on the top? It looks very much like the book shelves made in late 1800's.
I have had this piece of American made furniture in my family and would like to know if it is from the 1920s or before. It is solid cherry I believe and is in 2 pieces.
I have a theory about this oak Chippendale style wingback armchair being Irish (because of Celtic knot carvings) and from around 1880. Am I wrong ? Can you tell me more about it?
You need to know the manufacturer of the chair. Turn it over to see who makes it.
Finding the worth of a chair.
First you need to find any marks on the chair it should have the manufacturer name on it.
Then go to E-Bay and describe your chair and they will e-mail you when one comes on.
Old chair. No names. I'm not interested in value. I'm keeping it for now.
I have 2 older pieces of furniture, one is a small bookcase. Burnt into the side of the drawer is a crown with a rose going through the middle of it at a 45 degree angle. I need help figuring out who made these pieces.
Take a magnifying glass and look on the bottom and back of the chair for some markings. It will be very difficult to identify if there are no markings
I used to have a chair just like this and I think I remember the markings were written on and not etched in. Sorry :(
By Teri from Chicago, IL
I think is is beautiful, wish it was mine. ;)
I beleve it is a European Shrunk, most likely
German or Bavarian. They used this type of
over sized storage instead of cabinets or closets.
My great aunt had a dining room set complete with china cabinet. This one in the picture is a duplicate of what she had. All I know is that its from the 1920s. Hope this helps.
I have a piece of furniture that my mother said was made in the factory where my grandfather worked in Grand Rapids Michigan. She called it a 'server', but to me it seems more like a linen storage place. We have looked all over it and only found these numbers on the bottom back - 5661? My family lived in GR for years and I know my grandfather worked in one of the factories, but I don't know which one.
I have attached pictures including the one on the back which, now via the photo, I see has some other characters by the numbers. I haven't a clue what they mean. Do you?
I have no idea how old this china cabinet is or what it is worth. It is very unusual and I bought the matching buffet. I know nothing about it and hoped someone might?
My friend is restoring a home built in 1909 and a barn built in the 1800s. She found this piece in the barn and wanted to know if I could help her figure out anything about it. Any thoughts?