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An old wooden desk.

Information About Captain's Desk?My son has this old antique desk that he would like to sell. He acquired it from a guy in California that said he inherited it from his great grandfather. He was told it was a captain's desk from an old ship. Whether this is true or not I don't know, and there is no documentation to support this. All I know is that it is old and it is heavy. It has a leather top on it.

 

A wooden china cabinet.

Information About this China Cabinet?I bought this china cabinet at a flea market for 20 dollars. I can't find any identifying marks except for the numbers on the back (as pictured above) however I can't find anything online about the numbers. I've seen similar china cabinets from the 1900s. Could anyone maybe tell me something about it? Thanks in advance.

 

A white dresser with six drawers.

Is This Dresser French Provincial?I inherited this chest and another dresser. This one came with a mirror that has since been lost. I was always told this was French Provincial, but in my searches I cannot find a design like this one, with the very basic straight line and simple curl.

 

Value of an Antique Louis XV Style Chair? - collage of chair photos

Value of an Antique Louis XV Style Chair?I inherited this Louis XV chair when my paternal grandmother passed. It is in good condition. There are no markings found. It has cabriole style legs and may have been reupholstered. It may be around 100 years old.

 

Antique Imperial Telephone Table

Value of Antique Imperial Telephone Table?Does anyone know if this antique Imperial telephone table is worth anything?

 

Value of Antique Bed  - ornate headboard

Value of an Antique Bed?Trying to determine the value of antique beds can be difficult, especially if there are no identifying marks, as is often the case with older pieces. There are several helpful suggestions found below that can get you started on your quest.

 

Value of an Old Desk from the Derby Desk Company - drop down writing and work surface plus 4 drawers

Value of an Old Desk from the Derby Desk Company?I've got this old desk in my garage from the Derby Desk company, but can't find any info on it.

 

Identifying an Old Sewing Cabinet - dark finish sewing cabinet with fold top opening on each side of the top and two drawers

Identifying an Old Sewing Cabinet?I have seen the more common styles of Martha Washington sewing tables, but cannot really identify this particular table. Can anyone help?

 

Value of Antique Tilt Top Table - round tilt top table

Value of an Antique Tilt Top Table?The tilt top on antique and newer tables allows you to fold the top down when the table is not in use. There are many of these pedestal tables out there with varying values based on condition, manufacturer, style, etc. Determining the value can be a bit of a task.

 

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Value of an Antique Oak Table - solid oak table top

Value of an Antique Oak Table?The table was found in a basement by my deceased husband. I do not know where it came from. I can only remember he said it was over 200 years old. It is very heavy and solid oak. I have included photos of the legs to hopefully help in identification.

 

Value of an Antique Acorn Bed - single bed frame with head and foot boards and acorn finials

Value of an Antique Acorn Bed?The bed's inside dimensions are 39"x74". The headboard is 48" high and footboard is 45 1/2" high. It's solid wood, but I'm no sure what it is, possibly mahogany or pine. Could you clarify for me and advise what it is worth.

 

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Value of an Andrew Brothers Cedar Chest?I have a cedar chest with "Andrew Brothers, Mattoon, Illinois" on the inside.

 

Value of Antique Table and Chairs - dining table with ornate cross bracing

Value of Antique Table and Chairs?I have an antique table and 3 chairs that I have stored for years and am looking to sell them. I do not know how old they are. Part of the base of the table is cracked, but could be repaired. Overall they are in very good condition. I don't want to undersell!

 

Value of Dining Room Table and Chairs

Value of Dining Room Table and Chairs?We are trying to determine the value of our dining room table and 6 chairs which have been in the family for four generations. We have searched the entire piece and are not finding any markings. There are 2 leaves and padding for the table.

 

Value of an Antique Buffet - ornate buffet

Value of an Antique Buffet?I wanted to get this buffet appraised. Does anyone have an idea?

 

Value of Antique Parlor Table  - ornately carved small table

Value of Antique Parlor Table?My grandparents are trying to sell this table, but are not sure how much it's worth. They don't know much about it other than it's really old.

 

Value of an Antique China Cabinet - dark wood, glass fronted cabinet

Value of an Antique China Cabinet?Can anyone help to appraise this antique china cabinet or at least tell me what the symbol is on the cabinet?

 

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A wooden bed frame with a headboard.

Value of Antique Twin Bed?I have two twin beds from my mother-in-law's house and am trying to find out more info about them like age, type of wood, and value. I also need to have custom size mattresses for them if anyone in the Chicago area knows somewhere local.

 

Information About Old Trunk?

Information About Old Trunk?I am looking for some answers if possible: age, maker, what's it worth if anything, and should I sell it/restore it. I know a very little history of this trunk, but I know my mom has the twin of it, but she redid hers. Any help is useful of course and I will say thank you in advance now.

 

A wooden table.

Is This an Antique Table?I just bought this tablet, very cheaply. I noticed the Baker Furniture emblem. Is it worth more than what I paid?

 

A decorative wooden buffet.

Information About Buffet?I am wondering what it's worth, but also if anyone recognizes a year it may be from? I really would like to know anything about it.

 

An old bedframe with springs.

Value and Info on Antique Bed?What is this bed worth and how old is it? I was told it was made in Germany. Edge to edge it measures 86 in. wide by 82 in. long. It comes apart to make 2 beds.

 

The back and seat of a vintage chair.

Chair Identification and Age?I'm trying to figure out how old this chair is and what style it is in. It is stuffed with horsehair, super solid and appears to be hand carved in a lot of the detail.

 

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