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Bookcase
Bookcase  

Bookcase 2
Bookcase 2  
Hello Robert,
I am hoping that you may be able to help me with a piece that I came across.  It's so unique and I can't find anything like it.  It's a bookcase and very ornate.  Any info you can give me about would be very much appreciated.  
Kindest Regards,
Patty Schorr

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it is called a book trough and is not old.  i was going to buy a few to sell at the shop but did not want to mix old and new.

these are very neat items sold at auctions.

they were originally a different form in teh 1920s and given with sets of encyclopedias.

at auction they run right at 125.

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robert klein

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

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

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