My mother is interested in the production date and rough value (interest vice sale purposes) of a wardrobe they purchased from neighbors in 1969 (St Louis MO). Plate on the back: Rushville furniture company, pattern 376, order number 2602. Pictures are attached. Thanks much
Answer This piece was manufactured in the 1920s. the pictures are a bit unfocused so i cannot tell you if it is walnut or mahogany veneer nor can i see the condition of the surfaces.
assuming the surfaces are fairly smooth and in good condition and everything works as it should this would sell in a store at 375 in my area. cleaned up and waxed and sold in a larger metro area in an upper level store it might bring 450.
Regarding American antique, vintage, and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing.
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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.
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