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Hi, I recently purchased at a yard sale a lyre-back gossip bench (Colonial Revival style?) with a patterned fabric seat.  I love the piece, and it is in good/fair condition.  I am just wondering if you may have any knowledge regarding the value of such a piece? Thank you.

telephone or gossip bench.  colonial revival style works.  some say duncan phyfe style due to the lyre or harp back, which is a stretch and not really accurate.  federal style works also.

made in the 1940s and if the condition is good visually and structurally would sell at 85-140 in a retail setting.

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robert klein


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.


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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