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front of piece
front of piece  

front with open desk
front with open desk  
Hi Mr. Klein,

I was wondering if you could tell me what this piece would be called. I have searched all over trying to find something similar and cannot. It appears to be a credenza with a writing desk hidden at the top. I acquired it from my mother-in-law and wanted to refinish it but she cautioned me that I should check to see if it is worth anything before I do so. Do you think it holds any value?

thanks in advance for your help!
Jennifer

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it is a breakfront with a butlers desk

it does not appear to need refinishing.  buy toluene free Briwax in the antique mahogany color and wax the piece.  you will be amazed.

it should take 2-3 hours to wax.  less time means you didnt do it well.

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robert klein

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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.

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Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association

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BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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They deserve privacy, sorry.

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