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I recently purchased a Tomlinson Chair Co China Cabinet (tag on back) and am deliberating if I should paint it or refinish.  I would like to know the approximate age and type wood.  As you can see from the picture, someone has stripped the shellac/varnish from the inside door.  It has the original glass and 3 shelves with plate grooves.  Also, what is the value and will painting decrease the value?  The top veneer has popped up and will need to be glued down.

i looked at the close picture again.  please do not paint this, it is better quality that i first thought an is mahogany.  refinish it properly to bring value to 650-750.

painting will be valued at half.

good piece colonial revival style.

from 1910-20  

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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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