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Antique Furniture/RE: Identification of chair


upclose of hand-carved face
upclose of hand-carved  
picture of entire chair
picture of entire chai  
QUESTION: Could you please help me with the date and period style of this chair?  What is a reasonable market value?  Thank you.

ANSWER: picture of underside of the seat please

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QUESTION: thank you for getting back so soon....if you need anything else please let us know....

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anyhow, the wood is birch stained to a mahogany color.  very common color and wood for the era 1890-1910 when this was manufactured.

looks like a price tag on it, is this in a shop?  if so the type of shop would determine if it were a 350 or 500$ chair.

there is no definitive style to name this chair as there are elements of several.  most refer to these as masque chairs due to the figures or colonial revival.  often the figure is old man winter but this is a winged lion or griffin face.

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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.


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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