Hi Mr Klein - I purchased this really nice looking oak chest at an estate sale recently. It has stamped on the back of it: ANT178 and QU297H. The handles on the 2 drawers are stamped 296. It has Acme ball bearing casters which are not shown in the photo as it sits on the carpet better without them. It stands 29" high, 35" wide and is 18 1/2" deep. Would you advise the age, manufacturer, and value please?
Answer without a label there is no way anyone can determine which of 5000 companies manufactured this back then. 1890-1900
it is a good looking piece, looks well made and certainly has a lot of characteristics to support this. doors, pilasters, raised panel carving...
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.
Organizations Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
Education/Credentials BA Florida State University
BA University of West Florida 1971