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After looking for almost 10 years I have an opportunity to supplement my kittinger dining chairs And have been offered to have them refinished to match my current open pore dark heirloom pieces by "a former kittinger craftsman." Since these chairs are very difficult to find, should I go ahead? The offer is from a company that specializes in Kittinger.

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Hi Louise,

After dealing in Kittinger furniture for over 40 year I can tell you that refinishing their furniture is a true task. Since I do not know the person you will be using it would be
difficult for me to give you my expert opinion. Many companies claim to be experts in
refinishing when they really are not.

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George E. Harrison III
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I am able to answer most questions pertaining to the authenticity,collectability and values of high-end reproduction furniture. As an example, quality furniture produced by leading manufacturers such as Baker, Kittinger, Kindel, Saybolt-Cleland furniture companies. I must have at least one photo for advice. PLEASE READ: No questions will be answered without a photo. View our website at for a sampling of our expertise.

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For the past 40 years I have been dealing in the appraisal, buying and selling of fine, pre-owned antique and reproduction furniture. Over the years we have served leading museums, governmental institutions, Fortune 500 companies as well as private collectors. View our website at for a sampling of our expertise. Also, be sure to read our testimonial page.

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Philadelphia College of Art Study for cabinetmaking.

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