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I inherited a dining room set made by The Tomlinson Chair Mfg Company. I know that is is pre-1932. It includes the table, six chairs, breakfront and china hutch. All of the pieces probably need to be refinished. Can you identify the type of wood by looking at the pictures? Can you please give me an idea of the value of the set as well as if the cost of refinishing it would exceed the value.

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please use the followup function and post pictures of the china cabinet and front of one chair.

table, with or without leaves?
6 chairs, how many are arm chairs?



probably wax with dark Briwax rather than have restored completely.

cost to restore in my shop
table
1500-2000
chairs
250 each plus upholstery
sideboard
800-950
china
have to see but usually same as sideboard

retail pricing after restoration would be about the cost of restoration depending on your location.
set was made in teh 1920s

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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.

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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.

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BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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