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Full table & china cab
Full table & china cab  

My Aunt left me her Dining table & chairs, Buffett and china cabinet (i think its a set) It is made of a red wood (cherry or mohogany?)  we have been talking about selling, painting or refinishing it- it seems pretty old  and handmade entirely of wood with two extension leafs and an old lever holding to together underneath.  I have searched the internet for something like it with no success. Their are no marking or maker tags that i can see.The chairs seem pretty common chippendales. (Original seat fabric under the green floral fabric) Can you help me find out the crafter or type of table/set or a time period made and estimated price point? If I painted it would it lose value?

Hi Trina,
While I can not tell you the maker of your dining set, I can tell you
it was made from mahogany. The dining table and sideboard are in
the Hepplewhite style and the china cabinet and chairs are in the
Chippendale style.  \

I feel that the pieces were made in the late 1930's to early 1940's.
As for value, the china cabinet would be $175. to $200. Sideboard
at $275. to $325. Dining table $250. to $275. and the chairs would
be $35. to $50. each.

Last but not least, do not think of painting these pieces unless
you wish to take away the value, drastically.

Best wishes,

George E. Harrison III

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