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run_in_mudd wrote at 2013-08-16 06:22:01
This post was a long time ago -- but for posterity, I'd like to add that Maddox Colonial Reproductions are ABSOLUTELY collectors items in 2013 -- and while they may not fetch into the thousands, depending on how lavishly made the piece you have is, and the overall condition... a decent Winthrop slant-front with or without the bookcase top can still be had for 200-400 dollars (2013).

Maddox made fine furniture pieces which are, luckily, quite attainable for their sheer visual appeal.

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