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Collectibles-General (Antiques)/two questions - old maple rope bed


gk wrote at 2013-04-02 20:20:03
PLease also know that Rope beds were never very stable without the rope. the rope is what keeps the bed together. Without it most of the joints can seem loose and odds are that the bed leans alot. The bed may actually work just fine and funtion quite well once it is roped. the only way to know is to actually rope it up. a good site for instuctions on how to do this is

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.


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