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bob klein wrote at 2014-01-12 17:34:13
Having reread my own post I see that I misunderstood the original post.  For some unknown reason I was thinking the Imperial furniture company which may be incorrect.  If the Mahogany Ass. label is#123 then it is Imperial.  



We do not know which of the many companies that belonged to the Mahogany Association belongs to the number on the label nor can we match the company number on the "True Grand Rapids Cabinet Making Certified, I-40935" label as there are no records available anywhere--or that have been uncovered yet.  The latter label of which I have just spoke began in 1931 by the Furniture Manufacturers Guild to verify that the item was made in Grand Rapids.  The former label of which I spoke was to certify that the piece was of mahogany and mahogany veneers on the visual surfaces.  


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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. robertsantiques@cox.net 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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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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