Collectibles-General (Antiques)/dresser

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Hi, I am hoping you can give me some information about this dresser that has been in my family for as long as I can remember.  All the relatives that I could have asked about it have long passed.  I would greatly appreciate it if you you would be so kind to let me know if you have any information.  I have tried looking up the company (from the metal plate on the back) with absolutely no luck.  I hope the pictures are clear enough for you to get an idea of what it is.  Again, thank you for your time and expertise.



Linda Rocha

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the chest was made around 1900-1910 and since it is a family piece you wish to keep you may consider having it restored but you MUST make sure it is by a competent restorer.  proper restoration will enhance both the monetary and esthetic values, poor restoration will not.

there are multiple woods and i will look at the pics more closely later today but wanted to get a response to you this morning.

it will take some time to get info on the company, if I can, since it was a smaller company.

where are you located.

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robert klein

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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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Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association

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BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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