Collectibles-General (Antiques)/federal style sofa

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I was reading your very thoughtful response to a question regarding a similar sofa. was wondering if you could help identify this one. The carving and design looks very good. Not a dark wood though. Are you able to estimate the age of this one? Thank you in advance, sean

I also have a close up of the feet.

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1920-1940.  one of the better ones in mahogany with the drape and bow carving.  the carving is done in relief, it is not applied but rather cut from a thick piece of wood.  this one is the classic style with reeded legs and front seat rail.  elegant.  

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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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