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|Comment||Thank you so much! Your answer solidified my desire to purchase the set. Everything was in excellent condition with very few (practically unoticeable) cosmetic "issues" (very faint scratches that went away with some polish). The chairs were all solid and sturdy. Non of the canning was damaged. The China cabinet was also perfect with all of the glass pieces in tact and in great condition. In fact, the lighting part still worked! I am very pleased with my purchase and grateful to have had your direction! Thank you so much for your time!|
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971