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Red velvet Chair detail
Red velvet Chair detai  

Red Velvet Chairs
Red Velvet Chairs  
His and Hers walnut chairs purchased by parents in 1950 from neighbor. I don't know the true age of the chairs.  They were professionally refinished and reupholstered in 1976.  Used for decorative purposes only and in excellent condition.  Considering selling. Looking for an approximate market value. Any other information you have would be great.

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wood appears to be birch and originally would have been stained to a mahogany color.  they were made around 1890-1910.  it would have been part of a parlor set, probably had 2-4 ladies chairs and 1-2 gents chairs and a loveseat, perhaps a rocker as well,

they would sell in a shop at 450-650 for both.

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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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