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Chifferobe front view
Chifferobe front view  

Chifferobe inside view
Chifferobe inside view  
This belonged to my husband's grandmother. We'd like to know if it is vintage or antique, can you identify it (Sears Roebuck for instance) and give us an estimated value.  It has original hardware.  Outside 53" high, 19" deep, 40" wide. Has 3 drawers on top, 2 with lock and key, side by side doors with lock and key. Inside hanger bar on left with end stamped Patent Approved 2307 Grand Rapids Michigan.  Rt side has five drawers.  In good condition except for one piece of molding broken.

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since there were thousands of manufactures operating 1910-1920 when this was made, without a label no one can tell you which company manufactured this chifferobe.

There were dozens in Grand Rapids at any given time.

condition looks good, style is good, retail in a shop around 500 depending on the venue.

exterior wood is walnut veneer.

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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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