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Double Oval 2
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Walnut Double Oval
Walnut Double Oval  
Mr. Klein,
I bought this bed which was termed a "Lincoln Style" bed. Is it only because of the double ovals or some other characteristics?
I want to buy a similar dresser and/or night stand. What is the period, style, age, value?
The frame is walnut, but I am not sure about the wood of the burled (?) oval panels.

This may be a duplicate. I sent once via regular e-mail before I found the "Ask a Question" place

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These are referred to as Lincoln style beds.  it is walnut with burl walnut panels.  made around 1860-80.

The term has become loosly attached to most tall rococo beds like this because of the one in the lincoln bedroom, assuming it hasnt been removed.

Rococo is a more descriptive term.  Check my rubylane website to compare with the two or three I have on there.  I really like this style, it is elegant.  hopefully it is tight where the rails fit, not altered or butchered.

what did you have to give and where are you located.

http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/floor2/lincoln-bedroom.htm  

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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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