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Hi Eileen:  I have two pieces of older kitchen furniture. One is a Buffet and Hutch made by Knechtel Furniture Ltd. Style 4057 W S. It has Fruitwood and the numbers 071867 on the back,and I was wondering if that is the date it was made (071867)? Picture attached.

I also have another old sideboard, but it does not have any distinguishing marks on it at all, and I was wondering about how old it would be. Can you help?


Hi Bernice
Nice to hear from you.
These numbers on the buffet hutch are not the date.
The other piece is what is called (here in Canada), a "poor wifes china cabinet".
Funny name but thats what we call them.
Its from the 40's.
I quite like both pieces.
Look so fresh and clean
Hope this helps

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Eileen Cronk


I can answer most questions about the repairing and refinishing of all your old furniture items (the things we call antiques). I can also give you advice on what wood items to choose and what wood items to avoid at auctions, flea markets etc. I DO NOT give appraisals on antiques as this is not my field of expertise.


I have been repairing, refinishing and of course buying old furniture for the past 30 years. On any given weekend I can be found at auction sales or flea markets searching out a good buy. I have taken several courses in this area over the years, but I find "Hands On" learning to be the best teacher. I can help you avoid the pitfalls and problems of this wonderful rewarding craft.

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