Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Antique armoire

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I have an antique armoire/wardrobe which is 76" high and 48 " wide.  The center mirrored panel opens to a rod where clothes are hung.  The bottom panel opens a storage drawer and it has the original metal drawer pulls.  The wardrobe section can be separated from the drawer section to make moving easier.  It has BUN/BALL feet and narrow" rope" trim on the corners.

It is absolutely my favorite piece of furniture and I would never feel it but I am curious about where it was made, it's value, and it's age.  Also, what style is it?

I can certainly send you more closeups if you need them...I don't think the full-frontal pic does it justice.

Thank you for your time.

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appears that i have fallen short on my knowledge.  what is it that i missed?  what else did you need?  help me improve by letting me know.

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You know it is oak and it was made around 1920s early 30s.  such good condition i assume it has been refinished in the past 20-30 years and been kept well cared for.

It appears to be of english or belgium origin.

without a label there is no way to ever determine the manufacturer.  in the USA there were over 5000 in operation, in england and belgium i dont know how many.  I do not study the european manufacturers.

an insurance replacement value would be around 1500-1800, a retail selling price around 750 but the prices do vary depending on location.  

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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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