|Rating(1-10)||Knowledgeability = 10||Clarity of Response = 10||Politeness = 10|
|Comment||Dear Mr. Taylor, I am very grateful for your prompt, courteous, and thorough answer to my request. I chose you from the list of experts because I found you had appraised many other Sligh pieces of furniture. I have confidence in the depth of your knowledge in this area and enjoyed the added education you included in your correspondence (e.g. that the correct name in this instance is a "press."). For these reasons, I have also nominated you for "Volunteer of the Month." Thank you. Sincerely, Antonio|
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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.
I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at www.furnituredetective.com
BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida