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Kaplan Sideboard
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Kaplan Chair
Kaplan Chair  
I HAVE A KAPLAN DINING ROOM SET. DINING TABLE (2 LEAF), 6 CHAIR ( CANE SEATING) AND A SIDEBOARD.  PICS OF CHAIRS AND SIDEBAR ATTACHED.  THE SIDEBOARD HAS THE KAPLAN METAL TAG INSIDE THE TOP DRAWER.  CAN YOU TELL ME IT'S VALUE.  MY PARENTS INHERITED THE SET FROM AN ESTATE IN 1992.

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Brian - The pieces you show are Chippendale style made anywhere from the 1930s to the 1950s. The chair is a Chippendale ribbon back chair. The sideboard is actually a server, a smaller version of a full size buffet or sideboard.

The server wold sell at auction in the $200 range, the chairs in the $50 each range. I can't give you a value for the table without seeing it. You can send clear photos to me as .jpg files at info@furnituredetective.com.

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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.

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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

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