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|Comment||Thank you so much. I will be giving him a call. Just to let you know at my Grandparents action I only paid $25. My Grandparents owned a very large building that was built by my Great Great Granfather back in the early 1800's. When Grandpa got sick he just couldn't keep everything up anymore and a larger business took it's place. I have to say I was really sad to see them demolish such a great bulding and business. When I have a chance I will try to send you other pictures of funiture I picked up there everything I got belonged to family. It is amazing how experts like yourself take the time to help people like myself. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait to get my house decorated with things from my familys past.|
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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. email@example.com 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.
I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.
Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association
BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971