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Recently acquired this Berkey and Gay sideboard (?) someone had painted white. Has a flip-up top and a tag on the inside that says "Berkey & Gay Furniture". Wondering where this piece was made, approximate age and what it's worth. How much does the paint affect the value?
Thank you.

1920s server or bar.  berkey and gay was located in grand rapids, mi.  one of the to pthree manufacturers in operation.

paint kills the value except to those who like to paint 1920s furniture which seems to be the thing these days, unfortunately.

in pristine, original condition this would retail in a shop at 350-400 tops.  as it is shown, half that at most.

it is an interesting piece, what is inside?

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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. 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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