Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Bookcase



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Is there anyway to figure out what timeframe a bookcase was made just by it's style?  There is no marking on the bookcase anyway.  It purchased it an estate sale for $40 and really like the style.  Just was wondering if maybe it was made in the 1920's.  It is about 5 feet tall, 2 feet wide and depth 10 inches.

sometimes you can tell by style but not here and not only with style.  you have to determine the wood and especially the backing and wood in that.  then construction techniques are considered along with the type of staining on the wood.

send another picture showing the back- from the back. at first look i do believe it to be 40s.

we actually have one like this in the shop for refinishing right now.  

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robert klein


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.


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

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