Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Parlor 3 piece Set


Palor Set
Palor Set  
Can you please tell me about my parlor set. It was purchased in an antique store in 1975. I have no idea the style or value

These were made in the empire style but not the empire period.  the empire period was around 1810/20-1850.  some say second emipire period and third empire to give more pazazz to the verbiage and also some say empire revival--which i like better.

Your set was made around 1890-1910.

the wood is birch and figured birch which was stained from the factory with a water based dye so that it resembled mahogany.  there also might some tulip poplar wood and perhaps some sweet gum.  i cannot be certain from the pictures--too distant--but that is the standard way in which these were made.

this one is a nice one which would sell in a store at 900-1000.  insurance replacement value is not the same as fair market value so that would be higher by 3x.

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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.


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