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|Comment||Dear Mr. Klein: My husband and I wish to thank you ever so much for responding so quickly and efficiently regarding our three(3) 80-90 year old Jacobean style dining chairs. Considering the age, they are in really good condition. But, most importantly, they are a piece of history to be appreciated. We have taken you suggestion of using plastic wrap on the fragile Standardized Furniture Labels. Even looking at those Antique labels of an American furniture company that operated from 1919-1920 pulled at my heart strings. What a lovely piece of Americana. Additionally, I labored on-line for 5 1/2 hours trying to match my picture of our chairs on-line and was unsuccessful. I highly recommend you and your site for proper identification of furniture. Thank you. Launa|
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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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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