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Birds Eye Maple Wardrobe Front
Birds Eye Maple Wardro  

Birds Eye Maple Wardrobe Inside
Birds Eye Maple Wardro  
Hello Robert,

May we please know the origins of this wardrobe such as year, maker and if its indeed a birdseye style. Also what is its value?

The wardrobe has a fixed clothing rod, one shelf across the length of the wardrobe and has original working key that locks.

Thank you,
Veronica

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there were thousands (4-5000) companies in operation in the 1920-30s when this was made so without a label no one can tell you which one manufactured this piece.

although i like birds eye maple it does not sell well these days.  dont know why as it is such a spectacular visual impact and the form of this one is better than most.  actually dances as you walk by looking at it (chatoyance).  inside the door is ribbon stripe mahogany veneer.

if i had this in my shop i would price it at 1200.  

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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. robertsantiques@cox.net 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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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.

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Professional Refinishers Groop, Int., AIC, Antiques Dealers Association

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BA Florida State University BA University of West Florida 1971

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