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QUESTION: We have inherited this piece of furniture from my grandpa and I was wondering what year this piece is and if they have any value?  I have researched the company and they have a very interesting history. The sticker on the back is badly worn and the mirror has some condition issues I think.  Thanks for your help in the matter.

ANSWER: please repost the picture without the flash in the mirror so i can better see it.  use the followup function

cant read the label, what is the company

thanks.

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QUESTION: The tag says Chittenden and Eastman  Square brand but that's all I can make out.  Thanks

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it is mission or craftsman style, same, some say arts and crafts style but truly, mission style is best and most accurate.

very collectable stuff.  wood is oak and oak veneer made around 1900.

in a shop it would price around 800 as is.  at auction about 350-400.

you are very fortunate that your grandpa thought enough of you to leave this to you.  you are now the custodian and it is your duty to pass it to the next generation.  

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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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