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My set of oak dining chairs (4 side & 2 armchairs) have no identifying labels or marks & I'd love to learn something about them: age, origin & value. They're sturdy but have been re-upholstered and I'm sure the finish isn't original. I bought them privately from someone in CA about 15 years ago and the seller had no history information available. Any insights would be great :)

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there were about 5000 manufacturers in operation around 1900 when these were made so determining who made them is not possible without a label.

as to value, retail would vary in different areas depending on current trends but these would sell in most areas at 350=450 per chair if tight.

original upholstery would most likely have been a black or dark brown leather type of material.  Leatherette.

hope this is what you needed
thanks

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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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