Collectibles-General (Antiques)/antique furniture



I have Lammerts Furniture of Character sideboard and my question is if it considered antique furniture and if it has any value? I've search around but I have not found any like it . It has a plate on the top drawer with the Lammerts name and address. Can someone help out?

Ivan - Your sideboard is from the Depression era of the 1930s and is not considered to be an antique. It was factory made and mass produced in St Louis. It is made of walnut veneer and secondary woods. It would sell at auction in the $200 range.

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Fred Taylor

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I will attempt to answer questions about American antique furniture, including construction details, style, period, manufacturers, care, repair and storage. I do not have any background in appliances, musical instruments, sewing machines, trunks, lighting, clocks or children's and baby furniture and will not respond to questions about those items.


I ran an antique furniture restoration business for twenty years. I am a nationally syndicated columnist on the subject of antique furniture for such publications as Antique Week and New England Antiques Journal. I have produced one video on the subject of furniture identification and my book "HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE" is now available.I have also published articles in Antique Trader, Chicago Art Deco Society, Northeast Magazine, Victorian Decorating and Lifestyles, Professional Refinishing, Antiques and Art Around Florida and Antique Shoppe. You can visit my website at

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