Collectibles-General (Antiques)/chair information

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arm chair
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Hi Robert I am trying to find out a little about these chairs. There is a set of 3, I would like to know what time period they are from, the maker if possible,  and a realistic idea of what they might be worth. Thank you

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Strong Eastlake Victorian style manufactured in the 1880-1900 era.  Without a label on the frame there is no way anyone could say with certainty which of about 5000 manufacturers made this .  it is of higher style than the standard grade.  The wood in these is often walnut although birch is often used.

in the condition shown, assuming all the wood is tight, these would sell at auction around 600 each of the chairs and 800 for the sofa.  Unfortunately the market is limited for such items.  The insurance replacement value would be 2.5 times the retail.

nice set, thanks.  I would like to capture these photos for my files if you dont mind.

Hope this is what you wanted.

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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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