Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Old Dresser

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I currently have an older wood dresser.  It's been in my family as long as I can remember, amd originally belonged to my great grandmother.  Can you help me identify the general time frame it was built, and what wood it is made from?   It has a high gloss finish that I don't think is original, but want to be sure before I consider refinishing it.  Thank you in advance -

Paul

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quarter sawn oak and oak veneer (quartersawn oak) base for a princess dresser or low dresser.

rather than refinish to kill the gloss use #ooo steel wood and after removing the hardware, rub with the steel wood (#000) with the grain using long even strokes.  this will kill the sheen.

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robert klein

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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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