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Fred, I am refinishing the buffet shown in the picture below. I would appreciate your feedback on style and age and wood (mahogany? but it is brownish and not reddish in color).

Also the Konvenio drawer is not something I have seen before. Can you tell me anything about it?

Thank you.

Gary

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Gary - The cabinet is made of different cuts of walnut veneer. The photo is too dark for me to specifically identify the cuts. The cabinet is from the Depression era of the 1930s. The drawer was used to store plates and silver ware. The plates went on the bottom and the silver went on the shelves.

That style drawer saw limited use and did not survive the Depression. It was a waste of space and duplicated some of the functions of a china cabinet.

Thanks for writing.

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.

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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 www.furnituredetective.com

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BSBA Finance, University of Florida, MBA Finance, University of Florida

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