Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Flint & Horner Bed

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Flints Fine Furniture label
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Flint & Horner Twin Bed
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I have a twin bed and the furniture label reads: Flints Fine Furniture founded 1840, Flint & Horner Co. Inc., New York. I was going to put the bed in a yard sale and a friend said I may want to check with an antique appraiser first. The bed has the headboard, foot board, and rails and it has small wheels. Any information you could give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you kindly.

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There is a lot of info online about flint and horner.  really too much to go into here.

know that they did manufacture furniture when it was flint and when it was flint and horner.  again whin it was flint fine furniture but around the time this bed was made, 1920s, flint was moving towards being only a retailer and not a manufacturer.  Regardless, items with the label will always indicate quality, always.

I cannot tell the wood from the photos but it does appear to be an original color as these were usially dark mahogany or dark walnut whether or not the wood was as they used birch, beech, tulip poplar also.

in a retail shop this would price at 650-700.

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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