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I bought a kitchen cabinet at a yard sale for $75.00.It is a John Stuart Inc. Grand Rapids.I would like to know the year it was made and/or any information you can give me, including value.I also would like to know if the value would minimize if i was to paint it.I would really appreciate it.It is a piece I really love and i would like to keep it for many years to come.

1934-1956 is when the showrooms of j stuart were open.  they bought from manufacturers in the grand rapids area and did no manufacturing of their own.

the style of this china cabinet or bookcase is Federal style.  the color was called fruitwood, i dont know why.

it is a classic style and form.

in a shop now it would sell at 450.  after paint it would depend on the quality of the paint job, and the color.

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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. 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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