I have this Sligh vanity and have attempted to research when it was made and its value but have found nothing like it. It has a metal plaque as its mark inside the drawer that reads "Perhaps no name in furniture history has sponsored more / SLIGH / Sligh Furniture Co. Grand Rapids, Mich." I see you have responded to other inquiries about a Sligh furniture pieces and am hoping you can help me with this one as well.
sligh is good quality manufactured furniture in good styles. often the mirrors are removed an hung on the wall over the vanity or somewhere else and the vanity used as a desk. garage sale price is lower than shop retail price.
This would be from around 1915. has mahogany flame grain veneers on the fronts an would have mahogany veneers on top and sides. frame is sweet gum or tulip poplar.
vanity with stool would sell in a shop at 450-650 depending on the condition of the surfaces and tightness of the frame.
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Thanks a lot. Much of a shock to us. We were just hauling it up to sell in a garage sale but figured it would be smart to do a bit of research.
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.
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