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Dresser
Dresser  

Chest
Chest  
Hello,  I am seeking information about the bedroom dresser, chest, and headboard/ bed frame that belonged to my parents.  I have not found any marks.  I do know that the pieces are at least 65 or more years old and I think that the finish is the original.  I need to decide whether to sell or donate.  Thank you in advance.

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This was veary popular in the 1950s, so the age that you guess is accurate.

From experience I would say this is cherry wood.  Better than the painted sets which most were.

In a retail setting the two pieces shown would sell at 400-450 for the dresser and same for the dresser if there is a mirror.

cant say on the rest without seeing.  you can use the followup function and post pictures of the other pieces.

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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