Collectibles-General (Antiques)/dinning set

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dinning set
dinning set  

dinning set
dinning set  
I bought this set and I dont know much about it! I found a date on the runners of the table. I want to know more about it. It only has 5 chairs and im wondering what u think about the chance of me finding extra chairs! ! please help me :)

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Chantel - The set is from the Depression era of the 1930s. The style is part of the Colonial Revival period of American furniture when styles from our colonial past were reproduced. The style reproduced in your set is called Jacobean named for King James I of the early 17th century. The Latin term for James is Jacob. The style is readily identifiable by the large bulb turnings on the legs. It was popular in the American colonies in the late 17th and early 18th century and was revived for use during the Depression era of the early 20th century.

Most dining sets of this period had only five chairs. It was the Depression and this was one way of "cutting back." Te chances of finding a matching chair are very slim.

The set is made primarily of walnut veneer and secondary wood. It was factory made, probably in the Midwest.

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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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