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This chifferobe has been with our family since the late 60s and I'd like to get an idea of its value so I can decide if I should keep, sell, or donate it.
The label on the back reads Russel Furn Co, 115 Collinsville Ave, East St. Louis, IL. It measures approximately 40"W x 22"D x 63"H and has all original hardware.

Thank you in advance for any information your may be able to provide.

1920s piece, russell was not a manufacturer but was a retailer.  without a label showing the manufacturer we will never know who that was.

condition is ok but hurts the selling price.  if in better condition it would sell at 425-450 in a store but as it sits about 175-200.

veneers are probably walnut on the exterior but the inside back left side is mahogany

hope this is helpful..

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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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