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Collectibles-General (Antiques)/Questions Answered by Expert Michael Andrew Wilson

SubjectDate Asked
Rocco Style Bedroom set?5/17/2016
  Q: I recently acquired a bedroom set and would to love a little about it as I've never come across this ...
  A: This is a reproduction because 1. an original would never be a set, a pair maybe, but never a ...
Add'l ? on Scholle's Chicago vanity5/12/2016
  Q: Per our prior exchange (via ), I am attaching additional pics of the Scholle's Chicago vanity...I ...
  A: Please continue to send me more photos if you want, everything I have seen so far does not prove to ...
chest / trunk4/27/2016
  Q: It’s very large with: thick, 1 inch-plus, one board wide sides and hand forged iron strappings etc. ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a Asian shipping crate, this would have been made to hold a dinner ...
Landstrom Furniture Vanity4/24/2016
  Q: I have recently bought this vanity from a thriftys for 50$ and it looks very much of an antique. I ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a reproduction of an Antique piece. this shape never existed in an ...
German Shrunk - Questions4/4/2016
  Q: My mother in law was given this shrunk by one of her military friends when they returned from ...
  A: This is a china cabinet / buffet or as the Germans call it a shrunk. The style was inspired from the ...
Chandelier4/3/2016
  Q: I got this a couple weeks ago and can't find anything on it. I'm just looking on info like year and ...
  A: This looks like an American made chandelier, that was made circa 1960s, It looks like the metal is ...
Buffet4/2/2016
  Q: I know nothing about this Buffet and can't find much. I'm looking for as much info as possible and ...
  A: I was hoping you were going to send other photos. From what I can see this Buffet looks like it was ...
Rocking Chair3/30/2016
  Q: Here's a 3rd photo of the rocking chair.
  A: Yes this rocker has been restored, originally the chair would have had a darker patina, the rocker ...
Rocking Chair3/30/2016
  Q: Michael, Another rocking chair We'd like to ask you about. Could you possibly tell us about how old ...
  A: At first glance this looks like it was made circa 1900, but it looks like someone striped the patina ...
German Antique Peice3/29/2016
  Q: Have another piece of antique piece of furniture. It looks like German with a date of 1850. ...
  A: I do not believe that this sticker is from this commode, it is covering a section that was restored, ...
Rocking Chair3/29/2016
  Q: Hoping you can shed some light on a rocking chair My wife and I recently purchased. We know nothing ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a 19th century American victorian period rocking chair (circa 1880), ...
Stained glass cabinet3/15/2016
  Q: I am wondering the value of the piece, it was owned by a relative in Montreal, I don't know how old ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a mid 20th century stained glass showcase cabinet, In my opinion ...
hutch/china cupboard on tall Queen Anne Legs3/14/2016
  Q: I have never seen a curio, china cabinet or what ever it is. It is 69.5" tall 53" wide and 19" deep ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the back of the cabinet and a photo of the carved detail on the top center ...
English Cocktail Cabinet2/29/2016
  Q: I have an English cocktail cabinet and no one seems to know what this "accent" piece that is on the ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the entire piece of furniture. (FYI, in the furniture world an "accent ...
Twin antique chairs2/23/2016
  Q: I would like a approximate date of manufacturing, country and value. Thank you for your help ...
  A: The chair is a 19th century reproduction of a English Chippendale style chair, It looks like this ...
Antique Sideboard1/29/2016
  Q: I have purchased this art deco style buffet from somebody who was mostly collector of antique ...
  A: This is not Art Deco, not the style or the date. This is a 19th century Eastern European Side board, ...
vintage chair (floral)1/27/2016
  Q: Do you think you could identify the year and location of production for this chair as well as the ...
  A: This looks like a reproduction of a Italian Louis 15th style armchair, I need to see a photo of the ...
Antique dresser1/27/2016
  Q: Can you give my any information on this piece? ...
  A: This Antique dresser was made circa 1900. It is not European, American. Could this be English ...
Barrister Bookcase1/19/2016
  Q: What could you tell me about this bookcase? I'm hoping to know location and year of production as ...
  A: This is American office furniture from around 1900 to 1920, I love this kind of piece. But, they do ...
Decorative Table1/19/2016
  Q: What could you tell me about this decorative table? I'm hoping to know location and year of ...
  A: Nice little table. I think it is English (or maybe Belgium) 19th century probably circa 1870s I need ...
Drexel amoire1/13/2016
  Q: I purchased a piece with plans to repurpose it. Before I go too far, I would like to identify it, I ...
  A: This is not an Antique, it is an American made reproduction, this style of Amoire never existed ...
How to determine whether a Bas Relief is an original or cheap copy1/8/2016
  Q: I have purchased a bas relief in Perpignan, France some years ago, signed J.M.Camps Arnau(Spanish ...
  A: Please attach a photos to this message, I am sorry but I don't have time to go to other websites to ...
Antique Mirror1/8/2016
  Q: I was wondering what you could tell me about this antique mirror. When I bought it I was told it is ...
  A: At first glance this looks like it is a French made decorative mirror that was made between 1890 and ...
Antique French Armoire1/3/2016
  Q: We have purchased an armoire at an auction and I would like to validate the research that I have ...
  A: Erik, Yes this is a French Amoire, I would need to see photos of the back to confirm that this was ...
Mirrored bedside cabinet 12/31/2015
  Q: I was wondering what information you could give me about this glass top painted table, specifically ...
  A: This decorative mirrored bedside cabinet is an American made reproduction of a 1940's style bedside ...
Writing Desk12/29/2015
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this desk please
  A: At first glance this looks like a American made reproduction of a 19th century side-table/desk. I ...
3 Panel Mirrored Screen12/14/2015
  Q: I recently purchased this antique three panel mirrored screen from an antique auction and I was ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a American made decorative mirror and not an antique piece, if the ...
China Cabinet12/11/2015
  Q: I was wondering what information you could give me about this china cabinet with inlay. I am ...
  A: This is an American made mass produced reproduction of a English neo-classical showcase cabinet made ...
Question about 2 antigue jars12/11/2015
  Q: I have a set of 2 antique jars from my family in England. I think they are either English or French ...
  A: These look like very nice French 19th century hand painted crystal perfume bottles, The gold looks ...
Antique curio cabinet12/10/2015
  Q: Purchased this at an estate sale more than 10 years ago. What can you tell me about this piece and ...
  A: This is an American made 20th century reproduction of an English 18th century Chippendale cabinet, ...
Daybed12/8/2015
  Q: I was wondering what information you could give me about this daybed, specifically location and ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a 19th century reproduction of an 18th Century louis 16th style ...
old Victorian chair, possible hoop skirt parlor chair12/7/2015
  Q: This was purchased at a garage sale years ago by my mother, I'm asking again because I took more ...
  A: This is an American made and designed dining room chair, manufactured circa 1890s, the style is ...
victorian chair12/7/2015
  Q: I have this old chair I bought at a thrift store it seems to be a Victorian woman's parlor chair, ...
  A: This is an American made and designed dining room chair, manufactured circa 1890s, the style is very ...
Question about my chair12/7/2015
  Q: could you tell me please more about this chair? I'm thinking to sell it but I do know the year that ...
  A: This looks like a American made 19th century Victorian armchair inspired by a French Napoleon III ...
Anique woods secretary12/5/2015
  Q: I loved this secretary when I purchased it about 10 years ago but my style and furniture needs have ...
  A: I don't need to see the additional photos. At first glance this looks like a reproduction of an ...
Carousel Horse12/2/2015
  Q: I'm wondering the worth of my carousel horse? It has an old tag that says $450, but I'm wondering if ...
  A: This is a decorative carousel horse and was never part of a real carousel. it looks like it was made ...
kingsley furn Co, laporte, Ind11/30/2015
  Q: My mom bought a vintage French provincial tufted living room set with sofa, gents chair, chair, ...
  A: This is American made reproduction of French Napoleon III style with Louis 15th design details made ...
Carved Box with Cushion11/19/2015
  Q: I was wondering what information you could give me about this art carved wooden box, specifically ...
  A: Your photos are not very helpful, it is very difficult to see. This looks like a box made for ...
Chinese carved "ivory"?11/19/2015
  Q: Wilson, Thank you for volunteering and making this site so exciting. I have a little cylindrical ...
  A: This looks like it is a container for needles, but it is missing the top. The best way to see if ...
Blue and White Brass Bowl11/17/2015
  Q: I was wondering what information you could give me about this blue and white brass bowl, ...
  A: This is a 20th century reproduction, it looks like this was made circa 1960. An original bowl would ...
game table11/10/2015
  Q: Good Afternoon , my question is where is this table from what year , is it worth restoring , top ...
  A: This is a French Charles 10th style side table or game table, the original design for this type of ...
magnifying glass11/9/2015
  Q: Bought this item for $10 but I think is really more to this ?
  A: I personally love this kind of object. to determine if this is ivory or something else, you need to ...
Rushmore Series11/5/2015
  Q: Theres this bedroom suite I was interested in. Its a Grand Rapids early 1900 Rushmore Series. ...
  A: Sorry to take so long to answer your questions, I don't think this tall boy dressing chest ...
old couch id10/31/2015
  Q: ..found this at a thrift store and was wondering what i have here??
  A: This looks like a 1960 American made sofa, it has a mix of design details that include English ...
Mid century modern coffee table info10/22/2015
  Q: I recently bought this beautiful MCM coffee table from an estate. I was told it is made from solid ...
  A: This looks like a mass produced American made coffee table made in the 1960, The mosaic looks more ...
Identifying my cabinet/cupboard.9/4/2013
  Q: We purchased this piece at an estate sale in Bloomfield Hills, MI about 9 years ago. I've never ...
  A: I need to see photos of the back and the underside to start, at first glance this looks like it ...
German Kitchen Cupboard9/2/2013
  Q: I purchased this German Pantry for $200 in Las Vegas. The owners bought it when he was stationed in ...
  A: This is not really rare or valuable, it is a mass produced cabinet in the art deco style, it looks ...
Settee; dragon inlay; horsehair8/1/2013
  Q: Sir, you may have already spoke about mass-produced items in 20th century. This was from an aunt ...
  A: Please send me a photo of a corner of the underside of the settee where the leg meets the frame. At ...
chest7/15/2013
  Q: I believe what I have is an early 19th century Scandinavian immigrant chest...this is based on the ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the entire piece to help you, I would also like to see a photo of the back ...
Antique Chair6/14/2013
  Q: My Father in-law is selling his house and has 4 chairs. We don't know if these should be thrown out ...
  A: All furniture has a value, even if you put them on consignment at used furniture store. These look ...
envelope game table6/12/2013
  Q: I was given a game table and I want to know if it have Any value.. ...
  A: Your photo is not very clear, but it does not look like it is an antique, this game table looks like ...
Very rare "Egg Chair" style5/28/2013
  Q: I find your articles very interesting. I have a question to ask you: I have inherited my grandma's ...
  A: I need to see photos of the base and an image of the entire piece. At first glance this looks like ...
Antique Wooden Carved Chair5/15/2013
  Q: I have been trying to determine the style and time period of this very detailed carved wooden chair. ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a 19th century reproduction of a French or Italian renaissance style ...
Vintage Midcentury Chairs5/7/2013
  Q: I was wondering if you know the maker of this chair? I have a pair. The seat material feels like ...
  A: I have seen this chair before, it is Danish circa 1960, for me to give you the name of the designer ...
Scott Purkis dining room table...more pics4/21/2013
  Q: Michael, Here are more additional photos. Thank you Scott Purkis
  A: These photos tell me everything, this is a mid 20th century reproduction of a English chippendale ...
Victorian sofa4/20/2013
  Q: Could you please provide some information about the origin, age and value of this sofa? I acquired ...
  A: This is a French Napoleon III style settee, it looks like it has been reupholstered, it looks like ...
Vintage furniture4/20/2013
  Q: I have a vintage bedroom set styled after 1830's-1890's set with pineapple posts, rolling pine with ...
  A: This is a reproduction from the beginning of the 20th century, this looks English made but could be ...
Great-Grandmother's kitchen table4/19/2013
  Q: This is my Great grandmas old tables she used to have and have to me she came from Sweden and my ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the table with nothing around the table and a photo of the underside of the ...
Desk foot4/17/2013
  Q: Here is underside with drawers out ...
  A: This is a mix of styles and invention of design details from the 20th century, Reproduction ...
Info on sideboard please4/3/2013
  Q: I was hoping you could shed some light on this sideboard I have recently inherited. Don't know ...
  A: That is great that you found the brass plate with Harrods name, I think this was made between 1900 ...
Table3/30/2013
  Q: The pictures you requested.
  A: This is an American made table circa 1880s-1890s, This was not made by a craftsman, a ...
furniture with winged gryphons3/29/2013
  Q: can you tell me if it's valuable or is just a cheap resemblance of an empire period furniture? ...
  A: This furniture was made in the early 20th century, it is a reproduction of Empire furniture probably ...
fainting couch3/25/2013
  Q: I am curious about the origin and age of this fainting couch. I would also be interested in knowing ...
  A: This is a late 19th century lounge probably made circa 1880s, if it was perfectly restored I have ...
China chest.3/25/2013
  Q: Could you please tell me how old this chest might be. Where it was made. And how much it might be ...
  A: This is a 19th century Chinese packing chest, It looks like it was made circa 1880 and this type of ...
Cherub Lamp with petal shades3/18/2013
  Q: I have a question about the history of this lamp. It was my mother's and I am curious to know 1st if ...
  A: I would normally reject this question because I am a furniture specialist but, I know a little about ...
Information about a Ashtray stand3/4/2013
  Q: Earlier today I sent you a question,but forgot the photo. Sorry. I hope to get it right this tine. I ...
  A: It is really very hard to tell, If I could hold it in my hand I probably be able to tell you exactly ...
Sligh-Lowry Desk3/3/2013
  Q: Wilson, I recently purchased a desk from a thrift store. The label inside the top drawer indicates ...
  A: Originally this desk was an English style partners desk from the end of the 19th century, This is an ...
Answer3/2/2013
  Q: Waiting for a response to question I sent previously
  A: If you are Pat Hartman I answered this question on 02/28/13 At first glance this looks like mass ...
Triple medallion back sofa3/2/2013
  Q: I own this triple medallion back sofa. It was restored and reupholstered a few years ago. What ...
  A: I need to see photos of the back of the sofa and a close up detail of the underside where the leg ...
chippendale style table2/26/2013
  Q: I hope you can help me. My family got this table and it's very beautiful. It has cabriole legs and ...
  A: I can tell it was stained to look old because only furniture with a patina 300 to 400 years old has ...
wooden dragon side-table2/25/2013
  Q: I've added more & detailed pics of the dragon table. The aged mirror on top was pleced in later ...
  A: This looks like it is English made and from the Esthetic movement, the feet are one of the details ...
wooden dragon side table2/21/2013
  Q: This table belonged to my grandfather's mother and it's more likely that was brought from Cairo ...
  A: This is an interesting table, for me at first glance it looks like it this table could be from the ...
Parlor Set2/21/2013
  Q: Been searching for months on any info on this set, was my grandmothers. Did have info on it but was ...
  A: So far it sound like you are right about the description of the chair, it may have been made in ...
Mystery Couch1/8/2013
  Q: I bought this at a thrift store. I cant find any information. Is it french provincial? ...
  A: The only way to tell if it is an original is to look at the patina and the construction techniques. ...
antique brass bed year it was made and value.1/5/2013
  Q: I was given a brass bed by my grandmother 30 years ago when she passed, I have had it in storage and ...
  A: This brass bed looks like it was made between 1900 and 1920, it is probably worth $200 to $300 ...
Chairs1/3/2013
  Q: I have a set of 6 chairs that were purchased in an antique store in spain 15 years ago by my ex ...
  A: This chair looks like a 19th century reproduction of a 17th century style Spanish or Portuguese ...
Unique woodcrafted rocking chair12/19/2012
  Q: I am looking for any possible information about this rocking chair. Specific region of origin, or ...
  A: This rocking chair looks like it was inspired by Danish design but it does not look like it was made ...
Vanity Information12/19/2012
  Q: I purchased this today and I finally got you some better photos of it. Can you please tell me about ...
  A: This is an American made mass produced vanity and it looks like it was made in the 1980s, if you are ...
Can you tell me anything about this piece12/19/2012
  Q: This is the only photo I currently have. ...
  A: Consider what it would cost to purchase a piece a IKEA, for $150 dollars you would get junk that you ...
Old Kneehole desk12/18/2012
  Q: I bought this desk at an auction some time ago, and since I haven't been able to find out much about ...
  A: This looks like an American made desk circa 1890s, it is an antique but not the most valuable model, ...
lane cedar trunck12/14/2012
  Q: Ihave this trunk that is in mint condition.It has " Gun Stock Walnut , 1972 Main , Knechtel Furn. ...
  A: This is a Canadian made mass produced dressing cabinet that would have had a mirror hanging above ...
Club Chair12/11/2012
  Q: I have what I believe to be an antique Empire Cube Chair. It is in need of restoration but I believe ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the side view and a photo of the underside of the chair. This is not ...
Stickley11/29/2012
  Q: I have a chance to buy a 1867 stickley dressing table..even though it comes with papers, how do I ...
  A: Not necessary rare, difficult to find, but they were making a lot of them, I would like see all ...
Victorian rococo? American 20th century?11/26/2012
  Q: I found this beauty and fell in love with it. The only problem is the owner knows nothing about it. ...
  A: This is a reproduction of Italian rococo salon that first appeared in the mid 19th century or the ...
attaching images11/25/2012
  Q: Trying again. Thank you.
  A: I need to see a photo of the underside of the chair seat ( I would like to see the corner where the ...
furniture information and estimate for $11/25/2012
  Q: I have the following chair and see that it is similar to another chair that someone asked about back ...
  A: Please send me a photo if you would like me to help you, I am not the expert who answered the ...
antique chair11/21/2012
  Q: I have a very old antique chair... I am not looking to sell it but only to find out more about it... ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the underside of the chair and the back and I will try to help, this chair ...
Jacob & Josef Kohn Chairs11/19/2012
  Q: Good Morning Michael,Here are the pics you requested. I was told by someone else that these were ...
  A: All of the Kohn chairs were mass produced in a factory, they were the competitor of Thonet. Steam ...
Jocob and Josef Kohn Wien Chairs11/15/2012
  Q: I bought 4 chairs with a stamped signature on the underside of the chair the reads Jacob & Josef ...
  A: This European cafe chair was made between 1890 and 1910 and was a mass produced chair, that probably ...
What is it?11/11/2012
  Q: I am submitting pictures of a lovely old piece that I purchased for $50 after it had been rescued ...
  A: When the back is painted someone is trying to hide the fact that the piece is newer that they are ...
Marble top table11/8/2012
  Q: I have a marble top table that was a wedding gift to my Great-Great Grandmother. It is unclear if ...
  A: This a French Napoleon III style but it looks like it could have been made circa 1900, please send ...
antique or not??11/6/2012
  Q: I have a cedar chest that I think might be an antique. could you please look at these pictures and ...
  A: This was made after 1950, somewhere in Asia, My father brought back a very similar piece in the ...
oak table10/21/2012
  Q: I found this oak table. It is a Pheonix Chair Company 886-17L (number on bottom of chairs on a ...
  A: The underside of the table look like it is not old at all maybe 20 or 30 years old but not more. For ...
9 and 10 of final 1110/15/2012
  Q: images 9 and 10 of final 11
  A: For me this close up photo of the hinge confirms my comments, This was made with wood from different ...
scenic coffer10/15/2012
  Q: images 7 and 8 of final 11
  A: This coffer was made from from old wood and parts of another coffer or another piece of furniture, I ...
what to do!10/6/2012
  Q: I have a vaniety that's been somewhere in our family for a while. I'm not sure where it came from. ...
  A: This is a 20th Century reproduction, it was mass produced and does not carry a high value, I have ...
delaware chair9/29/2012
  Q: i purchased a chair at an estate sale and it is not in perfect shape but before i completely change ...
  A: This Rocking chair was made circa 1890 to 1900, it was mass produced in a factory and is not rare. ...
Wooden desk9/18/2012
  Q: I was curious if you could tell me if you know who may be the manufacturer of this desk? There are ...
  A: This desk was made in the US circa 1950's, it is mass produced and could have been made by several ...
Antique liquor cabinet9/11/2012
  Q: We received an Lane Altavista Virginia 4274020. Is this an antique and worth money?
  A: I would need to see a photo to help you, but if the piece has a number stamped on it, it probably ...
dining room set9/10/2012
  Q: maker,value etc. as we have not been able to find a makers mark or any other info on the furniture ...
  A: This looks like it was made circa 1920s probably in North America, is a factory produced sideboard ...
Oak Drop leaf table9/8/2012
  Q: Antique Oak Gateleg Table. Hi I live in United Kingdom and own an oak gateleg/ drop leaf table. The ...
  A: At first glance this looks like it was made at the 1st half of the 20th century, it does looks like ...
Question about Twin beds8/24/2012
  Q: Can you by chance tell me the origin and perhaps a rough estimate of their worth. They are a set of ...
  A: I need to see much more detailed photos if I am to help you determine the origin and the date of ...
savonrola chair8/15/2012
  Q: I recently moved in with my great aunt and she has asked me to sell her antiques for her. The ...
  A: This is an American made reproduction of an Italian renaissance Savonarola chair, the chair was ...
side chair with vase shaped splat8/10/2012
  Q: I really liked the look of it. I know it is antique but i am unsure of it's exact age. I was ...
  A: This is not antique, it was made circa 1950s, 1960s,or even later, it is a reproduction of a French ...
Empire Case Goods Jamestown, ny8/9/2012
  Q: I have a bedroom set made by Empire Case Goods co. All I have not found any picture of the furniture ...
  A: Please send me the photos and I will tell you what I think. Used Bedroom furniture and Antique ...
help with determining cost effectiveness to have bedroom suite restored8/9/2012
  Q: Wilson: I live in NC and a few years ago inherited a Louis-style bedroom suite. I would greatly ...
  A: My first impression is that this bed is 50 to 60 years old maximum, you will need to send me more ...
Lion head Mantle Piece and Chair8/5/2012
  Q: I'm sorry for the delay in sending the pictures. Unexpected trip! I have a hand made antique lion ...
  A: For me this chair does not look hand made it looks more like it was made in a factory assembly line ...
Vintage Rocking Chair8/3/2012
  Q: I recently purchased this item from my local goodwill and was wondering if you could give me some ...
  A: This is a steam bent wood rocker that is still manufactured and there exists millions on the market, ...
LaBarge mirror7/5/2012
  Q: I would like to know how much it is worth .It was made in Italy
  A: This has no antique value, this is reproduction from the end of the 20th century if not more recent, ...
Mahogany Table6/26/2012
  Q: My husband just told me that the table is solid mahogany and was told when we purchased it that it ...
  A: The table is not solid mahogany, if you look at the underside of the table the wood is not mahogany ...
1800's one armed chair6/12/2012
  Q: followup: attaching closeup of under corner. I scratced the frame next to the leg. Wood is not ...
  A: I can not see clearly but it does look like the chair was made of Ash, For me this chair was made in ...
1800's one armed chair6/11/2012
  Q: I would like to know where this chair originated and possible value? It was purchased at auction in ...
  A: This chair looks like it was made between 1870 and 1890, I need to see better photos with a flash, ...
thonet chair6/8/2012
  Q: A friend of mine proposed me to buy this chair, telling me that it may be a Thonet. Apparently it ...
  A: This does not look like a Thonet chair, I do not have a copy of the original Thonet catalog and even ...
1950's cocktail chairs6/3/2012
  Q: Aloha. My husband and I presently live in Hawaii. I own these 2 1950's cocktail chairs that I ...
  A: It is difficult to value 1950s furniture if you do not know who made them, even then, it would have ...
Roll Top Desk, can you ID or date?6/1/2012
  Q: I recently bought this old roll top desk to repair and refinish. The more I look at it, the more I ...
  A: This looks like an American style and made roll top desk from the 1880s. I personally do not like ...
Picture5/27/2012
  Q: I have the attachd print photo and would like to know if it is an antique? The words on the photo ...
  A: This is a colored engraving, to know if it is an antique engraving I really would need to see the ...
Vintage Danish Chairs5/26/2012
  Q: I would like to know the value of these chairs. I bought them a couple of years ago and was told ...
  A: I need to see a better photo of just one chair and a close up photo of the underside and the wood ...
Furniture Identification Help5/21/2012
  Q: I have the following piece of furniture that I am having a hard time identifying and was hoping you ...
  A: Please send more photos, you can send several messages just keep the same subject line "Unknown ...
Antique French Armoire5/7/2012
  Q: I found an Armoire and wanted to know if you could tell me anything about it? Thanks. ANSWER: ...
  A: I will now need to see a photo of the back and a photo of the lock on the back of the door, This is ...
ANTIQUE NORTH WIND CHAIR5/2/2012
  Q: I recently aquired this antique chair and was hoping to determine a value. Pics attached... Thank ...
  A: This is an American made mass produced chair inspired by the renaissance revival style, this chair ...
Chairs4/30/2012
  Q: I purchased these chairs and was advised they were over a hundred years old, but needed restoration! ...
  A: You are better off trying to find an antique restorer yourself and not pass through a antique dealer ...
Thonet Chair4/26/2012
  Q: I found this chair at a local thrift store and purchased it for about $6.00. I love it and was ...
  A: It looks like you made a good deal, I have seen chairs like this sell for $50 to $60 dollars. I do ...
3 thonet chairs question...4/17/2012
  Q: my name is Natalie & I have a question about these 3 thonet chairs I came across. I was going to ...
  A: I would not touch them and you maybe able to find a collector who wants them in their original ...
Settee4/2/2012
  Q: Came across this piece. Is there anything you can tell me about it? It,s value? It does need seat ...
  A: This looks like it is a Napoleon III, Louis 15th style settee but it could be a 20th century ...
settee3/21/2012
  Q: Good Morning Michael, I've been searching for either an antique chaise or settee & I came across ...
  A: It looks right, it may even be earlier but it is was refinished it will be hard to date unless you ...
Chair style3/20/2012
  Q: In all possible I would like to get and idea of style, period, age, kind of wood and kind of caning ...
  A: This is an American made chair inspired with the legs and arms inspired by the English style, the ...
Thonet Chair(s)3/18/2012
  Q: Good afternoon... I have questions on two chairs. One I can determine is a Thonet from labeling ...
  A: This looks like this chair was made between 1920 and 1930, please send the photo of the other chair ...
Italian Renaissance Chair3/1/2012
  Q: My parents have what appears to me to be an Italian Renaissance Chair with very intricate carvings ...
  A: This does look like an Italian hall chair the form looks like it was inspired by the Italian ...
Origin and history of pedestal rocker2/24/2012
  Q: Michael: The black mahogony pedestal rocker has been the family for over 60 years to my knowledge. ...
  A: This looks like an American made rocker circa 1890 to 1900, if there is no tag or manufactures mark ...
danish lounge chair2/19/2012
  Q: I recently came across this great lounge chair. I was curious if you knew who made/designed it. If ...
  A: This looks like a late mass produced danish chair by one of the hundreds of danish manufactures. I ...
Unknown origin2/5/2012
  Q: Wilson, I have located this piece of furniture and fallen in love with it, but have no idea of its ...
  A: This buffet looks like it is was made at the beginning of the 19th century circa 1800 to 1830. It ...
Antique sofa (belong to aunt)1/30/2012
  Q: My family had this sofa for more than 20 years now. It was a gift from my aunt and I was wondering ...
  A: At first glance this looks like an American made reproduction of a French Louis 15th style that was ...
Antique Oak Secretary Desk1/28/2012
  Q: I have received this secretary desk which is in need of repair. It looks very old, probably 1800's. ...
  A: I have seen desks like this sell for $1,000 dollars but in a rural antique store, I have also seen a ...
thonet chair1/25/2012
  Q: Is this a Thonet chair (I have a set of 4)? I've not been able to find any like it as the seat and ...
  A: This is the standard cafe chair that was made circa 1890 to 1900.There were hundreds of thousands of ...
antique drop front secretary with glass doors1/18/2012
  Q: A friend gave me this secretary years ago. I am wanting to sell it. The unusual thing about it is ...
  A: This looks like it was made between 1900 and 1930, It is American made the quality of the hardware ...
Antique Settee1/17/2012
  Q: I have retaken the pic's for the Settee & Chair that you requested. I was told it came from my great ...
  A: This is a very nice settee, it will be a very interesting piece when you have upholstered it . It is ...
Louis XV Armoire1/10/2012
  Q: In reply to your request for confirmation; yes, the MF mark is on the front of the armoire and ...
  A: I would like to see more photos there is something that does not seem right with the patina, This ...
chanderlier1/8/2012
  Q: i have been hand down a chandelier from my uncle who had this off his mother.I have had a look on ...
  A: If I can see a photo of the metal fitting on the top and the light socket I may be able to date ...
Italian Metal Chandelier1/5/2012
  Q: I found this chandelier in a garage at an estate sale. I had never seen once quite like it and am ...
  A: I only know books about the French Directoire period style, I have never looked at any web sites ...
Louis XV Armoire1/3/2012
  Q: I bought a dilapitated Louis XV armoire from a 'brocante' dealer in Pezenas (Herault Department in ...
  A: It is very strange and not normal if the markings MF are on the front of the Amoire, please confirm. ...
Thonet Bent Wood Arm Chairs1/1/2012
  Q: I have three Thonet chairs that were a gift from a San Francisco, California resident. One of the ...
  A: This is a very interesting Design, it was inspired by the designs of Alvar Aalto, I do not think he ...
white furn dining room set12/31/2011
  Q: Sir- I.have a dining room set.all have markings white furn co either 80-2 or B0-2 under table lot ...
  A: My first impression is that this is mass produced furniture store furniture from the 1980s or 1990s, ...
Doll's furniture or children's settee?12/30/2011
  Q: I acquired this piece and was looking for more information about what it actually is. It was ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a reproduction of 19th century doll furniture, the carving look ...
Virginia House rocking chair12/28/2011
  Q: Found this chair, someone was letting it go with the trash. Loved the way it looked but also am ...
  A: I confirm that This is a reproduction of an American "Virginia" rocking chair from the 20th century, ...
Captains Cab Photo of Top Attached to Back12/4/2011
  Q: Here is another photo of the captains cabinet where the top attaches to the base.
  A: If you can see the wave staples this is a very new manufacturing technique use to make reproduction ...
Captains Cab Photo of Back12/4/2011
  Q: Wilson. Attached is a photo of the back of the cabinet you requested. I will try to also attach a ...
  A: Well, this is a surprise that this photo belongs to the photo of the front, this is a perfect ...
Thonet Bentwood Rolling Chair11/30/2011
  Q: I am not sure, but I think this chair may be a Thonet or Thonet inspired bentwood chair. The wood, ...
  A: It is too bad that your chair was not a Thonet, "Acme" is one of the copies that looks like it was ...
Old Chair - European11/22/2011
  Q: I purchased a chair from an estate sale a couple weeks ago. It is a semi-folding chair that was ...
  A: This is a 19th century X chair probably made in Belgium or France between 1880 to 1890 when the ...
Chair from The Holabird Company11/22/2011
  Q: This is a chair I purchased at an estate sale selling mid-century furniture. The upholstery is the ...
  A: This chair is not so unique, it was mass produced and there exists thousands of examples, and it was ...
Rocking Chair11/20/2011
  Q: I have received this rocking chair that belonged to my grandmother and was wondering if you can ...
  A: This rocking chair looks like it was made at the end of the 19th century, you should be able to find ...
chair11/17/2011
  Q: I have a chair with the Michigan Chair Company label on the bottom. Can you tell me anything about ...
  A: This was manufactured between 1920 and 1930, It is not really worth much because it was mass ...
question11/15/2011
  Q: Michael, First off I too am listed as an All expert staff under Aviation. We have this old desk ...
  A: The back of the desk looks like it is plywood, so that would mean your desk was made in the 20th ...
Buffet11/12/2011
  Q: You asked for a copy of the underside- Please see attached- it would only let me attach one image :(
  A: This is a reproduction that was made circa 1960s it was mass produced and is maybe worth around $100 ...
Waterfall Antique Identification10/26/2011
  Q: My friend had a Waterfall bedroom set (that belonged to his wife) from the 1930s or 1940s that he ...
  A: No I do not think you missed something, this is mass produced Art deco furniture and in my opinion ...
Vintage optical print10/26/2011
  Q: There are no cutouts on the print. The prints have been hand painted with a thin transparent paint.I ...
  A: Your print is an engraving and it looks like it could have been made circa 1890s but I would really ...
antique oak desk10/25/2011
  Q: This desk was given to me as a child in the late 80's by an aunt who was a decorator when she moved ...
  A: This looks like a French Louis Philippe style desk made circa 1880s, I need to see a close up photo ...
Re:Sideboard10/24/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you have had time to look at the other pictures of me and my brothers sideboard? ...
  A: I have looked at all of your photos and I do think this is actually made between 1870 to 1890s, I ...
Antique Coil Spring Rocking Chair10/19/2011
  Q: Mr. Wilson, My husband inherited this rocking chair from his late Scandanavian maternal grandmother. ...
  A: This does not look like it is the signature of the maker, it look more like the signature of the ...
Parlor set10/16/2011
  Q: where did my furniture come from? all I know about it is that it was shiped to new york and then ...
  A: I really need to see more photo, from what I can see in the photos so far, I believe that this was ...
Antique Oak Table and Chairs10/9/2011
  Q: Can you tell me the value of these antique table and chairs? Original owner paid $3,000 for them. No ...
  A: This looks like an American version of a English Victorian style table, I need to see the underside ...
Royal Furniture Dresser10/8/2011
  Q: I have recently acquired an old Royal Furniture dresser with my new house. There is a seal in the ...
  A: This is worth around $100 dollars maximum if it was restored, It looks like it was made between 1920 ...
Rocking chair (Lions head hand rests)10/7/2011
  Q: Just curious about some history on this and i'd like to restore so i need some advice there too ...
  A: This is an American made rocker, at first glance it looks like it was made between 1890 and 1920, I ...
Furniture - Buffet9/27/2011
  Q: Yes sir. My mother had bought this buffet table at an estate sale. I was given this piece by her. ...
  A: At first glance this looks like an American made buffet from the beginning of the 20th century with ...
Seat of Windsor9/26/2011
  Q: Here is pic 3 of Windsor, it is pine.
  A: It looks good but I want to be sure, the real question is if this is from the end of the 18th ...
Savonarola chairs9/26/2011
  Q: I have a number of pieces from my mother-in-laws estate. They include 2 Savonarola chairs 1 ...
  A: I will need to see several photo of the details of this chair to try and give you a date of ...
Dresser, is it a antique and does it have value and maker ect9/26/2011
  Q: I traded this dresser with a friend for a stereo and he said it was a antique and it appears to be. ...
  A: This is an Antique highboy English style dresser, it could be American made because this was very ...
Antique German Secretary - Value Range9/26/2011
  Q: Michael - This secretary has been in my family since 1955. We have been told it is mid 18th Century ...
  A: Yes please send photos of the dovetailing and the brass details, I am 90% sure that this was made ...
3 pc couch set9/20/2011
  Q: I sent an e-mail a couple days ago, but I didn't receive the automatic reply confirming it was sent, ...
  A: These photos show me what I need to know, this is a reproduction and it is not worth very much ...
Vintage tufted 3 pc couch set9/19/2011
  Q: I have a 3 pc couch set - couch, love seat and chair. I'm wondering what time period it's from and ...
  A: My first impression is that this couch looks like it is around 60 years old maximum, but I need to ...
Antique bedroom set9/19/2011
  Q: Would you be able to tell me any information about this bedroom set? The previous owner was in her ...
  A: The photo of this dressing table is too small for me to see clearly, it does look like this could be ...
chest and vanity9/16/2011
  Q: I have a question wondering how old this set is. It is stamped with Sligh furniture 1880 and is ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the entire piece and then send a photo of the stamp. It is strange that ...
Looking for more info about 19th century armoire8/30/2011
  Q: This armoire has been in my family for quite some time and my parents are thinking of selling it but ...
  A: This is American designed and made, I would like to just see the photo of the back, it could be from ...
Drexel chairs8/30/2011
  Q: Could you help me identify the style, age and value of these chairs? I have a picture of the marks ...
  A: At first glance this chair looks like it was made in the US circa 1960 and would have been mass ...
Presto dining lounge table8/30/2011
  Q: with the ironing board inside it. I see another gentleman has asked you a question about it also.my ...
  A: If you have a patent number then you can contact the English trademark and patent office in London ...
Old Furniture8/29/2011
  Q: I have a dresser and night stand that I am trying to find out about, they are at least 40 years old ...
  A: I would need to see the photo of the night stand and dresser to try and give you a estimation of the ...
Follow up Dan/Swed Cabinet8/29/2011
  Q: People should know that you really must be passionate about your work snd willing to help others - ...
  A: I wish I could see this in person, there are details that are red flags for me, the wood does not ...
Louis XVI set8/28/2011
  Q: I saved this set from a customer of mine who was taking it to the dump. It was taken out of a barn ...
  A: I would like to see the underside of the chair where the legs meet the chair frame, It you can show ...
Farmhouse Antique8/27/2011
  Q: I have one more piece of furniture for you to evaluate, if you will be so kind. This cabinet was ...
  A: This does not look like an antique, if I were to estimate the age of this piece from these two ...
Oak Cabinet8/25/2011
  Q: Michael, Could you please tell me if this cabinet is an Eastlake design? It has some lovely ...
  A: This cabinet looks like it is around 100 years old, it is not Eastlake but it is inspired by the ...
Grand Rapids Dining Room Set8/25/2011
  Q: I have 6 chairs, china cabinet, buffet from a Grand Rapids dining room set (the table was ruined in ...
  A: Items like these are not worth a great deal, they are considered vintage furniture and the look is a ...
3 piece parlor set better photo of bottom8/15/2011
  Q: Sorry I realized I sent a poor photo of the bottom so Im sending you a better one. It didn't allow ...
  A: It also looks like the supporting straps on the bottom of the chair were restored in the past 30 ...
3 piece parlor set8/10/2011
  Q: Can you please tell me about my parlor set. It was purchased in an antique store in Delta Ontario 16 ...
  A: This looks like it was made at the end of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century, It ...
BOTHE & EHRMANN J.W.MULLER8/8/2011
  Q: additional photos to previous question. Thank you
  A: This photo show me that your sideboard was spray varnished and the design was inspired by French and ...
Rocking Chair8/3/2011
  Q: Michael - Purchased this rocking chair recently and was wondering if the face carved in the back is ...
  A: I would have to see the entire chair but it looks like you chair was from the end of the 19th ...
old chairs7/22/2011
  Q: I acquired these old chairs about ten years ago and as of today I can still not find any information ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the underside of the chairs, if the leather is in good condition, the ...
antique drawleaf table7/22/2011
  Q: Sorry for the small pics I sent, here is some bigger picks. Again I was just wonderring the age, ...
  A: This is a renaissance revival style table from the mid 20th century, you can restore this with no ...
Louis Vuitton travelling case7/15/2011
  Q: i recently purchased a larger house previously owned by an old English establishment family. The ...
  A: Please send me a photo and measurements, with the serial number you can find out who was the first ...
Frederick Tibbenham furniture7/13/2011
  Q: How much is my Frederick Tibbenham armoire worth. It has the original label with locks and latches ...
  A: Frederick Tibbenham was an English cabinet maker whose company was started in 1904, in the 1920s he ...
triple pedestal dining room table7/10/2011
  Q: I have a table that has been in our family for 100 years. It was purchased in Massachusetts. It is ...
  A: Duncan Phyfe (1768-1854) was an cabinet maker, real pieces of Duncan are very rare and many people ...
roll top desk7/4/2011
  Q: we purchased a roll top desk and had a friend refinish it for us who restores antiques. It is a ...
  A: I would really need to see a photo to be sure but there were thousands of furniture manufactures ...
Antique chairs6/27/2011
  Q: You dated a pair of antique chairs for me about 12 months ago and I was hoping you would be able to ...
  A: I confirm my analysis, the webbing, nails and the patina look like they are from the end of the 19th ...
nichols and stone chair6/27/2011
  Q: how do we find out how old and value
  A: For me to help you find out how how old this chair is, I would need to see clear close up photos of ...
Riempies chair6/26/2011
  Q: Good Day I don't have any knowledge of antique furniture and would like to find out if my riempies ...
  A: I would need to see a clear photo of each piece and the underside of the seat on the chair and the ...
Parlor chair6/22/2011
  Q: I bought this chair and am in the process of refinishing it. It has interesting lines. The cushion ...
  A: Please send me a larger photo that show all of the chair including the top, I would also like to see ...
drexel dinning room table with chairs6/22/2011
  Q: i have this drexel dinning room set that has the heart on the back of the chairs i was told this is ...
  A: If this is a Drexel made chair from the 1940s it is not worth anything near that price, remember ...
Large Chest better pictures6/20/2011
  Q: I finally got my good camera back and took more pictures like you requested. I think these will be ...
  A: Yes this is old, probably 1870s to 1890s It looks like it is India made for the export market, local ...
Grandmother's Sofa6/20/2011
  Q: My grandmother passed away about one year ago, and we were left with one of her sofas. She said that ...
  A: This looks like it is a French Napoleon III sofa in the Louis 15th style, to tell you the date of ...
roll top desk6/19/2011
  Q: we purchased a roll top desk and had a friend refinish it for us who restores antiques. It is a ...
  A: Please send me a photo and I will try to tell you about the desk, there were thousands of ...
Antique Chair6/15/2011
  Q: I recently received this chair and the rocker that belongs with it, I believe, Iwas in my family for ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the front of the chair and the underside of the seat. At first glance this ...
Antique Carved Chair6/12/2011
  Q: I purchased this chair about 15 years ago in the St. Louis, MO area. I never checked out its ...
  A: The construction technique on the back of the chair confirms my analysis that this is American made, ...
bowl pendant6/10/2011
  Q: This pendant was hanging in a 1918-1920 house I bought. I was told it was original to the house. ...
  A: If I were you I would try to find an architectural antiques dealer or Antique lighting dealer and ...
dating decade of vintage bedroom 1920's?6/6/2011
  Q: Can you help me id the decade of my veneered 7 pc bedroom suite? It has dove-tail joints, keys for ...
  A: I still need to see photos of the back and the inside to really determine the age, in the 1960 a lot ...
cadburys showcase6/3/2011
  Q: I have a showcase which was in my grandmother's shop. The case is 60cm tall and the base has a ...
  A: In my opinion this showcase was made circa 1900, There is a specialist in London who deals in ...
value on a sring rocking chair5/30/2011
  Q: Wilson, I have a spring rocking chair from Robinson Furniture from 1926 it is in pretty good ...
  A: Please do not send me any photos to my private email unless you are willing to pay for my services, ...
Goyard5/26/2011
  Q: please see attached images of my Goyard Wardrobe Trunk for your value estimate which I have ...
  A: This is not a wardrobe trunk it is a suitcase, the trunks carry a higher value, and this does not ...
French Armoire5/16/2011
  Q: The attached photograph is of the back of a French provincial armoire c.1800. The frame and panel ...
  A: The construction is not so unusual, and it is not possible to identify the region by the back ...
Virginia House Rocking Chair5/15/2011
  Q: I was handed down a rocking chair by my grandmother. Im planning on keeping the chair but was ...
  A: It looks like this chair is not very old, at first glance it looks like it is from the 2nd half of ...
Chest of drawer with mirror5/13/2011
  Q: I have the old chest of drawer with a mirror missing. I would like to identify the age and valuation ...
  A: The missing mirror greatly affects the value of the chest of drawers, if the two mirror supports can ...
18th century Chair5/12/2011
  Q: I have a 16th century chair that was taken apart to make a stool and a mirror. I have all the parts ...
  A: This photo is out of focus and this is not the signature or the makers mark, I have never seen ...
Antique Furniture5/9/2011
  Q: What period is this piece from? Who is the maker and what is its value? Thanks
  A: At first glance this looks like a early 20th century reproduction of a French Napoleon III style ...
Please give me an approximate value for this item5/9/2011
  Q: Shown here is a Bordeaux chest from mid 1700s. Please give me your best estimate of current market ...
  A: Your commode or chest of drawers is Louis XV is was made circa 1750 to 1770 as you say, but the ...
Antique Furniture5/8/2011
  Q: Please advise name of manufacturer, if possible. Any idea as to value? 4 drawers at top and 1 door ...
  A: This looks like a reproduction of a English table, can you please send me a photo of the underside ...
follow up on buffet5/6/2011
  Q: Here is a picture of the back of the buffet as you requested. I was not able to attach it with the ...
  A: This photo is not perfectly clear but I can tell that this has a patina that makes me think this was ...
Antique Couch (belonged to grandparents)5/2/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could provide me with any information regarding this couch? Type, Style, ...
  A: This is an American reproduction of a French Louis 15th style sofa, for me to tell you the age, I ...
table4/19/2011
  Q: Can you provide any information about this table. Thanks for your time Aleka ...
  A: I think this could have been a table that a local craftsman purchased and then carved to show his ...
couch and chair4/18/2011
  Q: I have a lenoir couch and chair the registry number is cal-4319 on the couch. I was hoping you could ...
  A: At first glance this looks like this couch was made between 1950 to the middle of the 1960's. This ...
Antique Chifferobe4/14/2011
  Q: We bought an antique chifferobe for my daughter and am interested in the value or who may have even ...
  A: This is not an antique, this looks like it was manufactured circa 1950, but, I would need to see a ...
Horse Table4/11/2011
  Q: I have this carousel style horse end table. I don't know any information about it. I am not sure if ...
  A: I would have to see several detailed photos of the different parts to try and estimate a date of ...
arm chair4/8/2011
  Q: i have a pair of arm chairs,can you pleas tell me something about them,thank you very much.
  A: I need to see the entire chair to tell you for certain what this chair is, from my first impression ...
French style chairs?4/6/2011
  Q: I have attached images of a set of chairs I have which i was advised are possibly french style. I ...
  A: The only thing that is French style is the two front legs (louis 16th style) the rest is not ...
HML British Made table4/2/2011
  Q: I have an oak draw table stamped underneath with a horse head logo within horse shoe surrounded by ...
  A: This looks like it is a post WWII made table that was inspired by solid oak tables from the end of ...
Prayer Chair/Bench3/29/2011
  Q: Follow up to question about Prayer Chair/Bench originally posed 3/26/11…"am very interested in ...
  A: This prayer bench looks like it was made a little later than I first thought, It looks like it was ...
Prayer Chair/Bench3/26/2011
  Q: Last May, you gave some information regarding a prayer chair/bench, and I was wondering if you could ...
  A: This photo does not show me what I need to see but it does tell me that this was made circa 1900, ...
dresser3/25/2011
  Q: Can you tell me about this dresser? It comes apart in two pieces and has an inlay "stripe" on the ...
  A: I need to see the feet of this dresser, it looks like it was made circa 1880s and my first ...
Chair3/25/2011
  Q: last one....whew! :) Thanks so much!
  A: This photo show me a Patina that is around 100 years old and the construction technique used is ...
Chair3/25/2011
  Q: another photo-only one more coming
  A: This photo show me that the real patina of the wood is on the underside of the chair seat, it it ...
need any info on chairs3/25/2011
  Q: i have to chairs that iv been trying to find any info on them.were did they come from and around ...
  A: This photo shows me the construction techniques that confirm my analysis that this was made after ...
KNECHTEL FURNITURE3/24/2011
  Q: I HAVE 6 CHAIRS AND A DINNINGROOM TABLE,UNDER THE TABLE I FOUND A LABLE," KNECHTEL FURNITURE CO. ...
  A: This chair was made circa 1900, I would like to see the underside of the chair seat where the leg ...
antique parlor set3/21/2011
  Q: I am wondering if you have any information on this set. We can date this antique wood-carved couch ...
  A: I need to see clear photos of the carvings and wood details, I would also like to see a close up of ...
about the value and origin of this dinning3/21/2011
  Q: , I would like to know the value and origin of this dinning. I know it is Renaissance Style there ...
  A: I need to see close up photos of the carvings, the back and any details that show age. This is ...
wicker/wood chairs and settee3/19/2011
  Q: We have a set of two chairs (pix attch)and a settee that was purchased in an antique store in ...
  A: At first glance it looks like these chairs are American made from the 1940's, the style is inspired ...
side table3/16/2011
  Q: i tried to reply on the email u send says to many follow up question so her is a pic of the ...
  A: Ask the other expert if he will purchase it for 150 dollars, then tell me what he say's, I see ...
table3/15/2011
  Q: could u give me an idea when this piece was made..and how much it is worth..it has claw and glass ...
  A: The table top is not original to the legs, someone added a different top to the table, there is ...
Settee3/14/2011
  Q: I wonder if you might be of some assistance. I have a settee that was given to me and would like to ...
  A: At first glance, It does not look like an Antique, It looks like a mid 20th century mass produced ...
Two Chairs and organ stool3/14/2011
  Q: My husband and I are trying to restore two chairs that we found. We need to know what they may have ...
  A: This looks like an American made dining chair made circa 1880s, I need to see a close up of the ...
Year and Make?3/14/2011
  Q: I bought two pieces of furniture from an Estate Sale. I have been trying to find the maker and year ...
  A: This is not a French provincial reproduction because this model never existed in France, it is an ...
18th century chair3/12/2011
  Q: This chair was taken apart, but we have the arms to make it whole It is Italian and I would like to ...
  A: This style is not 16th century but 18th century Italian Louis 15th style , I only see a mirror, did ...
Roll Front chest with slanted drawers3/10/2011
  Q: nails and screws used to assemble chest ...
  A: This is a cabinet for wood typefaces for a printer from the end of the 19th century. If you are ...
small table3/9/2011
  Q: wondered if you would know anything about this table?age, etc.
  A: This table looks like it was made circa 1890 to 1900, the twisted rope legs are a design detail that ...
Roll Front chest with slanted drawers3/8/2011
  Q: view of drawer interior
  A: Please take this drawer lay it on the floor and take a photo of one of the corners while you are ...
bedroom set w/ stool & chair3/7/2011
  Q: This was bought 1926 i believe. Has black & gold "Sligh" labels inside drawers. "1882 D A" stamped ...
  A: This is mass produced furniture that was made in large volume, It has a mix of European design ...
English Bed3/5/2011
  Q: I bought this BEAUTIFUL antique bed which is in excellent never refinished condition from an English ...
  A: The only place to find the rails that you are looking for is in London at a vintage furniture shop. ...
Antique Chair3/4/2011
  Q: This is the last picture I have to send. I just talked to my aunt's who had the other 2 chairs and ...
  A: For you to be able to get more than $3000 dollars for one chair you will need to prove that this ...
An old world italian globe lamp3/4/2011
  Q: I've had this globe lamp for a while now and have not been able to narrow down age, origin, or ...
  A: This is an American made decorative lamp manufactured circa 1950, the globe is a reproduction ...
Antique Chair3/3/2011
  Q: Mr Wilson, I have a few more pitchers of the chair I took today. I don't know if this will give you ...
  A: I can see that the gold on the chair was touched up by someone who does not know what he was doing, ...
info on bird's eye maple bombe ormolu?3/3/2011
  Q: I hope you might be able to help us identify these two pieces we purchased back in the early 90's ...
  A: These are French Louis 15th style, I need to see several photos to tell you what you have. I need to ...
Chair belonging to Maximillian I3/3/2011
  Q: Would you take a look at the photos I have included to see if this chair belonged to Maximillian I. ...
  A: I am sorry I was not specific in my request I should have said that I need to see the corner of the ...
dining chairs3/3/2011
  Q: just wondered if you might be able to tell me something about these chairs i have 6 of them,but know ...
  A: I do not see the entire chair, I would also need to see the underside of the seat, The back legs of ...
recliner chair2/27/2011
  Q: what era and who made it? they are sooo comfortable but cant find others similar in australia.
  A: This looks like it was made in the end of the 1950's or the 1960's, there are many manufactures in ...
French empire style chair2/23/2011
  Q: hey micheal, i recently found this chair for sale, the asking price is $400. i dont know anything ...
  A: This is actually a French Empire style armchair that uses Egyptian design details. This style was ...
3rd item2/18/2011
  Q: Mr Wilson here is another chair, anything you would be able to tell me about it? I appreciate all of ...
  A: This is a French Napoleon III style armchair the legs and arms are louis 15th style and the back in ...
Rocking Chair2/17/2011
  Q: last picture
  A: This chair was made between 1930 and 1940 in America if there are not maker markings then it is ...
Thonet chair2/15/2011
  Q: I have attached photos of a chair that has been in my family for many years. When I inspected the ...
  A: At first look this looks like a Thonet chair from the 1920s to 1930s but I need to see one close up ...
settee & Chair2/14/2011
  Q: I inherited these pieces from a relatives estate and they had inherited them from someone. Can you ...
  A: This is a Napoleon III style armchair that has Louis 15th Style design details, please send me a ...
Sofa Style Identifcation2/9/2011
  Q: I was given this sofa more than 20 yrs ago and at that time had it reupholstered to go with the ...
  A: This is an American sofa inspired by the French Louis 15th style. Louis XV flourished during the ...
Creepy Face Furniture2/8/2011
  Q: I inherited this furniture from my husband's family. I don't think anyone else wanted it, because ...
  A: This looks like American made furniture, the faces are design details that come from the renaissance ...
arm chair2/1/2011
  Q: Can you give me any insight as to the origin, age and value of this arm chair? The edge of the "one ...
  A: This looks like it could be a 19th century English office chair, made circa 1890s to 1900, I need to ...
European Lions Head Rocking Chair2/1/2011
  Q: This chair came to us from a family friend in Europe. He was German, but travelled extensively. He ...
  A: You can only send one photo per message, but you send as many messages as you like. I need to see ...
BEDROOM FURNITURE1/30/2011
  Q: THIS IS A BEDROOM THAT BELONGED TO MY COUSIN. SHE RECENTLY PASSED AWAY AND I WAS WONDERING ABOUT ...
  A: This looks like a American made mass produced reproduction made circa 1960's I would need to see a ...
french cabinet1/29/2011
  Q: I'm wondering if you may be able to give some insight on this cabinet. As far as I know it's a ...
  A: This is a style that did not exist until the 1870s or 1880s, it was inspired by Renaissance and it ...
What type of furniture is this1/27/2011
  Q: I am wondering what type of furniture this is and the era it was made. Thanks. ...
  A: This looks like an American made invention from the 20th century, that was made up of different ...
rembrandt smoking stand r70931/24/2011
  Q: i have tried to find out anything about this stand, age ,exactly what they call it. it has marble ...
  A: this looks like this could be from the early 20th century, the information on the bottom of the ...
antique couch/chair sets1/24/2011
  Q: I have what I've been told is a very rare antique European couch and chair. I acquired them in an ...
  A: This looks like an American made reproduction/version of a French louis 15th style sofa, please ...
antique platform rocking chair1/22/2011
  Q: i have a platform rocking chair. it has 2 center coil springs, also it has corner springs. i cant ...
  A: This is an American made rocker made circa 1900, it was mass produced and if it is in perfect ...
Montgomery Ward Vanity1/21/2011
  Q: I have a vanity that is stamped on the back : Montgomery Wards & Sons Uniontown, PA 40082 95 ...
  A: I need to see close up images of the foot and the back to help you, this was mass produced and ...
Americanna style chair with carved face.1/21/2011
  Q: I have a chair that I have inheritated. I believe it black walnut. The main detail is of a African ...
  A: This is a American made hall chair made between 1940 and 1955, it was inspired by the design of the ...
Looking for Info on My Table1/21/2011
  Q: I have a 40", 4 leg pedestal, mahogony (?) table with the identifying marks of 'Charterhouse by ...
  A: Please send me photos of the underside of the table top and any construction details and I will try ...
information on eastlake chair1/19/2011
  Q: I am looking for information on 2 chairs i have. I have attached a pic of one of them. The other ...
  A: If the two chairs are from the same place and time then I made a mistake, the underside metal spring ...
chair1/19/2011
  Q: My husband brought this chair home about 8 years ago and I've always been curious about it. Can you ...
  A: This does look like it is from the 1920s, to confirm my analysis I would need to see the screws that ...
Jacobean Sideboard1/19/2011
  Q: I was wondering the value on a Jacobean Sideboard that I have? ANSWER: Please send me a photo and I ...
  A: This is a 20th century reproduction it could be from the early 20th century but I need to see the ...
picture of lane cedar chest1/19/2011
  Q: you asked for a picture of the lane cedar chest but can't attach pic to this do you have an email i ...
  A: I am sorry, I only look at photos and answer question for free on this service and I do not answer ...
dinning table1/19/2011
  Q: Could you tell us about the value and history of this table please. The Post in the middle comes ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a French Breakfast table made circa 1890 to 1900, It is made of ...
Lions head rocking chair1/19/2011
  Q: To: Michael Andrew Wilson, My correct email is . Sorry ANSWER: Please note that I do not answer ...
  A: I need to see photos to help you, if you have not sent photos with close up details no one can ...
Help to Identify My Mom's Table1/18/2011
  Q: In 1950s we came to NYC and got a fully furnished apt. so I grew up with this low table and need ...
  A: This is a reproduction French Louis 16th style coffee table, but Coffee tables did not exist in the ...
4 Thonet Chairs1/17/2011
  Q: Two of the chairs have a metal leg brace on the front legs. I'd like to know about when they were ...
  A: This is a great photo exactly what I was looking for, you chair is mass produced but this one was ...
Need to identify chair1/17/2011
  Q: This chair has been in my husband's family for some time, as you can see from picture, the webbing ...
  A: This is an American made chair made circa 1920 to 1930s, It is an English inspired Renaissance ...
Cushman Colonial Armchair1/17/2011
  Q: I have an armchair that has a metal plate on the underside that says, "This is a Cushman Colonial ...
  A: Here is a link to the history of the Cushman furniture company: ...
Pair of 'miniature' french antique display cabinets1/17/2011
  Q: I recently acquired a pretty, matching pair of miniature french looking display cabinets. The owner ...
  A: The foot of the showcase is inspired by Louis 15th style, I am sorry I do not answer any questions ...
super carved chair1/16/2011
  Q: This is a super carved old rosewood chair that needs repair to the back rest. I think that the chair ...
  A: This is an exceptionally beautiful example of an Anglo Indian rosewood slipper chair, it was ...
need help on era of dining set1/16/2011
  Q: @@@@@IMAGE:70491:Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2011/01/danish-teak_1.jpg##### ANSWER: Please ...
  A: You can only send one photo at a time but you can send several messages just put Danish Teak #1,#2 ...
Chandelier Hot air balloon Post1/11/2011
  Q: You answered a question about a hot air balloon chandelier that was posted in April of 2010. In ...
  A: I can not tell you who makes them, It would require me to go do research, I just see them around at ...
Antique Mirror1/10/2011
  Q: I have inherited a mirror that my grandfather said he purchased in France (his home country) in the ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the mirror, it looks like a particle board back if it was made in the 1950 ...
Duncan Phyfe sofa1/9/2011
  Q: I have recently discovered the Duncan Phyfe style sofa and am crazy about it! Since prices seem to ...
  A: Please send me a photo of one of the sofas that you are interested in and I will try to help you ...
love seat1/7/2011
  Q: I am hoping that you can help me with a love seat that I have. I was told that is was a late 1800's ...
  A: I wanted to see this detail because it looked like it could have been a Eastlake sofa but it is not ...
Louis Vuitton Mannequin1/4/2011
  Q: Have you ever seen a Louis Vuitton mannequin? One is currently on on katheleys.com. Thanks to give ...
  A: I have looked at the Katheleys.com website and I checked with my contacts from the Louis Vuitton ...
Antique Dinning Table & Chairs.12/11/2010
  Q: I have a dinning set that I believe is antique. I'm not sure though by whom and it's value. I have ...
  A: At first glance this looks like an American made dining table from the mid 20th century, it has ...
french armoire12/2/2010
  Q: to sell ,but I would like to know an approximation on what I could ask for it, we have had it for ...
  A: I have looked at all of the photos and my final analysis of this piece is that this was made between ...
Chippendale? Louis XIV? Queen Anne?11/22/2010
  Q: I have 4 of these matching chairs. They are clearly originals. I am not sure what style they truly ...
  A: After looking at all of your photos I can confirm that these are Italian Louis XV style armchairs, ...
Antique Sofa11/19/2010
  Q: I recently bought this sofa at an estate sale of a 94 year old woman.It is now sitting in the formal ...
  A: My first impression is that this is an American made reproduction made circa 1970s to 1980s, but I ...
French Provincial Cabinet11/18/2010
  Q: The real deal?
  A: This photo shows that oak was used to make this piece, oak was never used in original pieces, there ...
Grand Rapids Chair Co.11/16/2010
  Q: When I was out looking at some old furniture I came across three pieces and inside of the buffet was ...
  A: It looks like this piece was made circa 1940, but I would need to see a photo of the underside or ...
French Bergere Sofa (cane side and down pillows)11/13/2010
  Q: Do you know about what year this French Bergere sofa is. I got this from an antique dealer as a ...
  A: I need to see detailed photos of the back the underside and the carvings to tell you what I think ...
early painted wedding chest11/12/2010
  Q: I have a rather large green painted and decorated wedding chest dated 1689 with rather unusual style ...
  A: I would need to see detailed photos of the inside, the underside and the hardware to tell you when ...
antique European(?) caned armchairs11/11/2010
  Q: I have 2 antique armchairs with caned sides and back, and with richly hand-carved arm-ends and ...
  A: I would need to see a photo of the underside of the chair and a detailed photo of the caning to tell ...
rocking chair - appraisal11/10/2010
  Q: Just wondering how much this rocker may be worth. When I bought it the seller said that is was some ...
  A: This does look like a swedish antique chair that was made circa 1900, but I would need to see larger ...
French Bergere Chair11/9/2010
  Q: I wonder if you could help me determine the age/period of my chair. I recently purchased it at a ...
  A: This is a 20th century reproduction of a 18th century French Bergere. One the underside you will ...
louis 14th french arm chairs?11/5/2010
  Q: I have inherited these chairs and the only information I have is that they were purchasedin 1935 in ...
  A: I need to see close up photos of some of the details to be sure but this looks like a reproduction ...
Dutch wardrobe10/31/2010
  Q: I have a danish wardrobe from 1884. the metal stamped tag on the inside reads N. Baltus ...
  A: Your wardrobe is Dutch and the date 1884 is when the manufacture was started, your wardrobe looks ...
Antique Roll-top desk and top book case10/30/2010
  Q: I know we have a one of kind desk, original, it has been in family for several decades but my ...
  A: This looks very interesting, this could be a 19th century antique, I need to see as many photos as ...
Furniture Style / Value ?10/26/2010
  Q: What style and era are these chairs from my dining room set ? I assume the wood is walnut? Someone ...
  A: These are American made chairs with a mix of European style details from different periods, it looks ...
Antique furniture10/25/2010
  Q: I have a complete dining set (3 hutches, dining table and 6 chairs) that has a few labels on it. ...
  A: I need to see several close up photos of the details to tell you how old it is, I would need to see ...
the unknown chair10/24/2010
  Q: I found this in an antique shop in Southbridge Mass. and it struck me as interesting. Since it,s ...
  A: This chair was made circa 1900, it could be 10 years in either direction, it is inspired by a ...
Antique Oak Sideboard10/23/2010
  Q: I inherited two beautiful oak cupboards that I do not know much about,attached is a picture of the ...
  A: This looks like a Belgium or French sideboard made circa 1900, it could be a little earlier but I ...
chair10/20/2010
  Q: sending pic on throne chair tks
  A: These are not really throne chairs they are just salon armchair and look like they are made in the ...
Carved dresser w marble top10/18/2010
  Q: Sorry - forgot the pic. This item is coming up at an auction in the near future - wondering what you ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a 19th century dresser made in Belgium or France circa 1880s, I ...
English Fireplace photos10/18/2010
  Q: here is another view of the fireplace
  A: this fireplace was certainly made between 1880 and 1900, the carved details are from different time ...
Marble? Universelle Exposition10/16/2010
  Q: Do you need additional photos to identify? If these are the real thing, what is their value? ...
  A: That is great that this is an original, I have seen many fakes, since it is not signed it is ...
armchair10/15/2010
  Q: i have this back picture from the chair,i don't have a close up from the carving on the back.if you ...
  A: I look forward to see the photos under the fabric, what I am looking to see is if the wood has ...
168 year old couch10/15/2010
  Q: i recently restored this beautyfull couch, but i would love to know where it orignates from, there ...
  A: The first thing that raises a question is the back leg, when the back leg is not carved and is ...
raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 188910/14/2010
  Q: Additional photo.
  A: One of the things that bothers me is the frame, it looks like it is not the same quality and that it ...
Information on Sligh Desk10/14/2010
  Q: I purchased a Sligh desk, but don't know anything about it. Can you please tell me about it? ...
  A: I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to the ...
Antique Chairs10/13/2010
  Q: I have 4 parlor chairs and 1 platform rocking chair that I would like to have identified and ...
  A: Lynne, I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to ...
antique trunk10/12/2010
  Q: I have an antique trunk I would like to know more about. It is in excellent original condition with ...
  A: This does not look like it is Antique, it looks like it is made in the 20th century circa 1950, at ...
Antique armoire10/12/2010
  Q: Posted 15 Hours, 24 Minutes ago Linkback I purchased this armoire about 20 years ago and was told ...
  A: Yvonne, I apologize for taking so long to answer, I have been traveling and I did not have access to ...
Rocking Chair10/9/2010
  Q: I may have sent this to you already without picture. I tried to catch it before it sent. However, ...
  A: it helps me tell you more. This looks like an American chair that was made circa 1900, I need to see ...
raised carved marble french ladies universelle exposition of 188910/7/2010
  Q: I have 2 raised carved marble plaques/sculptures (resembles a large cameo)of french ladies. They ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the back of the marble and a close up of the stamp on the back, I will try ...
antique dolls pram10/7/2010
  Q: I have an antique Scottish coachbuilt dolls pram it definately needs some work but I was wondering ...
  A: you need to find a specialist in antique dolls, it could affect the value if you paint it, if it is ...
Spanish Chair10/4/2010
  Q: I would be very appreciative if you could help me identify the general age, value, and style of this ...
  A: I need to see detailed close up photos to give you the age and value, This is a spanish chair and at ...
louis xv10/4/2010
  Q: another picture from the chairs. sincerely,serafin
  A: The photo I need to see is a close up of the lower back, I have attached an image for you to see ...
sofa10/4/2010
  Q: another pictures from the sofa. sincerely,serafin
  A: The fact that this has been restored 20 years ago makes it difficult for me to date this because I ...
ANTIQUE SOFA10/1/2010
  Q: I HAVE THIS SOFA,I CAN NOT FIND A SIMILAR ITEM IN THE INTERNET,WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT IT.I CAN ...
  A: The leg in the back is strait and not carved, this could be a sign that this is a reproduction, I ...
antique poker table10/1/2010
  Q: Michael I have in my possession a rare piece of furniture that I am interested in determining its ...
  A: At first glance this looks like it was made circa 1900, it could be German but I need to see a photo ...
Desk?10/1/2010
  Q: I Have This Desk That Was Bought In An Estste Sale About 5 Years Ago. Do You Know What Style? Who ...
  A: There is only one photo attached to this message because this site only allows you to send one image ...
Robert the Bruce rubbing10/1/2010
  Q: I have a brass rubbing of Robert the Bruce that was made in the late 70's. I have been trying to ...
  A: The truth is that there is not much value in rubbings made so late, there were 10 of thousands of ...
Antique Sofa9/29/2010
  Q: I recently purchased this and have not been able to find out what it is, possibly Eastlake? Seller ...
  A: I can only see one photo, this site only allows one photo at a time to be uploaded, you will need to ...
arm chairs9/28/2010
  Q: THIS IS A VERY OLD CHAIR BUT IN PERFECT CONDITION,CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT IT.THANKYOU VERY ...
  A: The form of the chair is French Louis 15th style, I need to see close up details of the leg, the ...
Sofa9/28/2010
  Q: I bought this sofa off craigslist for 20 dollars, I have never seen anything like it and I am ...
  A: The form of the sofa is Napoleon III and it has Louis 15th styled details, it could be French or ...
my Great Grandmother's Irish dropleaf table9/24/2010
  Q: I was just recently given my Great Grandmother's Irish dropleaf table. My great grandparents sold ...
  A: I am sorry to take so long to get back to you, I have been traveling and I have not always had an ...
Antique sideboard?9/17/2010
  Q: I am wondering if you can give me any info on this piece. And if you could tell me the value of it, ...
  A: This is an American made version of a French Napoleon III style sideboard, because of the ...
Wardrobe9/15/2010
  Q: I was given a wardrobe thru a family inheritence and was going to give it away but got to looking on ...
  A: Can you please send me a photo of the back, the door handles and the inside, this wardrobe looks ...
Table9/8/2010
  Q: I have two questions. First,I purchased this table at a yard sale, I was wondering if you could give ...
  A: This is the same photo, but I confirm my analysis that I think that this table was made in France ...
LABLE MARKING??9/7/2010
  Q: WOULD YOU PLEASE GIVE ME INFORMATION ON THIS TABLE? THANK-YOU FOR YOUR TIME SUSAN ...
  A: Susan, There are so many manufactures, if your table is not marked it is too difficult to know who ...
Old Chair9/6/2010
  Q: Wilson...I recently acquired the oak chair shown in the attached photograph and was hoping you could ...
  A: This is a reproduction of an Italian 17th century chair, it looks like it could be a 19th century or ...
Antique Library Chair9/3/2010
  Q: A few years ago I picked up this antique chair. All I was told is that it was a "1700's library ...
  A: I need to see close up photos of the leather, the seat of the chair, the underside of the chair, the ...
antique table and chairs9/1/2010
  Q: My Aunt wants to sell her table and chairs but she has no information on it. She purchased it over ...
  A: The table looks like it could be American from before 1900 and the chairs are American circa 1900, I ...
BOOK CASE ???9/1/2010
  Q: heres a close up of the patina just to let you know this cabinet appears to never of had a lacquer ...
  A: When looking at the patina, look in the corners, that is where you will find the years of wax build ...
BOOK CASE ???9/1/2010
  Q: better pic of the arch /this is one continuos piece the cornice and carving are one piece of wood so ...
  A: Yes, as I mentioned before this is a very good quality piece, in old French pieces the ornate crown ...
BOOK CASE ???9/1/2010
  Q: closer look at foot
  A: In old french pieces this extra section on the bottom of the foot would be sometimes carved into a ...
BOOK CASE ???9/1/2010
  Q: your web site says to many questions but you know the piece now, im showing inside of cabinet, paid ...
  A: Unfortunately this is not my website, I only answer questions. For me this photo shows me ...
Pedestal table8/30/2010
  Q: I did not see any markings that I know of but she will send me a pic of the underside. The feet are ...
  A: This photo show me clearly that the top of the table is not the same age as the base and skirting ...
Art Deco Chifferobe8/30/2010
  Q: I have an antique Art Deco Chifforobe from my grandmother with wood inlays and a decal or paining ...
  A: I wish I could help you without a photo, but my advice would not be worth anything without a photo. ...
Antique Rocking Horse8/27/2010
  Q: I have an old rocking horse. I supposed it was 19th century German made. Is this correct? Do you ...
  A: I have no doubt that this is was made between 1920s to 1930s at the earlist and for me this looks ...
BOOK CASE ???8/27/2010
  Q: WE BOUGHT THIS ITEM FROM A ANTIQUE DEALER IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ON THE COAST HERE THE QUESTION HOW ...
  A: Well the style is French Louis 15th style but this kind of piece did not exist in the period, it ...
Antique Settee8/24/2010
  Q: I purchased this settee while visiting friends in California. At the time of purchase it clearly ...
  A: This looks like it is an American made settee, it also looks like it has a mix of styles, the back ...
German Schrank8/24/2010
  Q: My wife and I were looking for some office storage, and ended up buying what we believe is a German ...
  A: You can paint this with out decreasing its value, this is not very old, it was made circa 1960s and ...
French Provincial lighting fixture?8/24/2010
  Q: I am sure hoping that you can help me in the identification and value of this light fixture that ...
  A: This is not a French Provincial lighting fixture and this is not an antique, this is a French ...
antique chair8/19/2010
  Q: I have an old (antique?) chair that I am looking to find more information about - style, time ...
  A: I do not need to see the back foot, with the photos that I have I seen I thin this was made closer ...
dressing table.8/16/2010
  Q: I have this piece and would like to know more about it please. ...
  A: I am not sure if you understand that I need to the as much as possible to help you. I wanted to see ...
Feet of old china cabinet8/10/2010
  Q: Here are the feet
  A: The style of the base is different than the style of the top of the cabinet, this tells me that this ...
Final Question About Regency Chair8/5/2010
  Q: Wilson, Thank you for all you shared with me about the chair. I paid $30 for it, and I want to know ...
  A: I do not think that it will be easy to find another chair like this unless you do a lot of traveling ...
Antique dresser8/5/2010
  Q: I have enclosed a picture of the dresser I used as a child. It was Mom's from her Mom. My sister has ...
  A: On the back of the dresser there is the same pine wood that is on the front, it could have just been ...
China Cabinet8/5/2010
  Q: I have a China cabinet that belonged to my father. I haven't any idea how old, or who manufactured ...
  A: This is called a showcase cabinet and is probably made in America circa 1920s to 1930s. I would need ...
Antique Regency Chair???7/29/2010
  Q: Wilson, I purchased this chair from a Salvation Army Thrift Store many years ago, and I have always ...
  A: I am sorry I took so long to answer your question, I have been traveling for the past 8 days and I ...
antique caneback chairs7/26/2010
  Q: I bought these two chairs at a yard sale for ten dollars. I want to sell them but dont have any info ...
  A: These chairs look like early 20th Century reproductions of French Louis 15th style armchairs, I ...
17/18th centry chair7/25/2010
  Q: Wilson, I recently inherited this chair and would like to know its country of origin and approximate ...
  A: This looks like this is a 19th Century American made chair made circa 1880s, but I would need to see ...
Spanish style carved chairs7/21/2010
  Q: I purchased 4 dining room chairs several years ago at a local antique store for fifty dollars each. ...
  A: My initial opinion of these chairs are that they are American made 20th century reproductions of ...
Antique loveseat7/16/2010
  Q: I inherited this loveseat and was wondering if you could date it, tell me the style, and an ...
  A: This photo is great, I can see the tool marks from the hand tools that sculpted this piece,and a ...
secretary7/16/2010
  Q: was wondering if you could tell me a bit about this secretary desk i picked up at a sale. it is quie ...
  A: This is an American made secretary made circa 1890s to 1900, It is worth around $500 dollars ...
Barley Twist Low Back Rocker7/13/2010
  Q: I have a very unique rocker, with all twisted vertical spindles, legs and cross spindles. The chair ...
  A: You will not affect the value of this chair by restoring it, for me this looks like the chair is ...
French bergere armchair7/12/2010
  Q: I bought these chairs on Ebay. Would you please tell me what their value would be? I'm debating ...
  A: I have looked at the photos and I think you armchair are from the mid 20th Century circa 1950, The ...
Bombe? furniture7/11/2010
  Q: ..it is extremely ugly and unbelievable heavy...and frankly I am stumped...I have tried and tried to ...
  A: Yes this is an American made reproduction inspired by italian style. I would have to see close up ...
Antique dresser7/10/2010
  Q: I also want to say thanks for providing this service. I have a few antique items. I like to know ...
  A: The photo is too small for me to see anything clearly, it looks like this is not an antique, it ...
rocking chair & armoire7/10/2010
  Q: I have an antique rocking chair that has 2 diffeent sticker on it which are-Dinwoodeys good ...
  A: This does not look like it was born as a rocking chair, it looks more like the rocker rails were ...
Antique Sofa Bed7/8/2010
  Q: First off, thanks for providing this service. I am not sure of the make of this sofa bed, and I ...
  A: This does look like this could be from the 1880s to 1900s but I need to see close up detailed photos ...
WINDSOR CHAIR?7/8/2010
  Q: A neighbor recently moved, and I rescued three bow back oak Windsor chairs (with nice turnings and ...
  A: The chair in the photo is not a Windsor chair, it could have been inspired by the Windsor chair but ...
antique chair7/6/2010
  Q: I would like some info on this chair. I do not know anything about its orgin. Could you please let ...
  A: for me to really date the chair I need you to take off the nails and fold back the fabric on the ...
Jacobean Dining Set7/6/2010
  Q: I am about to purchase a 100 year old Lane Jacobean dining set that needs some restoration. I am ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the table and one of the chairs. please be careful, if it is too good to ...
Antique mahogany drop leaf table7/6/2010
  Q: I attach a photo of a drop leaf mahogany table I recently purchased in England. It can seat 8-10 ...
  A: This looks to simple to be from the 18th Century, but I need to see the construction details, and ...
antique Saratoga trunk7/1/2010
  Q: I believe I posses and old victorian style antique trunk, but need help identifying it. On the trunk ...
  A: There was never a Saratoga Trunk manufacture, some of the better know manufactures that whose name ...
Chair and Love Seat6/30/2010
  Q: I bought this chair and Love seat at an antique shop. the only information they could give me was ...
  A: I need to see a close up of the foot, the carving on the top back and a photo of the underside. This ...
Antique Curio Hutch6/29/2010
  Q: Mr. Wilson, I hope this note finds you well. Can you provide any information about this piece? It's ...
  A: This is a Louis 15th style showcase cabinet, It would never had existed in the 18th Century period ...
throne chairs6/29/2010
  Q: I have these 2 chairs, I believe to be Spanish. They were purchased from Archbishop Mannix in ...
  A: These chair's look like they are reproductions of Italian Renaissance chairs that were made circa ...
identifying a chair6/28/2010
  Q: This chair has been in the family for 50 years and I would like help identifying it. In the family ...
  A: This chair is an American made chair inspired by Italian and Spanish design details from the 17th ...
What is this?6/28/2010
  Q: WHat type/ style of daybed is this? What would it sell for?
  A: This looks like this is a French Napoleon III style sofa or settee, It could be an original circa ...
19th Century Piece - Italian or French6/28/2010
  Q: I am considering buying this piece -- it is either Italian or French from about 1880 (dealer thinks ...
  A: From the distance of this photo I would say that it is from the 1880 and from the beauty of the ...
rocker chair6/26/2010
  Q: I saw your opinion on a Napoleon III rocker from approx. January, 2010-I have one very similar-no ...
  A: The fact that the sides have little carving makes me think that this was made closer the 1900, in ...
antique queen anne chairs6/23/2010
  Q: Mr. Wilson, I have about 18 chairs supposedly imported from northern England many, many years ago ...
  A: The chairs are English Queen Ann reproductions from 1910 to 1930, it look like they are mahogany ...
Chair identification6/17/2010
  Q: I was told that this oak/cane tub chair originated from Holland and was built around 1850. The ...
  A: This looks like it is an American made chair that was made in the 1950s, the mix of European style ...
Louis Xlll ???6/14/2010
  Q: I was hoping you could help me identify this bed. It is a European size queen. The headboard is ...
  A: You don't think this is a louis 16th bed, You rate me a 5 for knowledge and you don't even know, do ...
Sgabello chairs6/12/2010
  Q: Family shield/crest.
  A: I could not find the exact family crest but, the Eagle is very close to the Abati family crest, the ...
17th century chairs6/9/2010
  Q: I acquired these chairs recently and they stumped 4 appraisers at the "Chesapeake Treasures" Show on ...
  A: The style of these sgabello chairs are 16th century, but the condition of the feet and all of the ...
Danish Tea Table with inset coins6/8/2010
  Q: I am wondering whether you might know anything about this table and chairs set. I purchased it at a ...
  A: If you want to sell your table you should use a fine steel wool and rub over all the wood areas, ...
Nichols & Stone chair6/8/2010
  Q: Just purchased a chair from a neighbor who is moving to Florida.He said it belonged to his ...
  A: This looks like it was made circa 1960s, It would be a reproduction of a 19th Century American ...
old oak coffer6/5/2010
  Q: we live in the Tarn close to Cordes-sur-ciel, have not thought about selling it , we just could not ...
  A: The detail on the metal are great and the patina on the wood is outstanding, I am glad to hear that ...
old oak coffer6/3/2010
  Q: sorry couldn't resist one more photo.
  A: I am pretty sure that this is from the 17th century and not the 18th century, it is defiantly ...
old oak coffer6/3/2010
  Q: last photo but if you require more no problem , there is nothing showing inside the box where the ...
  A: The ends of the metal bands tell me that this could have been made in the late 17th century or the ...
old oakcoffer6/3/2010
  Q: have another photo attached,regards Rob
  A: This photo tells me a lot, the uneven flat surface on the wood show that this was hand crafted with ...
oak coffer what age ,what country6/2/2010
  Q: We have a very old oak coffer ,we bought it in France from a Dutch couple, we believed it to be ...
  A: I think it is French and looks very old but I need to see the construction details to confirm my ...
metal chifferobe6/2/2010
  Q: I HAVE ACQUIRED THIS HEAVY METAL CHIFFEROBE OR ARMOIRES, ON ONE SIDE IS A CLOSET OF SORTS ON THE ...
  A: It sounds like it is an American piece, could you please send me a photo and I will try to help you. ...
prayer bench5/31/2010
  Q: I inherited this prayer bench from a dear friend who passed away. I want to use this prayer bench ...
  A: The stuffing is typical of French horse hair stuffing from the turn of the century, from all the ...
German Schrunk5/30/2010
  Q: I was told I have an antique German Schrunk. There is a brand or design on one of the cabinet doors ...
  A: This is a mass produced German Schrunk from the 1960s, there is no Antique value or value in the ...
antique side table.5/27/2010
  Q: I was directed to this site for a search and I found an item very similar to mine already from one ...
  A: This is an American made reproduction of an English side table that would have been made circa 1860s ...
bedroom 3 matching pieces5/27/2010
  Q: I have a bedroom set I think is english 1880's but not sure and believe it to be golden oak - also ...
  A: My first thought is that this is more English 1920's, but I need to see a photo of the back of the ...
Antique Chair5/25/2010
  Q: Would you identify the style/manufacturer and approximate age of this chair and whether it might ...
  A: It looks like your chair is a little older than I first thought, I would estimate that this chair ...
Photo of Chair5/25/2010
  Q: Attached is a photo of the front leg. Both front legs are clawed, but both back legs are just ...
  A: The front leg of the chair is in the style of an english chippendale foot but it is more simple and ...
Id Bedroom Set5/25/2010
  Q: Good Evening, Thank you very much for the quick reply. I can only attach one photo to this email, ...
  A: If this is American made it was probably made circa 1960 and would not have any antique value, the ...
Id Bedroom Set5/24/2010
  Q: Good Afternoon, I have a gorgeous bedroom set consisting of two twin beds, two nightstands and a ...
  A: this looks like a 20th century reproduction of a French transition style dresser, it could be ...
authenticating antique european furniture5/21/2010
  Q: My wife and I stumbled across a cabinet at a local retail store. We like the look of it as a ...
  A: This look more like a Belgium, French or Italian Renaissance revival circa 1890, this style was also ...
cherub lamps5/19/2010
  Q: I hope that you do not mind if I inquire about another item that I have. I purchased a pair of ...
  A: I think that the cherub's were part of a larger sculpture, there is a famous sculpture of a bunch of ...
Black Wood King Kee tables5/19/2010
  Q: I have what I beleive to be an original rubbing from the tomb of Sir Sampson Meverell 1462.(St. John ...
  A: These are just decorative table made in Indian and made of Mahogany, (this is not African Black ...
Chair5/18/2010
  Q: Please find in enclosed file the photo of the lower portion of 1 of the dining room chairs.
  A: The chair is not Italian it could be French or even American made circa 1960s, it was mass produced ...
Dining room set Attrib. to Ico Parisi5/18/2010
  Q: Michael, Thank you for your email. The site only allows me to send 1 photo at a time, so I am ...
  A: I know this model very well, I have seen many of these, this table was very popular, many people ...
Bombe?5/18/2010
  Q: I have a bombe dresser with a marble top. Can you tell me how to date it? And does it actually ...
  A: This is called a Louis 15th style commode, bombe means that the form is curved, I would need to see ...
Dining Room set Attrib. to Ico Parisi5/18/2010
  Q: I have a dining room set (glass top table plus 6 matching chairs) that I purchased in 1998 at Modern ...
  A: The table looks like it is italian but I am not sure about the attribution, and the chairs do not ...
slant top desk5/18/2010
  Q: have you ever seen this design and is it worth anything ANSWER: Please send me a photo and I will ...
  A: This is an American made 20th century drop front sectary that was originally inspired by english ...
I just wanted 2 know about this old mirror5/16/2010
  Q: Do u know anything about this mirror. My great grandmother had it since she was young. So its been ...
  A: sorry but your photo is not clear, it looks like you are using a phone camera, but It looks like a ...
question about marble topped regency console5/15/2010
  Q: Similar to my last question, while in Nova Scotia in the 1970, my wife purchased what was described ...
  A: My first impression of the this console is that it was made circa 1900 it could be 1890s but more ...
date of chairs5/14/2010
  Q: Please can you assist me in trying to date the two chairs I have recently purchased, I have tried to ...
  A: This looks like a French Napoleon III style chair, if it is an original it would have been made ...
rocking chair5/8/2010
  Q: Could you please tell me the style and value of this chair?
  A: This looks like a early 20th Century version of a 18th century Northeastern American made chair, I ...
Bassett Furnature5/4/2010
  Q: Please tell me what you can you about this piece of Bassett. There is a Bassett Furnature stamp on ...
  A: Please send me a photo that shows the legs of the piece, This does not look like an antique, this ...
hall chairs?5/4/2010
  Q: I purchased two chairs here in cheyenne wy and was wondering if you could tell me of there ...
  A: your photo is not very good, please take a photo that show me the entire chair a 3/4 view would be ...
Age and value5/3/2010
  Q: i actually have a questions regarding a piece of antique furniture my uncle has. My question is ...
  A: Please send me a close up photo of the front legs, a photo of the underside of the sofa and a back ...
REGUARDING DUETSCH BROS. SETTEE5/1/2010
  Q: MY NAME IS LAURA & I LIVE IN MICHIGAN. I RECENTLY JUST PURCHASED AT A GARAGE SALE A SEETTEE ...
  A: Your photo is too small for me to see anything. where did you here that Duetsch Bros. furniture was ...
Antique armchairs4/29/2010
  Q: My friend and I were driving along and we found this chair. I have looked up antique armchairs ...
  A: I do not think this an Antique armchair, It looks like it was made in America in the 1920s, I would ...
Antique Drum Table4/27/2010
  Q: I have a drum table that I am interested in selling. I belongs to my mother-in-law (age 77) and she ...
  A: This is an American drum cabinet made circa 1960s it is inspired by the French Louis 15th style , ...
American design4/26/2010
  Q: I wondered if you could shed some light on a pair of chairs I bought at a local antique shop here in ...
  A: For me this is an American made design, inspired by Danish design, I need to see the underside of ...
Chandelier Hot air balloon4/24/2010
  Q: I bought it at an estate sale because I just loved it. I do not collect antiques nor know anything ...
  A: This is not an Antique, this is decorative lighting that could have been made in the 1980s but the ...
Rocking Chair4/22/2010
  Q: Good Morning, I came across this site by luck I think. I am looking for someone to help me ...
  A: This is a post war child's chair that was turned into a rocker at a later date. It was probably made ...
Dresser4/21/2010
  Q: I was wondering if my dresser is valuable? I could only find one marking on it which says 1646, a 4 ...
  A: This is a chinese style that looks like it was made in Japan in the 1960s, This was mass produced ...
Swing out Chrome and Glass 3 Tier Table4/20/2010
  Q: I am hoping you might be able to give me some information about this vintage coffee table I recently ...
  A: I am sorry to take so long to get back to you I have been searching my archives because I have the ...
Antique Sconces4/18/2010
  Q: I have a pair of [quite heavy] sconces and know next to nothing about them. I know they are old, and ...
  A: These look like Austrian style sconces from the 1920 to 1930s, and they have a mix of Austrian and ...
Table4/17/2010
  Q: Firstly, may I thank you for answering my previous question. I hope you do not think it too cheeky ...
  A: To recap, this is a reproduction of a French Napoleon III style side table that was made circa 1930s ...
Windsor chair4/16/2010
  Q: I would like confirmation that this is an early Windsor chair - where and when it was created. It ...
  A: I would love to see more photo that could tell me more, and help me confirm to you what this is. ...
Northwind Carved Chair4/13/2010
  Q: I would like to know the possible date and origin of my chair. It is very uncomfortable,but I love ...
  A: The motif that you call "Northwind" is actually a renaissance revival motif that was meant to scare ...
trunk4/13/2010
  Q: i bought this trunk, can you tell me any history on it? Hers what I suspect, it may be a saratoga ...
  A: It looks like an engraving that would have been glued to the paper lining of the trunk, this was ...
Armchair - possibly from 17th C - Italian4/12/2010
  Q: I hope that you are well. My Grandfather passed away many years ago and left my siblings and I his ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a 19th century chair because the back feet are not carved. Unless ...
thonet chairs4/12/2010
  Q: I have two Thonet chairs with the stamp underneath that say Thonet Austria. Do you know anything ...
  A: This is the most produced chair in history, Millions of chairs exist, they started at the end of the ...
mid century chair? price to sell?4/10/2010
  Q: About ten years ago a friend of mine found these in Manhattan in his building on the Upper East ...
  A: These are mass produced chairs from the 1980s, they are not anything special or valuable, They are ...
Chair poss 19th Century4/8/2010
  Q: I'm sorry I forgot the picture on the chair. I hope You get this.
  A: This type of chair is not called a Berger, it looks more like a salon chair that was made in the ...
Rocker4/8/2010
  Q: I purchased this rocker for 30 dollars, can you tell me more about it? ANSWER: Please send a photo ...
  A: At first glance this looks like a American made rocking chair made in the 1900s but I need to see ...
Capone Rocker4/6/2010
  Q: Years ago I purchased a large rocking chair, please view attached photos. I’ve been trying to ...
  A: Please send mea side view of the chair, I also need to see a close up of the carvings on the top of ...
Partner Desk4/6/2010
  Q: I've got an antique partners desk that came from the Blodgett estate in Grand Rapids Michigan. Even ...
  A: This looks like an American made desk, there is a mix of European design details and styles that is ...
Rocking Chair4/6/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me anything about my mother's rocking chair. She said it was her ...
  A: It looks like the chair was made circa 1900, I need to see a close up of the front and back feet, ...
Antique German Shrunk4/4/2010
  Q: This piece was acquired in Germany about 25 years ago from a friends husband stationed in the army. ...
  A: This is not an Antique, and it is a reproduction of a French Louis 15th style but with a german ...
Eames Chair and Ottoman4/2/2010
  Q: I am looking at a 1950's Eames Lounge Chair with ottoman. It is rosewood over plywood, but the ...
  A: My grandfather had a brown leather Eames lounge chair that he purchased in 1958, I know that ...
Irwin Dresser4/2/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could give me any information and a possible value on an old dresser I ...
  A: This looks like this could have been made in the 1930s to 1940s but without seeing many more details ...
mirror3/30/2010
  Q: can you tell me anything about this framed mirror?Thanks,Ed I would send more pictures if allowed ...
  A: I confirm that this is American made circa 1890 to 1910, it has a arts and crafts feel but it was ...
old table3/30/2010
  Q: Trying to find value of an old table in the family for years. 36" diameter, 28" high. Pie crust ...
  A: This photo show a table that was made in the 20th century and is not an antique (more than 100 years ...
Riempie Chair3/30/2010
  Q: Good Day My family has in there possession a 1730 Riempie Chair and a 1756 High Dutch Bible which we ...
  A: They are both certainly of value, I can not help you with the bible but if you send me photos of the ...
Unmarked mahogany secretary3/28/2010
  Q: I acquired an antique (I think) secretary from an uncle. It's unmarked, but there's a tag that goes ...
  A: This is a reproduction of an 18th Century English secretary, I need to see the back, the back corner ...
pair of unusual mirrors3/28/2010
  Q: Mr. Wilson, Any information of age and value on these mirrors. They are from the family home and ...
  A: This looks like it is a mirror that was made in Mexico based on a Portuguese or Spanish 18th century ...
Do you know the possible designer/maker of this chair?3/28/2010
  Q: Do you know the possible designer/maker of this chair? I recently bought it at a vintage shop in ...
  A: This chair was inspired by a chair Alvar Aalto designed in 1933, in the 1950s and 1960s many ...
Dresser Set3/27/2010
  Q: I just wanted to make sure I'm asking the right amount for this set. It's a heavy dresser set with ...
  A: This is was made circa 1960, it was mass produced and made in thousands of examples. I personally ...
6 chairs - needlepoint3/26/2010
  Q: I read with great interest your answer about these chair from a 2-24 post. I repair, recane and ...
  A: You can always send me a photo and I will help you, please remember that I need to see one photo per ...
ANTIQUE COUCH3/26/2010
  Q: I HAVE AN ANTIQUE COUCH IN MINT CONDITION. IT IS CARVED, AND LOOKS TO BE VICTORIAN. I PURCHASED IT ...
  A: Please send me a close up of the carvings on the top of the back, a close up side view of the arms, ...
antique sideboard3/25/2010
  Q: I have an antique sideboard, made of oak, with a square door that has a raised carving of the wind ...
  A: The foot looks like it is American made from the turn of the 19th Century to the 20th Century, the ...
duncan phyfe table3/24/2010
  Q: I bought this duncan phyfe table and it is the first one Ive ever seen with 8 claw feet.(legs) I ...
  A: This does not look like a Duncan Phyfe original this looks like a 20th Century reproduction of an ...
A drop leaf table from my father's estate.3/22/2010
  Q: Here's another picture. I don't know how to send more then one at a time. ...
  A: This is a 19th Century American made Queen Anne drop leaf table made circa 1890s, I would value this ...
English dining room set3/22/2010
  Q: I bought this set at an auction, it consists of an extensable table and 6 chairs. I'd like to know ...
  A: Is it possible that the table and chairs were made in South America, there is a mix of styles both ...
secretary desk3/22/2010
  Q: This desk has been passed down through the family. We dont know much about it. Could you give us a ...
  A: This is an American made secretary bookcase dresser that was made circa 1930s, it has several ...
A drop leaf table from my father's estate.3/22/2010
  Q: The table in question is one of about six old pieces of furniture in my dad'd estate. When he was ...
  A: This does looks like an American made Queen Anne style drop leaf table, for me to give you a date I ...
Antique Secretary Desk3/21/2010
  Q: we have what we believe to be an 18th century secretary desk. The only markings on it are on the ...
  A: If you are trying to sell it you will not get a lot of money, maybe around $150 dollars, but if you ...
Unknown Chair3/21/2010
  Q: I have a chair handed down to me by my grandparents. The only clue to it's age were some old ...
  A: These chairs look more like they are from the 1940s, they look like they are from a American ...
walnut bedroom set3/20/2010
  Q: I just purchased from an auction (Eastern Ontario Canada) beautiful bedroom suite (head-board, ...
  A: The back of this piece is very telling, I hope you can see from the back that his is not old, this ...
table and chairs3/19/2010
  Q: I got the dining room table and chairs which I like very much. I would like to know what time period ...
  A: I can only see the chair, it looks like it is American made and was made in the 1940s, please send ...
dining room chairs3/19/2010
  Q: Mr. Wilson, I am attempting the upload again. The chairs I've been told are black oak, probably ...
  A: Please send me close up photos of the foot, the back of the chair, carving on the front of the ...
antique chair3/18/2010
  Q: I have two identical chairs, one with a darker finish. They came from (my) family estate. Both have ...
  A: This looks like an American made chair made circa 1900, It looks like the the back of the chair was ...
old louis vuitton case3/14/2010
  Q: its made of leather and has a large lv logo on front lock, wgich is rare i would think. also lock ...
  A: This looks like it was made in at the end of the 19th century, circa 1880s, inside there should be a ...
Antique french Armoire3/13/2010
  Q: I would like help identifying this armoire. I know it is old, french, and i am also pretty certain ...
  A: This looks like an 18th Century French country armoire made of walnut that is from the Loire Valley ...
Secretary Desk3/12/2010
  Q: I was given this desk 45 ago from our neighborhood butcher. We assume it came from Europe but do ...
  A: This is an American made showcase secretary, it would have had the same small wood guard rail that ...
Louis Vuitton suitcases3/11/2010
  Q: I see someone asked you about a Louis Vuitton case. You said you may be able to help them. I have 2 ...
  A: Your photo is not very clear, to find out the exact date and who it was made for you have to contact ...
Hand painted tray top nesting tables (3) with grooves to transport as one3/11/2010
  Q: A friend gave me a set of three nesting tables they have simple legs. The tray tops are all hand ...
  A: Please send me photos of the tables and I will try to help, you can only send one photo at a time, ...
ID Chair3/11/2010
  Q: My mother bought this chair at the Salvation Army Store years ago. I am trying to get some ...
  A: Your photo is dark and not very clear, please send me a close up photo of the carving on the top ...
table/buffet/china cabnet3/10/2010
  Q: i have a duncan fyfe table 2 legs with 3 claws on each one, a buffet, and a china cabnet, it was my ...
  A: If this is 90 years old it would not be a Duncan Fyfe Antique, Duncan Fyfe died in 1854 so you piece ...
Antique information3/10/2010
  Q: My wife and I don't know much about antiques but we like them and have been purchasing a few. I ...
  A: I think this is American made and it looks like the bottom shelf was not original to the piece. Can ...
Coffee table Information3/10/2010
  Q: My wife and I were wanting some general knowledge about it (value, time period, commonality, etc). ...
  A: This is a American made reproduction probably made circa 1950s if you paid more than $100 dollars ...
lamp3/10/2010
  Q: I asked Eileen this question about this lamp and she recommend I ask you as it was out of her ...
  A: This looks like it was made in the 1920s, if you do a patten search (at the US patent & copyright ...
French carved arm chair3/9/2010
  Q: I purchased a believed to be a french carved arm chair a few years ago and I was wanting to get some ...
  A: At the bottom of the page there is a place for you to attach an image, you can only send one image ...
Unusual table with lion mask feet3/9/2010
  Q: I was wondering whether you might be willing to help me identify the pieces for which I've attached ...
  A: This looks like renaissance revival furniture from the 20th Century, from your description of the ...
wood vanity3/8/2010
  Q: i am trying to figure out where this vanity came from and how old it is. i am not sure on type or ...
  A: This site only allows one photo to be sent a time. I confirm my analysis, if you contact the US ...
seat of chair3/5/2010
  Q: !!! Wendy
  A: There were hundreds of furniture manufactures making chairs at this time, if there is no stamp, it ...
wood vanity and matching side table3/4/2010
  Q: I have an old wood vanity and matching side table that was given to me and I have absolutely no ...
  A: Now that I see a clear photo of the carvings, there is a mix of styles in the carvings typical of ...
Old Secretary desk with curved front3/3/2010
  Q: I bought an old secretary desk from an auction. The only identifiable markings were found on the ...
  A: From what I can see in your photos this was made in the 1960 and was reproduced from a American 18th ...
Victorian or Reproduction3/3/2010
  Q: I am going to buy this sofa. The woman who is selling it claims it is a Victorian sofa. I am not ...
  A: Your photo is too small for me to see anything, I would need to see a close up of the foot, the ...
dressing table3/3/2010
  Q: I'm wondering what this piece of furniture is. It's only 27"H X 48"W X 17"D, so I'm guessing it's a ...
  A: The 1 900 is not the date this must be some kind of reference number, Please send me a close up of ...
Lincoln style bedroom set2/26/2010
  Q: My husbands grandfather bought it during the depression and the seller said it came from the ...
  A: I have never heard of a specific manufacture that was know for making an egg shape, normally you ...
Info on Inlayed Box2/25/2010
  Q: Any info you can provide about this box would be appreciated. Thanks!
  A: I need to see the underside and the inside of the box, I would also like to see the metal hinges and ...
European buffet and table2/25/2010
  Q: We believe the buffet, table (with 2 extensions) and 6 chairs shown in the attachment are Swiss in ...
  A: Why do you think this is swiss, the table has English queen anne legs and to me it looks more like ...
6 old wooden needlepoint chairs2/24/2010
  Q: I would like information on the age, style,manufacture, and value of these chairs..Just in case you ...
  A: This photo is very telling for me, the construction techniques look like they are from a factory ...
China Cabinet2/23/2010
  Q: I would like to know more about this cabinet and it's value. It has blue glass in the top side ...
  A: Yes, I would like to see the back of the cabinet. this photo shows a construction detail that was ...
framed brass rubbing picture2/22/2010
  Q: I have an older large brass rubbing picture.It is black chalk/ charcoal? on white paper. On the ...
  A: I think that the woman who gave you this gave you good advice to be careful, this image is ...
2 chairs2/22/2010
  Q: I have two heavy duty chairs made by Kroehler, very old (supposedly), one is a rocker. The metal tag ...
  A: Please send photos of the underside and a side view of the chair, it looks like this was made circa ...
louis vuitton case2/19/2010
  Q: date, model, value . thanks.
  A: Inside the suitcase you will find a serial number with this number you can find out everything about ...
Queen Anne Sofa2/16/2010
  Q: Wondering what you could tell me how about this original Queen Anne Sofa? There is a hide-a-bed ...
  A: I would need to see more photos to tell you exactly what this is but from my initial impressions I ...
Gryphon Fireplace Grate - Coal? Origin?2/16/2010
  Q: Greetings I came across this beautifully crafted firegrate at auction and purchased it knowing ...
  A: This does look like a Victorian fireplace basket for coal, it would have been made circa 1870s to ...
Identification2/16/2010
  Q: Could you please help me identify the style, wood and age of these chairs. I purchases at storage ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the side view of the chairs, a photo of the underside and a close up of ...
Marble Table2/15/2010
  Q: I have a marble table set that I would like to get some information on. The only think I know about ...
  A: This looks like it is an Italian design but I can not see clearly, your photo is out of focus, or is ...
corner cabinet2/15/2010
  Q: I bought this corner cabinet. Think it's English. Don't know age or maker. I think the wood is ...
  A: I do not think you over paid, it does sound like you paid for a 20th century reproduction not an ...
Stencled Dining Table2/10/2010
  Q: Trying to find date, manufacturer and value of this dining set. It has been in the family at least ...
  A: It could be from the 1940s but it looks a lot like an American made dining set from the 1950s, ...
antique bed2/9/2010
  Q: can you tell me if you know anything about what this bed might be? i was told that it is European ...
  A: The way to tell if it is a European made twin bed is the measurements, If a standard US made ...
L'Herbier chair2/8/2010
  Q: It looks to be all origional with a repair made to the backrest cushion.I would like to know the ...
  A: Can you please send me a close up photo of the stamp, L'Herbier is the name of the manufacture, it ...
Sofa2/7/2010
  Q: Would appreciate any information on this sofa. There is also 2 chairs that came with it. I purchased ...
  A: This is a reproduction that was made after 1960, the black material is a fireproof material that was ...
Re: Old Savonarola Chair2/7/2010
  Q: What is the date? What is it made of? and what is the design on the back? The lady I received it ...
  A: This chair looks like it could be from the beginning of the 20th century but I need to see close up ...
Picture of desk2/5/2010
  Q: Here is a photo of the entire desk
  A: This is an english style desk the carving make me think that this desk may be a reproduction that ...
oak gateleg table2/5/2010
  Q: When I purchased this table I was told it may be French. Apart from that [& after searching the net] ...
  A: this detail of the rear of the drawer is a troubling, it looks like the wood was replaced with pine ...
Antique Chair2/5/2010
  Q: We have a chair that we are having trouble identifying and would love your expertise, please let us ...
  A: My first impression of this chair is that it could be an American made antique from 1880s to 1900, ...
17th Century Chair?2/4/2010
  Q: Our local museum has had this old chair as part of the exhibit for many years but no one seems to ...
  A: This looks like this was a 17th century Italian chair. the original legs have been cut down, and the ...
antique table and chairs2/2/2010
  Q: Wondering what you might tell me about these 3 pieces I have, a kitchen table with 2 leaves, a ...
  A: Your photo is too small for me to see anything thing clearly, please send a larger photo, a close up ...
Sofa information2/2/2010
  Q: My wife recently was given an older sofa. She had it reupholstered. We were curious about how old it ...
  A: This looks like an American made reproduction of a French Louis 16th style sofa, I need to see close ...
What is the value of my chair?1/31/2010
  Q: I would love to know how old this chair is, its maker and value. A furniture repair person who came ...
  A: I think this is Belgium or French made circa 1880s, you need to look for a signature, check around ...
Chair1/30/2010
  Q: I have another chair (the last one) I'm curious about. Again, we've had it for many-many years (I ...
  A: I can only see one photo here, please send the images to this site, it does look older than the ...
Gothic Cabnet1/30/2010
  Q: Attached are pictures of a Gothic looking cabnet that was handed down to me. My parents that gave it ...
  A: This looks like a 19th century gothic revival cabinet that was made in France circa 1880 to 1900, I ...
mirror1/29/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited a large wooden mirror and wonder if you can tell me anything about where ...
  A: I can only see one photo because you can only attach one photo at a time. Thank you, this photo is ...
Antique bed1/29/2010
  Q: We got this bed at an estate yard sale. The condition is quite rough but we wanted to know if it was ...
  A: It looks like it could be from the 1880s but I need to see close up photos, please include the ...
Joni R Byler # 36581/29/2010
  Q: Have you ever heard of a rocking chair signed Jodi R Byler I saw one it was numbered 3658. Looks ...
  A: I have never heard of Jodi R. Byler but that is normal, craftsmen are maybe known in there region, ...
Buffet1/27/2010
  Q: I was just told this buffet was European. Is there anything else you can tell me maybe year style, ...
  A: This looks more like an American made cabinet, can you send me photos of the back, a close up of the ...
cabinet1/26/2010
  Q: I just bought a very old veneered cabinet. It is hand painted with swags and urns and gentile ...
  A: You will need to send me photos of all the details so I can date the piece, also send me the photo ...
French game table1/26/2010
  Q: I have an inlaid French game table with brass edges and brass decorative pieces on the legs. Under ...
  A: This is Louis 15th style table that could be from the end of the 19th Century or the beginning of ...
dressing table1/26/2010
  Q: I am interested in the age and history of this dressing table. It was my grandmother's and my ...
  A: This photo confirms to me that this piece was made close to 1960. I would estimate the value of this ...
Music cabinet1/19/2010
  Q: I have an upolstered wing back chair which is quite old. We removed the horsehair seat and ...
  A: I confirm that this cabinet was made circa 1920s to 1930s, it has been influenced by French Louis ...
cadburys display cabinet1/18/2010
  Q: the writing is on sides only, and not etched in to the glass, is this normal. anything else you can ...
  A: I have purchased a lot of display cabinets in the past, because of it large size it is actually not ...
ID style of chair(s)1/18/2010
  Q: I remember them in her house in NY (Staten Island) as early as 1968. I just want to know what to ...
  A: In general you could call these French napoleon III style chairs, The tag tells me that these are ...
Antique Chair1/16/2010
  Q: My parents have a set of 6 chairs which they bought at auction about 25 years ago in Dublin, ...
  A: You are correct these are late 19th century English chairs probably made circa 1880s, but you photo ...
Paw Foot After Back1/16/2010
  Q:
  A: I confirm that your chair is a 19th Century Dutch made armchair that was made circa 1890s. The ...
Antique Oak Rocker1/15/2010
  Q: I recently was given this rocker by a friend. Can you tell me anything about it? I know it is oak ...
  A: Wow I have never seen anything like this, I will tell you what I think, I think that it is European, ...
Sideboard1/15/2010
  Q: I am interested in learning the origin and age of this piece. ...
  A: this photo is much more telling, this is a reproduction from the 1950's made in England, the dark ...
table1/15/2010
  Q: This table was given to my grandmother from a family member 1920 or earlier. It seems to be brass ...
  A: This is a French Napoleon III period console table made circa 1870s to 1880s, The style is typical ...
Please help identify these old chairs1/13/2010
  Q: I have been asked to repair these chairs- 2 of a set of 6. Owner's mother says she picked them up ...
  A: These do look like Eastern European Arts and Crafts chairs made circa 1900 to 1920s, It is could be ...
help! period & style question1/13/2010
  Q: i am thrilled to see that there may be someone that can help me. i have a beautiful table that i am ...
  A: If this is a coffee table then it is not an antique, the style is a French Louis 15th style but a ...
Unusual Side Chair - Bobbin Turned?1/13/2010
  Q: Recently I purchased this chair at an auction. They said it came from the Pennsylvania area. It ...
  A: This is a beautiful example of 19th Century Pennsylvania hand turned chair, It was probably made ...
antique rocking chair-per your request1/13/2010
  Q: I orignially sent you a full picture of it and your response was the following:This looks like an ...
  A: This is the first time I have heard that you can only send one photo every 24 hours, this must be a ...
bentwood rocker1/13/2010
  Q: I KNOW THIS CHAIR LOOKS LIKE A KOHN--THONET.ETC.AND IM SURE ITS ONE OF THERE STYLES REPRO OR NOT. I ...
  A: This is a Kohn or a Thonet rocker circa 1900, Restoration Hardware has reproduced the original ...
furniture1/13/2010
  Q: I just asked a question with three parts I am sending the other picure of the dresser. Donna ...
  A: You answered your own question "the knobs are Lucite", Lucite was invented in 1928 brought to the ...
Linen cupboard1/12/2010
  Q: I have a linen cupboard which has been in the family many years but has now outgrown my London flat. ...
  A: The color on your photo is off, please try using a flash and retake the photo, so I can see the real ...
Bedroom Furniture made by White Furniture Company, Mebane NC1/12/2010
  Q: I have bedroom furniture set made by White Furniture Company, Mebane NC, lot 812, #3304. Whan do ...
  A: The dresser is a reproduction of a French louis 15th style dresser the mirror and bed side tables ...
Fireplace origin redux1/12/2010
  Q: Michael, I had to ask this followup as a new question. Am enclosing the photo I think you want. The ...
  A: I actually think the trumo was part of a doorway and not originally a trumo, It may have come from a ...
Eastlake antique bedroom set1/10/2010
  Q: I have a bed (it seems to be smaller than a double, but larger than a single) a large armoir, a ...
  A: This is not East Lake furniture, it looks like it may be European made circa 1880s, this would ...
Antique Rocking Chair1/10/2010
  Q: I would love some help to identify this rocking chair purchased from a second hand shop in Geneva, ...
  A: This does not bother me at all, I would even suggest that the chair is striped and then refinished ...
Antique Rocking Chair1/9/2010
  Q: We have antique rocking chair that has been in the family. My mother who was born in 1919 ...
  A: This looks like an American made rocking chair made circa 1900, it has a face that was inspired by ...
antique rocking chair1/9/2010
  Q: I purchased a rocking chair at an auction. Some people tell me it is a Rose Wood Nursing rocking ...
  A: This looks like an American made French inspired Napoleon III and Louis 15th style rocking chair, ...
Follow up to Id Chippendale Desk1/9/2010
  Q: Per your request I'm sending photo of the back of the drawer next to the foot of the desk. Thank you ...
  A: I hope you can see for yourself that this wood is not old at all maybe 20 years but maybe newer. if ...
Fireplace origin1/9/2010
  Q: Micahel. I bought a house with a fireplace, which I believe to be 17th-18th century Italian. We have ...
  A: This fireplace does not look old to me, it could be made from old wood pieces of a larger fireplace ...
Decorative table1/8/2010
  Q: I do not know if the table i have is in your area. There is an oriental design to the table. the ...
  A: keep sending photos attached to this message or other messages and I will try to help, This table ...
Antique leather top end tables & coffe table1/8/2010
  Q: Good Morning! I recently purchased a BEAUTIFUL set of coffee and end tables. I don't know how much ...
  A: This looks like an American made reproduction of an early English 20th Century mahogany side table ...
Id Claw Foot Table1/8/2010
  Q: I recently purchased at auction a nice old drum table with really interesting lion head drawer pulls ...
  A: This looks like an American made reproduction of an English 19th Century mahogany drum table, your ...
Antique Mahogany Desk?1/8/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a very nice old mahogany drop top desk. It is a solid, well made piece.It is ...
  A: This is a reproduction that was inspired by a Chippendale mahogany Boston made ball and claw foot ...
Chair with unusual carvings of musical intruments1/5/2010
  Q: I just purchased this chair at an estate sale and all I know is that it is old. It does have some ...
  A: This looks like a 19th century copy of a French transition style chair (transition shows both louis ...
Antique Settee1/4/2010
  Q: I have a Settee that is 46-1/2" long x 22-1/2" deep, and no nothing about it's origin or ...
  A: This looks like a 19th century American made victorian settee, This looks like the maker of this was ...
Identifying antique waterfall set1/4/2010
  Q: Good Evening. I'm not sure if this is your area of expertise, however, I'm wondering if you may ...
  A: This looks like an American made chifferobe circa 1940, it has a mix of styles, it has a little ...
Italian Bed1/3/2010
  Q: Could you please let me know more about this bed? It appears to be from the late 1800's and is made ...
  A: Why do you think this is Italian, this looks like a French Renaissance revival bed made circa 1880s, ...
Requested photos1/2/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful Italian sideboard that is really large and unfortunately I don't have room for it ...
  A: You can only attach one photo at a time on this service, so I can only see the photo of the foot. ...
Secretary1/2/2010
  Q: Patricia @@@@@IMAGE:43312:Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2010/01/secretary_12.jpg##### ANSWER: ...
  A: This is not European and not from the 1930s, this is typical American made from the 1950s, from the ...
Follow Up-Red Sofa1/2/2010
  Q: I am asking a follow up to the question about the red sofa...asked two days ago. I know you said you ...
  A: This photo shows me a design detail on the side that is typically American because the way the side ...
Sideboard1/1/2010
  Q: I was given what I believe to be an antique Victorian sideboard in 1989. It is in relatively good ...
  A: I do not need to see any more photos you sideboard it is an American made sideboard that is a ...
Lady`s Make-up wooden chest12/31/2009
  Q: Looks like a lady`s traveling "make-up" chest. Wood is dark. Everything folds up to a box which can ...
  A: This does look like it could be from the 19th century, but I am very skeptical of Chinese furniture, ...
chairs12/28/2009
  Q: Can you please tell us anything about these chair: I believe that they are Edwardian sewing chairs ...
  A: These do look like 19th Century Edwardian chair but I think the low seat was meant to be used next ...
chairs12/28/2009
  Q: Can you please tell us anything about this chair: I believe that it is a Morris Chair belonging to ...
  A: This is not a traditional Morris chair, This looks like it could be one of the chairs that was made ...
Louis 15th style sofa12/26/2009
  Q: I recently inherited my grandmother's sofa. The only thing I really know about it is that she bought ...
  A: This is not a Duncan Phyfe sofa, most of Duncan Phyfe's furniture was more neo-classical in style, ...
cherubs12/26/2009
  Q: I have a pair of I believe brass and pottery type cherubs wall sconce. I have taken to 6 dealers ...
  A: Everything has value, how much value is the question. These wall sconces look like they were made in ...
1960's chairs12/26/2009
  Q: I recently purchased two 1960's Egg chairs at auction. Unfortunately they do not have a ...
  A: This does not look like a Jacobson egg chair, it does not have the lines or any thing that ...
chair12/25/2009
  Q: I think that this chair is a French Napoleon III period piece. It reminds me of a Louis XVI lyre ...
  A: This photo shows me that the nails holding the bronzes in place are not original, please confirm to ...
Information12/23/2009
  Q: I appreciate the help. This table was passed down to me from my great grandmother who immigrated ...
  A: This looks like an American manufactured side table that was made sometime between 1940 and 1950, ...
Retro BASSETT Bureau, Cannot find info. :(12/22/2009
  Q: Wilson, I have purchased a retro-looking piece of furniture we are guessing is from the 60s. (My ...
  A: The photo of the back makes me think that this is from the 1960s the wood does not have the type of ...
Curious about a chair I own12/15/2009
  Q: I am curious if you can identify this chair, the chair has a sicker on the bottom which indicates it ...
  A: In this photo, I can only see the back of the chair, The design in the center of the back of the ...
Identify year, make of chair12/13/2009
  Q: I was recently given this chair, the back reclines by pulling up on the arms and disengaging a ...
  A: This is a Anglo-Indian chair that was made circa 1890s to 1900. The chair was designed by English ...
Rocking Chair12/12/2009
  Q: I bought this rocking chair in a resale store. It has a fairly recent refinishing job. Very ...
  A: This looks like a reproduction and it has a spray varnish, I need to see a photo of the underside of ...
european sofa and chairs12/12/2009
  Q: can you tell me anything about these ,, i cant find anything anywhere, we bought the sofa and chairs ...
  A: this is the photo I need, to tell you something. This chair is from Scandinavia, the arm rests have ...
Antique chair - spanish?12/11/2009
  Q: I have a chair with hand-tooled leather, burlap sack and what appears to be straw in the seat. ...
  A: This is a French Renaissance revival chair made circa 1890s, if the leather seat was in perfect ...
Antique Spanish Chair?12/11/2009
  Q: Could you please tell me how old this chair is, and what kind of value it has. I found it at a ...
  A: This is a French Renaissance revival chair made circa 1890s, if the leather seat was in perfect ...
Antique Chandelier12/8/2009
  Q: I moved into a home built in 1941. I am going to replace the existing 5 arm chandelier (not wired). ...
  A: If this is cut crystal then it may be worth around $1000 dollars maximum, but if this is molded ...
Marble Top Table12/7/2009
  Q: .. I was hoping you could help me with identifying this table. Any information that will help to ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the underside of the table where the table is connected to the marble and a ...
furniture identification12/6/2009
  Q: Can you tell me anything about these pieces? We purchased the living room suit (only pics of the ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the entire chair, if you can take a photo from a 3/4 angle front view that ...
DuBarry Furniture12/5/2009
  Q: I am not sure if you are familiar with this furniture or not, but if you could provide some ...
  A: This looks like American made reproduction furniture of a French Louis 15th style furniture, I would ...
Silver or Pewter Teapot12/1/2009
  Q: I have a teapot that according to inscription was awarded by the The Highland and Agricultural ...
  A: If it is silver you will find a hall mark, by law all countries require silver to be marked if it is ...
Identify this chair11/30/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this set of connected chairs, but I don't know anything about them. Can you ...
  A: This is 1980s furniture from an office furniture manufacture, the would be considered a waiting room ...
Antique Carved Wooden Chair11/29/2009
  Q: Florida Thanks you for your time and knowledge. I have this chair made of Magohany I think, it is ...
  A: the chair has been recovered, I confirm that this is a 19th Century Eastern European chair, it does ...
A Pair of Beautiful Antique Chairs11/28/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could identify this pair of chairs for me. I have spent months & months on ...
  A: This is a 19th Century French Napoleon 3rd chair it looks like it was made circa 1880s to 1890s, but ...
lamps11/25/2009
  Q: do you give information on lamps? Kim ANSWER: Please send a photo and I will try to help ...
  A: If there is no stamp on the bottom than it was made by a manufacture that did not have a brand that ...
Mission Oak Chair11/24/2009
  Q: I have an Antique Rocking Chair, I can't find any markings on the chair beside some wax pencil ...
  A: This is not Stickley or Mission furniture, it looks like it was made around the same time or maybe ...
The "presto"11/24/2009
  Q: I purchased what I believed to be a drop side table from an auction house in England. I later came ...
  A: I love this kind of furniture it is called system furniture, Please send a photo I would love to see ...
Parlor Chair?11/23/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this cute little chair in excellent condition. My guess is it's a mid-century ...
  A: This looks like this chair was made circa 1990s, there is no age to the chair. If you really want to ...
Walnut Dutch Chest11/22/2009
  Q: We have a walnut chestand are trying to date it. We believe it may be late 18th, early 19th century ...
  A: Nice piece, I need to see a photo of the back, a close up of the drawer pulls and a photo of the ...
Wardrobe Identity11/22/2009
  Q: I have a wardrobe that I purchased several years ago just because it was interesting. The dealer ...
  A: This looks like it is French or Belgium, I need to see a photo of the back, the inside of the ...
Set of Kroehlers Dressers..approx 1950's11/20/2009
  Q: I have inherited a set of Kroehlers dressers from my great grandmother. They are a light blonde ...
  A: Antique furniture is considered Antique when it is 100 years of age, your dressers are Vintage ...
Hutch11/20/2009
  Q: I have a hutch that I purchased 30 yrs ago from and elderly woman who in turn had it in her home. ...
  A: this is an American made mass produced bookcase cabinet made circa 1950s to 1960s. There were ...
Pregnant woman's chair11/19/2009
  Q: This chair was purchased in Haarlem Holland in 1966. The dealer told me it was a pregnant woman's ...
  A: This chair looks like it is Dutch or Belgium and was made circa 1890s to 1900, but it could be made ...
antique rocker11/17/2009
  Q: This rocker was left behind when I bought this house - owners came from Holland and built my house ...
  A: This chair is a mass produced American made rocking chair made circa 1900, the face is inspired from ...
couch identification11/15/2009
  Q: Please identify this piece for us. Style? Approximate age? Thank you, Donna ...
  A: It is possible that this was American made, it would explain for the lack of detail in the carved ...
mirrors11/12/2009
  Q: how do you tell if a mirror is mercury backed ? I have heard the term a few times but I have no ...
  A: It is too difficult to know without a trained eye, non mercury mirrors look new and have no ...
Sofa and Arm Chair11/11/2009
  Q: Would like to know the style and age of the sofa, has rope design carved solid wood edging all ...
  A: This look like it is Napoleon III style but it could be a 1920s reproduction, I need to see as many ...
Seeking info and value of unusual wooden chair11/10/2009
  Q: I am seeking any information and an estimated value for the chair in the attached photos. This ...
  A: Please send me additional photos of a close up of the underside of the chair, a side view of the ...
Antique Carved Armchair - Upholstered11/9/2009
  Q: We are trying to identify this chair. It was purchased by our family in the early 80's from an ...
  A: This is an Italian rococo chair, it looks more like it was made circa 1880s but I need to see a ...
Do you have any knowledge of this unique chest of drawers?11/8/2009
  Q: I have a empire style dresser, larger in size, it looks to be veneer wood over oak. tongue and ...
  A: This photo shows me a drawer pull that was made circa 1960s, please check the back of the drawer ...
Poker Table11/7/2009
  Q: Would you have any information or idea on this antique poker table, oak, lots of carachter. I was ...
  A: This image is great but is not very clear or in focus, Please take another photo of that shows a ...
help nedeed11/7/2009
  Q: MR.MICHAEL.I HOPE THAT YOU CAN PROVIDE ME WITH INFORMATION ABOUT A FEW ANTIQUES.I'M KIND OF NEW TO ...
  A: Can you please send me a photo of the entire mirror and the Syrian piece in your photos I do not see ...
need to identify an antique chair11/6/2009
  Q: Here are two photos of a chair I sat in and broke! It was at the house of a new friend who is ...
  A: This is a American made chair made of oak and inspired by the renaissance revival style and was ...
Duncan Phyfe or not11/5/2009
  Q: For some reason you didn't receive the pictures I sent you of two tables I have. Hope you receive ...
  A: Now I only see one photo of the leg, you can only send one photo at a time on this service. If the ...
Duncan Phyfe furniture11/4/2009
  Q: I am sending these pictures of two tables and I'm wondering if there is any value as I would like to ...
  A: There is no photos attached, Duncan Phyfe reproduced furniture from many classical styles, if your ...
china cabinet11/4/2009
  Q: i have a question ,a few years ago i found this china cabinet (see pics )in the streets in the ...
  A: Your photo is out of focus, I need to see a close up photo of the construction details to give an ...
Duncan Phyfe tables11/3/2009
  Q: I have a question concerning these two tables. I believe they are Duncan Phyfe tables but know ...
  A: I would have to see more photos one that show the whole piece and several close up images of the ...
Harvey Prober Desk11/3/2009
  Q: I have a original Harvey Prober desk for the early 1960's Can you put a value on it?
  A: Your photo does not show me the whole desk, I can not tell if the cabinet in the back is part of the ...
chair with one arm11/3/2009
  Q: This chair belonged to my great grandmother. I have done research trying to find out any information ...
  A: Your photo is not clear and I do not see the entire chair, Please send another image, please ...
Antique Armoire Identification11/2/2009
  Q: I just purchased this Armoire over the weekend at auction. Auctioneer said it was European. It's ...
  A: This is an American made armoire it looks like it could have been made circa 1900 to 1920s but I ...
sofa11/2/2009
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this sofa, it is 86 inches long, the front center leg protrudes out ...
  A: this sofa is an American made mass produced sofa from the 1970s, it was inspired by the French Louis ...
French Chair10/29/2009
  Q: Mr. Wilson, We purchased this chair about 15 years ago because we liked the style and wood. At the ...
  A: This photo confirm my 2nd analysis, because not only is there no carving on the back legs but no ...
Herman Miller Chairs - Value?10/27/2009
  Q: We have 2 of these Herman Miller chairs. I believe they are Eames Aluminum Group - Lounge Chair ...
  A: These are mass produced and there is no set value, I have seen them sell for $75 dollars each and ...
2 Antique Chairs10/25/2009
  Q: I have a set of chairs that I wanted to ask you about. My wife and I purchased these today because ...
  A: This is a French chair that was manufactured between 1920 and 1925, it has an air of Art Deco and ...
Vintage? Oriental Ivorine? statues with "vayis" mark10/24/2009
  Q: I Purchased this set statuettes at an estate sale of a well-traveled art teacher. Her family knew ...
  A: You need to take a needle and burn it with a lighter or a flame then take the needle and stick it ...
Englis cabinet - picture10/24/2009
  Q: Forgot to send picture of (Hepplewhite style) mahogany english cabinet. So sorry for the ...
  A: This is not Hepplewhite style and this is not English, this typical Belgium or Northern France ...
Russian antique dining room table10/24/2009
  Q: I purchased this table while living in Moscow a few years ago. It needs to be refinished. It is ...
  A: I do not think this Russian, it looks French or Belgium circa 1900, I need to see more photos of the ...
Identifying Chair10/23/2009
  Q: Here is an additional picture. Thanks! Suzanne ...
  A: This chair is not from one of the well know manufactures, it is from one of many small manufactures ...
Mid century chair10/23/2009
  Q: Michael, The wood on this chair has been painted black. It is of good solid weight. The green ...
  A: This is a American made mid century chair manufactured circa 1960, if there is no stamp or sticker ...
robin day habitat sofa bed10/21/2009
  Q: about to sell it as I'm moving. I know they are collectable but have no idea how much its worth.Its ...
  A: I would never recommend that some one buy a used copy of robin bay sofa bed when you can still buy ...
antique wide split seat chair with "faces"10/14/2009
  Q: recently purchased this at an estate sale, but no one knew anything about it. Its very unusual, ...
  A: this is an American made chair that was made circa 1900 and the faces are inspired by the ...
Antique Server with Carved Faces10/11/2009
  Q: I would like to know where this server is from and approximately how old it is. It has three ...
  A: This looks like a 19th Century French or Belgium renaissance revival buffet, Your photo is took dark ...
antique? dining table10/10/2009
  Q: a few years ago, I purchased a dining table in Bahrain which the dealer told me was antique. Photos ...
  A: This looks like a reproduction version of a 19th Century French farm table, but an original French ...
Info request on 9-piece Dinette set10/10/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a used dinette set for its style and craftmanship, but have been told it is an ...
  A: This is an English hepplewhite style, it is very difficult to know who made this if there is no ...
china cabinet10/7/2009
  Q: I found this cabinet in my grandma's basement, and the back is cheap cardbord like. I was going to ...
  A: No this is not more valuable than $50 dollars, you will be lucky to get $50 dollars for this. Unless ...
hardware10/7/2009
  Q: I have bedroom furniture called Conquero by United that we purchased in the 1960's. Many of the ...
  A: This is not a common model and it would be very hard to find one of these in a junk store or ...
French(?) dining table10/3/2009
  Q: I have this in-laid dining table plus eight chairs which I bought years ago. At the time of purchase ...
  A: From this photo this looks like a reproduction of a French style Louis 15th table, This is a model ...
LaBarge Mirror10/3/2009
  Q: I have a Labarge Mirror #1478. Can you tell me how much this is worth? If not can you tell me how ...
  A: Please send me a close up photo of the corner that shows the carving, gold paint and wood. This ...
Sideboard10/3/2009
  Q: Recently purchased this sideboard and we were told it is victorian. What features make it ...
  A: Victorian refers to the age of the piece, (1860-1890), I do not think it is Victorian, I think this ...
Dressing Table.10/2/2009
  Q: Any idea on this dressing table, I am thinking maybe Italian hand painted? have you ever seem one ...
  A: It could be italian, or eastern European, I need to see a several close up photos, I would like to ...
Furniture10/1/2009
  Q: My grandmother recently passed away and I have one table and one desk that are quite interesting! I ...
  A: I will need to see several photos that you will have to send in several e-mails because this service ...
Corner crystal cabinets10/1/2009
  Q: I was left these 2 auntique corner cabinets. They were brought by my great grand father in the ...
  A: I will need to see several photos that you will have to send in several e-mails because this service ...
Antique Secretary Desk9/30/2009
  Q: I have what i believe is an antique secretary desk that i aquired from my grandfather who passed 2 ...
  A: This is an American made combination showcase, secretary and dresser that was made circa 1900, it ...
couch and chair9/30/2009
  Q: I am hopeful that you can tell me approx. when this couch was made and by whom and of course, the ...
  A: This looks like a sofa and chair that was made in the 1940s by an American manufacture, the design ...
Duncan Phyfe couch9/26/2009
  Q: My parents got this couch from an 80 year old man about 1944 who stated he and his wife had gotten ...
  A: This is a early 20th century reproduction of an early 19th century Empire sofa, This was probably ...
Antique bed9/26/2009
  Q: This bed has been passed down in the family but not sure of true origin or age. It needs to be ...
  A: This is an American Art Deco bed made circa 1925 to 1935, I would use a very fine steel wool to rub ...
Virginia House rocker9/26/2009
  Q: Acquired an 'old' (in pieces) rocking chair from a friend. On the bottom is printed Virginia House ...
  A: This is a mass produced rocker and this version exist in thousands of examples and it is not rare, ...
identifying dining furniture era and value9/25/2009
  Q: My family recently went through a fire that destroyed a vast majority of our belongings; included in ...
  A: This is a French Renaissance revival armchair made circa 1880s, the cost of replacement for a chair ...
Antique chair9/23/2009
  Q: We have this chair in our office with a matching couch, it looks just like it but long. They have ...
  A: This is an American made armchair with a mix of French and English design details. The crown of the ...
Chairs9/21/2009
  Q: I have four side chairs from my mother that I have no information on.
  A: This is a mid 20th Century reproduction of a 19th Century reproduction of a 17th century Louis ...
old rocking chair9/15/2009
  Q: okay. i have put my hands on a old rocker and it need some work. but im interested in know about ...
  A: This is a American made mass produced rocking chair made circa 1950s. The marking SK 414 refers to ...
Table and 2 chairs9/12/2009
  Q: Good day. I hope you can help me identify and value this set. I would like to sell them, but have ...
  A: It is not possible that this was in your family in the 1950s, this was made in the 1960s the ...
Help identifying table & chairs9/5/2009
  Q: I have a few pieces of furniture that were "handed down" by my parents and was hoping to identify ...
  A: This is mass produced American made furniture in the style of French bistro furniture and made circa ...
What's it worth - Buffet/Sideboard9/5/2009
  Q: This buffet table measures 67L 19.5W 33.5H it has brass hardware and what I believe to be inlaid ...
  A: I need to see close up photos of the wood grain on the doors, a close up of the hardware, and a ...
Antique Dry Sink9/4/2009
  Q: I purchased an antique dry sink at auction and would like to find out more about it. It has painted ...
  A: This looks like this is American made with some French country design details, the paint does not ...
Chair9/4/2009
  Q: I am hoping you can identify and give me a rough valuation on a chair that has been passed down ...
  A: This looks like a chair made circa 1900 and may have been part of the English Arts and crafts ...
Buffet/Server9/3/2009
  Q: I've owned the attached Buffet for about 11 - 12 years. It has had the top refinished before I ...
  A: This looks like an American made Buffet circa 1920s, the design was inspired by the European ...
ANTIQUE CHAIR9/2/2009
  Q: This is a chair that has been reupholstered. On the wings are what I would call carved figureheads. ...
  A: This looks like a very nice 19th Century armchair, the legs are inspired by the French Louis 15th ...
Wilson Chaise Lounge (outdoor)9/1/2009
  Q: I inherited a wonderful adjustable wrought iron(?)lounge chair that adjusts from a lying, knee ...
  A: This is a wonderful lounge chair, you could find out more about the chair by searching the US patent ...
Walnut Server9/1/2009
  Q: She loves ? ? it and would really like to know a bit more about it. The two drawers are joined by 3 ...
  A: This looks like it is part of an Oak dining room set it is probably English made circa 1910 to 1930, ...
19 th century Davenport?8/30/2009
  Q: Mr. Wilson I recently purchased this item at a auction and would like to know it is really a 19th ...
  A: I need to see a close up photo of the carvings and the base of the front, a photo of the back and a ...
griffin Table8/30/2009
  Q: Need to know the origin of this table and is it worth restoring?
  A: This looks like it was made in Northern France or Belgium circa 1880s, it is a Renaissance revival ...
secretary/hutch8/30/2009
  Q: We just purchased a secretary/hutch at an auction. There is a tag on the back stating it is from the ...
  A: This looks like it was made circa 1950 post war, it is a American made reproduction of an English ...
Nelson & Matter Marble Top Dresser Value8/29/2009
  Q: I have tried to research the value of this dresser and cannot find it anywhere. I believe it is ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the complete piece where I see both legs and the top right and left ...
trying to identify table8/29/2009
  Q: I have what I "think" is a foyer table that has been in the family for over 100 yrs. im told but I ...
  A: This is an American made reproduction of a French Louis 15th style side table, this type of table ...
Northwind Chair8/27/2009
  Q: This chair has been in our family for awhile. We were told that it came from the Black Forest in ...
  A: This is not a black forest German chair, this looks like an American made renaissance revival chair ...
Dressing table8/26/2009
  Q: I cannot find this furniture anywhere for price comparison. All I was told it that it is Burlwood ...
  A: This is not Burlwood, but I need to see a close up of the wood grain to tell you what this is. This ...
Wooden chairs8/25/2009
  Q: Do you know anything about this type of chair? Wondering what style, possibly year. Any info would ...
  A: This looks like an American made chair that was inspired by English chair designs from 19th Century. ...
antique chair8/25/2009
  Q: The chair was left to me recently by my uncle. He was a very wealthy professor from Berkley Collage. ...
  A: This is a French or Belgium Art Nouveau chair that was made between 1890 and 1910, the design is ...
Male & Female bust8/23/2009
  Q: I have had no luck in finding information on the 2 Bust, busts and the markings, I have not been ...
  A: This looks like a plaster bust made circa 1950s of a French Dandy or what was called an "Incredible" ...
3 Pc bedroom set8/23/2009
  Q: I am writing you to find information on 3 bedroom set, I have attached pictures, can you give me you ...
  A: I only see two Oak pieces in this photo, one is a three drawer dresser with a mirror the 2nd is a ...
Wardrobe Travel Case8/22/2009
  Q: Just trying to find so info on this item so I can figure out what to call and how to price it. ...
  A: There is no way that this was sold by John Wanamaker, this is a 1960's or later travel case used by ...
Oak Rocker - Mission or British Arts/Crafts or ?8/21/2009
  Q: I picked up this oak rocker at auction and haven't been able to find anything that looks quite like ...
  A: Please excuse me for taking so long to answer, I have not had an internet connection for more than 4 ...
Aluminum/iron bed8/21/2009
  Q: I recently purchased what I believe to be an old art deco bed, but am not sure exactly what era it ...
  A: This is an American Art Deco bed circa 1938 to 1943, you need to find an Antique dealer who ...
Art deco marine bar8/19/2009
  Q: I found in an antique shop in France this marine bar you see in the back of the attached photo. The ...
  A: I need to see a better photo with an image of the complete piece, to help you, this looks like a mid ...
Italian hand carved antique chair8/17/2009
  Q: My father had this chair in his shop in New York City in the 1940's and claimed it is an antique ...
  A: The back legs of this chair are strait, and not carved at all this is a sign of an American made ...
Identifying style and era 20th Century8/15/2009
  Q: I inherited this table from my grandmother and have no idea as to the style, period or possibly what ...
  A: This is English Victorian style but I do not think it is from the period, I think this was made ...
Swarovski Crystal Chandelier8/14/2009
  Q: I have a Swarovski Crystal Chandelier that could be as much as 30 years old. If I send you a ...
  A: It is possible to purchase a new chandelier for $10,000, dollars For me this does not look like a ...
antique stand8/13/2009
  Q: Hope you can give me some ideal what this piece is? What are these types of stands actually called? ...
  A: This is American made furniture made circa 1920, that mixes French and English design details, this ...
Carved Throne Chairs8/11/2009
  Q: What can you tell me about these chairs? I suspect they are Italian. They are oversized and in ...
  A: Yes, $150 dollars each chair. Aug 14 2009. I see these chairs all the time they are nothing ...
Era and style of the wardrobe -armoire8/10/2009
  Q: I have two wardrobes, I think they are Biedermeier and that they are maid from rare bird's eye ...
  A: This wardrobe is not really Biedermeier period, the feet and crown molding are not Biedermeier ...
I am following up on my Victorian chair previously posted8/4/2009
  Q: I wanted to know the significance of the two holes. You requested an image of the chairs legs
  A: This is in fact a reproduction of a Victorian chair, on period chairs the back legs were the same as ...
Antique Dining Table8/1/2009
  Q: This table has been in the family storage for many years. I would like to get information on ...
  A: The table looks like a it is English from the turn of the century, the top of this table looks like ...
Please HELP identify Rocking Chair7/31/2009
  Q: Please help me identify This rocking chair. I think it is quite rare. My wife has rocked our ...
  A: This is an American rocking chair, it has traces of the Arts and Crafts style chair but I still ...
hand carved chairs7/31/2009
  Q: we have a pair of these chairs that were purchased in Newport Rhode island in the 1930's. my mother ...
  A: This is an Italian Renaissance revival hall chair made circa 1880's, Was hand carved by a master ...
BIBLE BOX7/30/2009
  Q: I've inherited an English carved oak Bible box that definitely dates to the late 1600's or early ...
  A: Please send me a photo, I would like to give you my analysis of this item. I have seen many English ...
Could you identify these tables?7/29/2009
  Q: I own these tables which are of unknown origin. The table in the middle is topped with a marble ...
  A: The table in the middle is a French Louis 15th style side table that looks like it has a onyx top, ...
Antique or not?7/28/2009
  Q: I am considering selling a piece of furniture that has been in the family for at least four ...
  A: This looks like this is an American made side table made circa 1880 to 1910, I need to see the ...
bureau desk7/27/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this bureau. It has chippendale handles and ball and claw feet on it. I have ...
  A: This looks like this was made in the beginning of the 20th Century in America, but inspired by ...
Dresser;Could be European7/26/2009
  Q: I acquired this dresser about 10 years ago from a family that I used to clean house for. I know the ...
  A: Could you please send me a photo with nothing on the top and a clear view with the mirror. This ...
antique piano7/26/2009
  Q: i have an antique piano made circa 1850-1855.by martins&auvier.my question is how do you restore a ...
  A: It is very expensive to restore a piano, you need to contact a professional piano restorer, they ...
No One Can Identify My Chair, Hope You Can Help7/25/2009
  Q: I have found no one that can identify the chair my grandmother gave me. I know it is old, she has ...
  A: This chair form did not exit in 1800, if this was completely restored including all the wood and all ...
Windsor Chair7/24/2009
  Q: We have just received what could possible be an authentic Windsor chair from my Grandmother. They ...
  A: Please send me a photo and I will try to help, The first Windsor Chairs are from the 18th Century, ...
Bronze Sacred Chest7/23/2009
  Q: It appears I have had too many follow ups so will start again. Please find attached photo of ...
  A: This photo and the photo of the bottom tell me a lot, I believe this was made in the beginning of ...
Old Love Seat7/22/2009
  Q: I have an old love seat, and don't really begin to know what I'm looking at. Any info much ...
  A: This is an American made settee it looks like it was made at the end of the 19th Century or the ...
swavorsky crystal7/21/2009
  Q: I bought a chandielier in 1983 in sicily . The person told me that the pendants were swavorsky ...
  A: There is no way to tell if the crystals were made by swarovski, there are no markings on the ...
Big Norway Chest7/20/2009
  Q: Could you please give any insight and information on this old Scandinavian chest or trunk. Age is ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the bottom of the chest, and another photo of the inside of the bottom of ...
Estate Hutch/China Cabinet Identification7/19/2009
  Q: This hutch was purchased at an estate sale 20 years ago. 2 pieces (upper/lower) All doors lock with ...
  A: This is a mass produced furniture inspired by 18th Century French provincial furniture, but this ...
chair top 'arm'7/17/2009
  Q: Mr. Wilson. here's arm 'rest' to show wood wear and true color [no flash] ...
  A: Sorry for the Typo, I meant to say 1880's this is a real antique, sorry of the misunderstanding, I ...
Nelson Matters Antique desk7/16/2009
  Q: Here some photos, I'm sending one at time. Is it possible to send in a group?I asked you a question ...
  A: I check the old questions to find my 1st response to you, from these close up photos I do think that ...
Rocking Chair7/14/2009
  Q: I bought this rocking chair on a garage sale and my daughter is fixing for a 4-h project. Trying to ...
  A: The style is American circa 1900 but I need to see close up photos to tell you more about its age. ...
Jenny Lind Daybed7/13/2009
  Q: ...We have a very old day bed that we know is a Jenny Lind Daybed but we are wondering if it is ...
  A: Please send me a photo so I can help, The is no use to keep the horse hair mattress, No one is ...
Info Please - Drop leaf, gate leg/twist table7/6/2009
  Q: I am trying to get a price range and any information on this table that I was given. I has 6 legs ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the underside of the table and a close up of one of the feet. It looks ...
antique dressing table7/4/2009
  Q: wondering about this piece...I was told by a buyer that it was purchased from an old woman in london ...
  A: This does look like a english dressing table made post WWII circa 1950, it has a art deco feel but ...
MID-DRIP PRICKET CANDLESTICKS7/4/2009
  Q: I recently bought a small pair of candlesticks, believing them to be old. I now think they're quite ...
  A: I am hoping there is an image of the bottom, are you sure that the candlestick will not screw apart. ...
farm table7/3/2009
  Q: This table has been in the family for three generations. We believe it is early 1900's. However, ...
  A: The top looks like it could be a pinewood Farm table but the legs are too carved and it looks like ...
Rococo chair -7/2/2009
  Q: This photo goes with the prior question which was basically: Is this an American chair and can you ...
  A: This chair has a mix of English Victorian design details and French or Italian rococo design ...
Antique Chippendale table7/1/2009
  Q: I have a table that has cabroile legs carved beautifully and a leather top w/ gold guild. It is dark ...
  A: I believe you can only upload one photo at a time, I have only seen this one image, but this looks ...
Empire Sofa7/1/2009
  Q: I was given an Empire sofa which had been reupholstered in the 60's. I was wondering if you could ...
  A: This is not an Empire style sofa, the only thing that could look empire style would be the claw feet ...
More pics6/30/2009
  Q: Here is a picture. It is to bad that you can't upload several pictures at once. Everything is in ...
  A: If I were you I would put it on Ebay and tell you friends that want it, that you are expecting to ...
sofa6/30/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out what era this loveseat/sofa was made. I am not sure if you can help...thank ...
  A: The photo is too small and does not show the legs, it looks like it could be a French Napoleon III ...
Berkey & Gay Bedroom Set6/29/2009
  Q: We have a full bedroom set and are wanting to sell it. We have had a few people wanting to purchase ...
  A: I can only see one photo, please send more, this service only allows you to send one photo at a ...
Furniture from the 50's6/28/2009
  Q: My grandfather recently pasted and left me a bedroom suite.I was wondering if you could tell me what ...
  A: This is an American made bedroom set, it is a typical 1950s American classic style, it was inspired ...
cylinder roll top secretary dresser6/28/2009
  Q: I'm wondering whether you could give us a general notion about how much our piece is worth. It's ...
  A: this is American made and would have been called a roll top sectary bookcase. it was probably made ...
Identification of a piece of furniture6/28/2009
  Q: I have the piece of furniture in the pictures and I have no idea what it is, or where it is from, or ...
  A: This is a North American made showcase inspired by the French Louis 15th style. I believe this was ...
Unknown style of chair6/28/2009
  Q: I have spent hours and hours trying to find out what style chair this is. I bought it at a garage ...
  A: Your photo is out of focus, but from what I can see this looks like this is an American made ...
ANTIQUE CHAIR WITH SOLDIER HEAD6/27/2009
  Q: It has a carving of a soldier's head on the back and i believe made of mahogany. The bottom of the ...
  A: This is an American made armchair from a historically themed collection circa 1870s to 1880s. The ...
Brass Sacred Chest6/27/2009
  Q: My parents who are Dutch emigrated to NZ in the early 1950’s. My father has a brass gilded relief ...
  A: This looks like this is a 19th Century box circa 1870s that was a collectors object from the Tour of ...
Caned Bench6/26/2009
  Q: I asked previously about this bench, a wooden 2-seat caned bench with curved arms and carved ...
  A: This is an Anglo/Indian bench but it does not look to be old and the serial number confirms this for ...
Rocking Chair6/24/2009
  Q: Can you tell me who manufactured this leather rocking chair and the approximate date it was made? ...
  A: This looks like a English rocking chair made circa 1890 to 1900, I would need to see more detailed ...
drop leaf tables6/24/2009
  Q: I have been admiring antique drop leaf tables for some time and find it hard to decide which would ...
  A: Reproductions and replicas have no resale value, I believe what you are talking about is a English ...
Writing Desk6/23/2009
  Q: Could you tell me the details on this desk & what it may be worth. It was my Grandmothers & I think ...
  A: This is a Italian reproduction of a Italian louis 15th "style" writing desk, If you are sure that ...
mid-century (?) "made in italy" shaker style corner chair6/20/2009
  Q: I have just purchased a corner chair at a flea market in New York city. I believe it is 20th ...
  A: This is too stylized to be shaker and the wong mix of woods and shapes to be Scandinavian, try ...
the globe-wernicke co. ltd fall front ladies desk6/20/2009
  Q: i have a fall front ladies desk with the globe-wernicke tag and i have had it for a long time. who ...
  A: I would like to see a photo of the sectary with the fold down writing surface open and other photos ...
Desk with secret compartments6/18/2009
  Q: I have this desk and know NOTHING about it... I don't even know what kind of wood it is.. I supplied ...
  A: This looks like it could be an 18th Century English chippendale mahogany secretary, your video is ...
Antique German Secretary6/18/2009
  Q: I recently acquired an antique German Secretary. I was told when I bought it that it was a ...
  A: This is not Biedermeier and I am do not think this is German, It is more close to French Napoleon ...
Gibbard Tiger Oak Buffet?6/17/2009
  Q: This is a family piece, unable to date & appraise can you help. It appears to be hand made, wood is ...
  A: This looks like a buffet that was made circa 1930s to 1940s, but I need to see the feet and a photo ...
Roll top secretary piece6/17/2009
  Q: I have attached some photos , of a piece we believed to have been brought to South Africa by Sir ...
  A: This photo looks like an English chippendale style secretary circa 1880, it could be older but I ...
Antique Rocking chair6/17/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you knew anything about this rocking chair? Or what's it's worth? Thanks so much
  A: This is an American made rocking chair from the turn of the century, It could be from the 1890s or ...
marking on back of hutch6/17/2009
  Q: Here is one more pic of the back of the hutch that may offer another clue.
  A: Unfortunately this does not tell me much, this is an internal mark from the manufacture that is ...
dining room suite identification6/17/2009
  Q: I have an antique dining room suite that I believe to be late 1800's/early 1900's. I know little ...
  A: This does looks like an American made buffet circa 1890 to 1910 but I need to see a photo with the ...
Antique Heavily Carved Love Seat6/16/2009
  Q: We have a beautiful, heavily carved love seat that was given to us by family. I haven't been able ...
  A: This is a 19th Century Anglo/Indian love seat. It was made in India during the English colonial ...
1800 Antique Chairs6/16/2009
  Q: I have inherited a pair of Antique Chairs. I was wondering if you can tell me where they might be ...
  A: These are late Victorian style American chairs made circa 1890s, the only way to tell the difference ...
odd table, with possibly non-original top6/14/2009
  Q: your site would only let me post one picture of the table. I looked through a large book at the ...
  A: I believe this piece of furniture was made in the last quarter of the 20th century by a craftsman ...
Drop Down Desk6/13/2009
  Q: Here is a picture of the complete desk. Thanks.
  A: This is an American made secretary with a mix of design details, the carved plaque in the top ...
Drop Down Writing Desk6/13/2009
  Q: Would you please tell us about this desk? We are trying to sell it and want to describe it as ...
  A: This is an American made secretary with a mix of design details, the carved plaque in the top ...
vintage chandelier6/13/2009
  Q: I hope you are well. I am now the proud owner of a hugh chandelier...it is 15 feet around, 27 inches ...
  A: This is an decorative chandelier probably made in the US or Mexico in the last quarter of the 20th ...
Bed Headboard6/11/2009
  Q: Michael, My wife got this bed frame from her Grandmother. I am trying to find out the approximate ...
  A: The headboard in this photo was made in the 1950s or 1960s ,It is inspired by the French Louis 15th ...
Antique Settee, Chair, and Table6/10/2009
  Q: I recently inherited three antique pieces from my grandmother who collected quality antiques. I am ...
  A: This is an English chippendale style side table, because of the carved skirting does not look like ...
unknown chair6/9/2009
  Q: here are the pictures of the unknown chair
  A: This is an American made chair from the second half of the 20th century. The chair has a mix of ...
shrunk?6/7/2009
  Q: we picked up this piece about a year ago, we were told from the people we got it from that it was a ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the back and the underside of the piece. I would also like to know what ...
Women with fawns art deco/nouveau bronze6/7/2009
  Q: I am trying to understand who the artist is and what year this piece may have been created. Name ...
  A: This looks like early Art Deco style circa 1925, but it could be made as late as 1950s. I can not ...
Dutch Bombe Style Desk6/5/2009
  Q: I have done a bit of research on this desk, which was bought in Holland. I am curious to knoan an ...
  A: The style is from Holland but I am not sure that this is made in Holland, this is a late 20th ...
Antique Vanity6/5/2009
  Q: I purchased an old vanity from a flea market this past weekend and I was curious on the era it may ...
  A: This looks like an American vanity that was made circa 1910 to 1920. Wood wheels were used between ...
antique furniture6/1/2009
  Q: I'm wondering if you can give me an idea of the value of this furniture. I know that in order to ...
  A: This looks like an American made dresser circa 1950s could you please send me more photos of all the ...
dry sink5/31/2009
  Q: I have a dry sink which appears to be art deco, with pretty green and yellow tiles in the countertop ...
  A: I can not see the top of the piece, Please send another photo, this looks like an American made dry ...
Danish style chair5/31/2009
  Q: I don't know if you would be able to help identify this chair. It was probably purchased in the ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the front of the chair and a photo of the underside of the chair, it it ...
antique victorian sofa on wheels5/31/2009
  Q: I would like to know if you can give me any info on this sofa. I acquired it several years ago and ...
  A: It looks like an original but the only way I can tell is to see a close up of the wood. If it is ...
Antique Plaque5/26/2009
  Q: I am not sure if this is your field of expertise. This wall plaque is approximately 80 years old. ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the back of this plaque, I believe that this was made in the 1950 or ...
antique german chair question5/26/2009
  Q: This chair belongs to my grandfather, he says it is an antique German made chair from something like ...
  A: This looks like a 19th Century renaissance revival chair circa 1880s, I need to see a color photo of ...
Child's Settee value5/25/2009
  Q: Forwarding additional picture from previous question. You only got picture of carving on wood. I ...
  A: This site only allows you to send one photo at a time. This Childs Settee is made circa 1950s and is ...
More pictures5/20/2009
  Q: I purchased this 3 drawer, 3 door piece in 1984 for approximately $200. The top slab dimensions ...
  A: you have made a very good investment. I think this is a Eastern European Decorative arts Buffet that ...
dining5/19/2009
  Q: this is the king chair that goes with the dining room set. I sent you a pic of the side pieces. Can ...
  A: You do not have to send photos of the chairs. the 6 chairs are worth around $250 dollars, you should ...
identify highly carved throne chair5/18/2009
  Q: I have a very old 8' tall canopied throne chair. It is heavily carved and gothic in appearance with ...
  A: Send me more photos of all the details if you would like but I am sure of what I say, I have seen ...
Whst is this?5/16/2009
  Q: I bought this piece very cheap and want to know if it's worth restoring. Also what vintage is it? ...
  A: I would have to see several photo of all the details to tell you more and confirm my analysis. This ...
Desk5/15/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a desk from a thrift store. It looks like a mid century piece, possibly blond ...
  A: Logo is the building in the Plazzo Vecchio in Florence Italy, I found this on the web: The Mount ...
Jean Carolus painting5/14/2009
  Q: I have received a painting that was from my Mothers estate and it is by J.(Jean) Carolus dated ...
  A: Emilie, You will find information on Jean Carolus on www.Artprice.com, they have 95 paintings by ...
Face Chair5/14/2009
  Q: Wilson, When I married my husband, I got him and his chair. I've always called it the Ugly Chair, ...
  A: This is an American renaissance revival chair circa 1930s. the back "face" of the chair was ...
Chair5/11/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you are able to tell me the approximate age of this chair and what you think ...
  A: Jon, The chair looks like it is from the 1890s to 1900. It is not a typical English design but it ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company Desk5/9/2009
  Q: I have a desk from the Grand Rapids Chair Company. The number is 155 Claremont Mah. stamped on the ...
  A: The Grand Rapids Chair Company produced reproductions of traditional furniture with a mix of design ...
old furniture5/7/2009
  Q: I have some old furniture and I want to sell it, but I don*t know almost nothing about it. Can you ...
  A: This looks like it was made circa 1890s, all the carving is hand carved, I originally thought that ...
China Cabinet4/29/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me with an information search. My mother has a china cabinet that ...
  A: I do not know the name of the cabinetmaker, there are too many to say that one is famous. I need to ...
Desk: Battered but with potential4/27/2009
  Q: I'd really appreciate any info you can provide about this desk. It looks as though the real colour ...
  A: This desk is not an antique, from your photo this desk looks like it was made in the 1960s, it is a ...
art deco statue4/26/2009
  Q: 62889 or 82889 and model no ob 416 or ob qig sorry the markings are not clear. ...
  A: All of the ones I have seen from the 1930s are much smaller than the one you have and I have never ...
Antique china cabinet4/22/2009
  Q: Could you tell me the age and origin of this china cabinet? It was my inlaws, it has been in the ...
  A: Yes, I would be interested in seeing more photos. This is an American made cabinet / showcase. It ...
sideboard4/22/2009
  Q: Could you please give us a rough idea of the value of this sideboard (buffet?) we wish to sell. We ...
  A: This looks like a Oak sideboard from Belgium circa 1900, I would have to see close up photos of the ...
chair4/20/2009
  Q: This chair has been in the family for over 60 plus years scene I have had a computer I have trying ...
  A: You may have something that is special, please send me photos of the entire chair so I can see the ...
Antique French bergere armchair4/18/2009
  Q: I have an antique chair which has been in my family for over forty years. My Mom says it's a French ...
  A: Alissa, This is a French Louis 15th style bergere armchair it is not a club chair, it looks like it ...
antique chairs4/17/2009
  Q: could you please help me identify these as to what year you think they are and style and value,thank ...
  A: These look like Spanish Napoleon III style armchairs circa 1880s and the one with in front of the ...
antique furniture4/17/2009
  Q: could you tell me about what year these are from and what style they are considered,thank you very ...
  A: The two chairs could be Spanish Napoleon III style circa 1880s The two small tables look like ...
Glass Decanter with Stopper - Modele Depose4/14/2009
  Q: I have just bought a glass decanter with a glass stopper. On the base on the glass is says Modele ...
  A: This looks like a 1930s French crystal decanter is it very heavy, or does it have cut marks or do ...
information on family heirloom4/13/2009
  Q: I just submitted a question about a family chair and matching chair that is rumored to have ...
  A: The chair and foot stool look like a Napoleon III period furniture, circa 1870s, I need to see a ...
information on family heirloom4/13/2009
  Q: I have a family chair and matching footstool. It has been in my family for 4 generations. Family ...
  A: I have seen the photo on your other message, the chair and foot stool look like a Napoleon III ...
OLD FURNITURE FROM GERMANY4/13/2009
  Q: THE ONLY THING ON THEM IS THIS, ONE PIECE HAS ON IT,ANSCHRIFT, FIRMA, HEINZ WENDLING,MOBELHAUS,WORMS ...
  A: The one photo that I can see is a Pre WWII German Art Deco inspired cabinet display case. (Circa ...
Antique Buffet4/6/2009
  Q: I have an antique buffet that my mother bought in 1970. She was told that it was made in Spain ...
  A: I need to see a photo to help you. From your description, I can tell you that it is not possible ...
Age of my blanket box3/31/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me the age of my blanket box ...
  A: This is made much later than I first thought, The finish on this pieces makes this looks like was ...
Furniture3/29/2009
  Q: I would be very appreciative if you could give me an idea of style, approximate age and kind of wood ...
  A: This is a English restaurant buffet/hutch, circa 1900. It looks like this is made of Cuban mahogany. ...
oak table3/28/2009
  Q: I inherited this table and I am wondering if it is of any antique value. It has castors hidden in ...
  A: I can only see the photo of the underside of the table, please send me the photo of the table from a ...
pricing on antique3/27/2009
  Q: I am curious about the pricing to an antique table i have and would like to sell here is its ...
  A: This is a 20th century reproduction of a english 18th century center table that was inspired by the ...
What kind of piece is this?3/27/2009
  Q: I hope you can give me an idea what this piece is called and what it is used for, and of course if ...
  A: This is an 19th Century American side table (circa 1880s) There may be another name but it also ...
what type of table is this3/25/2009
  Q: I bought this table and four chairs at an antique place and I wanted to know what kind of a table it ...
  A: The chairs look like French or Belgium Renaissance Revival chairs, circa 1880s but I can not see ...
antique dresser or not3/24/2009
  Q: I bought a small bow-front, birds-eye maple dresser about 20 years ago at a garage sale in ...
  A: This is an American made dresser circa 1900 to 1920, it is inspired from English furniture circa ...
Parlour set3/24/2009
  Q: I have this 7 pieces parlor set which seem to be Eastlake style. It belong to my mother-in-law's ...
  A: I have received all the photos, thank you. For me this is an Eastlake style furniture, There is not ...
Art Deco dining furniture3/24/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could give me some info about this dining room suite that I bought about 8 ...
  A: This is an Italian made dining set made circa 1960s, it is very difficult to know who made this ...
Danish Modern / Mid-century Table3/24/2009
  Q: I recently acquired this coffee table at a second hand store. I am curious as to your thoughts on ...
  A: I think this is American made coffee table circa 1970s inspired from the danish modern but with ...
Thonet bentwood followup3/23/2009
  Q: I've inherited a Thonet rocker from my grandparent's home in Michigan. Family history: this was my ...
  A: You should be able to find a restorer near HIghpoint, I don't really know anyone in the US who could ...
Thonet Chair 19293/23/2009
  Q: I have two chairs with a Thonet Industries, INC label intact with last date of 1929. What is ...
  A: For me these chairs are from the 1960s or 1970s it is not possible these chairs are from 1929, this ...
Thonet side chairs3/22/2009
  Q: We have 2 Thonet chairs with stamp and partial label. We are trying to identify them, rough date and ...
  A: This is a typical Thonet cafe chair, I think this is a late model circa 1960s, I will try to look ...
Antique Child's Upholstered Chair3/19/2009
  Q: I have this beautiful upholstered and ornate carved high back child's chair that I saved from a ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the entire chair and photos of some of the details. From what I can see on ...
Oak China Cabinet3/18/2009
  Q: China cabinet has been in my family since I was born. Any information is appreciated. Thank you in ...
  A: This looks like an American made showcase cabinet made circa 1960s, This cabinet was inspired by the ...
Vintage table floor lamp3/15/2009
  Q: Michael, This lamp was purchased at and estate sale in Miami Florida. It has a marble table and is ...
  A: This looks Victorian, but I think this is a lamp that was manufactured in the 1950s at best, this ...
Wood/Upholstered Chair3/15/2009
  Q: This was my Grandmothers chair which has migrated from Ohio to Montana. I know it has been recovered ...
  A: This is a 19th Century French Renaissance revival style chair, this chair was probably made circa ...
chandelier and candlestick holders3/15/2009
  Q: I just purchased a home and the German homeowner left us a chandelier with what looks like matching ...
  A: I do not think this is a set, the chandelier looks like it could be German or maybe French but the ...
Drum table3/15/2009
  Q: Wilson, Could you please tell me more about this drum table I just purchased? There are no drawers ...
  A: This table is not called a drum table, It is simply a side table and it looks like this one could ...
Help Identifying Manufacturer and Possible Value3/12/2009
  Q: While browsing our local Goodwill over the weekend, I came upon the attached. There are no hinges ...
  A: This looks like a 19th century (circa 1890s) French serving cabinet that would have been part of a ...
Bed is it worth restoring3/12/2009
  Q: I got this bed form my mother recently. When I got it is was covered in white gloss paint which my ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the entire bed, from this photo I can tell you that this bed was made in ...
Carved wood and leather chair3/11/2009
  Q: What can you tell me about this chair? The seat and back is upholstered with diamond tufted ...
  A: This is a great chair, this looks like a 19th Century (Circa 1880s) hand carved chair from Belgium ...
chairs purchased at antique store3/11/2009
  Q: I purchased a set of chairs at an antique store. Could you please tell me more about them (style, ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the side of the chair and a detail of the carving on the back of the chair ...
Antique Chandelier3/9/2009
  Q: Can you tell me what period this chandelier is from? Thanks. Carol ANSWER: There is no photo ...
  A: This chandelier was made sometime between 1950 to 1970 and could have been made by one of several ...
Old Rocking Chair3/8/2009
  Q: I have picked up this old rocking from my mom. I cannot find anything on this can you help please! ...
  A: This rocking chair is probably from the north eastern United States, it could be from North Carolina ...
Dining Chairs3/6/2009
  Q: I recently acquired 6 dining chairs, 4 being regular chairs, and 2 being arm chairs. When I first ...
  A: My first thought from seeing the photo is that the chairs are from the 1940's or 1950s they look ...
antique bedroom3/5/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out what these markings mean on our bedroom furniture. The chest of drawers is: ...
  A: The marking on your bedroom set are from when the bed was manufactured, it is a reference numbers ...
what is the value?3/2/2009
  Q: I have this table that is walnut cram with gold,has 5 chairs and when i bought it from an antiuqe ...
  A: If this was made in the 1920s then this must have been refinished during the 1960s unless you had it ...
Value of bed frame2/28/2009
  Q: I have two bed frames which were old when they were given to my mother back in the early 50's. I am ...
  A: Without the photo of your bed I can not be sure of anything, I also need to see photos of were the ...
Need help identifying the maker of an urn2/28/2009
  Q: I purchased an urn that has the following mark at the bottom of it. I was wondering if you could ...
  A: I do not believe that this is French, the markings were certainly made after it was made. If this ...
wood carved table2/27/2009
  Q: I purchased this table about 30 years ago and have always wondered what style the carving.Is the ...
  A: This is a Belgium or French made Shop fixture from a store that would have sold sheets and linens. ...
value of items lost in fire2/27/2009
  Q: Sir, We had a large shop fire with several antiques inside. Since we had no actual apprasal for the ...
  A: I need to see a much larger size photo I can not see anything. FYI, the bed can not be a European ...
European antique table2/27/2009
  Q: I recently bought this antique table that was listed as a European Bread Table...however, I think ...
  A: Yes, I need to see more photos, try using a flash because it is hard to see the image. This is a ...
bedroom furniture2/24/2009
  Q: I just came into a five piece bedroom set. It doesn't have any markings to indicate the year built ...
  A: I confirm that this is American made mass produced furniture from the mid 20th century, it style is ...
Thonet Chairs2/23/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me if these are vintage Thonet chairs? They also have a label attached to the ...
  A: I would like to see a better photo, take a photo with a 3/4 view with the front right leg in the ...
French Dining Table2/23/2009
  Q: I own a dining table that I am told is possibly a French antique. Because I am not well-versed in ...
  A: This is a French Art Deco dining table that was made circa 1925 to 1935, This was produced as a set ...
import/export2/23/2009
  Q: I buy regularly at auction houses which import containers from Europe. First of all, can you tell ...
  A: You need to contact my on my personal e-mail at mawparis@aol.com, I can help you. yes, the secret is ...
table made out of old ship2/23/2009
  Q: We have a very interesting table that came from a Philippine woman. She said the table has been ...
  A: I need to see more photos because for me this looks like it is from india and it was a platform that ...
Couch and Matching Chair2/17/2009
  Q: What is the time period, origination, and approximate value of this couch and chair? My cousin ...
  A: Please send me additional photos with a close up of the wood carved details. This looks like it is ...
columbia statuary lamp2/15/2009
  Q: I have a lamp which I received from my late mother-in-law. she had it for many years . i was ...
  A: Nice lamp, very kitch in a good way, I have a friend who has at least 4 different lamps like this. ...
What style and era are these from?2/15/2009
  Q: I picked these up at an estate sale. What era? What style? Are they worth anything? I am baffled at ...
  A: This looks like work that was done in Mexico in the last half of the 20th Century, are you located ...
Tea Caddy2/14/2009
  Q: I recently acquired this tea caddy and would like some further information - I know nothing at all ...
  A: This is a French Tea Caddy from the Napoleon the 3rd period and true to its style, (circa 1870s) the ...
Priests medicine chest2/13/2009
  Q: my name is Katherine and I want to thank you for taking the time to answer questions for people! I ...
  A: This is a great piece, you need to send me lots of photos of all the details, all sides, the inside, ...
glass door china cabinet2/13/2009
  Q: I have an antique glass door china cabinet that I can't identify the style. I've looked through ...
  A: This looks like an English bookcase showcase, it could be American but I would need to see a close ...
Wooden Valet Made in Italy2/12/2009
  Q: I have acquired a wooden valet that I would like to identify. On the front, at the top, it has two ...
  A: This could be the makers mark of one of more than one hundred small italian manufactures, I have not ...
side tables & coffe table2/7/2009
  Q: I just purchased 2 side tables and a coffee table at a yard sale by someone who's Mother had become ...
  A: These are 20th Century mass produced reproductions circa 1960s they are English and French style ...
antique marble2/5/2009
  Q: Iam trying to find out what this is It is believed to be from the 1850's It is 5' across and is ...
  A: This is a fountain that is missing the column, it is very hard to date marble, all of it is more ...
Italian Antique desk2/3/2009
  Q: I have a very old desk and chair. It says Made In Italy on the bottom and was sold by B Altman & Co ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the entire piece, This is not an antique, it looks like it is mass produced ...
chest of drawers1/31/2009
  Q: follow up pictures tracy ...
  A: Phone camera do not have the quality for me to see the details that will tell me everything that you ...
child chair by thonet1/30/2009
  Q: i have a childs chair which i believe was used by my father.it has a label which states it was ...
  A: This photo is too small for me to see anything, please re-send in a larger size and quality I know ...
duncan fife buffet1/29/2009
  Q: I have a 1930s (i think) Duncan fife buffet. the top is splitting off. But i need to sell it. we ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the entire piece and photos of the details. you can send them to my ...
old chair1/27/2009
  Q: Can you please give me any information on this chair - I found it at a garage sale for $100. The ...
  A: This is a 19th Century (circa 1890s) French Renaissance revival dining chair, this chair would have ...
antique european bed1/23/2009
  Q: I was just wondering what you can tell me about my bed. all i know is I was told that its an antique ...
  A: This is a French Louis 15th style bed, to know if it is made in Europe or in America can only be ...
antique teak1/20/2009
  Q: Nana's benchI have a teak bench that was purchased by my grandmother in 1951 from a small antique ...
  A: This is a chinese bench, please send me additional photos to: mawparis@aol.com please take close up ...
windsor chair identification inquiry1/20/2009
  Q: I'm attaching an image of an antique windsor chair. There is a paper label on the bottom of the ...
  A: Please send me a photo that I can see the entire chair without the cushion and several photos of the ...
Canopy bed1/20/2009
  Q: We bought this bed a year ago, was told it had been unused for 20 years,signature hard to make out ...
  A: Please send larger photos, I can not see any details with this image. the only thing I can tell you ...
what type of furniture is this?1/18/2009
  Q: but I wanted to know more about it like what year do you think this was manufactured in and if it ...
  A: This is an American made French Louis 16th style china showcase. This model never existed in the ...
old day couch..how old?1/18/2009
  Q: im just wondering how old this is?i know it has new fabric on it..i took pic's but can only get one ...
  A: This looks like an 19th Century American made settee circa 1890s but I need to see close up photos ...
3rd of 3 photos European Vanity Leg1/17/2009
  Q: "Per your request on 1/15/09 I am sending 3 pictures of the Vanity Mirror Top, Mirror Base, and ...
  A: This photo show me that the style of the foot is completely American, I have never seen this type ...
lovely dresser1/16/2009
  Q: the dresser stands 5 feet with beautiful in lay designs and it has brass handles some on the legs.
  A: This is a French louis 15th Style 7 day chest, the style is also a 19th century form (this model ...
Mid Century Chair1/15/2009
  Q: I forgot to attach my pictures to my previous question. I have this chair that I am trying to find ...
  A: This is a Mid Century Chair, or it could be a little earlier circa 1940s, where did you find this, ...
European Vanity1/15/2009
  Q: Attached photo of matching vanity.
  A: Now that I see the complete photo, I think this could be English or American Art Deco furniture, ...
B.F. Huntley furniture1/15/2009
  Q: I have a B.F. Huntley vanity and would like to know more about the furniture lines they offered. My ...
  A: I would not consider your furniture antique, for me antiques are over 100 years old. B. F. Huntley ...
Antique Putti PairPhotos per request1/15/2009
  Q: She was a collector, and acquired them many years ago. I am curious as to how old they are, and what ...
  A: This is a plaster cast Putti painted and varnished from the mid 20th Century circa 1960, they could ...
Night Stand1/15/2009
  Q: Attached is the matching Night Stand - Thanks again. I will need to take a better pix of the ...
  A: This is not very rare, and bedroom sets like this are worth around $500. for the whole set in ...
settee1/15/2009
  Q: My father had this settee in a storage room and I do not have any history or information on it. All ...
  A: This does not look like an antique, it looks like a reproduction that was made in the Philippines ...
help identifying chair1/13/2009
  Q: I have a chair that was my mothers, I have been looking for any info about it. all I know is that ...
  A: I only received one photo, please send the other to mawparis@aol.com I have seen this type of chair ...
eames chair and1/13/2009
  Q: I recently ran into an older couple selling some furniture. They have an original Eames Chair and ...
  A: That seems to be the going price for the set when it is not in perfect condition, It is not ...
a pair of victorian chairs1/11/2009
  Q: I have a pair of chairs that I believe to be victorian. They were given to me by an old neighbour ...
  A: These chair are not victorian and they do not have any victorian style in any of the details, they ...
Grandparents rocker.1/10/2009
  Q: For years this chair sat in my grandparents basement. It looks like it may have been recovered at ...
  A: The different wood color in the photo is the only one clue that I feel tell that this chair was not ...
What type and period of furniture is this table1/10/2009
  Q: My mother inherited this Belgium Marble topped table from her uncle. She believe he may have ...
  A: This looks like it was made at the end of the 19th century circa 1880s, but I need to see more ...
Chest of drawers1/10/2009
  Q: I have chest of drawers bought at a yardsale. It is wood with dovetail drawers. The front has ...
  A: Your photo is too small and not clear, please send another and more importantly a photo of the Chest ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company Table1/9/2009
  Q: We own a Table and Buffet set, the inside top drawer of the Buffet has a sticker that says "Grand ...
  A: your photo are too small for me to see please send me better photos to my email and I will try to ...
Antigue Sculpture1/9/2009
  Q: I have this beautiful bronze sculpture which belonged to one of my first generation which came from ...
  A: Sandra, I know this sculpture/bas-relief very well, I almost purchased one for one of my clients in ...
antique identification1/8/2009
  Q: I have inherited an antique from my uncle and I don't know what it is. It looks like a miniature or ...
  A: Could you please send me a photo of the back, a detail of the drawer pull, then lay the piece on its ...
Help Identifying a chair1/5/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me identify this chair. I believe that it's called a throne chair, ...
  A: I think this chair is a 19th Century French copy of a 17th Century French Louis 14th style ...
Antique Art Piece1/4/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out some information about an antique ceramic/porcelain/china plaque that my ...
  A: I am not a specialist in ceramics or porcelain, but his looks like a late 19th Century porcelain ...
What is this very unusual bed called?1/4/2009
  Q: These are two youth beds (each is ~80" long by 36" wide and the headboards are ~45" tall) that hook ...
  A: This kind of bed is called a Guest bed, I do not know any other name for this kind of bed.It is not ...
Antique Chair1/3/2009
  Q: I would like to know what is exactly the Style and era for sure. Pray advise! Below is some info: I ...
  A: This chair is French Renaissance Revival style. This chair was inspired by the thrones from the ...
Chair from Great Aunt's House1/2/2009
  Q: Attached are pics of a chair decorated with oil colors on its back. The armrests appear to have ...
  A: This does not look like an antique, This looks like it is American made mass produced furniture and ...
winged griffin furniture1/1/2009
  Q: I'm looking for the history on winged griffin furniture (specifically a sideboard). Is there a site ...
  A: Winged griffin furniture comes from Assyrian, Egyptian, Roman and Greek mythological creatures the ...
chair1/1/2009
  Q: the chair has a oval sticker on the bottom of the chair seat its red, its hard to read but i think ...
  A: Please send me a photo of the chair and some of the details you are talking about. Now, after ...
Bonnet Style China Cabinet12/31/2008
  Q: I am trying to figure out what the style of this cabinet is and if it is worth much at all. It did ...
  A: I only received one image of the crown molding, you can send the others to my personal e-mail : ...
Drop Leaf Table12/30/2008
  Q: Same as first message, this is same table, different photo. Could you tell me as much as possible ...
  A: I need to see more photos showing a close up of the wood and the underside of the table. turn the ...
How much would this be worth?12/29/2008
  Q: I bought this lamp at a garage sale for $1.00, it's marked with L&LWMC 1968, I've searched on the ...
  A: I am a specialist in Antiques, this is a decorative object, the value depends if it is bronze under ...
Unique Antique Chairs12/28/2008
  Q: I purchased a historic home in Hollywood, CA and in one of the attics I found 6 chairs. They are ...
  A: The chairs you have are from the style that was popular at the end of the 19th century, yes they are ...
candleholder12/28/2008
  Q: I bought a candle holder in Spain this past summer.The authors signature is (s).The s appears really ...
  A: You will need to send a photo for me to help. I may be able to help you with the date of manufacture ...
secretaire/writing desk - age, style, etc.12/26/2008
  Q: I am looking for any information you can provide on a furniture mark (may or may not be European). ...
  A: I think this secretaire was made in China, for a American company circa 1960, the style is mixed and ...
Wash bowl and pitcher12/21/2008
  Q: Is this fake? If not can you give me any information about it? ...
  A: This is not a fake, it is a 20th Century Russian copy (circa 1940s to 1960s) of a French style 19th ...
Can't decide which are "better" sconces for the price12/17/2008
  Q: Greetings, I am having a hard time deciding which set of antique sconces I should buy. I love the ...
  A: Please don't rush into buying anything, when buying antiques you need to look at five examples of ...
help identifying a chair12/17/2008
  Q: At a thrift shop I bought a couple of chairs whose design has always struck me as interesting. I ...
  A: This is a chair from the 1970's inspired by the modernist movement circa 1910-1930, looks like it ...
ANTIQUE TABLES12/15/2008
  Q: I would like to know what this table is called and approximate worth. It is is 66" long, 32" wide, ...
  A: This coffee table is a mix of styles, it is not an antique, it is mass produced American made ...
antique dresser markings12/15/2008
  Q: I have a very old dresser with the following stamped inside a drawer: WAL cc 379 I don't know if ...
  A: Please send photos of the overall piece and close ups of the details and the stamps. The numbers and ...
Austrian Embossed 2012/6/2008
  Q: My father bought this in Austria during WWII. It has a medieval walled city background, and a ...
  A: Yes, The Germans like to drink, I guess you have never been to germany or seen any TV reports on ...
Carved Armoire12/6/2008
  Q: I would love any information on this armoire. There is no indication on it at all as to it's ...
  A: I need to see a detail of the feet and the carvings on the door. I would also like a photo of the ...
Tibbenham Armoires/Wardrobes12/5/2008
  Q: I purchased these armoires recently but can't find anything on "Tibbenham" on the internet. One is ...
  A: I need to see a photo of the all the overall piece with close ups of the carving on the door and the ...
Rocker with a face12/2/2008
  Q: I'm wanting to know the history of this piece. I inherited from my Mom who recieved it from her ...
  A: This is not a European Antique, it is American made from the 1950s. You will need to ask the other ...
candle holder11/29/2008
  Q: I have a black and gold candle holders and they handmade in Italy florentine and they have the ...
  A: If you have a digital camera you can attach the image when you ask a question. on the page when you ...
chest of drawer11/29/2008
  Q: i recently purchased a chest of drawer with pulls that have the word talfalgar and below that sacred ...
  A: Please send photos, I will need one overall image and photos of the details that you are writing ...
RE: liquor holder11/27/2008
  Q: Is this a wine & shot glass holder or a pipe & tobacco humidor? Can you tell me the age & ...
  A: This is not an antique, it looks like it was made after 1960 in a small factory and is from Spain or ...
RE: Walnut table?11/27/2008
  Q: Wilson, I have had this antique table for many yrs. I don't know the value of it & would like to ...
  A: Yes, I need to see more photos, please send one overall image that I can see the whole table. Dec ...
French style table age identification11/19/2008
  Q: I need help determining the approximate age of a dining table. I'm only allowed to attach one ...
  A: From the one photo you have posted, I can tell you that this table is not an antique it is a mass ...
Monk's chair11/18/2008
  Q: I was given this chair by my dad when he passed away. It's a great looking chair, but I don't know ...
  A: Nice chair, looks like English Arts & Crafts but could be American Arts & Crafts, please take a ...
english tydor/Jacobean style dining set11/18/2008
  Q: I have a dining room set said tobe circa 1915 will send pics if necessary can you tell me anything ...
  A: Please send me additional photos of all the pieces, I also will need photos of as many details as ...
vanity11/16/2008
  Q: We have an early american vanity. The tag on the back has the following information and is only ...
  A: I need to see more photo, including the top of mirror, the back of the mirror, the back of the ...
Italian Settee Middle Carving11/16/2008
  Q: I am trying to find how old this Settee is I bought. It says Made in Italy on the frame but I can't ...
  A: In this photo on the top left side it looks like the settee has been broken and repaired, can you ...
Empire Chair11/14/2008
  Q: Can you tell me something about this chair (period, man-made or machine, and value). Thank you
  A: This is not a Empire style chair, this is a 20th century mass produced reproduction of a Louis 16th ...
Glass double jug, what is it?11/13/2008
  Q: I am curious about this double-jug (pictures attached) which used to belong to my wife's italian ...
  A: This is a french orange juice pitcher, the inner container is for ice. The pitcher was designed to ...
more chairs to describe11/13/2008
  Q: I also have 8 of these and would like to know how to describe them
  A: I think these are American made cherry wood Neoclassic dining chairs circa 1970, do they have any ...
antique dresser11/13/2008
  Q: I have no idea if this dresser is European or not. I found a tag on the back that says JO Williams ...
  A: Please send me photos of the mirror, the back of the dresser, the side, details of the carvings, the ...
odd table11/12/2008
  Q: I recently bought a tiered table @ an auction, and have no idea of it's age, manufacturer, etc. ...
  A: Please send me photos of any carved details and a close up of the wood. This is the design of a 20th ...
baker and co11/12/2008
  Q: We have an antique, I guess you would call it a library hutch with a little fold down table on the ...
  A: Please send me photos front and back with several views of any of the details, and a close up of the ...
Bed11/11/2008
  Q: I would like to know something about this bed. We picked it up at an old english antique auction. ...
  A: This is an English Art Deco bed (circa 1930s/1940s). It is normal that todays mattresses do not fit, ...
Any Idea who made this wood lamp11/10/2008
  Q: I have a wood floor lamp with no markings but a very unique design. I belive the shade is original. ...
  A: I did see the photo of the base, but I need to see an image of the detail of the sculpture of the ...
Rolltop desk11/10/2008
  Q: I recently purchased a rolltop desk with the S-curve in the rolltop. On the inside of the desk I ...
  A: Please send me photos of the desk with an overall view and several photo of the details that can ...
antique british pitcher11/8/2008
  Q: Actually I have so many items I want to ask about, but I'll start with this. antique british pitcher ...
  A: Please send at least 3 photos for each item. I will need to see all the details that can tell me ...
Chair and Picture Frame11/6/2008
  Q: We inherited a chair and two picture frames. The chair I believe is from the early 1900's and seems ...
  A: Please send me detailed photos of the chair were there is interesting carvings, I need to see close ...
Brass & Enamel Table Cigarette Holder11/4/2008
  Q: I have this very unique brass/enamel table cigarette holder, which is not small by any means. When ...
  A: I think I have seen this before, can you send me a photo with it closed. I think it is from the ...
grandma's quilt11/3/2008
  Q: My Grandma born 1901 made quilts for all her grandkids except me. I was the youngest. She couldn't ...
  A: I would love to see a photo just for my own pleasure. Yes, it would be wrong to cut the quilt up. I ...
sligh dresser11/2/2008
  Q: I wondered if you could let me know anything about a 4 drawer dresser, we have from sligh co grand ...
  A: From this photo, the dresser is not an Antique, it looks like a typical American made pre war (circa ...
Carved wooden tray (mervaud)11/2/2008
  Q: What can you tell me about this tray. It has 4 people depicted, 2 men and a woman sitting at a ...
  A: I do not believe that this is an Antique, This looks like a dutch made tray (circa 1920s/30s showing ...
Hutch11/1/2008
  Q: I've tried to look up this hutch or the style, but I'm not sure what to look for. Do you have any ...
  A: Please send more photos, I need an overall photo, with 3 or 4 close ups, you can send them to my ...
SIDEBOARD10/31/2008
  Q: I WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THIS ITEM. MY FATHER PURCHASED IT RECENTLY AND HAS ...
  A: This is a 19th Century Oak Renaissance revival sideboard probably from France or Belgium Circa ...
Scotish Furniture10/30/2008
  Q: Here are the pictures you requested. I would like some history on this piece or some direction as to ...
  A: From the photo that you sent it looks like this is not an antique, but I need to see closer details ...
antique desk10/28/2008
  Q: I tried to do the research on this item. It is a letter desk made by Nelson Matters, Established ...
  A: Furniture can tell you a lot about when it was made by looking close at the piece, If you send me a ...
Art Deco Statue10/28/2008
  Q: Can you tell me anything about the statue and the company "Original Art" Thank you. ...
  A: This is a American made decorative sculpture, probably made in the 1950s to 1960s copied from ...
Recently acquired table/chairs/buffet/sideboard and server10/27/2008
  Q: Good afternoon, I just graciously accepted this furniture from someone looking for a good home for ...
  A: This looks like American made furniture with Gothic revival style mixed with Henri II style ...
antique dresser10/25/2008
  Q: This dresser was my grandmother's. All I know is that she was from Australia and the dresser was ...
  A: To me this looks like a antique English dressing cabinet made around 1880s to 1890s, I see at least ...
porcelin consol10/25/2008
  Q: please i woud like to know if this consol is old or not and every thing about it. thank you amgad ...
  A: After looking at all three photos, I think that this is an antique made at the end of the 19th ...
Morris chair?10/25/2008
  Q: We were recently doing a bit of cleaning in storage and we found two chairs that belonged to ...
  A: Please send me photos of the side of the chair and some close up details of the construction ...
The meaning of the word Arabescato10/22/2008
  Q: I want to use Arabescato in a title for my novel. I feature a Louis XV-style claret lacquer ...
  A: I am not sure I can help you, I may come back to you in a few days with a more detailed answer, but ...
solid vase-shaped splat chairs10/19/2008
  Q: I'm trying to find info on the style of these chairs and perhaps vintage. I believe they were ...
  A: Please send me detailed photos with all the different versions, and a photo from under the chair. ...
federal period paint10/15/2008
  Q: Just a shot in the dark, wondering if you know where people during the federal period 1790-1820 ...
  A: Painters at the end of the 18th Century were trained to mix there own paint from pigments that they ...
info on antique sideboard10/14/2008
  Q: This piece is approx. 6ft long, poss. mahogany or rosewood, one drawer and cabinet on either side ...
  A: This is an 19th Century Antique (1860s to 1880) looks like it could be made of Oak, I could only see ...
Should I buy this pair of French armchairs?10/14/2008
  Q: Michael, First of all, thank you for helping me out. I am decorating my new house and looking ...
  A: These chairs are not Antique, they look like they are 1950's reproductions of Louis 16th style ...
Antique Decorative Scale10/13/2008
  Q: Well I am not the brightest. I sent you the question without the pic. Sorry. I asked about the ...
  A: This looks like a decorative scale from the 1930s or 1940s, is the metal brass, Bronze or colored ...
Antique European Shield10/13/2008
  Q: I am attaching a picture of a shield that was given to us by my mother in law who brought it back ...
  A: This is an antique decorative shield that is from the end of the 19th Century (1870 to 1890) and it ...
hutch10/13/2008
  Q: I have a hutch that has PRISCILLA RUB C3227-25 stamped on the back and was wondering if you could ...
  A: This is an American made furniture, please read my profile my speciality is European Antiques. This ...
"Dirty 30s" Chest of Drawers?10/12/2008
  Q: My mother purchased this as part of a set about 20 years ago. Do you know anything about the make, ...
  A: This looks like it is American made, it has a mix of European design details but his is not my ...
a chair with no seat - what is it please?10/11/2008
  Q: This chair was left behind in a sold home. I know nothing about 'older' items. I find it visibly ...
  A: This chair is an Antique, it is over 100 years old and to me it looks like it was made in the ...
dining table and chairs10/11/2008
  Q: i think i own an antique dining table and chairs, i would like to know how i can tell who made them, ...
  A: To know who made your dining table and chairs is not easy, if there is not a stamp or any type of ...
Antique buffet/sideboard10/7/2008
  Q: I have some questions about this antique sideboard/buffet that I recently inherited. I'm not even ...
  A: Please take another photo that is in focus, and a other close ups of the details on the drawer and ...
haywood wakefield tables10/5/2008
  Q: i have 2 haywood wakefield dropleaf tables, and on the underneath it says cinnamon. there is also a ...
  A: You will need to send a photo if you want someone to help you, I do not know the history of Haywood ...
Kienzle wall clock10/5/2008
  Q: I have a brass German made "Kienzle" wall clock in my family for at least 50 years and inside the ...
  A: The photo of this clock is not clear and there are not details or close ups, and no measurements. ...
What kind of lamp and age10/5/2008
  Q: I purchase these two lamps from a flea market today for 40.00 bucks. They look like Capodamonti ...
  A: I do not think the two lamps are Italian Capodamonti lamps (or Campodemonti), Most of the ...

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I will attempt to answer questions about European Antique Furniture and 20th Century Decorative arts and Design furniture, including 18th century & 19th century construction details, style, period and the craftsmen and manufactures that created them, I will also attempt to answer questions about buying European Antiques and how to become a expert collector, my speciality is French, Italian, English, Irish, Spanish, Belgium, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, German, and Swiss.

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Since 1995, I have been, a professional art, antiques and design advisor and earned an unparalleled reputation for providing select clients: expertise in making informed purchase decisions for antiques and art acquisition from a wide range of categories and eras. Architects, interior designers, decorators, dealers, museums, collectors and private clients rely on me for a wide variety of services. I specialize in finding and facilitating the purchase of some of the most notable pieces in the market today. And because I know the market so well –including the secret locations where the world's best dealers purchase their stock – I are generally able to do this at a significant saving of both time and money. My service includes: creating collecting and acquisition strategy including organizing personally guided buying trips throughout the International art and antiques markets, pre-shopping research, sourcing, analysis of markets, documentation and expert appraisals, handling, shipping and delivery coordination. In short, everything my clients need to be assured of the most knowledgeable, reliable, and pleasurable sourcing, acquisition and collecting experience. My approach is to offer maximum transparency. You can visit my website at: www.mawparis.com

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Moving to Paris in 1989, I worked, for five years as an Interior Design Project Manager for Polo Ralph Lauren where I helped to plan and open more than 60 Polo stores and showrooms across Europe and purchased antiques for one of Mr. Lauren's homes and as a result I oversaw the purchase of millions of dollars of Art & Antiques, this experience gave a unique qualifications to understand the complexities of this market and gives me a rare insight into the professional antique & art market. I also have taught “Furniture Design and Style” at the IESA (Institute Arts Superior) in Paris. and have a personal archive of over 170,000 photos of Furniture and 160 hours of video of the major European art and antiques fairs including: Paris’s Biennale des Antiquaires , Maastricht’s TAAF , and London’s Grosvenor House. Some of these videos can be see at: www.thewilsonreport.tv

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I have a prestigious international clientele of noted business and entertainment figures as well as some of the word’s most important collectors, References are provided for serious enquires.

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