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SubjectDate Asked
Grand Rapids Chair Co buffet3/6/2017
  Q: I'd like to know the age, style and approximate value of this buffet. A metal plate inside reads ...
  A: I'm not gonna be able to tell you the wood with that paint on there. The drawer bottom and sides ...
old chairs3/2/2017
  Q: I found 4 of six old chairs to be useable, on a street corner in the Bronx, NYC 36 years ago. I ...
  A: The patent date refers only to the casters. if they are original to the chairs it does tell us that ...
Corner table3/1/2017
  Q: Mr. Klein, I am trying to find out about this piece of furniture. Can you please tell me time ...
  A: This is an Eastlake victorian piece dating around 1885-90. would like to see a picture of the ...
Marble imperial desk3/1/2017
  Q: I recently bought this desk from a thrift store and I am having a very hard time finding any ...
  A: cant really see the condition in the photos but if condition is good then a price of 450-650 would ...
Quaint Furniture of Character Dining Set2/20/2017
  Q: Mr. Klein, I was hoping to establish the value of this dining room set for insurance purposes. The ...
  A: from the late 1920s wood looks like birch. this is collectable but prices vary depending on the ...
Leaf2/10/2017
  Q: My husband and I are unable to get the leaf that hides under the table to come out. I was wondering ...
  A: send pictures of the table to my email. send them as attachments, not as part of the body of the ...
Evaluation on Dining Room1/23/2017
  Q: I need to inquire about the value of the dining room set,its style, and probable date of ...
  A: please send pictures of each piece to my email and include this post with the pictures. send ...
North Wind Chair1/19/2017
  Q: This chair was given to my great aunt by a wealth family she worked for in Cincinnati around the ...
  A: I do not see this as having been dipped. I believe this to be an original coating. it is not ...
what kind of claw feet are these on this curio cabinet?1/15/2017
  Q: I have a curio cabinet with different kind of claw feet, they look like Deer hoofs, Can you tell ...
  A: oak curved oak china cabinet with claw feet. made 1880-1910. Good one! there were many ...
refinishing furniture1/14/2017
  Q: I have a set of Virginia House Maple dressers from the 50's, the tops of which were in very poor ...
  A: Please post pictures of the rings. Use the follow up function to do so. Here's your problem, you ...
Sligh-Lowry Leather Top Desk1/9/2017
  Q: I purchased a Sligh-Lowry Leather Top Desk from a friends. It has a number stamped on its underside: ...
  A: The company name became Sligh-Lowery in 1940 and kept is so until 1968. Teh desk looks in the ...
Imperial Table 4 legs pie crust top1/8/2017
  Q: I have this table that has four legs, ea leg with four toes and a pie crust top. The top is badly ...
  A: top probably is mahogany veneer. tea table from the 1920-40 era. well made by a good company. as ...
Wm A Berkey tables1/6/2017
  Q: I have a pair of beautiful Wm A Berkey mahogany end tables that I purchased 30 years ago at an ...
  A: This style was a cornerstone of production of the company around 1920. If all surfaces are good ...
Antique Empire Sofa / Approximate Value1/5/2017
  Q: We have an antique sofa that I inherited from my mother. It is, we believe, Empire and is mahogany ...
  A: based on what I see and what you have said about the back we can place this at 1830-40s, condition ...
Empire Revival Library Table1/2/2017
  Q: I received this library table from my grandmother about 30 years ago. She said it was an antique ...
  A: use the followup function and post full view of the top and show another of the front and side of a ...
Sheboygan Fibre Furniture Co Wicker Rocker12/29/2016
  Q: I am wondering if you can estimate the year this rocker would be from and/or an estimated value. It ...
  A: would have been made around 1920-1930 but I would like to see a picture of the label to verify. use ...
Antique Chair12/14/2016
  Q: I would like to know the history on this chair. Also the age, value and how do I get the left side ...
  A: chair is from around 1890-1910. wood will be birch and figured birch stained originally to a dark ...
Chest kind, age and value12/12/2016
  Q: I have a dresser, with 3 large drawers. Mrble slab on top. In fair to good condition, needs a little ...
  A: original veneer has been removed from the top exposing the secondary wood. as to the manufacturer, ...
Johnson-Handley-Johnson Dining set12/10/2016
  Q: All are in good condition. Set includes 97" Federal Table with inlay, 66" inlaid serpentine ...
  A: some info here http://www.furniturecityhistory.org/company/3645/johnson-furniture-co ------------ ...
Chest kind, age and value12/7/2016
  Q: I have a chest, maybe a gentlemen's chest with top drawer, two small drawers on left, cabinet door ...
  A: good quarter sawn oak veneer and oak bow front chest with the hatbox. With 5000 manufacturers in ...
Empire Quarter Sawn Oak Rocking Chair12/5/2016
  Q: I recently bought this chair at local estate sale and have been trying to learn more about it. I ...
  A: it is an oak and oak veneered empire style rocker. It has no connection to Penn Dutch and is a ...
Inherited hutch12/1/2016
  Q: This hutch was inherited when I bought the house. Large hutch, one piece with Mahogany blue label ...
  A: Info from my files: Heritage-Henredon was a cross-licensing venture between Drexel Heritage and ...
Identifying an antique11/15/2016
  Q: I found an old "something" in a barn. I had it refinished (it was originally painted red) and made a ...
  A: would you take a picture of the edge where it looks like a groove, and is there one on the opposite ...
H.Z.M. & Co. Cane Chair11/10/2016
  Q: My husband and I inherited this chair from my mother-in-law. The cane appears to be original, and ...
  A: Hopefully one day I will find the location of this company. It has been quite the chore thus far. ...
Spool/spindle bed11/8/2016
  Q: I have 2 spool/spindle single beds made by the Stratford Chair Company in Ontario, Canada in the ...
  A: from the feedback you were not happy with my response. Sorry about that, I try to answer what is ...
Hoosier Cabinet11/3/2016
  Q: I recently purchased the Hoosier Cabinet but there is no brand plate on it. Are you able to identify ...
  A: The brand is Hoosier if the latch is original with the 'H' on it. from around 1900 do you have the ...
American of Martinsville desk/bookcase10/18/2016
  Q: I was given this desk/bookcase combo many years ago and would like to sell it. One of the hinges ...
  A: Take the oversize screw out, insert wooden toothpicks into the hole after you put a drop of glue in ...
Colby's Chairs10/17/2016
  Q: Klein, I recently purchased 6 chairs at an estate sale and they are all marked Colby's on the ...
  A: Colbys was a retailer and a manufacturer. The name was used starting in the mid 1940s. prior to ...
Armoire - The White Furniture Company10/15/2016
  Q: My husband and I bought this piece several years ago and I have not been able to find out more ...
  A: what did you want to know? it is a 1920s armoire or chiffrobe. wood appears to be walnut veneer on ...
Irwin dresser, age and value of this peice.10/8/2016
  Q: I just bought this dresser at a resale shop. It has been spray painted black. I am using it as a ...
  A: This label was used from the 1930s to their closing in the 1950s. I would place it late 30s into ...
Bonnet Chest10/3/2016
  Q: The wood is pine, tongue and grove drawers with mustache handles. The one drawer was simple removed ...
  A: use the followup function and post two more pictures one outside of the side of a drawer where the ...
Antique Desk9/30/2016
  Q: Good Morning - I have a Desk that I can not find any information on - As you will see in the ...
  A: I'm sorry but I need you to send multiple photographs of all surfaces including inside where the ...
Identity of antique wooden table9/25/2016
  Q: Recently purchased this, buyer advised it was hand carved, he purchased 40 years ago in the United ...
  A: machine assisted hand carving. the operator would have been at a work station carving several legs ...
Dry Sink9/2/2016
  Q: I Happen to Have a Dry Sink That I Believe is Close to 100 Years old Per My Grand Father - I Am ...
  A: This is not an old dry sink. original dry sinks were early 1800s, this is a mid 20th century ...
Berkey & Gay Span-Umbrian Table #10419/2/2016
  Q: I have a Berkey & Gay - Span-Umbrian #1041 Table - Its 6 Feet Long By 2 Feet Wide - It's in Great ...
  A: This is called a sofa table or console table made in the 1920s. If the condition is good then is ...
pair of white finish mahogany tables8/25/2016
  Q: Galilee Center was given this pair of beautiful white finish tables with a red label that indicates ...
  A: These were manufactured by the Victorian company in mahogany around 1940-60. The company made good ...
Chair8/24/2016
  Q: What can you tell me about this chair? Value?
  A: Your chair would have been manufactured around 1950-60 at the earliest based on the style, as a ...
information on chair8/23/2016
  Q: I have recently purchased these chairs, not knowing anything about them. There is a sticker on the ...
  A: The chairs are from the 1940s probably sweet gum wood. they were originally stained to a mahogany ...
Eastlake Style Bed8/23/2016
  Q: My father purchased this bed back in the 60s in the St Louis, MO area and I'm told the style is ...
  A: it is in the eastlake style made around 1890-1900. woods are usually walnut but the picture is too ...
record cabinet8/23/2016
  Q: What is it worth and I am willing to part with it. It has been in my family since the end of 1800s. ...
  A: good enough to see but forgot the right side opened first of all, this is not from the end of ...
Russel Furniture Company Chifferobe8/21/2016
  Q: This chifferobe has been with our family since the late 60s and I'd like to get an idea of its value ...
  A: 1920s piece, russell was not a manufacturer but was a retailer. without a label showing the ...
J.F. Dietz Co. roll top desk8/19/2016
  Q: Robert, I am a locksmith in Flagstaff, Arizona and I recently made keys to a roll top desk for a ...
  A: Nice quartersawn grain oak veneers! As to a model, we will never know without seeing this desk in a ...
Grand Rapids Furniture Maker8/18/2016
  Q: I have this server with wonderful spindle legs. It has a Made in Grand Rapids triangle but no other ...
  A: This is the only information available connecting your label to a manufacturer. ...
Ferguson Duncan End Table8/14/2016
  Q: I'm searching for a value/time period on this table by Duncan. The spring leaf's work and it is in ...
  A: Sorry for your troubles. The table although called by many to be a duncan phyfe table, it is not. ...
Kuchins "ColorKist" Dinette8/13/2016
  Q: This set has been in my family since it was new. Has original finish with "original emblems" and is ...
  A: having an odd number of chairs doesnt help in selling, most like 2 4 6 or 8. so when selling you ...
Antiques8/11/2016
  Q: Resending pictures of my grandmother's bedroom suite per your request. I will be sending 3 of this ...
  A: I dont remember what the question was as I do get lots of requests but lets assume you want to know ...
White Furniture Company8/4/2016
  Q: I am hoping you can help me. I have a white furniture company dresser and two nights stands. They ...
  A: I wasn't trying to dispute but we know that most often family stories and recollections are ...
Desk8/3/2016
  Q: I am trying to find out when this desk was built and what it might be worth. By the mark in the ...
  A: The style is that we would expect from the 1920s. In restored condition this desk would sell around ...
Desk or vanity8/3/2016
  Q: I just purchased this desk. The lady I bought it from was unsure of the year it was made but it ...
  A: Made around 1920-1930. As to the original finish, if the current finish is original it would have ...
Mahogany Association Inc drop leaf coffee table8/2/2016
  Q: Klein, I hope you're doing well. I recently was given a drop leaf coffee table and found a Mahogany ...
  A: Please use the followup function and post a picture of the "mark" in the drawer. Is it a mark or ...
Victorian furniture price7/31/2016
  Q: I have two Victorian side tables- lyre, dark mahogany, white/gray marble (made in Italy on ...
  A: These are victorian style items. they were not made in the victorian period. However, the company ...
Age of Platform Rocker7/14/2016
  Q: I had intended to restore this platform rocker chair but have decided to sell or donate it instead ...
  A: walnut, victorian, 1870. First like this I have seen since I started in the business in 1969. If ...
Dexter Dining Room Suite7/14/2016
  Q: I purchased this suite about 40 years ago for $150.00. The brass plates in the drawers lists Dexter ...
  A: Use the followup function and post more pictures for me. Need to see the table base and chair legs ...
Antique display hutch7/13/2016
  Q: I to am trying to find out information about this cabinet. It belong to my grandmother. On the back ...
  A: You have a 1920 china cabinet in oak. It does have some condition issues but if you do not have ...
Imperial table- Grand Rapids Company7/10/2016
  Q: I have a question about a table and chairs my wife's grandfather gave to us. It is an Imperial table ...
  A: It is a Sheraton style table generally called a Duncan Phyfe style table made 1920-40. Top is ...
Borax or No?6/28/2016
  Q: I am far from an expert in wood and antique furniture, but I initially believed this vanity/dressing ...
  A: I have only been in the business since 1969 and this is the very first time I have heard of the line ...
Draw leaf table6/25/2016
  Q: We have a dining table that measures 89cm wide x 91cm long with leaves tucked in and153cm long with ...
  A: Most of this style was made in Belgium or the UK in the 1920-30w. I would have to see it in person ...
Globe-Wernicke armchair6/24/2016
  Q: I bought this chair about 20 years old from a 90 year old gentleman. The bent-wood back says ...
  A: Nicer than most being in oak. It does need some restoration but you should use the proper glue to ...
John A. Colby & Sons Tea Table6/11/2016
  Q: This tea table belonged to my husband’s grandmother, who lived in Iowa. There is a tag on the bottom ...
  A: waxed, which will do as a cleaner as well on the wood and cane should be done. Briwax is a good ...
Heywood Wakefield furniture6/7/2016
  Q: Mr. Klein, My parents have several pieces of Heywood Wakefield in their original color (blonde) and ...
  A: You can send the pictures, of the whole set to my email. that will help! to determine value really ...
Murphy office chair6/3/2016
  Q: What year was this chair made and how much is it worth. There is paper tag on bottom Murphy 9263 ...
  A: chair is from the 1930-50s and would sell if in good and sound condition at 75-125 depending on the ...
history6/3/2016
  Q: the table in the attached photos is in Bogota Colombia, my dad has recently restored. we would like ...
  A: It is a manufactured piece from the Imperial Furniture Co in Grand Rapids, MI, USA. Grand Rapids ...
Fake Weiman?6/3/2016
  Q: I recently found this unusual table but am at a loss as to what it is or what it was used for. Its ...
  A: It was made by weiman. the wood is not birds eye maple. whoever said that was judging from the ...
binghampton morris chair6/2/2016
  Q: I that you answered a question about a Binghampton rocker. I just picked up at a tag sale for $5.00 ...
  A: The wood is birch and figured birch. Originally stained to resemble mahogany. In fact, if it still ...
Empire Sofa - Era and Remaining value5/26/2016
  Q: I'm curious about whether this sofa is American Empire or Empire Revival? I'd like to be able to ...
  A: You will have to use the follow up function to do more pictures. And email me several pictures of ...
rocking chair5/25/2016
  Q: I have been trying to find information on my rocking chair. It seems old but I don't have any ...
  A: rocker is from the 1910-10 era. wood is birch and figured birch stained to a cordovan mahogany ...
Label and Buff 1255/22/2016
  Q: I have an antique buffet "Built by John Since 1891 Inviting Furniture For Restful Homes" I don't ...
  A: the 125 is an inventory or style number or catalog number for the buffet. it is walnut veneer and is ...
antique chairs5/21/2016
  Q: I've had these two chairs for several years. Would like to know what they are worth and what they ...
  A: These were made in the 1920s. originally we saw this style, close to this style, from Scandinavia ...
antique cane seat side chairs5/21/2016
  Q: Welcome back! I was wondering if you could tell me the approximate time period and value of my four ...
  A: picture number two is not hand sawn marks. they are a power band saw. hand sawn would not be ...
White Furniture Mebane - China Cabinet sale price estimate5/13/2016
  Q: I am helping a friend sell some furniture that belonged to an old lady who passed away few weeks ...
  A: I deal in antiques and although White furniture worked from the late 1800 to the 1990s, this item, ...
Wilmarth Display Case5/12/2016
  Q: I was referred to you by the History of Grand Rapids site. I have a Wilmarth Case pat. date 1912? ...
  A: does it look the same from all sides? if so then there would have been four glass sides and it ...
old G.R School Furniture desk5/6/2016
  Q: Recently was given this folding school desk that has been in a shed for years. It has 1894 engraved ...
  A: please use the followup function and post a very clear and infocus picture of the top picture. also ...
Old rocking and reclining chair5/5/2016
  Q: I'd like to know if it has any value.
  A: This is an Eastlake style Victorian platform rocker. They are usually in walnut. I'm sure this is. ...
Antique (?) Cane Rocking Chair5/4/2016
  Q: I bought this rocking chair for $20 and would like to know if it is worth re-caning the seat. I am ...
  A: Recaning with prewoven cane, which this takes, should only cost 100-150 tops. I would say do it, it ...
Vintage Dining table5/4/2016
  Q: I picked this item up a few years back. it was in terrible condition so I had no choice but to ...
  A: There is limited information on the company online and I have none in my library. I will keep ...
Vintage or antique and possible value5/2/2016
  Q: Wanting to know if this is vintage or antique? Possible value range and any helpful info
  A: by definition it is not antique but dont worry with that too much. antique and collectible is a ...
Mission style reclining arm chair4/27/2016
  Q: I purchased this chair from an antique market in Atlanta about nine years ago. I believe I paid ...
  A: no way to identify the maker on this. the brackets used are common usage brackets not particular to ...
American Seating Co.4/22/2016
  Q: I just purchased this desk at a sale and it is stamped American Seating Company. I'm interested in ...
  A: I have looked through 100s of pictures and cannot find this desk. I find the same top on metal ...
Imperial Library Table4/21/2016
  Q: I was given this desk by my Aunt. Noticed it had a small crest shaped sticker in the drawer. Curious ...
  A: This is called a sofa table. It was manufactured in the 1920s. Unable to tell you that wood without ...
Antique Chairs - Charlotte Chair Co.4/16/2016
  Q: Klein, I was very happy to find someone with your expertise who might be able tell me the value of ...
  A: It is very frustrating to get a post asking "whats my desk worth and how old?" The more info i get ...
chair ID4/14/2016
  Q: sorry, I forgot the picture. ...
  A: All is good, I often have to ask for more information or pictures to better help. The decorations ...
Shaw furniture4/13/2016
  Q: I am attaching pictures of a Shaw desk and chair that I own.Please tell me the age and value of the ...
  A: We cannot know who made the chair without a label. More often than not items were not labeled. ...
breakfront4/12/2016
  Q: I have a breakfront/secretary (not sure what to call it) that I am looking to sell. What price ...
  A: does the top drawer pull out, fold down flat, and have pigeon holes like a desk? 123 must be the ...
McLean's platform rocker4/5/2016
  Q: I have a McLean's platform rocker that I would like to sell as I am downsizing. The brass plate ...
  A: dealer would pay about 100 to sell at 200-250 after some cleaning. It is a victorian style but ...
Grand Rapids S.F. Company chair back3/28/2016
  Q: Mr. Klein, I got your contact information from Diana Barrett of the Grand Rapids Historical ...
  A: What a wonderful find!!! Not CR but GR for Grand Rapids. I do not quite understand the question as ...
TRUTYPE3/26/2016
  Q: I have two bureaus with red Mahogany Association labels with a 131 numbers. I provided this number ...
  A: The quality of the restoration would be the key. I recommend you buy antique mahogany color Briwax, ...
Sligh bed3/25/2016
  Q: I have a Sligh headboard, foot board,and side rails, imprinted with "1872". I am curious about its ...
  A: The bed was manufactured around 1920 and was originally painted as you can see the remnants. This ...
Kent Manufacturing bedroom suite3/23/2016
  Q: Can you tell me if this bedroom suite came painted originally from the factory and a ballpark value?
  A: there was a time around 1900 that these cottage pieces were hand painted with various decorations. ...
Advise for cleaning Heywood Chair3/22/2016
  Q: I have purchased a Heywood Wicker Photographer's chair. I was surprised to see gold when I opened ...
  A: If it were gilded with eithe real or dutch gold you would see the seams where the gold leaf was ...
Knechtel China Cabinet3/21/2016
  Q: My grandmother owned this cabinet and we are not sure if it has any antique/vintage collector value. ...
  A: It is a nice cabinet, china cabinet made around 1910-1920. Cant tell the wood but usually these ...
Trunk3/20/2016
  Q: I received this trunk from my mother who received it as a wedding gift in 1943. I have looked all ...
  A: trunk was made around 1890-1910. originally would have been covered with leather or canvas. the ...
Sikes Rocker3/14/2016
  Q: I would like to know the age and value of my Sikes Rocker #1380 on the tag.
  A: looks like #1318. Made around 1920s and is a windsor style colonial rocker. retail in a shop it ...
Table value and age3/14/2016
  Q: I would like to know the value and age of my table.There are no markings on the table.
  A: need you to send photos to my email along with the post. picture outside of the side of the drawer ...
Sligh Bed vintage3/11/2016
  Q: I just bought a full size Sligh bed. I would really love to find out the vintage of it. The only ...
  A: Nice!! after waxing and regluing--hot hide glue was used originally the bed would have a retail ...
Bought at a yard sale3/9/2016
  Q: We bought this set at a yard sale but can't find anything really saying where it was made or any ...
  A: This is a very nice set, not common or standard grade. As to where it was made, there were about ...
Joseph Gerte mahogany dining table -- what type of finish & what care required3/1/2016
  Q: We bought a Gerte. mahogany dining table from an antiques store a few years ago and are now ...
  A: This is a difficult question to answer in the space and time allotted on the site. However, he ...
Penn dining table & chairs2/17/2016
  Q: I have a Penn Table Co dining table, marked underneath #8 (I think - part of the label is torn off) ...
  A: Table and chairs in the jacobean style and/or colonial revival style. use whichever term will sound ...
Original photo of chair2/17/2016
  Q: I thought I should send you the original photo of the chair.
  A: ADDED: Congratulations on your years. Hopefully your family will cherish your things as you have. ...
Re: age and value of chair2/17/2016
  Q: I thought it might be helpful if I re-sent my question about the chair I think is home made. You ...
  A: This is a manufactured chair. However, even manufactured chairs have some hand work although it is ...
Federal Game Table2/16/2016
  Q: I have answered hundreds of questions here on Allexperts for many years under the Auto Glass ...
  A: It was common for owners names to be stamped on pieces of furniture. The pictures are good quality ...
Paalman tea wagon2/15/2016
  Q: I have a Paalman tea wagon with Paalman label on the bottom 432, LS140 (written in ink), and a metal ...
  A: please do a closer picture of the wood grain, too far to see in the photo. send it to my email ...
Table2/14/2016
  Q: I just bought this beautiful table yesterday and would like to find out more about it. It's ...
  A: It is an American made lamp table of foyer table in walnut made in the eastlake victorian style ...
Childs Chair info2/13/2016
  Q: Purchased this chair a few years back. I saw a picture of one that was on AllExperts that had your ...
  A: it may have had rockers, i would have to see it to tell you that. made around 1880 as a childs ...
Antique Desk2/12/2016
  Q: I have had this claw/ball foot desk for approx 20 years and it was in my brother-in-laws family ...
  A: Desk was made in Mt. Airy, NC according to the mahogany association number. It is in the ...
Dining Room Set2/11/2016
  Q: We have a dining room set that was given to us 40 years ago by my aunt. There is no identification ...
  A: Having this refinished properly would and did not hurt. Many folks like things lighter. this ...
damaged antique mirror2/11/2016
  Q: I have an antique mirror passed down from my Great Aunt. I figure it to be 100 to 150 years old or ...
  A: actually the frame looks to be a good one closer to 150 and about what 3-4 inches deep? as to glass ...
Cobbler's Table2/10/2016
  Q: When I was leaving the store with the table in the photos; a woman stopped to look at it and said it ...
  A: we wil talk about this by email but for now. this had wood legs originally not the metal. will ...
Antique Chair?2/10/2016
  Q: Found these chairs last week. Noticed Lammbert's furniture metal label on each. Did some research ...
  A: 1930 maple chairs with splint woven backs. splints are probably hickory or oak. after cleaning and ...
Barber Bros. Co. Chairs2/9/2016
  Q: I have two Barber Bros. Co. chairs (1903-1911) one rocker and one with adjustable back. Beautiful ...
  A: I would like you to use the followup function and post a picture of the label. thanks retail in ...
Marquetry Dresser2/9/2016
  Q: I purchased the 2 pieces in 2000 from an older lady-in her 70s-that said they belonged to her ...
  A: We generally see this style, sort of a blend of French and Chippendale styles in the 1900-1920 era. ...
bakers table2/1/2016
  Q: I am considering buying bakers table, it's for $230 and I offered $175 I would like to know any ...
  A: that is a good price for the base. It originally had an upper section. buy it at 175. these are ...
Antique Plantation Desk1/19/2016
  Q: Good evening Mr. Klein The most recent addition to my household is an antique plantation desk. I ...
  A: I will need to see close clear pictures of the wood grain to help with wood species. Need a picture ...
Illinois Cabinet Secretary1/19/2016
  Q: I inherited this Secretary desk, it has a label in the drawer that says Illinois Cabinet Rockport, ...
  A: This is from the 1920s in the Jacobean style. wood appears to be mahogany, walnut and sweet gum. I ...
Old mirror frame1/18/2016
  Q: I purchased this mirror of kijiji for 50 canadian dollars. I thought she was beautiful. I love ...
  A: It is fairly new and is probably made of a resin polymer. But that doesnt matter as it looks good. ...
Crocker Chair Co. Rocking Chair1/17/2016
  Q: I picked this chair up at an auction and am wondering how old it is, what it is worth in its ...
  A: From the little wood grain i can see it appears to be oak. Probably made around 1890-1900. Check ...
Old rocking chair1/17/2016
  Q: Please find the attached photos of a rocker that has been in my family for at least 80 years. I ...
  A: Because there were about 5000 manufacturers operating at this time, without a label there is no way ...
Est. value of French provincial bedroom furniture1/16/2016
  Q: I am seeking information about the bedroom dresser, chest, and headboard/ bed frame that belonged to ...
  A: This was veary popular in the 1950s, so the age that you guess is accurate. From experience I would ...
Huntington Corporation Desk1/12/2016
  Q: i have what i think is an antique desk by the Huntington Chair Corporation West Virginia and I was ...
  A: "antique" pertaining to antique furniture is 100 years. this is rather restrictive so i prefer ...
Antique rocking chair1/11/2016
  Q: My husband spotted this at an antique store and wanted some info on it to see if it is worth buying ...
  A: there is some veneer repair to do the the back. The seat was not covered originally but was a ...
Leather top desk1/10/2016
  Q: I am wondering if you could tell me what time period this desk is from. It does not have ...
  A: 1940s desk. partners desks had working drawers on front and back sides. this is a home desk or ...
Chinese Dresser1/7/2016
  Q: Bought this about a week ago; found some similar online but don't know how old this one is, etc. ...
  A: beautiful piece. machine made dovetails, drawer fronts furniture plywood/laminate as to be ...
Wood Batik Shops Dining Table1/6/2016
  Q: We are looking for a current market value on our Wood Batik Shops dining room table (68"L x 42"W x ...
  A: If the chair legs are a match, perfect match, and it appears they are, then we can say with ...
hooded cradle with painted scenes1/6/2016
  Q: Klein, I would very much like to know anything about my old hooded cradle. I believe it has the ...
  A: Answering by email. forgot to say in the email that the nails are as they should be and the wood ...
Question about a bed12/24/2015
  Q: We got a set of metal twin beds out of a very old house and had them refinished. Can you tell us ...
  A: beds are from the 19teens-20s. nice job. without being there i cant say if the rails are right ...
Saginaw hide away mahogany table12/23/2015
  Q: Robert, Can you tell me about how old my Saginaw table is and its value?
  A: The pricies on the companies furniture is not at its height. i think that it is due to fact that ...
Antique sewing cabinet12/12/2015
  Q: I am wondering what the current value of this item would be, and what it would be worth if I were to ...
  A: please use the followup function and post a full view picture of the top surface. also close of a ...
Radio Cabinet?12/10/2015
  Q: This appears to be fairly old, but maybe at one time converted to a radio cabinet. Any thoughts on ...
  A: looks to be a 1920s cabinet. there were radio cabinets in this style and form but without eyes on ...
Maddox Colonial Reproduction11/24/2015
  Q: Per the attached pictures, I have just recently purchased this piece of furniture with intent to ...
  A: Maddox was a good company that made faithful reporductions of earlier pieces. your desk is in the ...
Victorian Chairs?11/24/2015
  Q: Got these 6 chairs at an auction recently. The auction house described them as "Victorian". Is that ...
  A: the description is correct. they were manufactured around 1875-1880. the tableture in the top ...
Weiman heirloom table 78-493111/23/2015
  Q: I've had this table from my great aunt's estate. I was wondering how much it's worth. I recall her ...
  A: Weiman manufactured millions of pieces of furniture during their existence. The Weiman Company moved ...
Needle point wood chairs by Hudley Company11/23/2015
  Q: My daughter bought a house recently and the owners whom are in their 80's left their furniture ...
  A: need to see picture of the chair to help. the law tag pictured in the post only tells us of the ...
dining room chairs11/20/2015
  Q: I have a set of 6 dining room chairs. Only one has arms, but I was led to believe they were a ...
  A: the style is sheraton style, and hepplewhite style. i read the company as "grand rapids chair ...
8/19/15 S Bent Bros stool answer11/16/2015
  Q: Follow up question regarding the age in the answer you provided about the red Bent Bros stool. You ...
  A: please provide the original post for me with the link to it and the pictures I have looked back and ...
Mission style dining chairs11/8/2015
  Q: My set of oak dining chairs (4 side & 2 armchairs) have no identifying labels or marks & I'd love to ...
  A: there were about 5000 manufacturers in operation around 1900 when these were made so determining who ...
old trunk11/3/2015
  Q: Was wondering if you could tell me a year or anything about this trunk
  A: This style trunk is from 1880s-1920s. when judging this type as originally being expensive or more ...
Savonarola Lions's Arm Chair11/2/2015
  Q: I found these chairs at a yard sale. Can you please give me an estimated worth. ...
  A: chairs would sell at 250-450 each minimum. they dont fall into the antiques catagory but are ...
china cabinet11/2/2015
  Q: Could you please help me identify the style, age, and value of this cabinet? Thank you!
  A: empire style oak china cabinet made around 1900-1920s. feet are called scroll feet as are the ...
Jacobean Refectory Table and chairs11/2/2015
  Q: Can you please assess the value of the dining room table and chairs set for me. I'm also curious ...
  A: This is a draw leaf table in the Jacobean style made around 1915-1920s. The legs are called cup and ...
Table from Knoxville Table Company10/28/2015
  Q: This old table was given to me and I have had it stored in my garage. I was thinking about ...
  A: This is a game table made around 1940 which would not be cosidered an 'antique' but it is a ...
Thayer High Chair10/23/2015
  Q: Klein, I have a Thayer high chair but is missing the manufacture label. Can I purchase a label? ...
  A: you might be able to purchase a label but why? Anyone who knows about these will recognize it ...
Wooden vanity10/22/2015
  Q: Good afternoon, I have a vanity that was given to me by a family when I was very young and I was ...
  A: I don't know how long you have had this but this is most likely American made and is in the french ...
Widdecomb Furniture10/21/2015
  Q: I have two Widdecomb pieces, both have labels dated 1865. One is an Armoire with drawers on one side ...
  A: These are nice pieces done in walnut and walnut veneers. Company operated 1873-1950 when it merged ...
Rockford Cabinet Co. Twin Beds10/8/2015
  Q: Good morning, I have a set of twin beds that I am interested in selling. I acquired them about 15 ...
  A: I cant see the wood grain from these photos but it should be either walnut or mahogany veneers. ...
Antique Solid Mahogany Bachelor's Chest10/7/2015
  Q: I own a Solid Mahogany Bachelor's Chest that has the Mahogany Association label inside the top ...
  A: My list of Mahogany Association numbers does not include 433. I sure wish you had a label on that ...
Small Limbert Table10/6/2015
  Q: I purchased a small table 50 years ago and have always wanted to know if there are others like it ...
  A: checking the progression of the labels and the fact that Holland is on this label i will put this at ...
Heywood Bros Wakefield swivel oak ?office chair10/4/2015
  Q: I found this chair in an animal shelter trhift store yesterday. Not in good condition, the veneer ...
  A: you did well. to repair the veneer, it is quarter sawn oak with an underlayment of -probably- ...
Antique Caned Chairs10/3/2015
  Q: I inherited these chairs from my grandmother. On the bottom it says H.Z.M.& Co. They are in need ...
  A: made in teh 1910-20 period. colonial revival style. might be walnut but if not are stained to ...
Antique armchair?9/29/2015
  Q: I found this beauty at rummage sale in Tennessee. I'm trying to figure out the time period and ...
  A: If done properly, both wood and upholstery it would sell at 250-325 tops on the market. but, if you ...
Hannahs Furniture desk and stool9/29/2015
  Q: I have inherited a desk that has been in my family for a very long time and would like to know more ...
  A: to tell the wood use the followup function and post a clear picture of the wood grain so i can see ...
Antique Parlor Set9/26/2015
  Q: I have a 4 piece parlor set that I bought at an auction. I know very little about the set. The set ...
  A: These sets were manufactured around 1900 + or - a decade. wood is usually birch stained to a ...
Chair9/26/2015
  Q: I sent this to you earlier and you needed better pic of lable hope this helps. Trying to find ...
  A: this is a copy made 1900-1920 as a colonial revival windsor style chair. originally it would have ...
Grand rapids desk9/25/2015
  Q: ..I have an old school desk marked "school furniture Co, Grand Rapids, Patd Apd for, NO 1" on the ...
  A: this is a good one, nice iron work, and we know it was between 1886-1906 since that is when the ...
What kind of Dresser9/24/2015
  Q: Wondering what you call this kind of dresser? Somewhat like a vanity, almost a desk, but obviously ...
  A: the surfaces i can see are figured birch, originally it would have been stained a darker mahogany ...
Drop Leaf Desk9/21/2015
  Q: Have a leather inlaid circular desk with a drop leaf at each end. Legs pull out to hold up the ...
  A: it is from the 1920-40 era and is not a desk, was used as a serving table where a server could stand ...
desk9/18/2015
  Q: Good evening, I was just wondering how old is this desk, what does these numbers mean and the value? ...
  A: made in march of 1965, other numbers are inventory or style number. paint will not hurt value as ...
grandma's vanity table with mirror9/17/2015
  Q: I recently inherit my grandma's vanity table with mirror. Could able to me from the photo from what ...
  A: waterfall style from the 1930s in mahogany veneer. Made in the USA but without a lable there is no ...
Oak Dresser9/15/2015
  Q: Wondering if you could tell us what this is called. Have seen Bonnet dresser or Cheval dressers on ...
  A: bonnet dresser, cheval dresser, even called L dressers but the first two are accurate. I would ...
Mersman Tables9/14/2015
  Q: i have looked everywhere i could find with Google Images. i have not seen another table like this ...
  A: Table is from the 1910-20s. Probably sweet gum and/or tulip poplar wood. but i cannot see the top to ...
Age of furniture9/14/2015
  Q: I am purchasing this piece of furniture from my grandfather, he said 20 years ago he was going to ...
  A: 1920-40 mahogany veneer and sweet gum wood secretary with bookcase top often called a governor ...
Value Question - when to restore - when not?9/9/2015
  Q: I have a question that may interest other AllExperts.com users. Often, the most valuable wood ...
  A: I addressed this briefly in and on my instructions page because it is an important issue. Under ...
Music Etagere9/8/2015
  Q: Had asked your opinion of this "Music" Etagere. You asked for a photo of the drawer joint - please ...
  A: Although the style and drawer joint are built as if it were from the late 1800s i believe this to be ...
Tablle Knoxville Table and Chair Co9/5/2015
  Q: I have a 8 leg table from the Knoxville Table & Chair Co handed down from an Aunt. Can you tell me ...
  A: Table is from 1910-20s and was sold as an end table at the time. The wood is either a walnut or ...
s bent bar stools9/3/2015
  Q: 1st thank you for answering a previous question on a rocking chair, maybe you could give me a ...
  A: I would hand sand them more since you have already started. Try to get the color even. I would ...
Antique desk9/2/2015
  Q: I hope I can ask for more than one value! I am having an estate sale at my parent's house and don't ...
  A: company was in sheboygan, wi from 1905 till about 1930. desk looks to be 1920s design. this is not ...
Lyre Chairs and antique? dresser9/1/2015
  Q: I found all 3 of these items yesterday. I think the chairs are Lyre? mahogany or painted tiger oak? ...
  A: i will need a clear close infocus picture of the wood grain to determine the wood species. use ...
Heywood Bros - Wakefield Co Rocker9/1/2015
  Q: We recently purchased a house and in the process of that purchase, we also received many wicker ...
  A: This is absolutely spectacular. Finding and having the good old victorian style wicker is a ...
s bent bros rocking chair9/1/2015
  Q: my friend was lucky to find this rocking chair & I am having trouble getting information & value on ...
  A: windsor style rocker with bent arms. it all looks like it should although there are some condition ...
white fine furniture8/28/2015
  Q: I picked up these 2 pieces today didnot know what I was buying i was going to re finish these for my ...
  A: these are end tables made in the 3rd quarter of the 20th c. as such, to paint or refinish will only ...
Vintage Rattan Furniture8/24/2015
  Q: This piece has been in the family for over 100 years. We know nothing of its origin, save relatives ...
  A: As quality and high styled as this is i suspect that at one time the shelves were glued up as one. ...
scholle's chicago dinning set8/23/2015
  Q: I have a dinning table and a serving hutch that has a plaque which reads Scholle's Chicago on the ...
  A: This was made in the 1920s and sold at scholles store. I would be considered as antique and/or ...
S. Bent & Bros Rocker8/22/2015
  Q: I just picked up this S. Bent & Bros rocker at a yard sale today for $30. I do not believe it is ...
  A: at first glance i thought this was oak but it is ash. note absence of lines between the bold grain ...
Brower Table8/21/2015
  Q: I would like to refinish this Brower table, without ruining it's value. Is this a valuable antique ...
  A: The company operated from 1919 till 1977. Your table was manufactured late in their history when ...
s bent bros inc8/19/2015
  Q: good morning, I bought these stools at a thirft store recently, almost overlooked them because of ...
  A: the company made early American or colonial styled furniture. Your stools appear to be maple. They ...
How to identify and price these chairs8/15/2015
  Q: I have a group of 4 chairs all identical to the one in the pictures, and need their space in my ...
  A: The design is your basic Queen Anne style. Chairs are oak in the back legs posts and crest ail and ...
antique trunk8/13/2015
  Q: i have recently purchased an antique trunk and would like to know how old,where it comes from, and ...
  A: these were made around 1880-1910 but yours came from a store that opened in 1902 so that will be a ...
Kind, age, value of chair8/12/2015
  Q: My mother bought this chair, then in very sorry shape, at an estate auction about 25 years ago. I ...
  A: 1910-1920s manufactured chair in the French empire style made in the USA. A good one, highly styled ...
Mersman 3 Tier Side Table8/9/2015
  Q: I have a Mersman 3 tier table #6339. My parents bought this piece at an estate sale 40 years ago. ...
  A: Table is from the 1940s. Probably mahogany and sweet gum for the legs and posts. These are called ...
10 PC Dining Set8/8/2015
  Q: My questions are in regards to a total of 10 pieces. I have researched for hours and have personally ...
  A: answered by email in detail concerning style and period names hopefully email went through, been ...
Hepplewhite Table8/6/2015
  Q: I found another Hepplewhite table similar to one that I asked your opinion on a good while ago. This ...
  A: please use the followup function and post two more pictures. one of the wood grain one of the ...
antique platform rocker8/5/2015
  Q: Please help me identify and value this platform rocker. All parts are original and it is in fairly ...
  A: This platform rocker, probably in birch wood stained to look like mahogany was manufactured around ...
Drop Leef Table and Chairs8/5/2015
  Q: I have this table and chairs set that I cannot figure out value or even manufacturer. there are no ...
  A: There were about 5000 manufacturers in operation when the chairs were made in the 1930s, a thousand ...
Macey Co. Barrister Bookcase8/1/2015
  Q: I have a Macey Furniture Co. barrister bookcase that has been in my family since the early 60's. It ...
  A: the first thing to do is use dark brown Briwax and wax all the wood. then send pictures, in focus, ...
Federal dining set, Dexter, Grand Rapids7/31/2015
  Q: Planning to sell set that appears to be 1940s mahogany veneer, in nice shape, lacquer has some need ...
  A: Federal style with sheraton and hepplewhite influence, as much Federal is. best to check around the ...
Chittenden & Eastman 3- mirrored Vanity with chair7/31/2015
  Q: I am considering refinishing my Chittenden & Eastman Antique Mirrored Vanity I inherited from my ...
  A: manufactured in the 20s. i would take the wheels off and leave them off but keep them. you do not ...
harvest /alter table7/29/2015
  Q: This table has Knoxville table ona partial tag. Was told it was a sawbuck harvest table. Also will ...
  A: not sawbuck. not harvest. sawbuck is looks like two X ends joined by a stretcher. this is a 1920s ...
John Stuart desk7/28/2015
  Q: I recently bought this desk from a photo at an out of state auction. It was described as Milo ...
  A: The label shown me in the other post was from those dates. Here is more and conflicting information ...
Questions regarding old butler's table7/27/2015
  Q: I have a butler's table that I believe to quite old but am unsure of its age. I purchased it about 3 ...
  A: it is oak, most of the newer ones in the USA are cherry and have a coffee table type base. from the ...
Nichols & Stone Windsor Rocker7/24/2015
  Q: Would you be able to help identify the age, value and type of wood used on my rocker please? I've ...
  A: this is their boston rocker line with the painted floral decoration. it was made for many years, ...
Duncan Phyfe Style Dining Table7/23/2015
  Q: I have a "Brandt Furniture of Quality" labeled Duncan Phyfe style drop leaf dining table. It's a ...
  A: Your are correct that this would be 1940 vintage. mahogany veneer over a secondary wood, base ...
bedroom set7/22/2015
  Q: I was wondering if you could just give me a ball park figure of the value on this bedroom set. It ...
  A: This furniture is mid century in the danish modern style. that it was labeled b p john makes it ...
Cavalier Highboy Dresser7/21/2015
  Q: Recently purchased a Cavalier dresser. It is walnut veneer. Marked on the back with 2237 Wal 5160. ...
  A: you can repair yourself. rather than replace with veneer, use a light colored wood filler. ...
Adams & Westlake brass beds7/9/2015
  Q: We are seeking information about two brass twin beds likely dating from the early 1900s. Both have ...
  A: use the followup function and post picture of the frame attachments or copy and post the post to an ...
Century furniture co. Dining set7/6/2015
  Q: I have a dining table with inlay. 6 chairs and 6 leaves. Markings are from Century circa 1915. ...
  A: I don't know the demographics in your area but if an area of 100,000 or so then I would price the ...
Colby's chairs7/5/2015
  Q: I recently bought a set of 6 chairs at an estate sale. Only one of the 6 chairs had armrests. The ...
  A: Colbys quit manufacturing in the 1920s but continued in business until the 1990s. The label on yours ...
Old(?) chair7/2/2015
  Q: We came across the chair that you can see in the photos. We started to sand, but then realized that ...
  A: stop sanding! chair from around 1900. probably mahogany veneer with inlay stringing. this chair ...
Dixie Furniture7/1/2015
  Q: I have this set of furniture that I don't know if it is worth anything. I believe it is Mahogany and ...
  A: It is mahogany veneer just like all this period of Federal style reproductions were made. This ...
Old drum table6/28/2015
  Q: I found this at a thrift store, table has no markings and it appears to be leather top but the ...
  A: often fake leather was used. it was more like an impregnated canvas built up to look like leather. ...
strickley bro desk??6/27/2015
  Q: I just purchased a desk from a older lady today, i can only find one identifying mark on it, picture ...
  A: this label was used in the late 1920s. a shop retail price as it site would be 150-225. restored ...
Colby's hutch6/25/2015
  Q: Can you give me some information about this hutch. Has the Skeleton key top door and one large ...
  A: would you post this again with a little clearer picture so i can see the grain of the wood i need ...
Buffet6/21/2015
  Q: Please see attached photos regarding an old buffet with several coats of paint on it. The back of ...
  A: This sideboard would have been made around 1940. It is a classic style that has been and still is ...
Sligh Vanity6/13/2015
  Q: I have this Sligh vanity and have attempted to research when it was made and its value but have ...
  A: added: sligh is good quality manufactured furniture in good styles. often the mirrors are removed ...
Grand rapids showcase company.6/10/2015
  Q: I have been searching online for any information on it to obtain a market value for this piece with ...
  A: Wood is oak style is 1920-30 doors and shelf show this to be a good one. self being not a glass ...
Crocker Chair Company Sheboygan6/9/2015
  Q: This was my Grandfathers Chair, He was a Minister in East Central WI for over 50 years. I am 59,and ...
  A: Mark, Value, intrinsic value is irrelevant in this instance. This was you gfathers chair passed to ...
Cabinet/desk6/9/2015
  Q: purchased this item at the thrift store.  I just loved it. I cleaned it up thinking I would find a ...
  A: it is a 1940 vintage breakfront. the faces are flame or crotch grain mahogany veneers. sides will ...
Berkey and Gay Vanity Dresser6/8/2015
  Q: I recently purchased this vanity with mirror and head and foot boards. I was wondering the age. I ...
  A: this 1920s furniture in the louis 16 style was not painted originally so whether or not you repaint ...
Old Armoire6/5/2015
  Q: This wonderful piece was passed on to us last year. VERY tall. There are basically 9 pieces that are ...
  A: this wardrobe was made around 1890-1900 in the eastlake style. the wood is most likely walnut BUT, ...
coil rocking chair6/4/2015
  Q: A.W.Schram & son's company. Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Chair #14, of Chair #81, Upholster # S or 5. What ...
  A: it is a nice one, in oak. as to value, condition means a lot when selling. this would sell as is ...
Antique table and chair set6/4/2015
  Q: I have a mahogany table and chair set. The leafs pull out from underneath and lift up and "lock" ...
  A: These Jacobean style sets were manufactured 1915-1930. i would ask you to take two more photos, one ...
Sheboygan chair age/value6/3/2015
  Q: I have inherited 8 Sheboygan model 834 windsor chairs and 1 model 832 all in pretty much the same ...
  A: some info from my files: Sheboygan Chair Company The Sheboygan Chair Company was not incorporated ...
Antique Writing Desk6/2/2015
  Q: Just wondering what this writing desk is worth, it belonged to my Mom, there is a paper stamp on the ...
  A: This is called a spinet desk. usually manufactured of sweet gum or birch wood for the frame and ...
Dressing Table6/1/2015
  Q: I have a Sligh dressing table. I can't find pictures anywhere of this particular one. Pls help ...
  A: vanity or dressing table in the sheraton style made around 1920 in mahogany and mahogany veneers. ...
Boston Rocker5/30/2015
  Q: I picked-up a nice Boston Rocker. Trying to get a better sense of it's age and perhaps any regional ...
  A: I believe the stenciling was put on later to "modernize" the chair. originally it probably was ...
Knick Knack Shelf5/30/2015
  Q: One more question for you. this is a small knick knack shelf that was a great grand mothers, I ...
  A: not sure what you want to know. i cannot see the wood grain but it is probably in birch wood. it ...
Imperial Tea Wagon5/28/2015
  Q: This Mahogany Imperial Tea Wagon sports the green Imperial logo in the drawer and a crayon written ...
  A: inventory code or color code not a date. this would have been made in the late 1940s or early 50s. ...
Antique Platform Rocker/Recliner5/28/2015
  Q: I was given this chair by my mother in law. She is 79 yrs old. It was her great grandfather's chair. ...
  A: I can see part of the mechanism but would like to see it better. there sere several that were ...
Limbert Table, chairs, side server5/27/2015
  Q: I have a Limbert table with 8 chairs, and a matching side server. The server is marked with the ...
  A: Limbert pieces in the mission style are, as many mission pieces, sought after and command higher ...
Knoxville Table & Chair Company5/26/2015
  Q: I've recently obtained this foyer table and discovered two partial stickers underneath the table ...
  A: Table was made in the 1910-20s era. cant tell the wood species in the photo but the finish looks to ...
What style of couch is this?5/24/2015
  Q: I'm selling this couch on craigslist, and I'd like to offer a good description. Can you help me ...
  A: Call it a Duncan Phyfe style sofa manufactured 1920-1940. Should be in mahogany but i cannot tell ...
Duncan Phyfe table?5/20/2015
  Q: I'm trying to determine if this is an authentic Duncan Phyfe table. It has a leaf that goes with it ...
  A: your table is a sheraton style or duncan phyfe style table manufactured in the 1940s at the ...
Three legged drop leaf table5/18/2015
  Q: I purchest this table today and have figured out that it is a Duncan Phife Style table however I ...
  A: silvercrest is most likely the furniture store. please use the followup function and post a picture ...
Hastings Table5/17/2015
  Q: I have 54" pedestal ,1/4 cut sawn oak ,claw foot table with4 leaves(2 original) 6 chairs with ...
  A: sorry to put you to more trouble. hastings often used the tyden mechanism which is the best one ...
Edison Institute highboy reproduction5/16/2015
  Q: I have acquired this mahogany highboy. I was told it is a reproduction from the Edison Institute and ...
  A: need two more pictures so please use the followup function and add a picture of any label on the ...
Oak Buffet5/13/2015
  Q: I was thinking of retrofitting this buffet for a bathroom but am hesitant until I learn more about ...
  A: since there were thousands of manufacturers operating in the late 1800s into the 1900s, without a ...
antique rocking chair5/13/2015
  Q: I have an old rocking chair I am looking to sell, I have seen similar mission style rocking chairs ...
  A: 1910-20. slat back slipper rocker. cant tell the wood but probably birch stained to a dark ...
Johnson Handley Dining Table5/12/2015
  Q: Can you please tell me any information you have regarding the maker of this table, its age, and ...
  A: set is from 1910-1920s in the sheraton style. also called colonial revival. walnut veneers with ...
Serpentine Front Mahogany Sideboard5/11/2015
  Q: could you please identify country of origin of this sideboard, its approximate era / age, the style, ...
  A: piece is European, typical construction of euro pieces made between 1890-1920. classic, Hepplewhite ...
Parlour Set5/11/2015
  Q: My parents are downsizing and I have acquired a parlour set. (I believe that is what it is called). ...
  A: Without a label there is no way to know who manufactured this set. There were over 5000 ...
Antique trunk - is it worth restoring and keeping5/10/2015
  Q: We just saved this antique trunk from being dumped into trash but after taking it home and having a ...
  A: to restore would cost lots, hundreds. as is it would be worth about 30-40 tops. for use, cut off ...
kitchen cabinet john stuart inc.5/2/2015
  Q: I bought a kitchen cabinet at a yard sale for $75.00.It is a John Stuart Inc. Grand Rapids.I would ...
  A: 1934-1956 is when the showrooms of j stuart were open. they bought from manufacturers in the grand ...
Antique Platform Rocker4/29/2015
  Q: Good Afternoon: I was hoping you could tell me about this antique platform rocker we acquired from ...
  A: This rocker and this form was called Early American, made in maple wood 1930s-50s. Where it was ...
Lycoming furniture - small desk4/22/2015
  Q: I have found a desk at a garage sale. It is an older style. Under the pencil drawer in front, ...
  A: the labeling is correct. wood is oak and it is in the mission style. sometimes called craftsman ...
Rocking Chair value4/19/2015
  Q: Robert- I have acquired an old rocking chair that was my grandmothers. The back slats are ...
  A: This style is usually maple and is called early American by manufacturers. today it is called mid ...
John Widdicomb furniture4/19/2015
  Q: We have a 7-piece bedroom set of John Widdicomb furniture with hand painted decoration. The set has ...
  A: this style label was used from 1903 til 1937. i place your set in the 1915-1925 slot. the vanity ...
Kittelberger Brothers small antique table mint condition4/18/2015
  Q: Can you tell me what this table is? My grandfather passed away and has always had this table in his ...
  A: this is a 1920s humidor for smoking products. the number denotes an inventory or style number. ...
Huntley Simmons Dining Room Set4/16/2015
  Q: I am looking to sell this dining room set and would like to know what it's value is. It has a ...
  A: retail in shop pricing per piece would be variable based on the actual condition of the surfaces and ...
Antique Pedestal Table4/15/2015
  Q: We recently purchased a circa 1910 home, including furniture, furnishings and records. Among the ...
  A: Most likely this is something that must be examined in person with eyes and hands on. Hands and ...
what does mhg desk no 692 415 on the back of a desk mean4/12/2015
  Q: What does "mhg desk no 692 415" on the back of a desk mean? I have had the desk 40 years. It is a ...
  A: mah means mahogany. it could be mahogany finish or mahogany wood. in your case i see mahogany ...
bed frame4/11/2015
  Q: I have a Robert Irwin mahogany bed with the headboard, footboard and side rails but seem to be ...
  A: inside the headboard and footboard there are what is called captured nuts, they are probably square ...
Morris Chair4/10/2015
  Q: I bought this chair at an estate sale in Georgia and was told it was an "original" Morris chair. I ...
  A: The style is a Morris chair style but this is a recliner rocker. to be an original Morris chair it ...
Mission style umbrella stand4/10/2015
  Q: I want to sell my mothers umbrella stand but have no idea what it is worth or how to describe it. ...
  A: a quarter sawn oak mission style umbrella or cane stand. from around 1910-20. in a store it would ...
Hastings 54" round table4/6/2015
  Q: Can this table be dated by the 5 digit tag on the base (11812)? Any help would be appreciated. ...
  A: cannot be dated by the inventory or style number. thanks for the atdditional pictures. table is ...
Phoenix Chair Co. Model No. 1134-484/2/2015
  Q: Mr. Klein: I inherited my great-grandfather's bedside rocking chair and am conserving it. It is a ...
  A: sorry you felt that the response was worthless. First of all I requested multiple pictures that ...
Flint & Horner Bed4/1/2015
  Q: I have a twin bed and the furniture label reads: Flints Fine Furniture founded 1840, Flint & Horner ...
  A: There is a lot of info online about flint and horner. really too much to go into here. know that ...
Antique Bed set3/31/2015
  Q: I purchased this set of wood furniture, but I don't know what it is, its value or where and when it ...
  A: Since there were about 5000 furniture manyfacturers operating in the USA in 1910 when this was made ...
The Berkey & Gay Furniture Company China Cabinet3/30/2015
  Q: I bought this China Cabinet from Berkeley, CA Free Market around 1989. I love it, but, I might have ...
  A: B&G was a quality furniture company. this piece is a blind china cabinet which was originally ...
mahogany dining table3/29/2015
  Q: I have this table that belonged to my grandmother (maybe her mom too?). It is a 54" round that has 4 ...
  A: although i cannot verify the wood species from the pictures as the glare and distance from the wood ...
Old Dresser3/29/2015
  Q: I currently have an older wood dresser. It's been in my family as long as I can remember, amd ...
  A: quarter sawn oak and oak veneer (quartersawn oak) base for a princess dresser or low dresser. ...
Victorian Chair and Love Seat3/28/2015
  Q: I am needing to sell an old Victorian style chair and love seat. I don't know much about it but the ...
  A: The date on the law tag is when the law making the tag nessary was put into place. the furniture is ...
chair information3/22/2015
  Q: There is a set of 3, I would like to know what time period they are from, the maker if possible, ...
  A: Strong Eastlake Victorian style manufactured in the 1880-1900 era. Without a label on the frame ...
Small drop Leaf Table3/18/2015
  Q: This little table was in my grandparents house as long as I can remember (1950) and I have it now. ...
  A: the drawer pull has been changed as you can see the patches from the old one. a good job. it is ...
An older desk3/17/2015
  Q: Thank you
  A: This is a 1920s spinet desk. legs should unscrew from desk section. Has the original finish from ...
Brass bed frame3/16/2015
  Q: The manufacturer stamp is a W in a circle. I have all the parts, side rails, etc. The top rail is ...
  A: Brass beds were manufactured between 1880 and 1915 give or take a few years. Do you have the ...
cleaning drawers in old furniture3/15/2015
  Q: I have a bedroom set made early 1900's (mirror has Aug1918) (old/antique)and the drawers in both the ...
  A: wash with one gallon of water and two ounces of clorox. not an off brand, it should be about 6% ...
Looking for info3/14/2015
  Q: As you can see in the second picture its turns so you can open it and make it bigger.
  A: If there is no label, no one can tell you the manufacturer since so many were in operation. It is ...
help with identifying old hutch3/10/2015
  Q: I am trying to determine the style, age, and value of this piece of furniture. In fact, I am not ...
  A: Please advise on how to improve on my clarity and politeness. It appears that I have much room for ...
R-Way Table & Tell City Chairs3/9/2015
  Q: This table has a simple R-Way stamp on the inside on the wood when pulled apart. It has two leafs ...
  A: your able will be mahogany veneer on the top and aprons. either mahogany or sweet gum for the legs ...
Wingback Chair3/8/2015
  Q: Klein! I found this chair on the side of the road in SW Louisiana. I took it home so my husband and ...
  A: we call the tag the 'law tag' as it must be on upholstered items starting in the 1920s. chair is ...
Flint & Horner Dining Room table3/8/2015
  Q: I have this expanding dining room table and I'm trying to find out if it has any value or if it ...
  A: This table often called duncan phyfe style although sheraton style is better was made in the early ...
can you tell me about this piece?2/22/2015
  Q: I inherited this hall tree which I know nothing about. Can you tell me the age and from where it ...
  A: please use the followup function and post better pictures so i can see in focus and clearly. one ...
Duncan Phyfe end table2/21/2015
  Q: I know I have a Duncan Phyfe end table but have no idea the age. The legs were repaired once and are ...
  A: duncan phyfe and sheraton style table. 1920-40. at my shop to repair the legs would cost 150-200 ...
Furniture sold by John Stuart Inc.2/21/2015
  Q: Klein: I was referred to you by Diana Barratt at the Grand Rapids Furniture Museum. I have two round ...
  A: John Stuart inc operated between 1934-1956. At the time, and for many decades prior to these dates, ...
Kiel octagon table2/20/2015
  Q: I know some history about the company but I'm interested to find a value for this table. The color ...
  A: these were advertised in company catalogs as end tables, 1920s. selling price would be around 75 ...
Antique Rocking Chair2/19/2015
  Q: i brought an antique rocking chair at a yard sale, I was going to reupholster it until I found two ...
  A: The oval sticker is from Colonial Furniture Co. Grand Rapids, MI. rocker would sell in a shop at ...
Charles R. Sligh desk2/17/2015
  Q: I have this desk that i retrieved from the "trash" in 1972 in Cincinnati, OH from a girl who ...
  A: wood is mahogany veneer and sweet gum made around 1940. i have no way of knowing what it sold for ...
Stow-Davis piece2/17/2015
  Q: Good evening. I am considering getting this Stow-Davis refurbished for selling purposes.#1.What ...
  A: this was after WW2 up to the early 50s. if there was never a drawer then it was a phone table. if ...
Scholle Furniture Coffee Table Value2/16/2015
  Q: We have a table that it is inscribed with "Home of Scholle Good Furniture, Wabash Ave, Opposite ...
  A: palmer house was a theater built in 1881 in chicago. at the time this table was manufactured ...
Chair antique or can I stain it and reapulster2/15/2015
  Q: liked the style and I tought of changing the fabric to leather, the inside label read 1929-1943 5422 ...
  A: fabric may or may not be original, chair is from the 1920s., recovering will not hurt value. done ...
Type of furntirue and its value2/11/2015
  Q: I have a table with an internal leaf with 4 chairs,a china hutch and a buffet that was my parents. ...
  A: These are usually walnut veneers with the frames and under carraige in sweet gum. made in the ...
Pictures of Sheraton Table2/6/2015
  Q: I had asked for information about my little Sheraton table but failed to attach pics. So very ...
  A: outstanding stand. please use the followup function and post two more pictures: one of the outside ...
Need help identifying spider leg pedestal parlor tables2/4/2015
  Q: I have inherited a set of parlor tables consisting of a coffee table and 2 side tables. I need help ...
  A: look like mahogany to me on the top of the coffee table, can see the rest but woul suspect the legs ...
Spool Bed2/3/2015
  Q: I am 62 years old and I am the fifth generation in my family to sleep in this bed. Approximately ...
  A: added: after reading your comments I wanted to clarify that although there were about 4000 ...
Tea Table Time period and value1/29/2015
  Q: Good Evening, I recently acquired this nice Claw foot Tea table. It could use some TLC but ...
  A: in order to answer your question i will need you to send some pictures to my email address. send the ...
Heritage Henredon Headboard Value1/27/2015
  Q: I'm looking to sell this Heritage Henredon King Headboard. It has a stamped number on the back ...
  A: being a king size we know it is not an antique but is a copy of a timeless design. most furniture ...
vander ley bros chair1/25/2015
  Q: I acquired this chair in a moving cleanout job in pa. it has a paper tag on bottom with some info. ...
  A: this style is called a barrel back or a channel back parlor chair. probably from the 1920s. company ...
China Hutch1/24/2015
  Q: Another rescued item. It has wood wheels/casters. I even have the key to the lock. It looks to be ...
  A: probably oak but cant see the grain well. Most are. made around 1900-1920. this one would sell ...
White Fine Furn Co pieces1/24/2015
  Q: I am trying to get any information I can on these two pieces. I rescued them from a foreclosed ...
  A: what do you want to know?? age 1950-70 wood probably cherry, might be birch, but cant tell or see ...
Sligh Bedroom Furniture1/23/2015
  Q: I aquired a beautiful Sligh headboard & dresser. The lable is inside the top dresser drawer & is ...
  A: queen size mattresses were made beginning in 1958 by the Simmons company. One source says the ...
approximate retail value1/23/2015
  Q: I would like to know the approximate value. Each section has original label "Manufactured by Globe ...
  A: the two tops with the leaded glass are called the locker units. this will take me some time to ...
Phoenix Chair ID and Value1/21/2015
  Q: Robert Can you identify and appraise the attached Phoenix Chair Company Chairs? I cannot find ...
  A: 1910-20 william and mary styled legs and modified queen anne backs. cant tell the wood as the ...
1927 JHJ Dining Set1/17/2015
  Q: Dr. Mr. Klein- My Brother and I are trying to determine market value for what we believe was a ...
  A: for me to best help with this i need you to retake photos, good clear ones including one close up of ...
JHJ Coffee Table1/15/2015
  Q: Mr. Klein- My girlfriend and I recently met up with an elder gentleman who had a storage garage ...
  A: these painted pieces from JHJ in the Venetion and Italian design were done in the 1920-1935 time ...
Hall tree1/14/2015
  Q: We have an American Oak hall tree, likely purchased in Virginia, that we think is late 19th C/early ...
  A: please use the followup function and retake the photos in focus and without the light from the ...
Square Brant Table1/14/2015
  Q: Klein, I have a square wooden table, very solid, that has been in my family for a quite a few ...
  A: not sure what you want to know here as there is no question in your descriptive text, an excellent ...
1940's Mahogany Duncan Phyfe style Drop Leaf Table & 6 Shield Back Chairs1/13/2015
  Q: I'm simply trying to get a feel for the value of this table and chairs. Here is what I know about ...
  A: because of the condition the numbers will be higher than normal. at auction a set like this that is ...
The Royal furniture company1/12/2015
  Q: What can you tell me about the pieces in the photos I have attached, I would like to know the value ...
  A: this set was manufactured around 1915/20. Cant see the wood grain but these are usually in walnut ...
chittenden and eastman buffet with mirror1/11/2015
  Q: We have inherited this piece of furniture from my grandpa and I was wondering what year this piece ...
  A: it is mission or craftsman style, same, some say arts and crafts style but truly, mission style is ...
Piedmont cedar chest--huge1/11/2015
  Q: First, this is fun. I have gotten myself into cedar chests the last few years. I found this chest ...
  A: remove the lock and take to locksmith take the top off do any and all repairs and wood replacements ...
Large Carved Oak Mirror1/8/2015
  Q: I recently purchased this mirror, Hoping you may have some insight as to it's origin,type of Oak, ...
  A: Maybe you can tell me what i need...what i was looking for on the rear was any indication of ...
RE: 1941 Lycoming Furniture desk1/8/2015
  Q: You had requested a photo of the table top to confirm wood species. I attached one below. Also, I ...
  A: you might have my profile confused with someone elses. i am pretty sure i stated that i would give ...
Binghamton Rocking Chair1/5/2015
  Q: I have a rocking chair with a label on the bottom that says Binghamton Chair Company It also looks ...
  A: made around 1900-10. company operated 1890-1920 and made reproductions of older pieces many of ...
Lycoming Furniture desk 19411/3/2015
  Q: I tried Googling this desk/year/maker and couldn't find much online. I am wondering if you recognize ...
  A: this was used as a library table or courtroom table. Called institutional furniture. i need a ...
Antique Dining Room Set1/2/2015
  Q: I purchased this set about 9 years ago and we are downsizing our home and need to sell it. I have ...
  A: This is 1930s in mahogany and walnut veneers. called waterfall style. china cabinet 450 sideboard ...
value and age of buffet and china cabinet12/28/2014
  Q: Happy holidays Robert! This site is so wonderful for us folks that do not know how to properly ...
  A: Drexel started in 1903. The wood is mahogany veneer over a secondary wood that may be tulip poplar ...
pigeon holes Cutler desk12/21/2014
  Q: It's Vince from Down Under again. I need to disassemble the pigeon holes on my desk so I can strip ...
  A: i can see them better now. also can see that these did not have a full interior-meaning that all ...
pigeon holes in cutler desk12/21/2014
  Q: It's Vince from Down Under again. I need to disassemble the pigeon holes on my desk so I can strip ...
  A: not knowing your skill set in this regard i cannot tell you what to do. i rarely take them apart, ...
Platform Rocking Chair12/21/2014
  Q: I recently acquired this chair. I believe it to be a platform rocking chair, but can't tell more ...
  A: this platform rocker is from the 1910-20 period. fabric should be cloth or leatherette. springs ...
Cutler Desk Discovery?12/20/2014
  Q: I bought a desk and although it was not identified as a cutler, it looked nice and was the right ...
  A: which drawer was the stamp in? do you have all the drawers that went in the pigeon holes? when it ...
Vintage "American Furniture Company" Items12/11/2014
  Q: I have a bedroom set (highboy dresser, two twin headboards, one nightstand, one desk and a full-size ...
  A: I will help with anything i can. if you will use the followup function and post pictures of the ...
Antique chair12/10/2014
  Q: I would like to know more about this chair if possible. I just got it from a store up state New ...
  A: This chair, a different form of a Savonarola chair. It is a different take on the Savonarola style ...
antique twin spindle bed12/9/2014
  Q: This bed was given to me as a child and is at least 80+ years ol. Can you tell me the appeoximate ...
  A: retail prices or insurance replacement ------------------------------------------------ i dont ...
Kittelbergers brothers table.12/4/2014
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me a little about my sofa table and what it may be worth? Thanks ...
  A: Your table was made in the 1920s. the wood on the top might be walnut veneer and the base sweet ...
fogle furniture company chair reproduction12/4/2014
  Q: they were in business from about 1925 to 1988 or close to that as I remember reading, they are from ...
  A: Sorry I had to cut our phone conversation short yesterday. I would leave this chair at 300, a bit ...
Kingsley of Laporte Indiana Pair of Chairs12/3/2014
  Q: I have 2 chairs. You gave an estimate of $150 in their current condition at the most. Was that for ...
  A: having the wood touched up and perhaps add a bit of color to it to give that old french faded walnut ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company Sideboard12/1/2014
  Q: We have an antique sideboard made by Grand Rapids Chair Company. We would like to sell it, but do ...
  A: if you rub your hand across the surface on the top is it smooth or rough? if you are in a high ...
Murphy Cedar Chest11/30/2014
  Q: My wife found this chest in the attic of her mother's house and we were wondering if you would be ...
  A: murphy chair company in owensburg, KY. and murphy chair company in detroit unverified information ...
Faux Marble Top on EastLake Table11/27/2014
  Q: Has been in my family as far as Mother could remember - 1940's+. My Mother always called it the ...
  A: since it is family you should really keep it. as shown it would being about $200. all spiffy and ...
restoration of antique dinning table set11/27/2014
  Q: I have an antique dinning room table set with a face plate from the Blue Bird Furniture Mfg Co. on ...
  A: your set was manufactured around 1920 and would sell around 600 for the table and 50-60 each for the ...
William and Mary Style Table11/25/2014
  Q: I have a table (and chairs that don't match) that was given to me by my mother in law. In digging to ...
  A: table is from 1920s in the jacobean style. wood on top will be walnut veneer, rest will be sweet ...
Value estimate11/21/2014
  Q: Inherited this piece from a relative and my uncle refinished. We'd like to sell but want to have an ...
  A: this is the bottom half of an 1890-1900 oak sideboard. not knowing the condition i have to give a ...
Antique bedroom set11/20/2014
  Q: I have a antique bedroom set: Dresser, vanity/desk, both with mirrors, full-size headboard and ...
  A: both pieces would sell quicker without mirrors attached. reason. second picture vanity could be ...
rocking chair11/19/2014
  Q: I am trying to figure out age and value and possibly maker of this chair. It is a rocker, glider , ...
  A: too many manufacturers making this early American style in teh 1930-50 era to determine which one ...
Antique Bed11/17/2014
  Q: Mr. Klein, I hope I am close to the person that can provide information on a family bed we consider ...
  A: please repost with pictures for assistance--you may use the followup function. full view or head ...
Roos waterfall chest11/16/2014
  Q: I just acquired a Roos chest in fairly good condition. There are scratches, a few missing pieces of ...
  A: Finish will be either lacquer or shellac. shellac will soften with alcohol so wet a qtip with ...
Victorian side table11/15/2014
  Q: I have a couple more items that I have questions about. My Mom described this as an antique ...
  A: need another picture of this mahogany tilt top or tripod table. with table right side up, tilt the ...
Old wall mirror11/12/2014
  Q: Picked up this mirror for $20 at a yard sale. Just wondering how hold. Inlays around the edge are ...
  A: the inlay you are referring to i will assume is the cove shaped band with the diamond shaped ...
bedroom suite11/10/2014
  Q: I also have this bedroom suite I was going to sell to make room for another one I have. What do you ...
  A: made around 1900 oak retail in shop price about 700 depends on condition sturdiness, surface, ...
appraisel on three droor oak desk with authors board pull out11/9/2014
  Q: Is there any way you can tell me more about my desk = make and model ,year , worth. Droors are ...
  A: desk is from 1920s to 1940. it is called a students desk. the pull out board is usually referred ...
Wood card table11/7/2014
  Q: I got this from my Aunt. She told me it has 7 hard woods on top surface; probably the late ...
  A: without a label we cant know who made this. i have seen another table like this also without a ...
antique wicker chairs11/7/2014
  Q: I have two wicker chairs that I think are antique, can you tell me anything about them? ...
  A: to replace the cane would cost about 2$ per hole counting the holes in the wood around the outside ...
Phoenix Chair Co Vanity Stool11/4/2014
  Q: I have a round stool, 4 legs, padded, marked on the bottom as U.S. Phoenix Chair Co with a contract ...
  A: They were purchased by Erwin and two others in 1911. Acouple of other mergers by Irwin then in 1953 ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company Table/Chairs11/3/2014
  Q: This dining set has been in my husband's family for approximately 50 years. We are unsure if it was ...
  A: This is a draw leaf table in the jacobean style made in the 1920s. depending on the point of sale ...
Louis XV replica chair11/2/2014
  Q: Another piece from my Mom. She says its a Louis XV replica chair manufactured in the early 1800s. It ...
  A: this chair cannot be assessed from photographs. it must be done hands and eyes on to determine what ...
antique rocking chair10/27/2014
  Q: I know this chair is very old but I would like to know the year built, style and market value. The ...
  A: chair was made around 1880. It is a mix of style, eclectic, has touches of Hunzinger style and ...
help identify high boy10/27/2014
  Q: I want to buy this highboy from a woman who is selling it for $75. She k owns nothing about it and ...
  A: i can tell by the hardware that it is not valuable. but if you would like to send pictures of the ...
Antique trunk10/26/2014
  Q: I just came into possession of this paper covered trunk and am interested in some historical ...
  A: the hump back or dome top trunks like this were generally from 1880 to 1915/20. many times the ...
Globe-Wernicke Chair10/24/2014
  Q: Bought this chair at an antique mall. It had a Globe-Wernicke label on the back along with a B.L. ...
  A: I see you were unsatisfied with my answer having given a 9 on knowledge. It is stated in my ...
child/toddler bed10/23/2014
  Q: Klein: My inquiry is concerning a child/toddler bed that was given to me. I have no history, and ...
  A: sorry for the delay: trying to locate a picture of the type of latch used on the drop sides. as to a ...
Virginia House Hutch10/22/2014
  Q: My mother is going into a nursing home and we do not have the faintest idea ow to describe this ...
  A: Check for a label and it should be described in a selling ad with the wood pine, measurements, and ...
appraisal and history10/18/2014
  Q: I inherited a very heavily painted chest of drawers with matching mirror. I recently decided to ...
  A: i need a full view picture, the label was used from 1903-1928. it does like like birds eye maple. ...
Duncan Phyfe table?10/13/2014
  Q: I am hoping you can help me identify a table that has come into my possession. My sister bought ...
  A: so that i can better help others pleas tell me how i was not polite? ================= Can you ...
Cavalier dresser / secretary10/7/2014
  Q: I have scoured the internet looking for information on this dresser and coming up empty-handed! I ...
  A: use the followup function and try to get some clearer pictures. hard to see these. take off one ...
Twin sized bed - no rails10/7/2014
  Q: Please review the attached photos. It's an antique twin sized head and foot board manufactured at ...
  A: As shown and without the original rails you will have to buy metal rails. bed would have a retail ...
Antique bed10/4/2014
  Q: We bought this bed at an auction for $455. I don't know anything about it. I was told it was walnut ...
  A: i would like to see more pictures and pictures of the matching washstand and dresser. you may sent ...
Antique buffet and cabinet10/4/2014
  Q: I don't know anything about it just that it's old and beautiful . And additional information you ...
  A: server and china cabnet from the 1920s. walnut veneers for certain but cannot see the grain in ...
China Hutch9/30/2014
  Q: I was unaware that the label I previously sent you could be different from a similar piece of ...
  A: All good. slight differences in labels can tell us a time span of the item that a particular label ...
Tomlinson Chair Mfg Co Small Hutch9/30/2014
  Q: I would greatly appreciate any information and/or advice you could give me regarding the possible ...
  A: 1. Are you able to determine from my tag the origins and year of this piece? other information and ...
Knoxville table/desk9/30/2014
  Q: Mr Klein, this piece has 'Knoxville Tables / Table & Chair Company' tag inside one of the two ...
  A: 1910s manufacturer. retail in shop price in a larger town would be 450-650. if you would use the ...
Kaplan reproducers of American furniture9/28/2014
  Q: I have a bedroom set with a metal tag inside saying "Kaplan reproducers of American furniture" I ...
  A: please use the followup function and post a picture of the label, right side up so i can more easily ...
Chest on Chest Value9/26/2014
  Q: I was given this chest on chest from family. I believe it is a 1940's piece. The back is stamped ...
  A: it is 1940s and in excellent condition. Mahogany veneers and would sell in a shop at 3-400$ there ...
antique desk9/23/2014
  Q: I'm 21 and getting ready to move into my first apartment, so I regularly check local ads for cheap ...
  A: It is from the 1920-40 era and is made of mahogany veneer over another species of wood. This type of ...
Sideboard9/14/2014
  Q: I bought this sideboard at an estate sale not knowing anything about it. The drawers were stuck shut ...
  A: We cant assume that the leaves were to a matching table but if they were then the information shown ...
antique rocking chair9/13/2014
  Q: I had asked you for your opinion on a rocking chair years ago. I was just wodering if the value has ...
  A: howdy! the pricing has not changed in the market for several years. we thank the general economy ...
Inquiry about table.....9/11/2014
  Q: Please let me know , Mr. Klein, if you know anything about this table. It was made by the Johnson ...
  A: table was made in the late 20s early 30s and would have been advertised as an end table or lamp ...
John A. Colby & Sons chair9/10/2014
  Q: I found this gorgeous chair, I love the detail!, I was getting ready to paint it and my Dad asked if ...
  A: it is a beautiful chair. i fear the cost of putting the cane back in the seat and wings will be ...
Antique Vanity and mirror9/8/2014
  Q: I purchased an old vanity with matching three piece mirror several years ago for $200 and was ...
  A: mahogany and mahogany veneer. made around 1920 in the sheraton style but i cannot tell you whether ...
Vintage/Antique Armoire9/4/2014
  Q: Wondering what you could tell us about this armoire/closet. Not sure if "Arts & Crafts" is the ...
  A: not arts and crafts, but is a european, belguim or the uk, armoire. made in the 1930s in a mix of ...
corrected question on platform rocker9/1/2014
  Q: I have tried to locate this chair online or a similar style and in only finding the Victorian or ...
  A: it is in the victorian and Empire style but was manufactured around 1900-1920. This was part of a ...
Antique Spindle Bed8/30/2014
  Q: I am wondering the value of an antique bed and the best way to sell it. I hate to just give it away ...
  A: i need to see a picture of where the side rails fit into the headboard to be accurate on age. Also ...
Imperial fold out backgammon table8/30/2014
  Q: I acquired this table and was curious about the year and value of this table. The top slides out and ...
  A: that particular label was used in the late 30s and early 40s. please explain what you mean by ...
what was this table used for and value8/30/2014
  Q: I got this table at a yard sale today. Looks like one end is a seat to sit on. There is a drawer ...
  A: It is a coffee table that was patterned after the old cobblers benches. This was called early ...
Barton End Table8/21/2014
  Q: Barton End table, Grand Rapids -Memphis Can you tell me anything about this table? I have this end ...
  A: Table is from 1933-34, that is when the company was in grand rapids michigan. they then moved. if ...
Tomlinson of high point8/21/2014
  Q: I have an old Tomlinson of High Point buffet table and want to know approximate age and worth is ...
  A: I never received a post from you, dont know what happened to that. this style is generally from the ...
Maple Chair?8/20/2014
  Q: Hope you don't mind getting 2 inquiries in one day. But I found this chair Monday, and as you can ...
  A: the chair on the left is not maple it is quarter sawn oak or tiger oak to some. the oak chair was ...
Chair8/20/2014
  Q: Hope you had a great vacation. I found 3 of these chairs on Monday. Did some research in a book I ...
  A: The only wood grain i can see is in the crest or top rail. that is flame mahogany veneer. The rest ...
appraisal of sofa circa 1920s/30s8/14/2014
  Q: This is an unusual sofa my husband inherted from his great aunt. Its dimensions are 40" high, 56" ...
  A: It is possible this is mahogany but usually they are birch stained to a mahogany color. ...
John Widdicomb furniture8/12/2014
  Q: Klein, I sent an email earlier through your expert site, but, it did not show up as 'Sent" on my ...
  A: I order to determine wood species i must see a close up and clear photo of the wood grain. Color ...
antique cane chair8/9/2014
  Q: Can you please give me any information about this chair. I could not find anything on ...
  A: what would you like to know? made around 1910-20. called a cane wing back chair. was probably ...
Sagainaw Mahogany Buffet and Extension Table8/8/2014
  Q: I had listed my table to sell and started researching iit's value. I came across this site because ...
  A: means that it will be recognized for a useful and well made piece of antiquity in time and the value ...
Heywood Wakefield8/7/2014
  Q: Can you tell a rough age and worth of this chair? Thank you so much ...
  A: I believe this to be the heywood and wakefield brace back style windsor arm chair C1205 wood is ...
Oak Mission style table & crate with 5 original oak leaves8/7/2014
  Q: I'd like to know the value to sell this oak Mission style table with 5 original oak leaves all ...
  A: are the leaves straight do they fit well in the top is the center leg still inside the split ...
Imperial Table8/4/2014
  Q: Klein, I have been communicating with Diana Barrett from a website I found about Grand Rapids ...
  A: The style of the table tells us that it is manufactured in the 1920s. It was originally painted ...
Penn Table Company Dining Table8/2/2014
  Q: I have a dining table that has a label underneath, "Penn Table Company, Huntington, W. Virginia, No. ...
  A: The table is from the 1920s and is in the Jacobean style. This was popular at the time and is also ...
Appraisal of antique console table8/1/2014
  Q: By luck and good will, I acquired an antique console table from a landlord in Berkeley back in the ...
  A: some things do not fit neatly into sub catagories, ie; spanish, english revival. all things are a ...
antique buffet7/31/2014
  Q: I inherited an antique buffet from my mother, who inherited it from my grandmother. It is in good ...
  A: The doors and drawers are flame grain mahogany veneer. the fluted legs are characteristic of the ...
furniture7/28/2014
  Q: I have some chairs and a couch that have been recovered in the last 10 years. What can you tell me ...
  A: is there a pelhan shell and leckie label underneath? It would be on a tag attached underneath, ...
Lex Chair Co table7/25/2014
  Q: I was given this table from my father with the instruction, "you should keep it... I think it's ...
  A: The company was sold in 1966, this drop side lamp table or end table was made as a colonial revival ...
Info on Dining Room Table7/21/2014
  Q: Good Morning, The tablet was produced by Baker Furniture of Holland, MI. It is approximately 7 ft. ...
  A: the presentation surface is veneer over a fiberboard of some type. the fiberboard probably has a ...
Windsor type chair7/19/2014
  Q: We have a black(original?) finish , windsor chair.there is a metal plaque on the bottom under ...
  A: this brace back windsor style chairs is from 1920-40. usually finished in a very dark cordovan ...
blind door cabinet7/18/2014
  Q: I recently purchased this cabinet from an estate sale. I paid 90.00 for it. There are initials PP ...
  A: jacobean style cabinet manufactured in the 1920s. without a label of the manufacturer there is no ...
Imperial desk company7/18/2014
  Q: I have this desk that I would like age, current value and restored value. Made by imperial desk ...
  A: The values are correct. Which company, in this instance, will make no difference in market value. ...
Request for information7/13/2014
  Q: I have a couple pieces of furniture that I purchased at a yard sale. One piece has an incomplete ...
  A: use the followup function for more pictures. you are missing the towel bar and the mirror on the ...
Buffet / Side Board7/9/2014
  Q: Robert this is a follow-up from an email a while ago which did not provide good enough pictures for ...
  A: send pictures to my email address as attachments to one email drawer bottoms, dovetails, back of ...
Possible Nichols & Stone Rocking Chair7/7/2014
  Q: I recently acquired this chair from a seller on Craigslist for $10. I love the artwork but I'd like ...
  A: many companies made and sold this style. NS branded their pieces on the underside of the seat, it ...
secretary desk7/7/2014
  Q: My wife and I bought this secretary desk from an antique shop in Ventura, CA. I am originally from ...
  A: called a side by side or secretary with bookcase. oak but where manufactured will remain a mystery ...
Spinet Flip Top Table?7/7/2014
  Q: I picked this up from a yard sale for $8, not knowing anything about it but that it was interesting ...
  A: pictures are not close or clear enough to see wood grain. these spinet desks are usually mahogany ...
Antique twin bed6/18/2014
  Q: Bob Have 2 twin beds that are nice, but the siderails that came with them have no "ledge" on the ...
  A: please use the follow up function and post a picture of the very top of the headboard post looking ...
Poly coating repair6/16/2014
  Q: Recently acquired this wonderful inlaid table. Unsure of its age or origin. Think the auctioneer ...
  A: The cloudy in the coating/finish could be from the things you mentioned. Moisture, coating ...
Heppelwhite/Federal Sideboard6/12/2014
  Q: We recently purchased this mahogany sideboard at a charity sale. It is very heavy Mahogany with ...
  A: i wish i could see this in person. it has the hallmarks of being a mid 19thc piece. feel for hand ...
Press Back rocking chair6/4/2014
  Q: I found out what type of chair this is from your answer to another on this website. I appreciate ...
  A: this will be extremely difficult to strip, someone who is not our friend used an antiqueing kit on ...
Chittenden & Eastman Vintage Bed Frame5/29/2014
  Q: Klein, I would like to find out more information please including date of manufacture, the ...
  A: http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/chittenden-eastman-company-history/ bed if from ...
Widdicomb china cabinet5/21/2014
  Q: A friend gave me this china cabinet and some other items for me to sell to help with my daughters ...
  A: cabinet should bring around 5-700 retail depending on the selling venue. online selling is good if ...
3 legged drop leaf corner stand with shelves5/20/2014
  Q: I am stumped on what this is and can't find another like it on line. it is put together with square ...
  A: need pic of where the two back pieces meet and more of underneath the table. this appears to have ...
Small dresser5/11/2014
  Q: I have searched online and can find no information about this piece or manufacturer whatsoever. It ...
  A: they were in business in 1882 for a couple of decades i believe although i am not sure when they ...
Dressing Table5/2/2014
  Q: I have searched to find a dressing table like this one. I have had no luck. Can you tell me ...
  A: This vanity or dressing table is mahogany veneer on the surfaces, done in the 1910-20s replicating ...
Antique Sideboard4/30/2014
  Q: Robert This piece measures 21" deep, 36" height and 64" wide It's been in our family for about 50 ...
  A: I need to see more pictures of the unseen areas. what i am trying to determine is whether this is ...
Antique Buffet4/29/2014
  Q: I am interested in knowing a couple things about this buffet. I wonder where this piece originated ...
  A: 1920s sideboard made in Statesville, NC by the Kennedy Plywood Co. probably walnut veneer which in ...
White Furn Co4/27/2014
  Q: I've just obtained a beautiful White Furn Co dining room set from my Aunts estate. I do not have a ...
  A: this is newer that what i handle on a daily basis but I have seen similar sets in antique malls ...
Restoring Antique Pedestal Drop Leaf Side Table4/17/2014
  Q: I found this table in my Dad's garage. I believe it is a Duncan Phyfe or copy of a Pedestal Drop ...
  A: 1940s table. i do not think there were drawers as i see no marks where a drawer would have been ...
Rocking chairs4/14/2014
  Q: I have inherited a couple of rocking chairs from my grandmother. The one with the green seat has a ...
  A: where are you in georgia. I may know somebody that can restore your family heirlooms. selling ...
Antique Chair4/13/2014
  Q: I inherited this beautiful chair from my mother. I don't know anything about it other than she ...
  A: it is a window seat or used at the foot of a bed. wood is birch stained with analine dye to a ...
gate leg table4/2/2014
  Q: I have a antique gate leg table that is very long! Seat 12 + , we pick it up this winter and am look ...
  A: it is a copy of a federal period dining table done in the hepplewhite style. these are desirable ...
Antique rocking chair3/30/2014
  Q: I have reupholstered the seat twice but have not done anything to the wood finish. It does have an ...
  A: it was manufactured around 1920-30 wood is most likely gum and would have had a dark walnut stain ...
Foot Reynolds Co twin beds (two)3/29/2014
  Q: Klein, Could you tell us: 1) if the Foot Reynolds Co is still in business? ...
  A: the company was in operation between 1919-1926. the number 129 would have been proprietary to ...
allexperts - Birds Eye Maple Wardrobe3/27/2014
  Q: May we please know the origins of this wardrobe such as year, maker and if its indeed a birdseye ...
  A: there were thousands (4-5000) companies in operation in the 1920-30s when this was made so without a ...
Mahogany & Imperial Tables3/25/2014
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have two Imperial tables with the "Mahogany" label, both use the number 123. You ...
  A: Ms. Barrett, thank you for the kind words and information. I am in awe of the GRHC website, ...
mahogany drop leaf table (allexperts)3/24/2014
  Q: This table was a gift to my mother, who passed 7 yrs ago. She did not know much about it, so I would ...
  A: The mahogany association was established to counteract the unethical practice of manufacturers ...
Antique convertible sofa3/20/2014
  Q: I purchased this sofa at a garage sale because it had characteristics of the arts and crafts period. ...
  A: could you do a follow up post with a clear picture of the sofa, in focus please. some info; On ...
cabinet bed3/16/2014
  Q: A few months back I asked a question about my cabinet bed and you asked for a picture of it opened. ...
  A: could you post the picture of it as in the first post-closed too-please and also copy and paste the ...
Please provide info on the age, maker and care for an antique bedroom suite3/6/2014
  Q: The attached photos are of a dresser and washstand.I believe the dresser and washstand match. The ...
  A: please send a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front of ...
Wood armchair2/26/2014
  Q: I have a wood armchair that belonged to my great, great aunt. My Mum said there were 2 of them a ...
  A: from around 1900 in birch and figured birch wood stained to look like mahogany. the finish is ...
China cabinet2/16/2014
  Q: the tag inside of the top drawer has the first letters of the store missing it reads ??eovlet and ...
  A: depending on the surfaces, smooth, limited mars and scars in a shop it would sell at 650 here. ...
antique furniture2/16/2014
  Q: My parents died in their 90's. I was given and old glass bookshelf that comes completely apart and ...
  A: without pictures i cannot help. here is how to do the picture: take a picture of the item, a full ...
Antique European Buffet & China Cabinet set value?2/15/2014
  Q: We got this set from family in Luxembourg back in the 1980s and all they could tell us is they think ...
  A: just saw the pictures you send by email. the wood is oak and oak veneer NOT mahogany or walnut ...
Hepplewhite Reproduction?2/14/2014
  Q: Klein. We bought a condo a high end retirement home in downtown DC. The elderly owner had just ...
  A: these pieces are mahogany veneer on all the surfaces, made around 1940 and appear to be in very good ...
Drop Leaf Table Not Expanding2/10/2014
  Q: I recently purchased this table (I think it's a Duncan Pfyfe, but not sure the year) and I can't ...
  A: there are many types of mechanisms. the type of slide is called an equalizer and yes it is often ...
Windsor chair2/10/2014
  Q: can you give me some identifying info and perhaps a value for my Windsor chair. Thank you, Carol ...
  A: judging from your feedback you are unsatisfied. Knowledgeability - 9 Clarity of response - 8 please ...
Dining table, chairs & Buffet2/9/2014
  Q: I was hoping you could help me decide if I should paint this antique table chairs and buffet. This ...
  A: if it is important to you then have it properly refinished. to have it professionally painted or ...
Berkey & Gay Dining Set2/5/2014
  Q: I have a complete Berkey and Gay dining set, has the acorn desgin, the china cabinet has no glass ...
  A: the set is from the 1920s and is jacobean style, not period but style. the picture is too blurry ...
antique chair2/3/2014
  Q: About 15 years ago I inherited this chair from my grandmother. It's been in our basement and ...
  A: wood is mahogany, ribbon stripe mahogany. this label was used from 1905 until into the 20s. single ...
Antique Cabinet2/3/2014
  Q: I recently acquired this cabinet/hutch from an estate sale. I'am really stumped, after spending ...
  A: rarely can you pinpoint the exact year manufactured furniture was made. styles changed but often ...
Pre 1900 Dresser2/3/2014
  Q: Robert I have been given the opportunity to restore and refinish what I think is a genuine pre 1900s ...
  A: The machine that made the scolloped and peg joints or more accurately the Knapp joint was in use ...
Request for info/market value2/2/2014
  Q: I have done some research on this piece but would appreciate your opinion. It has been in our family ...
  A: automotive leather conditioners are best. Meguires. the table is not as old as the chairs chairs ...
Bed1/31/2014
  Q: I was wondering if you could give me any information on this bed. I just purchased it today and the ...
  A: it is oak and it is european, a good bed from 1900-1910. this is a quick note which i will expand ...
Furniture finishes1/27/2014
  Q: I am trying to distiquish between the finish on an original 18th century foot stool and a later ...
  A: This is a huge subject. To answer strictly your question. No; but it is one of the things you ...
Value of China Cabinet and Buffet1/19/2014
  Q: I have a Thomasville Pecan China Cabinet and Buffet. The back of the China Cabinet is stamped with ...
  A: I deal in antiques and know more about their market values. However I did forward the pictures to a ...
imperial table1/18/2014
  Q: am sending you the 2 photos of the small table , top and underneath.
  A: I see by your feedback that you thought i was impolite. please tell me how so i can avoid this ...
cabinet bed1/12/2014
  Q: I recently purchased this cabinet bed and was wondering if you can tell me the approximate age and ...
  A: The wood is oak and quarter sawn oak (tiger oak common name). Called a murphy bed although many ...
Antique table1/11/2014
  Q: I have a table just inherited with a label true Grand Rapids symbol and I was wondering if it is ...
  A: some information from my files: "The brass tag is the mark of a local trade association known as ...
imperial grand rapids mitc. mahogany association inc. coffee table1/5/2014
  Q: My grandma gave me a simple little coffee table and I was going to re-do it until I opened the ...
  A: mahogany association quit in the mid 1960s and no records have been discovered. the number 123 ...
Ferguson brothers table12/30/2013
  Q: I purchased a table today that is a ferguson brothers style number 910. It has it's original glass ...
  A: 1940 tray top table. brass gallery, mahogany veneer top, sweet gum base all stained mahogany color. ...
Kittlerberger Brothers table12/23/2013
  Q: I have a Kittelberger Brother table - not sure what kind it is, it has folding leafs and is on ...
  A: This is a mahogany and sweet gum tea cart made 1920-40. someone has refinished the top at some ...
Antique binoculars or Opera Glasses12/19/2013
  Q: First I wasn't sure who to ask this question too, when I search for it, I get coin operated antiques ...
  A: Most of these were made in France. it is mother of pearl or abalone and brass. Most opera glasses ...
Slant front desk12/18/2013
  Q: Greetings Mr Klein, I recently purchased an old slant front desk from a guy who inherited it along ...
  A: It is machine made in a manufactory--old term for factory. Large or small. It is an uncommon form ...
follow-up photos for Globe-Warnicke barrister Bookcase12/17/2013
  Q: I have the photos you requested and will attach them here. I took photos of the back, side, a ...
  A: It is all as it should be! The scissor style guides for the doors, the correct back, correct knobs ...
value Globe-Wernicke Barrister bookcase12/17/2013
  Q: I have a Globe-Warnicke Barrister Bookcase, built 1899-1900 in Stratford, Connecticut. According to ...
  A: I read the label as stratford, ontario. This is called a 4 row one section case. The top and base ...
Victorian (?) dining table base12/10/2013
  Q: I came across this base at an estate sale and would like to know about how old it is and what it may ...
  A: closer picture of inside, need to see wood grain, same for the outside please thing is these are ...
Bobbin Turned Daybed12/7/2013
  Q: I contacted you a few weeks ago regarding this piece but believe I have better pictures now. I was ...
  A: we always called these spool turned but the last 15-20 years bobbin has emerged more that before. ...
Circassian Walnut Empire Bedroom Set11/22/2013
  Q: I received this bedroom set from a good friend's estate. Their parents were the original owners and ...
  A: looking at the pictures you sent to my email i cannot read the print at the bottom of the catalog ...
velvet cushion chairs11/21/2013
  Q: Klein, Recently my husband and I began picking up some old and antique furniture from garage/estate ...
  A: these are most likely reproduction victorian chairs made around 1920-30 by one of the several ...
Antique Dresser11/20/2013
  Q: Is it possible to give me information & approx value of this item pictured below? Thank you
  A: 1900-1920 mahogany veneered serpentine front chest of drawers missing the mirror and with ...
duncon phyfe drop leaf dinning table11/18/2013
  Q: Here are the pictures you wanted. I am looking for a selling price on this table and it also has the ...
  A: the selling price in your area i cannot say as i do not know where you are located. a duncan phyfe ...
kathrine henick coffee table11/18/2013
  Q: OK I have a coffee table with some Chinese hand painted women on it. The table is black with gold ...
  A: katherine h painted a lot of furniture for people and companies, was it all done by her or done by ...
Lion head chairs added pics11/17/2013
  Q: My mother purchased these chairs in the mid 1960's. 2 with arms, 4 without.I've searched the ...
  A: definitely oak. any label indicating the manufactory. everyone always says R J Horner when they ...
Identification and use of furniture11/17/2013
  Q: Klein, I would be very grateful if you could shed some light on this piece of "furniture". I would ...
  A: muffin stand 1900-1920s. these do not normally have a high money value. highese i have observed ...
Antique Chifferobe?11/13/2013
  Q: This belonged to my husband's grandmother. We'd like to know if it is vintage or antique, can you ...
  A: since there were thousands of manufactures operating 1910-1920 when this was made, without a label ...
Secretary with drawers and shelves11/11/2013
  Q: I recently purchased the secretary with drawers and shelves. I have one more photo that shows the ...
  A: without a manufacturers label there is no way anyone can tell you which out of 5000 manufacturers ...
Age of chair11/10/2013
  Q: Can you please tell me the age of this chair. The back constructon if very unique to me. The top ...
  A: 1920s and is a manufactured chair made by many different companies. some had more spindals some had ...
Secretary desk10/30/2013
  Q: How old do you think the desk is? How much would you say it is worth? There is a square label on ...
  A: I will need more pictures to confirm my thoughts on age. In the meantime here is some info on the ...
Antique Dresser?10/29/2013
  Q: I have a dresser that I am not sure if it is an antique or what it is. It certainly looks very old ...
  A: it is an oak dresser, the front being quarter sawn oak veneer. it would have had a mirror at one ...
Federal Chest Question-Auction Purchase10/28/2013
  Q: Klein, I have a chest that I just purchased at auction and I would like to know when and where it ...
  A: you will have to provide seveal clear and in focus photos to my email as attachements to one email ...
Pie safe10/27/2013
  Q: I have a very heavy vintage pie safe that has square nails but has some areas that need to be ...
  A: I do like this type!! As to value and repair. It appears that some repair has been done, the left ...
table10/26/2013
  Q: Would like to know about this table. The history I know is that it belonged to an aunt of my ...
  A: a lot of companies made this type of table so without a label or finding a picture of this exact ...
Poss Waterford Chandelier10/26/2013
  Q: How would I verify if a chandelier is a Waterford crystal chandelier? It was purchased somewhere ...
  A: no picture-- but from a picture i could not tell you if it was waterford, waterford is marked and ...
Vintage Sofa question10/22/2013
  Q: I recently got this sofa reupholstered and now I am looking for some information regarding period, ...
  A: it could be 1840 or 1920, both eras built the same thing, i will need more photos sent to my email ...
Barber chair10/18/2013
  Q: I purchased this barber chair recently. The lady told me it was used in Michigan at lumber camps. ...
  A: since there were many manufacturers of these chairs, without the label we will never know the ...
colbys desk10/15/2013
  Q: i am trying to find the value of a desk there is a plate on the back that says colbys 11046
  A: i recently sold one like this but it was made by maddox. selling price restored and refinished was ...
Writing Chair w/dropdown writing surface10/13/2013
  Q: We acquired this chair at the Fall Clinch River Antique Festival in Clinton TN. It is fairly solid, ...
  A: you have several options on restoration and/or conservation. I recently bought a similar chair for ...
3 ft. caned rocking chair10/13/2013
  Q: I am trying to find out when this chair was made and in which country? Also if the caning is ...
  A: This looks like the items and style of American made hairs in the late 1800s and early 1900s. it is ...
Red Cedar Chest by Syracuse Cabinet Company10/11/2013
  Q: I inherited this chest from my grandmother and I would love more information about it, such as an ...
  A: 1920s is when this was made. as to the original cost, it would take some researching to find this ...
table and buffet10/9/2013
  Q: I would like to know the age and maybe the value of the table and buffet that goes with it, my wife ...
  A: please explain how i could improved on clarity and knowledge. i see from the feed back that i was ...
Sligh bedroom set10/8/2013
  Q: Could you please help in identifying the age and value of this Sligh armoire? I have the bed frame, ...
  A: the label is different than those pictured online and in the grand rapids book but the style is a ...
cherry library (?) table10/5/2013
  Q: I have searched the net for similar tables to no avail. What year (period) would this be from, and ...
  A: without seeing the grain i cannot agree on the wood species. usually these are, if not mahogany ...
identiy chair10/4/2013
  Q: I purchased this child's rocking chair about two years ago from a junk guy at work. My first ...
  A: this is a mid 20th c chair. had a cushion bottom and back. it is done in the colonial revival ...
Hall Tree10/3/2013
  Q: Klein, I was hoping to learn more about this hall tree. I’m interested in finding out the age, ...
  A: it is oak and quartersawn oak. made around 1890/1900, late victorian in style. this is a good one ...
Standardized Furniture, Grand Rapids, Michigan9/30/2013
  Q: As I purchased these chairs through craigslist on impulse and sanded, painted and upholstered them ...
  A: you didnt hurt anything too badly. if they look good they are fine. at one time they were part of ...
Wood wardrobe9/30/2013
  Q: Just purchased this wooden wardrobe. I have no info on it. I paid $130 for it. The wood wheels were ...
  A: from the 1920s, probably european. originally sat on a base rather than legs and had a crown that ...
Help identify this dresser and how to repair9/28/2013
  Q: I just purchased a dresser which i believe is to be considered and antique. However I have never ...
  A: You will have to be more specific, 'everything' is pretty broad it is a chest of drawers with ...
chifforobe9/27/2013
  Q: I have this chifforobe but I know nothing about it.It does have the initials L.M.C. 46 on the back ...
  A: Not sure what you would like to know. the chiffrobe is from the 1930s and is referred to as ...
one piece school desk9/23/2013
  Q: I recently purchased this desk and would like to know the age and value of it. Almost all of the ...
  A: added: after looking through about 100 photos and checking about the american seating company ...
Flip top spinet desk9/22/2013
  Q: I would like to know the approximate age, value and manufacturer of this piece. I was told it is ...
  A: this is the customary spinet desk made in teh 1920s in style and form. the legs should unscrew. as ...
Sligh-Lowery desk9/22/2013
  Q: We would like to know the value of this desk and about how old it is. We are going to sell it but ...
  A: this label was used in the late 40s into the late 50s. it was in teh late 50s they were doing the ...
BR Suite Empire Mfg Rockford IL9/20/2013
  Q: Photos attached of a spanish-style or Med-style bedroom set made by Empire Mfg of Rockford IL ...
  A: i will only be able to assess what is pictured. you may post again with the rest of the set. do not ...
double pedestal dining table9/17/2013
  Q: I recently found a double pedestal dining table at the thrift store. I can't seem to find a stamp on ...
  A: This is a later version of this style. 1950s or as it is referred to-mid century. cleaned up and ...
Foot Locker9/11/2013
  Q: Robert,I am refinishing an old foot locker that looks like it may really have been through a war. It ...
  A: closer picture of the front so i can see better can send all to my email as attachments and include ...
Late Grandmothers Antique Rocker...9/7/2013
  Q: I've got a rocking chair here from my grandmother who recently passed. I've been only able to ...
  A: sorry you felt that politeness was lacking. i will try to do better. Thank you it is a ...
Antique Mahogany Cupboard9/7/2013
  Q: This is an early 2 part cupboard. Old tongue and groove drawers and glass on one side original ...
  A: looks like it is in a shop, what is the price marked. look for tool marks, chisel, saw types, and ...
Deutsch-Eck Corp Chair9/5/2013
  Q: I recently happened upon a gorgeous chair produced by Deutsch-Eck Corp . Can you please tell me ...
  A: made in the 1920s, and thanks for the extra pictures. the info available on this company is very ...
Empire style dresser9/4/2013
  Q: Came across this at a Goodwill store. Appears to be in the Empire style. Has the door (hatbox?) and ...
  A: it is empire style often called empire oak which denotes that is was made 1900-1915/20. hatbox. ...
Atlas Furniture Co. Bed Frame and Vanity9/3/2013
  Q: I have a double (size) bed frame with matching vanity and stool. Each piece of furniture has a label ...
  A: these were made around 1910-20. the tops and faces will be walnut veneer, the frames will be sweet ...
Painted Duncan Phyfe Style Table8/31/2013
  Q: I would like to get your feedback about refinishing a Duncan Phyfe Style table that has some hand ...
  A: It is unlikely the coating is shellac although it may be. you can fluoresce the coating with uv ...
Lane Cedar Chest8/29/2013
  Q: I was wondering what the age of this Lane cedar chest is and approximately how much it is worth - as ...
  A: i looked all over my eamils trying to find the full view picture and realized it was posted ...
claw foot table8/28/2013
  Q: Can you please help me to identify this table and what the value might be. I have not been able to ...
  A: It is an oak and quarter sawn oak center table, lamp table or end table. They were advertised as ...
Value of Mahogany 7 drawer chest8/26/2013
  Q: Klein, I have a piece of furniture that I am trying to find out it's worth (if anything. It has 7 ...
  A: Jamestown Table Company is the company. they were in business from 1906 until 1980. the mahogany ...
antique murphy bed8/25/2013
  Q: Re: Expert: robert klein - 1/17/2009 A while back you reviewed and valued and antique murphy bed - ...
  A: jay, where in Republic of Texas are you located. ...
morris rocking chair8/23/2013
  Q: We have recently purchased a Morris Rocker chair. It is in good condition as far as springs and ...
  A: i have never had the opportunity to purchase one of the morris or morris style platform rockers. ...
Thomasville Chair Factory Dining set8/20/2013
  Q: I have acquired a dining set that has a tag saying THOMASVILLE CHAIR COMPANY, PITTSBURGH PA under ...
  A: a nice federal style set but unfortunately there were huge amounts of this classic style ...
Identify/Age bedroom set8/19/2013
  Q: First let me admit to violating one of your instructions. I have included cell phone photo's because ...
  A: since in the 1930s there were about 5000 furniture manufacturers in operation without a label no one ...
Anne Hathaway Chair8/18/2013
  Q: I have an Anne Hathaway Chair made by the Vander-Ley Brothers out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am ...
  A: from my files: 1923 - 1951 Manufacturer of fine revivals and reproductions of upholstered parlor ...
Antique Loveseat8/16/2013
  Q: Klein, Our mother-in-law has a second antique loveseat that we would like more information about. ...
  A: this is in th same time frame, 1900-1915, but is in the late victorian style. more of an eastlake ...
Antique Sideboard/Buffet8/14/2013
  Q: This buffet was passed down to me from my grandmother who thought it was old when it was handed down ...
  A: It may have come from england to your ggmother but it is an American piece made between 1890-1915. ...
Sligh-Lowry desk: period and value8/13/2013
  Q: My wife's grandfather owned this desk. Can you tell me the vintage and the approximate value? Is ...
  A: this is their interpretation of a knee hole style campaign desk popular in the 60s. it does not ...
Showers Brothers Co. Sideboard8/12/2013
  Q: Yes I purchased this antique sideboard from a lady today. I bought it for a steal $125! So excited ...
  A: why would you want to refinish it. it looks good and has the original finish. use tolurne fre ...
Bedroom Set8/12/2013
  Q: We get confused at times at auctions with the term "Art Deco". Sometimes people advertise the ...
  A: art deco as a definition is elusive. you will have to look at many pictures for qualified sources. ...
Numbers on the back of a dresser8/12/2013
  Q: I have a stack dresser with the numbers 621-295-1-90 stamped on the back. There are no other ...
  A: these numbers would be proprietary to the company. they would be either inventory, style, color, or ...
Rescued Empire Dresser8/9/2013
  Q: I recently had an opportunity to rescue a few pieces from an old (ANTIQUE)home that was inherited by ...
  A: please tell me what i could have done to be more clear and more knowledgeable in order to have ...
Charlotte Chair Company8/5/2013
  Q: When we purchased an old boarding house, there were numerous antiques and collectibles, but the ...
  A: At first look one would think these were transitional Empire to Victorian chairs. In style they are ...
Scholle's Dining Room set8/4/2013
  Q: I've had this set for about 40 years and am moving to much smaller digs. Have learned via the ...
  A: sideboard is more of a server size nice blind china cabinet, shelves only on the interior? 650$ ...
antique rocking chair8/4/2013
  Q: I have, what I believe is a Lakeside low Victorian rocking chair. I purchased out of a used ...
  A: Your eastlake platform rocker looks great and was made around 1880. the trim around the back and ...
Elmira dining table8/1/2013
  Q: I have an oak dining room table with 3 leaves in an original wooden casing with a tag marked Elmira ...
  A: Nice table, i think it has all been refinished at some time or at least so well kept is looks like ...
williams-kimp sideboard7/30/2013
  Q: can you tell me the value of this piece?Or any history.
  A: condition is everything. the company built federal style reproductions and were bought by Baker in ...
Antique Cabinet- Not Sure7/29/2013
  Q: I would like information on the attached piece, such as: What is the correct name for this cabinet, ...
  A: you have a belgium or english server--small sideboard or buffet--made around 1930. the easiest way ...
Antique oak rocker7/28/2013
  Q: This old oak rocker was in the home of our friends for years. I've never seen one like it. I know ...
  A: in a retail shop, if it is tight with no old poor repairs this would sell at 350-450. it is oak and ...
Heywood Wakefield Dining Set7/26/2013
  Q: This Heywood Wakefield dining set was owned by relatives and is from the 1940's. It has the ...
  A: the stamp on your furniture was registered in 1948. although i dont quite understand 'light ...
Side table7/25/2013
  Q: my dad acquired this table in the mid-late 70s from and estate. I don't see anything really ...
  A: sheraton and duncan phyfe style made in the early 1940s. mahogany veneer and sweet gum woods. ...
Birds Eye Maple Dresser7/22/2013
  Q: I bought this dresser in a consignment store a decade ago. It came with information stating that it ...
  A: information on Northern Furniture company can bee gleaned online by googling <northern furniture ...
Crocker Chair Co.7/11/2013
  Q: Can you please tell me the approximate year this chair was made? What type of wood is it made from? ...
  A: to tell you the wood i need a closer, clearer picture showing the grain of the wood as they were ...
antique drop leaf table7/11/2013
  Q: I bought this table today for $65.00. The girl who sold it to me said it had been in her mom's ...
  A: it looks link butternut to me which is more in line with how these were done in the late 1880-90s. ...
Gossip Bench-Age?7/6/2013
  Q: I purchased this gossip bench made by the lexington chair company and was wondering it's approximate ...
  A: could be a date or could be an inventory number or style number. MAR could be MAH as it is a dyed ...
Bookcase7/6/2013
  Q: There is a bookcase for case that interests me? Can you tell by looking at the photo if it is ...
  A: the wood is sweet gum or tulip poplar or both. there is nothing else to tell you about he piece ...
Maddox Tables Trestle Table 34397/5/2013
  Q: It is in good shape. It has Maddox Tables in Jamestown NY with the trademark bull on the underneath ...
  A: Sofa table was made around 1910-20. the top is most likely walnut veneer with the base being sweet ...
Gunn Bookcase7/1/2013
  Q: I purchased this bookcase at an estate sale in Oklahoma this past weekend. I didn't see the "Gunn ...
  A: This is a later Gunn bookcase, probably in the late 40s up to 53. I would not put a hole in the ...
Union Furniture Company, Rockford, IL Secretaries Desk6/28/2013
  Q: Robert, Thank you for reviewing my questions regarding a piece of furniture which belonged to my ...
  A: This is a secretary with bookcase top. The front lower shape is called serpentine. It is often ...
Bookcase6/27/2013
  Q: Is there anyway to figure out what timeframe a bookcase was made just by it's style? There is no ...
  A: sometimes you can tell by style but not here and not only with style. you have to determine the ...
Gunn Furniture/Lawyers bookcase6/26/2013
  Q: I recently found a Gunn lawyers bookcase made from the Gunn Furniture Company in grand Rapids MI. ...
  A: i will need a picture of the piece, the label, and a close up of the wood grain to be sure. many ...
seat restoration for Stickley rocker6/23/2013
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have a Stickley rocker that has no seat, just slats. It needs springs, padding, and ...
  A: This label was used in 1902. ...
Parlor 3 piece Set6/23/2013
  Q: Can you please tell me about my parlor set. It was purchased in an antique store in 1975. I have no ...
  A: These were made in the empire style but not the empire period. the empire period was around ...
Dresser6/22/2013
  Q: I was just wondering what you might know about this dresser.It has this on the back I27I-WMB CUT-59. ...
  A: 1930s. called waterfall style by most because of the shape of the front of the top. the veneers ...
Antique Recliner Chair6/22/2013
  Q: I really do not know much about the chair. I can tell you that my grandfather told me it belonged to ...
  A: This is called a Morris chair and you are correct that there was a brass bar to support the back in ...
Love seat6/21/2013
  Q: Could you please tell me something about this loveseat. It was given to me and I'm curious about ...
  A: It is possible that when the fabric is removed you will find more wood like the front seat rail. ...
Drop Leaf Side Table6/21/2013
  Q: Robert, I have been asked to refinish a small drop leaf side table. When I started to disassemble it ...
  A: the cuts on the inside are from a novice cutting the dovetails or doing it in a hurry. it is ...
Child's Rocking Chair6/19/2013
  Q: I have a child's rocking chair with long rockers and I was wondering what the value was, who made ...
  A: there were 5000 manufacturers in operation in the 1915-20s when this brace back rocker was made so ...
Bedroom Set6/18/2013
  Q: My grandmother gave me this beautiful bedroom set. Full bed, Tall Dresser and Vanity. I want to ...
  A: woods are mahogany veneers, burl veneers, and sweet gum. set from 1920s called colonial revival in ...
Berkey & Gay Chifforobe6/18/2013
  Q: We have a Berkey & Gay Chest that was donated to us. It may be described as a chifforobe or ...
  A: I would first offer it to the members of the congregation at a price of $650. That is a fair price ...
Cleaning 18th century kast6/18/2013
  Q: Bob I recently acquired an 18th century kast that has been completely disassembled for storage ...
  A: The "kas" can be cleaned up using furniture paste wax after washing gently with a soft brush like a ...
Arrow Back Chair6/11/2013
  Q: Found this chair last week; looked like something we had in our home when I was a kid. I think it ...
  A: the seat should come out if you decide to reglue the chair. the screws under the seat rail hold it ...
A.H. Heilman chest of drawers6/9/2013
  Q: Recently purchased chest of drawers at local yard sale. I can tell it is a nice piece despite the ...
  A: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/pa/county/lycoming/history/Chapter-21.html ...
Antique Corner Table6/7/2013
  Q: Was wondering what you could tell me about this old corner table. Approximate year built, name of ...
  A: end table mahogany and mahogany veneer. flame grain mahogany veneer on the apron. leather with ...
Berkey & Gay sideboard6/6/2013
  Q: Recently acquired this Berkey and Gay sideboard (?) someone had painted white. Has a flip-up top and ...
  A: 1920s server or bar. berkey and gay was located in grand rapids, mi. one of the to pthree ...
Antique (?) Side Table6/4/2013
  Q: Recently bought this table and unsure of exactly what it should be called, its age or value. Thanks ...
  A: this is a lamp table or side table. the top is quartersawn oak or as some say, tiger oak. made ...
Chair Inquiry5/25/2013
  Q: Bought this chair about 2 years ago from a thrift shop. Loved the design and the carved wood. Could ...
  A: is the seat height taller than normal?? it used to have a woven cane seat and it was made around ...
dresser from my mom5/24/2013
  Q: My mother gave me this dressed. It was given to her from my grandmother. That is all the info I ...
  A: from the 1920s called colonial revival style woods are mahogany veneer (striped wood), curly ash ...
HP Robertson flat drop down desk5/19/2013
  Q: Sir, I was given this item by my Grandmother, I do not know the origins before that. I was ...
  A: This was made in the 1920s. To answer your specific question, replacing the lock, if it is missing, ...
2 sewing stands5/13/2013
  Q: I have inherited 2 sewing stands. I am attaching photos of each of them. The smaller one is a ...
  A: please send multiple views to my email and include the original post so i know what i am looking at. ...
Robert W. irwing funiture5/4/2013
  Q: I have desk that seems to be an antique.The desk has a bronze plate inside the middle drawer and ...
  A: The label dates this as 1950. Information on the company is copied below. Most accept the ...
Macey Bookcase5/3/2013
  Q: I have always wanted a Macey Barrister bookcase and I finally was able to purchase one! It is ...
  A: one section, 5 rows, top and base. wood is mahogany, this is good, many are sweet gum wood stained ...
Old Chair5/3/2013
  Q: Would appreciate any info on old chair, The chair measures in front and back 14 1/2 inches, 17 ...
  A: the back looks to be one piece with pressed carvings as it should be for an 1890-1910 kitchen chair. ...
Antique armoire4/29/2013
  Q: I have an antique armoire/wardrobe which is 76" high and 48 " wide. The center mirrored panel opens ...
  A: appears that i have fallen short on my knowledge. what is it that i missed? what else did you ...
Secretary/typing desk4/29/2013
  Q: This desk has a stowaway typing table and a fold down lid which converts it to a normal height desk ...
  A: If we could figure a modern use these desks like yours would bring higher but as for now about ...
Jacobean dining table and sideboard4/29/2013
  Q: I have a dining room table with 5 armless chairs, one chair with arms and a matching sideboard. The ...
  A: hey, you would be correct in calling it jacobean style draw leaf table but not jacobean. reason ...
Maddox Desk, model # 11144/26/2013
  Q: I recently acquired a Maddox slant desk, black with oriental designs. It did not come with a key ...
  A: I cannot tell you anything about the desk without a picture but to get a key you must remove one ...
Help with a value4/22/2013
  Q: My parents found this Hummel piece in a yard sale and we can't find a value for this anywhere. We ...
  A: I only do furniture but this is what I found about the piece. Re: madonna/jesus bust HM 70 with ...
Kiel Furniture Co. table4/21/2013
  Q: I recently picked up a half-moon table at an estate sale with the intention of sanding it down and ...
  A: nice demilune table or pier table. it is a manufactured piece of which many were made although i ...
7 Antique Flame Mahogany Chairs4/19/2013
  Q: We recently acquired 7 antique dining chairs, consisting of a set of 5 and another very similar set ...
  A: 1)would you agree that the chairs are made of flame mahogany? the back slat and crest rail are flame ...
furniture4/19/2013
  Q: I have the attached table, which was made by the wolverine company, it says on the label 1887. This ...
  A: it is called a martha washington sewing stand. the date on the label refers to the company not to ...
Craddock Rose chair4/17/2013
  Q: I am new to restoration and antique knowledge. I have recently acquired 6 Craddock Rose chairs (I ...
  A: if they are the type of seats that come out they can be easily cleaned with fabric cleaners ...
Sheet Music Cabinet4/13/2013
  Q: This cabinet was given to me and I am taking a guess that it is a sheet music cabinet. Is that ...
  A: sorry that i only answered the question you asked. i will try to hone my telepathy skills. :) ...
Imperial cabinet4/13/2013
  Q: I inherited this Imperial cabinet from my elderly aunt. It was given to her by another elderly lady ...
  A: answered by email. this is a Martha Washington sewing stand made around 1900-1920s. you cannot ...
Drop-front writing desk4/2/2013
  Q: Got this kind of plain piece of furniture (but unique) at an auction recently. They called it a ...
  A: a 1920s adaptation of; secrétaire à abattant cupboard desk not a secretary desk as those have a ...
Mersman 7303 coffee table4/1/2013
  Q: My husband and I just moved across the country due to his military assignment. In the relocation ...
  A: in seeing the feedback, please explain how i should have been more clear so i may better help ...
Johnson-Handley-Johnson Table3/28/2013
  Q: Klein, Can you provide additional information regarding this Johnson-Handley-Johnson Co. table? ...
  A: this is a manufactured table. machine assisted hand work. stained with water based dye and lacquer ...
Antique Medicine Cabinet3/25/2013
  Q: I just bought a white wooden antique medicine cabinet with a glass door for $25. It's measurements ...
  A: this was a store display unit for the Toms Snacks Company. i have seen one before that was ...
parlor chair3/25/2013
  Q: I have recently purchased this adorable little chair that I want to recover. It was manufactured by ...
  A: we call the tag the law tag. the date on that is just in reference to when the acts/laws were ...
Serpentine Dresser3/25/2013
  Q: I am looking for a dresser similar to the photo attached. Is this vintage or antique? How would I ...
  A: it would depend on your definition of antique and vintage. it is generally accepted that antique ...
Madewell Chair Co. Wicker Sofa3/22/2013
  Q: Recently this wicker sofa was left to me. It is in very good shape but the material has been ...
  A: 1900-1920. this is real wicker. the reed and not the paper, you check. paper is wrapped around a ...
1956 Craddock dining room table & chairs, 2-piece hutch3/21/2013
  Q: I had submitted a question earlier but you asked for a picture. I am trying to determine approx how ...
  A: mid century items are coming into the collector arena but the prices have not risen appreciably yet. ...
Antique Table3/18/2013
  Q: I bought a table (cheap) off of craigslist,and while I love the look of it regardless, I would like ...
  A: 120s jacobean style dining table with folding leaf. walnut veneer on top and aprons, sweet gum legs ...
antique chifferobe3/13/2013
  Q: I would like to know the approximate value and age of this chifferobe. It belonged to my ...
  A: wood is quartersawn oak and oak veneers made around 1900-1920. the hanger rod should slide out ...
3 Piece Couch, Rocker & Side Chair3/9/2013
  Q: I recently purchased this 3 piece set at a local estate sale. I fell in love with the rocker, but ...
  A: The cane back set is from the 20s. wood could be walnut but is most likely sweet gum. Not uncommon ...
Antique Side Table3/5/2013
  Q: I picked this table up at a flea market. I'm interested in finding out the age/style/background of ...
  A: the metal would be cast; brass or bronze. ofter misnamed ormolu which is unlikely. the aprons of ...
Refinishing antique pie safe3/5/2013
  Q: I have recently purchased an "early" pie safe at auction and realized -sadly after buying it- that ...
  A: to determine age i would need lots of pictures of areas other than the show or presentation ...
Original Piece?3/4/2013
  Q: I have a Maddox Table Secretary that looks just like the one you have listed #134.. It has the stamp ...
  A: gosh. according to your feed back i failed miserably answering exactly what you asked. my sincere ...
Table3/4/2013
  Q: I have recently came across a table left by my grandmother. It has some damage to the corner and is ...
  A: i would need a picture of the whole table to help accurately bu i will say at this time that a ...
Cedar Chest3/2/2013
  Q: I bought a cedar chest a few days ago and I'm sure its old. I tried finding out more information ...
  A: This is the first I have seen of this type. Made to go under a bed although I have heard of them ...
antique wash stand/cabinet3/2/2013
  Q: I recently bought what looks like a wash stand. It does have the Knapp dovetailing, which I have ...
  A: backsplash is not original and isnt done well but the wood is chestnut and it is in the eastlake ...
name of table and where to buy it2/28/2013
  Q: I'm moving into an apartment and am looking for a specific antique dining table. Unfortunately, I ...
  A: the link you provided does not got to anything perhaps you could try that again. I usually will not ...
Antique Items2/28/2013
  Q: Bob. I have a couple antique items that I'm looking to sell for my father and stepmother, and I ...
  A: the coffee table will not bring near what was paid. although it may appear to be old, there were no ...
Victorian Walnut Bed2/27/2013
  Q: Mr. Klein, I bought this bed which was termed a "Lincoln Style" bed. Is it only because of the ...
  A: These are referred to as Lincoln style beds. it is walnut with burl walnut panels. made around ...
Information Request2/25/2013
  Q: I recently acquired this Flint & Horner piece of furniture. Can you please tell me what the style ...
  A: sheraton style, not period but style, serpentine front game table. top is mahogany veneer as is the ...
patten numbers2/23/2013
  Q: how do you tell how old something is by the patten date. or the date of the last patten number. ...
  A: patent date?? All you can determine is that the last patent date on the object is the absolute ...
antique camelback trunk2/21/2013
  Q: first thing thank you for your time.i was hoping you could just tell me what i have i cant find no ...
  A: if it is not marked with a label there is not way anyone an determine the manufacturer unless an ...
Pressed Oak Rocker2/19/2013
  Q: I acquired this rocker from a neighbor's yard sale. I have a thing for old chairs, and this one's ...
  A: wood is mahogany veneer and birch. it is a good one, good condition and desirable since many have ...
Office Chair2/18/2013
  Q: Good afternoon ... I have my great grandfather's "office chair" and am trying to get a better idea ...
  A: sorry you feel that my knowledge is lacking, sometimes there are just no answers to the questions, ...
Paris Mfg co childs banker chair2/18/2013
  Q: I am trying to repair a Paris Mfg Co childs desk chair and I need to replace the screw mechanism. ...
  A: sorry you felt that my knowledge was lacking. straight talk. you were told what existed and did ...
roll top desk2/18/2013
  Q: I have just found this desk in a garage on property that my husband has inherited years ago. I am ...
  A: added sorry the knowledgeably factor was not up to your standards. please tell me how i could have ...
Looking for Help Identifying Bedroom Set2/16/2013
  Q: style, wood types, maybe even manufacturer of the bedroom set I have purchased. If you can also ...
  A: there were thousands of manufacturers in operation so without a label there is no way to determine ...
small A&C table, screw head1/21/2013
  Q: One more question, please! I just bought this little table (I left the shoe in for scale). I like ...
  A: the screw head is unlike any i have seen. rather than take this apart and risk damaging the ...
armchair age, style (with pix)1/21/2013
  Q: (Very sorry...I forgot to attach pix to question. Here they are.) I just picked up this chair and ...
  A: there were several companies manufacturing what is called institutional furniture. gubermint, ...
Gold Leaf Curio 3S311/20/2013
  Q: Is this Curio worth anything with the number on the back 3S31? ...
  A: number is of no importance to us but if there were a label that would be interesting. this was made ...
Stickley Bros Chair1/18/2013
  Q: What year and maybe value ANSWER: i found pictures in my email account for this chair. retail ...
  A: added info: http://www.historygrandrapids.org/article/2380/stickley-brothers-furniture-co ...
Drop Leaf Table and Matching Chairs1/18/2013
  Q: Mr. Klein, thank you for your time. We have a drop leaf dining room table set with chairs that we ...
  A: look at the top edge of the chair back, is it one piece of made of 3-5 pieces. are the hip braces ...
library table identification1/18/2013
  Q: I'm curious about this oak library table. It has no manufacturer's marks that I can see. I would ...
  A: There were thousands of manufacturers in oper ation so without a label there is no way to determine ...
Victorian rocker1/17/2013
  Q: I obtained this rocker at an auction for $10.00. I thought I would try my hand at refinishing and ...
  A: this looks like the typical lincoln style rocker from 1940 but it is older, probably 1900-1910. ...
1967 Thomasville Dining Set1/17/2013
  Q: I was curious as to what type of wood this 1967 Thomasville dining set is made out of? Is it solid ...
  A: added ============================================================== im glad you got the set and ...
Antique Sideboard/China Cabinet1/15/2013
  Q: I received an antique China cabinet from my grandmother's estate. She was the original owner of the ...
  A: it is a william and mary style china cabinet made in the 1910-1920s time slot. a model number you ...
Ferguson Tables1/14/2013
  Q: I have a pair of vintage mahogany, kidney shaped Ferguson Bros accent tables. They have a brass ...
  A: most will call these duncan phyfe style but federal is a more descriptive style. they are mahogany ...
need information about old chair1/12/2013
  Q: I am hoping you can answer the following questions about a chair I acquired that was found in an old ...
  A: The wood of what I can see is oak. the decoration is typical of a style produced around 1890/1900. ...
William & Mary style table1/11/2013
  Q: I just picked up this table from someone on Kijiji for free!!! I am so excited to have this piece in ...
  A: did you get any leaves? this is a walnut veneered top and aprons. underneath is likely sweet gum ...
Huntley vanity1/9/2013
  Q: I recently purchased a Huntley vanity for $75 to refinish as a small desk for my daughter. The ...
  A: if it is your intent to go to the bare wood you should be using paint stripper and not trying to ...
Solid wood 4-drawer chest value1/8/2013
  Q: We would like to sell this chest and are trying to determine it's value. What we know... it's solid ...
  A: 1940 mahogany veneer chest in the sheraton style. case wood is sweet gum. all drawers, cabinte ...
Matching rockers - VA House1/6/2013
  Q: We purchased these two matching rockers from a second hand store, and tried to research them online ...
  A: the company started in the 1940s and was bought up in the late 1990s. little info is available. I ...
Antique Sofa Damage1/6/2013
  Q: could you identify the origin of this sofa/lounge for me and it's current market value? Also, the ...
  A: will need some closer pictures of the carved feet adn a good clear picture of the underneath wood. ...
Milo Baughman/Thayer Coggin1/5/2013
  Q: I have a table which has one drawer, sits low, has wheels and is 36" x36". On the inside of the ...
  A: I dont usually do modern items but I like this. note that the veneer on the face is not book ...
antique His and Hers Chairs1/3/2013
  Q: I don't know the true age of the chairs. They were professionally refinished and reupholstered in ...
  A: wood appears to be birch and originally would have been stained to a mahogany color. they were made ...
Oak Empire Revival Pedestal Dining Table1/2/2013
  Q: My husband and I recently acquired this pedestal dining table with two leaves for a song at a thrift ...
  A: the pictures are too small to tell if the platform or scroll feet are veneered. if you can see the ...
Maddox Colonial Reproductions12/29/2012
  Q: I have a Maddox Colonial Reproduction Kidney Shaped Desk. It has a leather top. There is a spot ...
  A: Maddox was in operation for quite some time--1898-1985. I believe this to be 1930. The style and ...
End table12/25/2012
  Q: I have no information about this end table, my Dad bought at an estate sale over 15 years ago ., the ...
  A: that would be an eagle claw. this end table or lamp table was made around 1900. the bottom shelf ...
antique bed12/25/2012
  Q: I have a rope bed that is like none I have seen before. It is handmade, wood dowels, handmade 7" ...
  A: the construction is typical of rural beds made between 1830 and 1870 although this one i suspect is ...
Veneer Wood Type on Waterfall Table12/12/2012
  Q: Robert - it's been awhile since I spoke with you last. I am refinishing a waterfall dining room ...
  A: think walnut; although remember that the color you see on the surface, although brown, could have ...
federal style sofa12/12/2012
  Q: I was reading your very thoughtful response to a question regarding a similar sofa. was wondering if ...
  A: 1920-1940. one of the better ones in mahogany with the drape and bow carving. the carving is done ...
Dining table with pull/slide out leaves12/11/2012
  Q: We have a 4 spiral legged dining table that measures 36"x39"x29" with leaves tucked in and 60" wide ...
  A: was there something else you wanted to know. this is an oak draw leaf table made in belgium or ...
Maddox Secretary key12/7/2012
  Q: I inherited my father's Maddox secretary and I have lost the keys! I locked all of the drawers and ...
  A: The keys were different but not a different key for each desk. They are called barrel keys. All ...
Standard Company Red Cedar Chest12/1/2012
  Q: Robert, I have been asked to refinish my Mother in-laws' Bench seat style red cedar chest. This was ...
  A: to replicate the stencil, make one at the print shop. did you sand the old finish off? strip it ...
Rocking Chair Identification12/1/2012
  Q: I purchased this rocking chair at a local auction.There is nothing on the chair to identify the ...
  A: without a label there is not way anyone can tell you who manufactured this rocker. there were ...
mahogany card table11/30/2012
  Q: i would like more information and possible value if you could about this table. I know it is over or ...
  A: This would have been made between 1920 and 1940. the label of the association, as far as i have ...
drop leaf desk11/21/2012
  Q: My dad left me this piece and I was wondering if you might be able to tell me something about it. ...
  A: i need more pictures of the underneath of the column where the legs attach, under side of the ...
Kidney Shaped Desk w/ Leather Top11/18/2012
  Q: I have what I think could be an antique desk. Its a kidney shaped desk with a leather top. It has 7 ...
  A: these are great items, very popular. whether or not it is an antique would depend on your ...
Kidney-shaped desk11/18/2012
  Q: Klein, I have recently purchased a beautiful desk for my wife as she has been in the market for an ...
  A: Nice desk. Mahogany veneers, brass hardware possibly plated so you will need to try a magnet or ...
Birds Eye Mail11/14/2012
  Q: I have two pieces of birds eye maple bedroom furniture. Been told by an appraiser that this is not ...
  A: Appraisers generally have limited knowledge on specifics such as this. The terminology hes is using ...
Buffet11/14/2012
  Q: We have a large antique buffet that was manufactured by "General" Furniture Company, Seattle and ...
  A: I have no research material on the furniture company but the piece is well styled. beautifully ...
Weiman Coffee Table11/13/2012
  Q: We have recently acquired via inheritance an unusual coffee table along with several antique tables; ...
  A: There were huge numbers of weiman tables made. they do not bring high dollars and an appraisal ...
duncan phyfe dinning table11/12/2012
  Q: I recently acquired this table and chairs. From the googleing I believe it is a Duncan Phyfe style ...
  A: judging from the feedback ratings I have failed, what would you have like done differently? ...
White furniture company 100th aniversay chest11/8/2012
  Q: I have a white furniture company (mebane nc) 100th aniversay chest. I have seen through some other ...
  A: the value of this item is not in the maker but in the form, and condition. it is a spectacular item ...
dresser11/4/2012
  Q: I am hoping you can give me some information about this dresser that has been in my family for as ...
  A: the chest was made around 1900-1910 and since it is a family piece you wish to keep you may consider ...
nursing/sewing rocker11/4/2012
  Q: Could you tell me the probable value of the small rocker in the foreground of this picture? It has ...
  A: the rocker in front was made around 1910-1920 towards the end of the banderob era. we do not find ...
Walnut China Cabinet/Dining Table11/3/2012
  Q: Bob. I'm trying to get a professional's view on what I have here. Basically, just your overall view, ...
  A: Although a nice set it, as you know, is not antique and has not 'antique' value. The value lies ...
Karges Chest on Chest Circa 1957-196511/2/2012
  Q: What is current Market & Retail Values for my Chest on Chest? (I have more photos I could send if ...
  A: Although you will see used and new items for sale at high prices does not mean it is selling for ...
What is this piece called?10/28/2012
  Q: This tiger oak piece was (supposedly) made in the early 1900s, just before my mother, who I ...
  A: some call these bonnet dresser but they are bonnet chests. the boxes are for hats, at least that is ...
1856 Lex. Chair Co. Table, 6 Chairs10/28/2012
  Q: Klein, I picked up this table/chair set for $175 for my young, growing family to use as it fit so ...
  A: The number 1856 is not the date of manufacturer of this set. it is either the date of the founding ...
dinning table10/23/2012
  Q: i was wondering if you could give me a starting value for my table and chairs. they were my ...
  A: 6 chairs and the table would sell at auction for 450-600, perhaps higher in a shop. there were so ...
Depression era dining set and desk10/21/2012
  Q: Good Morning Mr. Klein, I have a depression era dining set (table, 4 chairs, small china cabinet ...
  A: 1930s set, walnut veneers and sweet gum frame and legs. the condition of the walnut veneer on the ...
Value of One Chair from Charlotte Chair Company10/19/2012
  Q: What is the value of the pictured chair from the Charlotte Chair Company? According to your last ...
  A: the website policies are what they are, none of the volunteers have any influence over that. i do ...
Age and style of chair10/17/2012
  Q: My mother had always been told that this was a Louis XX - don't know if it was XIV or XV style ...
  A: Louis 15 style based on the cabriole leg. the cabriole leg was used extensively across the various ...
Antique (looking?) dresser with mirror10/16/2012
  Q: I'm looking for a short a description of our dresser and mirror and a general idea of how much I ...
  A: it is a 1910-20s colonial revival dresser. there were lots of these made. a dealer will not pay ...
Estimate for tiger oak sideboard10/16/2012
  Q: Bob I am looking to purchase this beautiful sideboard from a private seller soon. I was wondering if ...
  A: In response to your comments pasted below. Your Comment - Thank you very much although I did not get ...
Antique bed & antique washstand10/14/2012
  Q: I recently got my aunts antique bed that she has had as far back as I can remember. I always loved ...
  A: the wood is oak, time period 1890-1910. there were thouseands of manufacturers in operation so ...
buffet10/13/2012
  Q: I have a "waterfall" buffet that I would very much like to know more about -- age, style, wood, ...
  A: art deco buffet made of mahogany veneers for the show surfaces. 1930s. manufacturer will remain ...
Dining room table10/13/2012
  Q: This table has heat damage and water damage, but also has metal claw feet and Walter of Wabash ...
  A: walter of wabash is for the table slides. there were many of these tables made. as it is it would ...
johnson-handley-johnson table10/12/2012
  Q: mr. klein, i am looking for answers about my table, i know it is a jhj, table with the metal stamped ...
  A: the table is a 1940 table in the duncan phyfe/sheraton style. there were made in huge numbers ...
briwax9/25/2012
  Q: mr. klein, you answered a previous question of mine (9-12-12, "old oak table") by suggesting i use ...
  A: toluene is an ingredient in paint stripper, a solvent. if you use it try it on a small unseen area ...
antique china cabinet9/24/2012
  Q: i believe i have a 1900s-1920s colonial revival china cabinet but not sure,dove tails look hand ...
  A: I cannot explain how you can tell that it has been refinished. It has and that is not a bad thing. ...
Virginia House Rocking Chair9/23/2012
  Q: We were given this rocking chair when we had our first child. It was bought at an antique auction ...
  A: nice rocker and an even nicer back yard. although it is a great looking rocker in a comb back ...
Virginia House Rocker9/22/2012
  Q: Can you tell me approx how old this rocker is? I was given the rocker when someone moved out of a ...
  A: 1960s-1980s, nice oak chair very well made. the history of the company is very elusive. i am still ...
Gateleg Dropleaf Table9/22/2012
  Q: I have acquired a gateleg dropleaf table and trying to find out the maker and time period of ...
  A: the wood is sweet gum or tulip poplar, all i can see of clear wood is under the aprons. it was ...
Mission Oak Rocking Chair9/22/2012
  Q: This rocking chair has been in my family for many years and I am unable to ask my parents where it ...
  A: The good part is that is in wonderful condition, a mission, arts and crafts or craftsman chair made ...
Platform Rocker9/21/2012
  Q: I purchased this platform rocker several years ago at a yard sale. I am now downsizing and must sell ...
  A: victorian in style but not victorian in age. this is a 1940 chair doe=ne in the victorian style. ...
Union Furniture Co. Secretary9/21/2012
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have a secretary with a label on the back indicating "Union Furniture Company, ...
  A: as shown there is little intrinsic value. condition is important. even waxed up with toluene free ...
Victorian "Tilt" chair9/19/2012
  Q: I am hoping for some info on my recently acquired chair. I would like to know what it is called. I ...
  A: the chair pictures was made in teh 1915-20s but you will have to give me some time to look this up. ...
Antique Hall Tree9/18/2012
  Q: Good afternoon Robert. Got your email off the allexperts site. I acquired this hall tree recently ...
  A: yes and thought i answered. it is 1890-1910. no one can get any closer than that. appears to be ...
Antique chair identification9/18/2012
  Q: I have an antique chair, and I am looking for time period, identification of the type of chair, and ...
  A: nice chair from 1910. cant tell the woods from the picture but they are usually mahogany and birch ...
Antique vanity question9/16/2012
  Q: I am new to this site, so bear with me. I recently was handed down an antique vanity from my aunt. ...
  A: I think the drawers on the left are reversed. this is 1930s called waterfall style due to the ...
antique secretary9/16/2012
  Q: This secretary/curio cabinet was given to my mother around 1950. It was old at that time. I'm ...
  A: it is oak made around 1900 during the golden oak period. it is late victorian in style typical of ...
Rocking Chair9/14/2012
  Q: This rocker belonged to my great grandmother. I was told by family years ago it is a Windsor ...
  A: i would like to see a better picture but the date is accurate, this was manufactured around ...
old oak table9/12/2012
  Q: mr. klein, i bought this table 3 years ago at auction for about 275.00. since then i have cleaned it ...
  A: please explain how i could have been more clear so i will not let others down. and what i can say ...
Age of rocking chair9/11/2012
  Q: I have a rocking chair that I am trying to date and determine a value to decide if it is worth ...
  A: made in the 1910-20s. colonial revival in design and style. if you like the chair spend the 3-400 ...
Kimball Victorian parlor set needs to be restored9/7/2012
  Q: I have a Kimball Victorian parlor set 1974 with sofa, loveseat, gentleman's chair, lady's chair, and ...
  A: you will not be able to clean sufficiently to eliminate the smell. I have dealt with many fire ...
dinning room buffet and table9/5/2012
  Q: I'd like to sell my mothers dinning room table and buffet, the chairs have original sticker on them ...
  A: the set would have been made towards the end of the companies existence judging by the style. the ...
Ornate chair stuffed with hay/ burlap9/4/2012
  Q: I purchased this chair at an estate sale. I thought it would be a nice restoration project. The ...
  A: how are your restoration skills? the chair is 1910-20. and is a mix of styles as is everything ...
Platform Rocker9/3/2012
  Q: I inherited this platform rocker from my grandmother and no nothing about it. I was hoping you could ...
  A: these days most antique shops are antique malls. out of every ten there is one that actually makes ...
Gossip Bench Identification9/3/2012
  Q: Klein, I bought this gossip bench about ten years ago, and can find no information about it. I've ...
  A: i know American antique furniture and tend not to answer about imported items or non antique items ...
Duncan Phyfe, American furniture9/2/2012
  Q: Family history calls this the Duncan Phyfe liquor cabinet; it's been in the family 80+ years. It ...
  A: the age is pretty accurate, generally we think of this as being 1940s, however, this style was being ...
Antique Wood Hoosier Cabinet?8/31/2012
  Q: Good Morning Mr. Klein! I recently purchased this cabinet for $250.00. Could you please help me ...
  A: will need more pictures. closer back side inside underneath drawers metal liner backs of doors ...
Flip-top table8/30/2012
  Q: Bought this at an auction recently and wondering what you could tell us about it. It has an unusual ...
  A: These dont really have a specific name since they are dual purpose tables. Game table works best, ...
Corbin Cabinet Locks8/11/2012
  Q: Do you know if CCL ever made Cedar trunks. I bought one today and the only name I can find anywhere ...
  A: According to my research materials they did not. In the past as it is now, manufacturers bought ...
Hoosier Cabinet8/10/2012
  Q: My husband bout me this cabinet a couple of weeks ago and I know it was made by SELLERs it still has ...
  A: It looks to be from the late 1920s or 1930s. is there a model number on the back or anywhere else? ...
Oak Dining Room Table8/9/2012
  Q: My parents purchased this table about 40 years ago from my father's uncle who was moving from his ...
  A: probably made around 1900 always give or take 10 years. it is a good looking table from teh golden ...
duncan phyfe?8/9/2012
  Q: i have been given an antique table that i was told is a duncan. i have also been told otherwise as ...
  A: you have what is called by the public and many dealers a duncan phyfe table. more accurately it ...
Wooden Rocking Chair8/8/2012
  Q: I have a wooden rocking chair that I have been told was bought by my grandma to rock my dad to ...
  A: the picture is too distant for me to see the different woods. I see maple in one back slat but from ...
Occasional table8/7/2012
  Q: I am wondering what the origin of this table is and approximate value ...
  A: I was trying to determine the age of the table. This is a fairly modern table judging from the ...
carved chair8/6/2012
  Q: It has a dragon of some sort carved into the back and does not seem to have any markings. It is ...
  A: chair comes from hong kong or taiwan. one of many various styles that are imported and sold. This ...
drop leaf table with 5 leaves8/4/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a mahogany drop leaf table with double legs and 5 additional leaves. The dealer ...
  A: I would submit that you have not seen one with 5 original leaves restored properly that is priced at ...
Rocking Chair Type8/4/2012
  Q: Mother in Law has owned this chair since 1970's. She said it was given to her by lady who says ...
  A: the seat wood is oak but the picture is too distant to determine the other woods, another pic would ...
S. Bent & Bros. Child's Swivel Chair8/3/2012
  Q: I recently acquired this child's chair by S. Bent & Bros. I cannot find another one like it online ...
  A: judging from the feedback in clarity, politeness and knowledge, was there something else you wanted ...
Chair from estate sale8/3/2012
  Q: We purchased this chair from an estate sale in Montecito, CA and wanted some help finding out some ...
  A: I cant see the legs in the photo but if they are straight, fluted, and tapered as i suspect, this ...
Info on Antique Lounge Suite8/2/2012
  Q: The set comes with a 3 seater 2 single chairs with arms and 2 little chairs without arms ...
  A: you did well in your purchase these were made around 1905-1915, the wood has little grain and is ...
Antique highboy8/2/2012
  Q: Can you please elaborate on what type of wood this is. If it is a reproduction or not. Possibly ...
  A: the site only allows two pictures to be posted per question so i too do not know what is going on. ...
Wondering if this is old or a reproduction7/31/2012
  Q: I have a set of 4 armless chairs and 2 arm chairs and setee and wondered how to tell if they are ...
  A: it is a walnut victorian chair made around 1870-80. the black material is called the dust cover. ...
Duncan Phyfe Table Restoration7/31/2012
  Q: I would like to know how this table should be restored and what I should expect to pay. It has been ...
  A: I am sure this is a duncan phyfe style table but not a period table. however, i would need to see a ...
Dixie Furniture7/29/2012
  Q: I have 3 pieces of furniture; the chest and dresser are identified inside with the Dixie furniture ...
  A: 1940s federal style. often referred to incorrectly as duncan phyfe style. depending on condition ...
Mission Style Furniture7/29/2012
  Q: QUESTION RESUBMISSION: Robert, I was at an auction last weekend and a few pieces sold that were ...
  A: you are correct, this is not mission, however someone will remove the mirror from the second dresser ...
Child booster chair7/24/2012
  Q: Came across this old solid oak child booster chair. It is solid oak and well constructed. Unfinished ...
  A: you are right, came from a restaurant. hard to determine age, these are still being made very ...
Completed Chippendale Desk7/24/2012
  Q: Robert, I just want to close the loop with you on the desk that you helped me with. Although it ...
  A: veneer work and in painting are selective skills but are necessary and not difficult to learn. key ...
Maddox hutch ?7/23/2012
  Q: I'd like more info on this hutch,specifically market value, approximate age and what it is called ...
  A: maddox pieces are well built. the surfaces are mahogany veneer and it was built in the 1940s. it ...
Pheonix chair company rocker7/22/2012
  Q: I am trying to find out any information on this rocker. My husbands great aunt Adah owned the rocker ...
  A: seat and back are elm spindles are sweet gum, but the fourth one up is cherry the back was pressed ...
Antique Dresser7/22/2012
  Q: Attaching photo of drawer side. I have an old victorian dresser I recently inherited and would ...
  A: it is a repro made around 1940-pre war. done in the empire style. even so it should be sold in a ...
Chest of drawers7/17/2012
  Q: I'm trying to get a better idea of the age of my old chest of drawers. I have asked you several ...
  A: This is empire period. Remember that you cannot fit everything into a neat category. Everything ...
Peck & Hills headboard and footboard7/17/2012
  Q: I have recently purchased two sets of twin size headboard and footboard. One has a "Peck & Hills" ...
  A: I would remove the casters and put them up somewhere. They make furniture a bit unstable. Use ...
White Co. Bedroom Furniture7/16/2012
  Q: Klein, I've recently inherited some bedroom furniture from my grandparents. While it's a nice set, ...
  A: it is actually a nece ste, there were numerous sets in this style, called duncah phyfe style but ...
Step stool7/16/2012
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have a step stool that I bought from an antique store a few months ago. It has 6 sides ...
  A: you cant add glue. in order to glue correctly you must clean all old off the mating surfaces then ...
Organ bench7/15/2012
  Q: I redid this old Organ bench?. It had been recovered 4 times. Has square nails. Very rough ornate. ...
  A: another good job. victorian around 1880 retail in a shop 225-250. just looking at the pictures it ...
Balloon Back Dining Chairs7/14/2012
  Q: I purchased 2 of these chairs at Goodwill and am curious to know how old they might be. I noticed in ...
  A: judging from the feedback i must ask, "was there other information that you wished to know?" I ...
Antique Reclining Chair7/14/2012
  Q: Bob: My grandmother left me the attached oak reclining chair. She always called it her Morris ...
  A: glad it is going to stay with you, insurance value is different. you need to 2 1/2 times the ...
1921 Dining Room Set7/14/2012
  Q: Klein, I recently acquired this Dining Room Set and I wanted to find out some history on it as well ...
  A: this is the typical style built in the 1920s. they had a table with leaves, 6-8 chairs, sideboard, ...
Feedback on Small Antique Desk7/13/2012
  Q: Robert, I'm back with another question since your past feedback has been so helpful. The small ...
  A: gel stains are good since they are easy to use and virtually goof proof if wiped off well. I would ...
Antique Roll top Desk (Age and Value)7/13/2012
  Q: I have an antique roll top desk. I would like to know what it is made of? When it was made? Its ...
  A: forgot+ company started in 1893, ended around 1956. they made office furniture, roll top and ...
Sikes Office Chair7/12/2012
  Q: Redid this sikes office chair and am wondering the age and value of it. Pics by e-mail titled Sike ...
  A: the number does imply an institution of some sort, gov, school, military, or so. very nice job, is ...
FH Conant dining room chair7/12/2012
  Q: Was wondering if you've seen any of this type of chair from FH Conant and Sons....it's in pretty ...
  A: no one can tell you who would be interested in buying the chair. i wish i knew the answer to that ...
slat-back rocking chair7/5/2012
  Q: This chair was recently given to me. I've searched the internet for photos of a similar style ...
  A: the rocker was made 1900-1910 and is referred to as colonial revival. the inlay is either mother of ...
Minnesota Sewing Machine w/cabinet7/4/2012
  Q: I acquire a Minnesota sewing machine w/cabinet and I was wondering about how much you think it is ...
  A: unfortunately these do not sell well in shops. i have had some in the past that were as nice as ...
sligh MENS DRESSER w/ mirror ?7/2/2012
  Q: I have found a SLIGH "mens dresser" which has an unusual mirror on top of it - I like the Art Deco ( ...
  A: this colonial revival chest is from the 1920s. The fronts are walnut and mahogany matched veneers. ...
Sewing Rocker7/1/2012
  Q: I recently obtained this folding sewing rocker. The closest I can come to in identification is ...
  A: not hunzinger and do remember some things do not fit into preselected categories. this is true ...
table/veneer?6/30/2012
  Q: I just picked up this table,if I pull off the veneer and refinish the top is it still valued as an ...
  A: short answer-->no if you pull the veneer you should reveneer. if you pull the veneer off the top ...
question to allexperts6/30/2012
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have acquired this piece of furniture and was hoping you could help me. I believe it ...
  A: 1940 sideboard in mahogany and mahogany veneers. federal is the best term. most say duncan phyfe ...
John A. Colby & Sons6/29/2012
  Q: I have this really nice wooden 9 drawer chest that I got from my friends. It is made out of dark ...
  A: The company quit making furniture in the 1920s and became strictly a retailer - the colbys died in ...
Feedback on Antique Dining Room Table6/28/2012
  Q: Robert, you were extremely helpful of the stringing / inlay question over the last few days that I ...
  A: i am going to guess that the veneer on top is walnut, the under carriage most likely sweet gum ...
Dresser & Mirror Set6/27/2012
  Q: I have a dresser and mirror set that I am looking for information on. The mirror has beautiful ...
  A: it is a chest of drawers with mirror. you will have to send a closer picture to see the wood for ...
Inlays on Antique Furniture6/26/2012
  Q: I am about to refinish the antique shown in the attached picture. My question is about the V shaped ...
  A: Mahogany veneer that has been bleached or Indian mahogany that has not been bleached. the patters ...
ferguson brothers table6/26/2012
  Q: I have a Ferguson Brothers Mfg table with a metal tag imprinted FBM Co. Hoboken, and another tag ...
  A: I cant speak to the hole in the top but I have seen owners drill holes to make this style table into ...
Roll Top Desk - Cutler?6/4/2012
  Q: I wonder if you could help me determine what kind of desk this is? I inherited it from my mom. From ...
  A: added I am stunned that you had no takers at $100. did anyone even come to look at it? is ...
B P John Dining Hutch6/4/2012
  Q: I actually acquired a B P John Dining hutch off of craigslist a couple of years ago. Believe it or ...
  A: These bring more in the northern Ca, oregon and washington areas since ther is were the company was ...
Imperial Pie crust table Grand Rapids, Michigan6/3/2012
  Q: I recently bought this table at an Estate sale in Connecticut. I was impressed how sturdy it was. ...
  A: imperial made good furniture in the colonial style as this is. i need a picture of the top, the ...
Antique Jacobean Cabinet6/3/2012
  Q: I have purchased this beautiful solid oak Jacobean style cabinet and I would like to find out how ...
  A: send pics to bobklein1@cox.net as attachments to one email kensington was a furniture store and ...
Tiger maple buffet6/2/2012
  Q: -) I would like help in identifying the age, wood, style, and market value of a buffet that I ...
  A: cant go by styles alone for age determination or value, they keep making the same things over and ...
Identity?6/2/2012
  Q: My uncle who died and restored furniture had a rocking chair with a carved wooden back looks like ...
  A: old man winter is a manufactured chair made around 1890-1900, probably in the grand rapids, mi area. ...
Label ID6/1/2012
  Q: I had previously asked you a question about a hand carved table and six chairs I had purchased. You ...
  A: I do remember us talking. Although i dont remember all the conversation i know that there is no ...
Antique Roll-top Desk5/30/2012
  Q: We are trying to get a ballpark value for a Roll-top desk that belonged to my 82 year old father's ...
  A: This is called a cylinder roll desk not a roll top desk. It is victorian and it is good, very good. ...
antique wooden kitchen chair5/29/2012
  Q: I've read through some of your other answers, and from those have ascertained that this is a kitchen ...
  A: your dates are accurate. the hip rest is oak but i cannot see the grain in the rest of the chair. ...
B. L. Marble Chair5/29/2012
  Q: This is what is left of a chair that my father had in his insurance office in the late fifties/early ...
  A: I would say that you should keep the wood as it is with a good waxing. i doubt the chair has been ...
BL Marble Chair with picture5/28/2012
  Q: Chair has wicker seat under the cushion, marked BL Marble co, Bedford, OH on metal disk on bottom of ...
  A: this is a desk chair. they are referred to as institutional chairs; gov, schools, military, etc. ...
bedroom set5/26/2012
  Q: Can you please help me id this bedroom set,i can send you more pictures,thankyou.
  A: chippendale style set made in the 1920s, high quality and high style. was made in the USA. i would ...
Age of bedroom furniture5/24/2012
  Q: I am curious if you can identify the period and make of this furniture. The only label it has is a ...
  A: it is 1920-40 and will be mahogany veneer and mahogany. the style is federal the carving is adams ...
identifying a table and value idea5/23/2012
  Q: I think this "coffee" table I purchased 7 yrs ago may be a rococo rivival style. I believe it is ...
  A: These are from the 1920s and generally in sweet gum wood. rococo revival style in terminology and ...
grandmother's sofa5/21/2012
  Q: here is the other photo of the sofa as I have it now, though it is about to be recovered.
  A: send multiple photos to my email address along with the posts clear, infocus, well lit ftonr side ...
Chair we acquired5/20/2012
  Q: We acquired this chair and was wondering what you might know about it. all i know is that it was ...
  A: chair is birch wood but the back is probably mahogany veneer front an rear. cant really tell in teh ...
Brass Twin Bed Frame5/19/2012
  Q: I have a brass twin bed frame that belonged to my brother in law that he used as a child. He moved ...
  A: Unfortunately, by the time you replaced the missing pieces you would have more in it than you could ...
Antique Dining Set5/10/2012
  Q: Your profile says that you are an expert in American antiques, but I'm not sure if this set is ...
  A: this jacobean style was made in the 1900-1920s in this country and I believe this to be American ...
1800s Felt-top Desk5/10/2012
  Q: Came upon this old, felt-top desk (painted white) and was told that it was from around 1880. ...
  A: please send a picture of the outside of the side of one drawer where the side meets the front of the ...
antique ball and stick chairs5/10/2012
  Q: I am trying to identify the chair images attached. they came from my great aunt who traveled the ...
  A: This style with the bamboo turnings was very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. there is ...
Identifying period for an upholstered settee5/6/2012
  Q: I recently purchased a settee. It looks to be Eastlake, but it goes a little outside of Eastlake's ...
  A: styles were always intermixed, i am not so sure any purity exists and am glad it does not. we tend ...
Dining Room Furniture from 1950's5/6/2012
  Q: I have many different furniture pieces that belonged to my parents that are still in quite good ...
  A: everyone calls this style duncan phyfe. more accurately it is sheraton style but best of all the ...
Globe-Wernicke bookcase5/5/2012
  Q: I have a 4 stack Globe-Wernicke bookcase purchased sometime between 1901 and 1911. I want to keep ...
  A: If you are going to sell then do not refinish first, you will not recover the money and time spent. ...
Small Secretary5/4/2012
  Q: Redid this small secretary and am wondering the age, style and value. Thanks in advance
  A: the fronts are mahogany veneer, originally the rest would have been stained to match, a deep ...
Old chairs5/4/2012
  Q: I acquired thee 3 chairs with an old table. I have refinished them and they are great looking. Solid ...
  A: you are getting a bit modern for me on these. the oak chairs are later, 1980s and as usual, good ...
Duncan Phyfe Table5/3/2012
  Q: I have a table a table that I believe is a Duncan Phyfe Table with 3 legs, has 6 brass toes, hiden ...
  A: It is a 1940s manufactured table with mahogany veneer on the top and sweet gum wood for the base. ...
Furniture Identification5/1/2012
  Q: I have a dressing table/vanity and matching dresser that I was wondering the age and what the style ...
  A: these are from the 1920s and were originally not painted but were finished in a walnut color. ...
H.P. Robertson #23 Table4/30/2012
  Q: I have stripped and refinished a number of pieces of furniture, but having no experience with the ...
  A: 1920s sofa table. I have not seen another with the striking inlay they are usually mahogany veneer ...
Old Leather covered Rocker4/30/2012
  Q: Recently bought this rocker in pieces (all were there)and restored completely. I found new leather ...
  A: great job!! some things do not fit into accepted styles like jacobean, chippendale, hepplewhite. ...
Marble & Shattuck Chair co4/29/2012
  Q: I just purchased an office chair at a thrift store today, brass plate on back reads; U.C. 986... ...
  A: it is my understanding they produced institutional chairs in the style common for the time slots of ...
Small old table4/29/2012
  Q: I recently refinished this old table and am very pleased with the results. I would really like to ...
  A: you should be pleased, it looks good. it is a 1920s colonial revival style lamp table or end table ...
Heywood Wakefield Sewing Stand4/28/2012
  Q: I am interested in finding out a value for this stand since I have to sell it due to no room. I know ...
  A: even though it looks the same as the one in the catalog picture that is not conclusive evidence that ...
Antique telescopic table4/22/2012
  Q: I have spent weeks searching online and at the local library trying to get information on a table I ...
  A: send an in focus picture of the underneath. is there some writing on the slides under the table ...
Sofa Bed4/21/2012
  Q: My mother-in-law gave me a sofa bed 10 years ago, but I have no information about where it came ...
  A: It is definitely a manufactured piece. So is the one claimed to be buckner on ebay. regardless, it ...
student's desk4/21/2012
  Q: wondering what year this student's desk could have been made in and what the flip down cover is ...
  A: 1900-20 roll top students desk. wood is oak, the oak veneer has been peeled off the lower right ...
Corner Chair4/20/2012
  Q: robert klein, "send a closer picture of the back for wood identification" as your request, am ...
  A: answered in other post. do clean this with the waxing. You may use water and a dish towell first ...
Corner Chair4/19/2012
  Q: Please, Would you give me an idea of when this chair was made and where, the wood, and the style. ...
  A: send a closer picture of the back for wood identification these are normally figured birch wood ...
roll top desk4/19/2012
  Q: I have a roll top desk that is made of oak wood. The drawer lining is also solid wood no (plywood). ...
  A: send multiple pictures of the desk to my email front side rear writing surface outside of the side ...
Antique Dress Trunk4/17/2012
  Q: I've been dying to find out more about my old trunk, as well as it's worth. My family has had it ...
  A: add some pictures of the inside and underneath, back and sides please. remember when researching ...
Imperial End Table4/15/2012
  Q: I just posted a question for you, however I was only able to attach one picture and I wanted to ...
  A: the previous picture must have been the drawer bottom in side the drawer showing the oak wood. the ...
Antique Dresser/Chest of Drawers4/15/2012
  Q: Klien, Our neighbors moved away a few years ago and left us this piece of antique furniture. There ...
  A: it is from around 1900-20s in chippendale styling. could also be called colonial revival. there ...
Antique "Savonarola" Chair ID and Market Value4/15/2012
  Q: Klein, I have the chair shown in the attached photo and have been attempting to find something ...
  A: the back and seat are ribbon striped mahogany, the rest is figured birch. all stained to a cordovan ...
old chairs4/13/2012
  Q: i have a set of 6 chairs I just inherited after the passing of my grandmother. They are mahogany ...
  A: It may or may not be shellac, lacquer was used from around 1900-1910, and various varnishes were ...
Eastlake Chair Set4/13/2012
  Q: I have a set of 8 chairs I recieved from my mother's estate about 30 years ago. She did reupolster ...
  A: they would be considered eastlake but also have other victorian taste but eastlake is the best ...
Small Antique Buffet4/11/2012
  Q: Klein! I'm not sure, is this called a Buffet or what? It is in excellent condition, no scratches, ...
  A: Server or buffet of sideboard. Looks to have been refienished at some time in the recent past but ...
Marble top table4/10/2012
  Q: Would you be able to give me any information about this table? I need to sell it to get a bit of ...
  A: looks like a washstand or serving table, for selling i would call it a serving table. The wood ...
Furniture question4/10/2012
  Q: .im attaching a picture of this cabinet i bought today i buy to resell..some don't do appraisals so ...
  A: You bought a 1950s kitchen cabinet. wood is most likely sweet gum. i dont do appraisals but will ...
Table ID4/7/2012
  Q: I purchased this table at a yard sale. I am in the process of removing the paint from the table. It ...
  A: checking pictures sent via email response soon as i have a chance to check carefully these oak ...
roll top desk4/3/2012
  Q: I'm trying to determine the make and value of my antique roll top desk. ...
  A: remember that i give realistic pricing, not inflated pricing. thisis what it would sell for in a ...
Library Table4/2/2012
  Q: Can you please provide us with information regarding the library table (pic attached)? Thank you, ...
  A: dates from around 1900 without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer, as there were ...
Oak Rocker3/31/2012
  Q: Hopefully my pic came through. I bought this oak rocker at auction. It sits a little lower to the ...
  A: it is late victorian in style, around 1890-1900 which is often alled th golden oak period. possibly ...
Maddox Desk3/30/2012
  Q: We spoke before as I was repairing my grandfathers Maddox Desk. The veneer was missing in a corner ...
  A: you can buy new veneer with the old style grain, that is something you will have to compare, ...
upholstered rocking chair3/29/2012
  Q: I was planning to dispose of this old rocking chair when I found a "Do Not Remove This Tag" on the ...
  A: this is a 1910-20s modified wing back rocker. the tag you refer to is called the law tag and is ...
Gateleg Table3/26/2012
  Q: Please tell me anything you can about this table and chairs, type of wood, particular name, area of ...
  A: the chairs are victorian from around 1870-75. generally in walnut but sometimes sweet gum and/or ...
Delaware Valley Rocker3/25/2012
  Q: Bob: I'm trying to get a better feel of the age of my Delaware Valley Rocker. Other than the top ...
  A: it will take a while to view and study the pics. it is originally what you see here. determining ...
Hannah Furniture [ table ]3/25/2012
  Q: I have an old stand marked Hannah Furniture Kenosha Wisconsin. I am wondering about what year it was ...
  A: wood looks to be sweet gum or birch stained to a light walnut color. difficult to tell enen in the ...
antique simmons metal vanity and stool3/24/2012
  Q: About how much would this be worth...I have investigated a little, found dressers but no vanity ...
  A: insurance replacement value 450-650 auction 150-250 1920s triple mirror vanity with walnut veneers ...
Antique Vanity3/22/2012
  Q: This vanity is coming up for bid soon at an auction. Any idea from this picture how old it is, what ...
  A: it is called colonial revival style and was manufactured in the 1920s. woods will be walnut and ...
antique folding bed3/22/2012
  Q: I am restoring an antique fold out bed that looks like a dresser when folded up. I would like to ...
  A: i havent received the email yet. correctly called a fold out bed ( as you did) or cabinet bed, ...
Man of North Wind Chairs3/21/2012
  Q: Klein, Last year, I purchased 5 handcarved dining room chairs. The chairs have been fully (and ...
  A: we have been communicating via email about this wonderful set of oak late 1800s set of chairs. ...
hi boy dresser3/21/2012
  Q: just wondering approx value. I bought in 1981 for $450. Its in good condition,rare with hat box ...
  A: nice tall oak chest with mirror and hatbox, quarter sawn oak faces. fronts are veneered as will be ...
Mysterious oak table3/13/2012
  Q: I purchased this table at an auction because it was identical to (if indeed not the same one) as one ...
  A: you have skills, very good. if it is quarter sawn it would be apparent looking at the grain. can ...
Cushman hunting board/buffet #90223/12/2012
  Q: Trying to find any information as to the age and value of a Cushman #9022 hunting board/buffet with ...
  A: We know they sold to the green mountain co in 1971, and we know that in 1937 the numbers were in the ...
Maddox Desk3/12/2012
  Q: I just inherited this writing desk from my Great Aunt. This desk is in mint condition. I was ...
  A: Maddox built quality items and this is no exception. The wood is mahogany and mahogany veneer. The ...
stickley chairs3/12/2012
  Q: Klein, I found two rush seat chairs. The name Stickley, Fayetteville, Syracuse is burnt/carved on ...
  A: Lets start by saying that the branded labeling shown on your furniture was used between 1926 and ...
ANTIQUE ROCKING CHAIR3/11/2012
  Q: I was told that my grandfather made this chair for my grandmother in either late 1800's or early ...
  A: The date would be correct for this chair. your grandfather may or may not have made it. i say that ...
Ferguson Bros. Tables3/11/2012
  Q: I have 3 tables that stack under each other they are marked Ferguson Bros. Holboken, NJ with the ...
  A: company was in operation 1903 to 1953. this is called a nest of tables. i cannot tell the wood ...
Antique Dining Table3/11/2012
  Q: We have what we think is a dining table with a retractable leave that comes from underneath. It has ...
  A: Might be a dining table but more likely a sofa table or library table. many items in the 1920s were ...
Williamsport Furniture, Unknown Age3/10/2012
  Q: My husband and I recently moved into our house and the previous owners left quite a bit of ...
  A: It does appear to be well made and structurally sound. the surface of the stand wasnt so good but ...
Weiman Heirloom Furniture3/10/2012
  Q: I just purchased this step shaped side / end table and wanted to know when it was made and its rough ...
  A: Bassett bought the Weiman Co in 1979, just so you will know. the tables look like 1940s vintage, ...
Is there chair worth keeping3/10/2012
  Q: I bought this chair at a small antique store years ago. It has a Pilgrim Furniture, 85 Grand St, ...
  A: this would not be considered an antique but of late there has been an interest in the cowboy style ...
Antique Hall Tree3/9/2012
  Q: I was hoping you could help me with this hall tree. I would appreciate any kind of information such ...
  A: the hall stand, hall tree, is oak, quarter sawn oak. what price is the store asking? what ...
antique desk3/8/2012
  Q: Greetings Robert, My husband,Joseph, and I recently purchased this desk at a consignment shop. The ...
  A: nice size desk and looks to be in good condition. from 1920-1940s. determining the manufacturer is ...
trunk help3/7/2012
  Q: I just picked up this trunk,can you tell me a little about it not sure when it was made and what you ...
  A: trunks has a wide range of nuances. this is a good one, retailing around 80-100 in good condition. ...
1939 pugh dinette3/6/2012
  Q: I have a dining set from 1939 I have the original bill of sale but can't find anything out about the ...
  A: what did you have to pay? you asked if you got a good deal for the money. if the finish is good, ...
Antique Pine Wardrobe/Armoire3/6/2012
  Q: I was wondering if you could assist me with the heritage of the piece. I was told it was an antique ...
  A: this is sa pine wardrobe from the uk or belguim. it is what they call scrubbed pine. it was ...
Duncan Phyfe Mahogany Dining Table & Breakfront3/5/2012
  Q: Klein: I inherited a mahogany dining table and breakfront from my grandmother. She received this ...
  A: one downside is that there are only four remaining chairs but the up side of that is that they are ...
Armoire3/4/2012
  Q: I am asking era, wood and value? Trying to learn about what I have. Your information has been the ...
  A: sorry if i cam across a bit short now to business we will need additional pics outside of the ...
Corbin Trap Door3/4/2012
  Q: The attached is an image of a trap door (which I finally have a name for thanks to an earlier answer ...
  A: this is the type of lock that goes on a roll top desk. send a picture of the desk. Here is the ...
s bent&bros rocking chair3/3/2012
  Q: i have this s bent&bros rocking chair was wanting to see if i can find out just how old it might be? ...
  A: the chair is from the mid 1970s. the company built quality furniture until they closed in 2000. ...
Children's Play dresser and crib3/3/2012
  Q: This play dresser and play baby cradle was my mom's born 1918. This small dresser with 3 drawers, ...
  A: the one i sent the picture to was to let you know what i had one priced at. i had it at 350 and had ...
Rocking Chair3/2/2012
  Q: I have had this family chair for 40 years and am now ready to part with. But I need information on ...
  A: it was made around 1900 of oak. the seat is laminated with oak on the top. some of the oak is ...
3 legged drop leaf table3/2/2012
  Q: We are looking for any info that you can provide as to the make, manufacturer, age and type of wood. ...
  A: The table was manufactured in the 1940s. Many call these duncan phyfe tables but that is a bit of a ...
Antique Tea Cart3/1/2012
  Q: I received this antique tea cart from my great aunt 30 years ago. She was an owner of porter fine ...
  A: i will need a better picture to determine the wood. It might be walnut but I cannot see clearly ...
Maddox Desk2/29/2012
  Q: I have a Maddox desk that was my grandfathers. Its tag marks it as a Maddox Table, pattern 4666-51. ...
  A: this would be a good one for restoration. using a gently stripper or lacquer thinner, clean the old ...
Desk origins2/27/2012
  Q: I have this desk I picked up at a garage sale because of the workmanship that was put into building ...
  A: i will need a close picture of the wood grain to tell the wood. imperial was a good company and as ...
Gimbels Bedroom Set2/27/2012
  Q: Saw this set at an auction recently. Gimbel Brothers tag on back of the pieces (the department ...
  A: what did it go for at the auction? these decorated sets sell low unless the surfaces are in good ...
Montgomery Ward Rocking Chair2/26/2012
  Q: I inherited this from my great-grandmother and can't seem to find out alot about it. It has some ...
  A: wards 100 year anniversary was in 1972. several companies made this style chair so there may be ...
antique drop leaf table2/25/2012
  Q: We inherited this table and would like to know more about it. Do you know the approx age, type of ...
  A: the only evidence you would see of a fifth leg is two holes in the center of the center slides under ...
Grand Rapids Modular Cabinet- identification, valuation2/22/2012
  Q: Robert, you were so helpful with an oak table, I wondered if you had any possible feedback on one ...
  A: called barristers bookcases or lawyers bookcases, made by several companies. macy, globe wernike, ...
1930 Sligh Dresser2/22/2012
  Q: Robert, I have a dresser with mirror from Sligh Co and would like to know what you think the value ...
  A: condition is very important in determining value, especially fair market value and unfortunately the ...
Farley and Loetscher cedar blaket chest2/22/2012
  Q: I have inherited a Farley and Loetscher cedar blanket chest which I believe my great aunt purchased, ...
  A: not rare but certainly unusual and you are correct that is is made in the 1920s. this still has the ...
HAsting Tyden-locked table idientificaton/valuation2/22/2012
  Q: Hoping to simply sell a hastings tydne-locked (oak?) table we have been storing for my late ...
  A: hastings round oak table with x leaves, in the mission style with a pedestal that separates to ...
pictures2/21/2012
  Q: I'm going to send you some additional pictures via your email since I can only send you one per ...
  A: fron instructions page--i probably should shorten it or put the email in more than once,. several ...
Koken Barber Chair2/21/2012
  Q: I am doing research for a friend who is selling some of his antiques and was hoping you could give ...
  A: it is one of the early ones from late 1800s or early 1900s, it is wood but i do not know what ...
Lenoir Chair Company 1927 Art Deco Bedroom Set and Duncan Phyfe Dining Table2/19/2012
  Q: Mr. Klein, I have a 1927 Art Deco Bedroom set from the Lenoir Chair Company. The set includes a ...
  A: great condition! the woods are mahogany and walnut veneers with sweet gum as the case wood. the ...
piano desk2/13/2012
  Q: Can you give me an estimate as to the value of this desk (no chair)?
  A: spinet desk from the 1920s. cant tell the woods but they are usually mahogany veneer on the top ...
Resale Value of this Set2/12/2012
  Q: I have a set of John Wanamaker bedroom furniture that I'd like to resell, but I don't know the value ...
  A: the definition of 'antique' varies. the general guideline is 100 years, some say it has to be prior ...
Jenny Lind Antique Daybed2/12/2012
  Q: do you know where I might find a Jenny Lind Antique spindle daybed?
  A: I do not know where one is at the moment but if you keep in contact i might can hook yopu up with ...
Paine Furiture Co Drop front desk2/11/2012
  Q: I have recently given my son a drop front desk with the Paine Furniture Co. sticker on the back and ...
  A: paine built good quality furniture. the wood is ribbon stripe mahogany veneer on teh fronts. most ...
Antique Platform Rocker2/10/2012
  Q: I was wondering when this chair may have been made. It has wooden casters but am not sure if the ...
  A: the chair is victorian made around 1875-80. wood is walnut and walnut veneers-most likely--although ...
seeking more info about family dining table2/7/2012
  Q: Good afternoon, I've recently learned I'll be receiving my grandparents dining room table. I ...
  A: wonderful table it is eastlake victorian made around 1875-80. The wood should be walnut. as is it ...
Oak leather top partner desk1/31/2012
  Q: I recently bought an oak leather top partner desk from an old man who didn't know where his late ...
  A: the picture is too distant to tell much about the wood but the overall style tells me it is ...
question posted to allexperts1/30/2012
  Q: I have been cleaning out a friend's grandmother's storage and she has some amazing things. I found ...
  A: the kitchen work station that you have pictured is a later type of what is called a hoosier cabinet. ...
B. P. John Furniture Corp./Dorothy Estate1/29/2012
  Q: I have a full size bedroom set with Headboard/Footboard, vanity with chair and dresser made by BP ...
  A: there is conflicting information about the company and bruno john paul which i will include below. ...
Would like to know more about this red platform rocker1/28/2012
  Q: We recently got this chair at auction for a few dollars. It's a heacy platform rocker, not quite ...
  A: it is a walnut eastlake victorian platform rocker. a good one in need of restoration. some have ...
Paine Bedroom set1/27/2012
  Q: Paine Bedroom set: 2 twin beds dresser, bureau, desk. Some significant marks from many years of ...
  A: for restoration, a gently cleaning then rubbing with 320 no fil paper avoiding the decorated area. ...
Can you help identify the period and value of this rocking chair?1/27/2012
  Q: Robert, I inherited this rocking chair from my mother. She loved to collect antiques. I thought ...
  A: i think, just from the picture that at the earliest it would be 1850s. but without hands on i cant ...
Cedar Chest1/17/2012
  Q: I bought a cedar chest this past summer at a yard sale and it looks old. I tried finding out more ...
  A: I think this would be West Branch Novelty Co in Milton, Pa. Made around 1910-20s. retail in a ...
Secretary Desk1/15/2012
  Q: We had an antique secretary desk given to us forty years ago. We no longer have a use or place for ...
  A: This was manufactured around 1900-1910. The wood is quarter sawn oak veneer over, most likely, ash. ...
age of China Cabinet1/15/2012
  Q: Can you tell me the approximate age and value of this china cabinet? I will send pic to Thanks
  A: Made in the 1920s, with mahogany and walnut veneers over a case of sweet gum wood. style is ...
refinishing1/13/2012
  Q: I have this chair -- not an antique -- but I like it and would like to clean it up to be usable. It ...
  A: First the oil does no good. the oil is a non drying oil that serves no use other that to become a ...
halltree/umbrella stand1/10/2012
  Q: just wondering if you could tell me anything about this hall tree i was told when i purchased it ...
  A: this is oak and probably made in the united kingdom or belguim around 1920. i see these at ...
Virginia House rocking chair1/10/2012
  Q: Saw this chair being thrown out and loved the style. Could you tell me about this chair? On the ...
  A: they were in smyth va until bought out in the 1990s. the quality was good and your chair is a ...
antique chair1/9/2012
  Q: My grandfather bought this chair at a second-hand shop in 1915. It is quarter sawn oak. That is ...
  A: nice!! it is mission style and made around the time he bought it 1900-1915. the cutout is called a ...
Antique? Imperial table1/9/2012
  Q: My grandmother gave me this table and before I refinish it I want to make sure I don't jeopardize ...
  A: you wont hurt the value if the refinishing is properly done. improper finishing will remove value. ...
antique chair1/8/2012
  Q: I was just wondering if you could please help me to find more information about this family ...
  A: how did you get my cat to pose in the photo?? these savonarola chair would have been made around ...
I saved this chair from the garbage1/8/2012
  Q: I would like to get more info on this chair I found in the garbage, when it was made, the wood type, ...
  A: you did well!!!! the chair is from the 1920s, usually the castors are not on the rear, only the ...
Rocking Chair w/Drop Arm Table1/7/2012
  Q: A few months back I asked about this rocker, and wanted to know if you are able to give me a value ...
  A: i cant tell you the restored value as that would depend on the skill of the restorer. if i did it ...
antique fold out bed??1/7/2012
  Q: Mr. Klein, Thank you for your prompt response to my inquiry about my fold out bed. I picture of a ...
  A: it is a 1920-40 day bed and a mattress will have to be made. originally it would have been a goose ...
Pie Crust Table1/6/2012
  Q: A friend was going to discard this table, as one leg is broken. I told her it is a pie crust table ...
  A: tell me where you are, i may know someone close by to help with the restoration ...
Duncan Phyfe Table1/6/2012
  Q: I believe I have a true Duncan Phyfe table and china cabinet. I have 3 leaves and the original ...
  A: the picture came through showing your table in great condition with the ribbon stripe mahogany ...
antique fold out bed??1/4/2012
  Q: I am hoping that you can help me identify what kind of bed I have. My 102 year old cousin left this ...
  A: i will need a closer picture to determine accurately the date but from what i can see i place it in ...
Antique Wooden Chair1/3/2012
  Q: I recently received this chair when a friend was cleaning out their house to move. I don't really ...
  A: Knowledgeability - 8 Clarity of response - 8 Politeness - 8 with the above feedback it is obvious i ...
furniture date1/3/2012
  Q: I am a professional furniture builder here in Iowa, but not very experienced in refinishing or ...
  A: i would need to see pictures bobklein1@cox.net the indicators would be tooling marks hand plane, ...
antique dining room set1/3/2012
  Q: Can you give me any information on this set that was included in the purchase of our home? ...
  A: you will never know the manufacturer without a label, there were thousands of manufacturers in ...
antique china hutch and chandiliers1/2/2012
  Q: Klein, It's me again! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! I am emailing some ...
  A: you bought a 1920s cabinet that would retail in a shop at 650-750. its a good one. fixtures are ...
Huntley furniture piece12/30/2011
  Q: Today I bought this piece of furniture at a yard sale. I'm looking up Huntley Furniture and finding ...
  A: this is an art deco style vanity made in the 1920s. mirror forms varied but generally they were ...
another pic12/29/2011
  Q: additional picture
  A: Company of Master Craftsmen (1926 – 1939) is or was a subsidiary of W & J Sloan of New York. the ...
additional picture12/29/2011
  Q: Here's an additonal picture of the table. I'd like to send you more, but it won't allow me to send ...
  A: Company of Master Craftsmen (1926 – 1939) is or was a subsidiary of W & J Sloan of New York. the ...
info requested on an antique table12/29/2011
  Q: I was given a small antique wooden table with a leather top. It has a marking that has an eagle & ...
  A: Company of Master Craftsmen (1926 – 1939) is or was a subsidiary of W & J Sloan of New York. the ...
S. Bent and Bros petite Windsor rocker12/28/2011
  Q: I need help in identifying the proper name, approximate period of manufacture, and wood-type, for ...
  A: you did well to snag this when you did. as i said, most any pre 80/90 bent co items are worth ...
Antique Vanity Furniture12/27/2011
  Q: I purchased this unique vanity from craigslist that has no markings on it, and no mirror. I have ...
  A: I do not understand this statement: I paid $50.00 for it, and repaired/refinished the vanity, so I ...
Pedestal table and chairs by Phoenix12/27/2011
  Q: the table and chairs in the attached photos were given to me this week by my mother-in-law. It was ...
  A: as you know, this is not antique but being from the 1950s, which it is, most likely, it is on its ...
Table id12/22/2011
  Q: I'm trying to find out more info on this table. Such as the style, era it was made, and wood ...
  A: it is a federal style table in teh duncan phyfe. sheraton, hepplewhite styles. it was manufactured ...
old table12/21/2011
  Q: My question is about this table. I am currently trying to find out when it was made. It has a worn ...
  A: this style of table was made in the 1920s. style is a modified jacobean. this one is better than ...
Arched Display Case?12/19/2011
  Q: Do you know if this is an old store's display cabinet? Or, do you think it was part of a dining ...
  A: by the way, nice collection in the cabinet. judging from the construction, i would place this in ...
EASTLAKE DRESSER WITH TILT MIRROR12/18/2011
  Q: Mr. Klien I recently purchased the attached piece at auction. Can you help me identify the era of ...
  A: if it went as low as what you say then it was not walnut and most likely was worn where the drawer ...
Inlay furniture - unknown maker12/18/2011
  Q: Thirty plus years ago, we purchased a bedroom suite with inlay flowers, flowered pulls/knobs and ...
  A: there is no way for anyone to determine the manufacturer without a label. there were thousands of ...
Empire piece or early 1900's reproduction?12/14/2011
  Q: I've been trying to figure out how old this piece is. I recently purchased it and was told it was ...
  A: depending on who you talk to it will be dated at 1830,1880,1900,1920,1940. This is a fantastic ...
Value & Care of Stickley Bros. Chair12/12/2011
  Q: Can you please tell me the approximate age and value of this mission style chair we just purchased ...
  A: cant tell you anything from the photo that is posted. a picture of the whole chair would be best. ...
Cushman dining table12/7/2011
  Q: I have a Cushman dining set. All of the chairs have the Metal tag tacked on the bottom of the seat ...
  A: wood identification is fairly easy with wood that have show differently such as; oak vs walnut' ...
Goose Neck Platform Rocker12/6/2011
  Q: Several years ago I purchased a used Goose Neck Platform Rocker chair at an auction. I like the ...
  A: in response to your kind comments at the rating page. I should have told you that you could have ...
Ornate full-size bed12/5/2011
  Q: Recently received a full-size bed with some unusual inlays plus some decorative gold pieces on the ...
  A: it may be from the uk or belguim, but, these were made in this country as well. dates around ...
Time period and wood?12/3/2011
  Q: Can you please help me figure out what type of table this? I have no idea which style chairs to buy ...
  A: watertown table slide company made the slides only. a full view picture will hep idenitfy the age ...
1896 Mirror12/2/2011
  Q: Got this mirror at an auction. Has "1896" carved into the top part of the frame. Wondering if it is ...
  A: the date is likely correct or close. the pictures are not of the quality that i can see the wood ...
Table ID and age11/30/2011
  Q: I'm trying to find the age and possible origin of the table shown. It was purchased in the 70's, ...
  A: show me a pic of the outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer ...
Federal Mirror11/30/2011
  Q: I have a mirror that I bought and was told it was a federal mirror. What is a federal mirror?
  A: federal is a style or form of design. it cannot be explained as the term contains elements of ...
what is this piece ?11/30/2011
  Q: I am restoring this for a client. We looked at a lot of photo's on line and found this site. Any ...
  A: from this picture i cannot confirm or deny that it is walnut. perhaps you would send a picture to ...
old chairs11/29/2011
  Q: I lovingly refer to these as my “Scandinavian antique folk art chairs.” I have no idea what they ...
  A: sorry, thought i had responded to your post. these are from 1900. i would like to see you strip ...
Vanity and Dresser11/29/2011
  Q: I received this vanity and dresser from my Grandmother years ago and I am curious as to how old it ...
  A: so sorry for the lack of clarity. i will certainly try to work on that ...
brass bed11/29/2011
  Q: This bed has been in family since early 1900's from northeastern PA. No markings on bed rails, very ...
  A: the date is correct and the bed is a nice one, tall head and foot. the curved piece across the top ...
Value of Jacobean table & chairs set11/28/2011
  Q: I bought a Jacobean table and 6 chairs one being the mans chair with arms. When I bought I was told ...
  A: it is a great set but you cannot base anything on ebay pricing. realistically, in this area, you ...
Mission style hide a bed11/25/2011
  Q: I have a hide a bed that looks to be in perfect condition other than it is missing a mattress. In ...
  A: the bed on ruby land is quite different from yours but they are both folding beds in teh mission ...
vintage 'sideboard' Maddox brand11/23/2011
  Q: We got what I think is a sideboard from a thrift store, it had been left out in the rain so it is ...
  A: maddox made good furniture. the numbers are not helpful. they are usually inventory, style, color ...
Value of Jacobean table & 6 chairs11/23/2011
  Q: I bought a Jacobean table and 6 chairs one being the mans chair with arms. When I bought I was told ...
  A: prices will vary , what did you pay? generally the chairs will sell at 75-125 each and teh table ...
savonarola chair11/22/2011
  Q: bought this chair for 200 dollars, i know its a savonarola chair. wanted to know how old, never seen ...
  A: to help you with the age i will need to see pictures of the underneath of the parts, the back and ...
Antique Rocker/recliner11/21/2011
  Q: I recently restored this old rocker/recliner/footstool and am wondering who manufactured the item ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine which manufacturer made this. it is oak. these were ...
rope seat rocker11/20/2011
  Q: This one I am even less sure about the age. I have seen a similar chair with all square framing, but ...
  A: there are so many of these made in the last 200 years it is difficult. from the chair maker in the ...
Antique Chair with Picture11/20/2011
  Q: I would like to know the origin and approximate value of an antique chair that I received from my ...
  A: these were made around 1900 and are referred to as throne chairs, which is a misnomer. more ...
Identify and date this chest of drawers + value11/18/2011
  Q: I recently purchased at auction this super chest. It is of white oak and extremely well made. Sides ...
  A: 1911-1960 was the run of the company to answer your question i need to see a picture of the back, ...
Rocking chair auction rescue11/17/2011
  Q: We purchased this rocking chair recently at a local auction. It was quite dusty and dirty but easily ...
  A: i would agree on the age. the wood looks to be figured birch stained mahogany. great clean up!!! ...
Replacement cost for damaged item11/16/2011
  Q: I am attaching a photo of an antique oak work hutch for your review. I recently moved from another ...
  A: ernest, What you have is called a hoosier cabinet--hoosier was one of several companies that ...
Office Specialty Cabinet -- Oak11/15/2011
  Q: I recently bought this quarter-sawn oak cabinet for $60 because I liked the look and needed ...
  A: i would say this dates from 1910-20. nice item. depending on the point of sale i would say around ...
pair of splat back chairs11/12/2011
  Q: I am hoping you can verify the research I have done on these chairs, and give me an idea of value. ...
  A: it would be ford and johnson. there is some sparse information online obtainable with a google ...
Cushman11/11/2011
  Q: Just wanted to comment on your response to a question posted on Cushman furniture in which your ...
  A: I sincerely think you for the information. More to add to my library of knowledge. For ...
Hat Box Dresser11/10/2011
  Q: Picked this up at an auction recently. Can't seem to find much on-line that looks similar. It was ...
  A: this is 1920s, the wood in the top drawers is mahogany veneer, the remaining drawers and the top box ...
antique chair11/10/2011
  Q: i have 2 reclining chairs that have back and side arm struts that are windsor wheelback ...
  A: while it is true the design is what you say, that is the only relationship to windsor. that would ...
What can u tell me about this?11/8/2011
  Q: The Mrs. & myself stopped in to check out a new thrift shop one afternoon when an old dresser or ...
  A: it is a walnut victorian dresser made around 1880. it has been refinished and the pulls are ...
Highboy appraisal(Potthast Bros.)11/7/2011
  Q: I am interested in receiving information and an appraisal on the 2 pc. Highboy that is pictured. ...
  A: potthast made wonderful pieces. you will need to send pics to my email bobklein1@cox.net multiple ...
Taylor Made Dresser11/6/2011
  Q: I have a Taylor Made Dresser. I have no idea of the age or history since it was given to me several ...
  A: this is a 1920s, walnut veneer and sweet gum wood dresser in the colonial revival style. part f as ...
very old rocking chair11/6/2011
  Q: I have a chair.. that I really would like to know it the story is true or not that was told to my ...
  A: need a picture to help. most likely what he was referring to what became called a lincoln rocker ...
Roos Sweetheart Cedar Chest11/6/2011
  Q: Different kind of question. Even seen one where the thin veneer is stripped off, leaving the ...
  A: it is your chest so you can do what you want. if you want it all cedar then do it. if you want it ...
What might you think of this chair?11/1/2011
  Q: The seat is almost 23 inches wide and the back is 22 inches tall...the grand rapids triangle trade ...
  A: probably grand rapids chair company definitely not stickley. regardless it is a good chair made ...
re antique cabinet10/30/2011
  Q: I have an antique cabinet that has no markings. Have no idea how old it is. Can you shed some ...
  A: send a pic of the outside of the drawer side where the side meets the front--i need to see teh ...
Antique Chairs10/29/2011
  Q: I just purchased these two chairs and am trying obtain history on them. They were made by LifeTime ...
  A: more info after a better picture send pic to me at bobklein1@cox.net if you wish--include the ...
Cedar Chest10/26/2011
  Q: My question regards an antique cedar chest that I have found at a local antique shop in the mall. ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer. thousands of companies were in ...
chest of drawers10/22/2011
  Q: Bought this at a thrift store. Four drawers, walnut, dark walnut and I think maple burl. Metal tag ...
  A: the burl does look like maple, hard to be certain with burls from photos. the fronts look like ...
Bedroom furniture10/22/2011
  Q: Mr.Klein,My husband and I purchased this bedroom set at auction 15 years ago, I took these pictures ...
  A: the vanity usually is the more desirable piece when selling or seeking a fair market value on ...
what is this10/21/2011
  Q: going to an auction 2morrow nite...here is one of the items i want to bid on..dont really know what ...
  A: it was a bellows that fed a fire in a shove or fireplace, the horn was added, there would have been ...
louis rastetter folding chair10/17/2011
  Q: My brother-in-law bought a Louis Rastetter folding chair at a flea market for $20. It is made of ...
  A: Rastetter manufactured folding chairs and tables 1920-40 in Fort Wayne, IN. one line was called ...
Ferguson Bros. Coffee & End Tables10/16/2011
  Q: I don't know how to attach more than one picture--I have several with more detail. Here is the ...
  A: wood is mahogany veneer around the apron, cant tell about the legs, usually they are a differret ...
Complete bedroom set10/16/2011
  Q: Bob, Would you be so kind as to help me identify the approximate period of this complete bedroom ...
  A: made in the 1920s. woods are mixed. the show surfaces are veneers. mahogany is the dominant ...
Identify Chair Characteristics10/16/2011
  Q: Are these chairs antiques and do they have any value- I own 4? They are all in good shape (though ...
  A: the chair is a 1920-40 example of the federal style, sheraton style and duncan phyfe styles all ...
old rocking chain10/12/2011
  Q: I am trying to identify the age and possibly the maker of this old rocking chair. The finish is ...
  A: interesting combination of styles and forms. carved old man winter face, rope turned posts with ...
a number of pieces from up north10/11/2011
  Q: I trust that you had a nice vacation?! We have numerous pieces that we have collected from family ...
  A: bobklein1@cox.net full view underneath sides tops we were setting up a Smithsonian Exhibit in ...
Antique Furniture10/11/2011
  Q: We have an antique Chippendale secretary desk (early 19th or 20th century, I think) and an old cedar ...
  A: i need pictures but i will submit that the secretary is probably 1920-1940, with ball and claw feet ...
antique rocking chair10/11/2011
  Q: ..can youtell me anything about this rocking chair...thanks
  A: abeautifully designed rocker fron 1900-1920s. wood will be birch and figured birch, the seat and ...
buffet10/11/2011
  Q: i have a buffet and dont know much about it if there is a marking on the bottom its too dark to ...
  A: it is a 1920s sideboard. surfaces would be, most likely, walnut veneer. the underbody and frame ...
File Cabinet10/11/2011
  Q: I recently purchased a file cabinet; needs some work. It is labeled Wabash Cabinet Co., Wabash, ...
  A: made around 1900 but i have no references to the company in my materials that would be any help as ...
Antique China Cabinet9/21/2011
  Q: I recently purchased a china cabinet that the owner forgot he had buried in the back of his garage, ...
  A: about the WAL; much of this era done in the style you have was done in walnut veneers or wood ...
Rocking Chair w/Drop Arm Table9/21/2011
  Q: I recently got this at an Ohio auction and only found two others. However, not much information on ...
  A: nice looking chair, needs a little work on teh seat rails but that is not to difficult if one knows ...
Dresser with "Hat Box"9/20/2011
  Q: Recently obtained an older dresser, and someone said that the structure on top was a "hat box". It ...
  A: the chest of drawers was manufactured in the 1920s. there is mahogany, walnut and burl ash veneers ...
Chairs9/20/2011
  Q: My mom just gave me these two chairs. The dark chair she believes is a Chippendale. I believe it has ...
  A: it is a chippendale style but not a chippendale period chair. looking at the cut of the legs and ...
key for Maddox Secretary9/19/2011
  Q: I have a Maddox Table secretary pattern No 2789. The key has been lost and I have not found a ...
  A: from the feedback i see that i was unclear. please tell me what was unclear so i may fill in the ...
MISSION CHAIR9/19/2011
  Q: Looking for any information on this chair that was recently rescued from a great-aunt's attic. I ...
  A: it is a morris style chair. all chairs of this type are namend after the. designer. yours is from ...
Buffet9/19/2011
  Q: Would you be able to tell me anything about this buffet? I really don't know anything about it, but ...
  A: it is 1920s, walnut probably but maybe mahogany veneer. the picture is too distant to tell but i ...
Desk Identification9/17/2011
  Q: I was given this large desk when my Grandmother passed away. She had owned it for at LEAST 25 years, ...
  A: send some photos to my email bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email include the ...
display cabinet9/16/2011
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this display cabinet? Such as wood type, age, or value? The ...
  A: it is english in origin done in circasian walnut veneers, made around 1930s. these sell in import ...
Irwin Furniture9/14/2011
  Q: but I have no idea what type of piece of furniture it is or the year of the furniture what can you ...
  A: we know it is before 1953 since that is when the robert irwin company quit. i wouls say judging ...
Magazine rack9/14/2011
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this kind of rack. It is 22" from end to end at the top and 13" ...
  A: i am not to sure it has any age to it but send several pictures to my email address ...
Antique smoking/ashtray lamp9/10/2011
  Q: My father-in-law bought this standing electric smoking lamp at a garage sale for $5 back in the ...
  A: sorry that you were displeased with my responses as evidenced by the feedback. sometimes there is ...
settee or couch9/8/2011
  Q: I just bought this last week..no one seems to know exactly how old it is but a guess of 1890 ...
  A: it could be 1860 or 1900. i would need to see a picture of the underneath to see the wood in the ...
Heywood Bro Co Swivel Chair9/7/2011
  Q: Mr. Klein I have a swivel chair with a button states Heywood Bro Co 1873 pat. pend. What information ...
  A: show a picture of the underneath of the seat, the label and the base send to bobklein1@cox.net jpg ...
Charlotte Chair Company9/7/2011
  Q: We received a dining table with 8 chairs. It has a leaf and drop sides on it. The bottom of the ...
  A: there was both a charlotte chair co in grand rapids, mi which was still in operation in the 1990s ...
Maddox Colonial Reproductions - Slant Front Desk9/7/2011
  Q: My husband inherited a beautiful cherry, slant front desk from his aunt in 1989. Based upon the ...
  A: the style is chippendale style, not chippendale period but chippendale style. i would need to see ...
Statesville Rocking Chair9/6/2011
  Q: I have recently refinished this Statesville rocking chair and I would like to know more about it... ...
  A: statesville NC the wood is most likely cherry. as shown it would be priced at 200 in a shop. the ...
Dining Table/Chairs9/5/2011
  Q: We were given a dining table/chairs and are now ready to pass it on, want to know if it is worth ...
  A: many call the style of table a duncan phyfe style, this is not entirely incorrect. it is more a ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company9/2/2011
  Q: ..thank for taking the time to respond to this inquiry. When purchasing our home, a China closet ...
  A: the cabinet is from teh 1910-20s. the wood should be primarily wlnut and/or mahogany veneers on the ...
Dining Table9/2/2011
  Q: I came across an old table and would like any info you can provide. The bottom of the table is ...
  A: cut and pasted; Founded: 1852, by Aaron Jackson and Aaron Greenwood. They sold the company to Abner ...
Huntley Dining room set9/2/2011
  Q: Just curious on your knowledge of the history of this furniture. It has a gold colored medalion on ...
  A: this is built in the jacobean style with walnut veneers. dating this from external pictures isnt ...
parlor table8/31/2011
  Q: Just wondering if you could give me any information (maker, age, value) on my beautiful parlor ...
  A: you have a very nice eastlake victorian lamp table. the wood is walnut and the burl is walnut burl ...
Antique Medallion Couch?8/30/2011
  Q: I purchased this medallion couch and was told it was an antique, but they knew nothing about it. ...
  A: it appears to me this is an early reproduction of a victorian loveseat. i put it at 1910-30. they ...
Maddox Cherry Wood Desk8/28/2011
  Q: I have a Leather Top Maddox Desk made of Cherry, which I think is from 1951. The label under the ...
  A: the desk is from the 50s-60s as you say. to restore would cost much more than the desk would sell ...
Flint and Horner Desk8/27/2011
  Q: I have a Flint and Horner "drop front" desk with one drawer (see attached photo). The finish is ...
  A: most if not all R J Horner pieces have desirability an value. flint and horner was a retail outlet. ...
Refinishing a chair8/27/2011
  Q: I got this chair from my parents, and it had 5 coats of paint on it when I started. After getting ...
  A: pressed back means that the design was pressed into the wood with dies and forms. some were then ...
Old table8/24/2011
  Q: I have a table approximately 90 yrs old in very bad condition. I do not know whether to have it ...
  A: you are correct that it is from the 1920s. it is an end table or a lamp table, the wood is most ...
Bedroom Set sold by Hathaway's8/24/2011
  Q: I have a full size French Provincial bedroom set that my parents gave me. It has been in our family ...
  A: painted furniture is difficult to date or identify woods. most likely the wood is tullip poplar and ...
Duncan phyfe8/24/2011
  Q: shop for 528.00 And information would be GREAT! I do not see any label. I am wanting to get the ...
  A: these are called, by the public and most dealers, duncan phyfe style, the word style is important as ...
Wicker Rocking chair8/21/2011
  Q: I am writing about a wicker rocking chair that my cousin has in storage I was hoping you might have ...
  A: please take this the right way. we call this cane back not wicker, although the material is similar ...
Platform Rocking Chair8/20/2011
  Q: I would like to know the value and how old this rocking chair is. My parents bought this at an ...
  A: this is an eastlake style rocker. the wood could be one of several species, cant tell from the ...
vintage knick-knack rack8/20/2011
  Q: I think it is mahogany but not sure. I am not very good at taking pictures but I have tried. Thanks ...
  A: nice little etergere. the wood is dyed to a mahogany color but is probably birch, figured and flat ...
Old Chair8/17/2011
  Q: I have an old chair that I know nothing about...can you please help identify the approximate age and ...
  A: made around 1910-20. called by several names, i like barrel back. the wood is usually birch dyed a ...
Mahogany Sec. #1347/31/2011
  Q: I'm trying to figure out the age of this piece and the maker. I've read lots of the posts and can't ...
  A: it is a 1920-40 slant front desk. only the picture of the interior is showing. the finish looks ...
White Furniture Company Dining Room Table7/31/2011
  Q: I came across this dining room table while perusing craigslist.com. It's made by White Furniture ...
  A: buy it becasue you like it not for the brand. white made decent furniture, this has a 60s -80s look ...
Great grandma's dining set7/31/2011
  Q: I inherited this dining set of a table 2 chairs and a buffet(?) set from my great grandmother. I was ...
  A: it is maple, peach must refer to color, never heard of that either. sell it as is, no need to put ...
refinishing project7/30/2011
  Q: I'm sorry I couldn't send a picture I don't have a digital camera. I have a couple of old dressers ...
  A: first, dont sand any more!!! use a chemical to strip the paint off--or have that part done by ...
I was wondering if you could tell me the possible age and type of wood on bedroom suite?7/30/2011
  Q: I recently purchase bedroom suite at a yard sale, I was told it was the ladies' grandmothers' suite ...
  A: very nice set from teh 1920s. it is walnut but not burl. go to www.certainlywood.com and look at ...
ANTIQUE BUFFET7/29/2011
  Q: I purchased an antique buffet, most likely made by the Showers Bros. furniture co. in Bloomington, ...
  A: the color you see is the color it was when manufactured but a few shades darker. once restored it ...
'fruitwood' dining set7/29/2011
  Q: I feel lucky to have found this petite graceful 36 x 42.5 oval table and 4 cane chairs. There are ...
  A: the black speckles are called distressing. this type was popular in the 60s-80s. the coating is ...
Roos Cedar Chest7/28/2011
  Q: This Roos cedar chest bears the number 4001 I would like to know two things if you would. First is ...
  A: this style is representative of the 1920s. is it the picture or the photo that is washed out and ...
Old Red Trunk7/28/2011
  Q: Klein, hope all is well with you. I wanted to see if there was any way to identify the approximate ...
  A: this style of trunk was made in the late 1880s into the early 1920s.there were rarely brands on them ...
Zangerle and Peterson Rocker7/28/2011
  Q: My grandmother gave me this chair. I have tried to do some research on the Zangerle and Peterson Co, ...
  A: this looks from the styling and form to be of 1920-40 vintage. most likely it is mahogany under the ...
Dining Room7/28/2011
  Q: Please see another picture attached #3 ...
  A: you have a table, some chairs and a sideboard?? if you would please send the pictures to my email ...
Dining Room furniture7/28/2011
  Q: I have attached a picture of my grandparents furniture that my husband and I inherited when they ...
  A: you have a table, some chairs and a sideboard?? if you would please send the pictures to my email ...
antique american buffet with mirror7/26/2011
  Q: This piece has been in our family for four generations. Can you tell me approximately when it was ...
  A: this oak sideboard was made around 1900. the finish has been overcoated sometime during its journey ...
Early 20th Century Bedroom Suite + Chair7/25/2011
  Q: My husband and I recently acquired a very old, wooden bed, dresser, vanity, (all matching), and a ...
  A: the set is from the 1920s. the style is a mix or blend of what has gone before. tit is referred to ...
3 piece antique bedroom set7/24/2011
  Q: I have attached pictures of my antique bedrrom suit from W. J. Heney and Company. The stamp reads, ...
  A: send all the pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email clear and in ...
Jamestown Table Company Dining Suite7/23/2011
  Q: I inherited this dining room suite from my great aunt a few years. A card in the drawer identifies ...
  A: on the question page or the ask the expert page there are instructions for sending additional ...
hexagon table7/23/2011
  Q: We inherit this table from my grandmother, it's been in the family for a long time, she told us once ...
  A: table is from the 1920s and may have been in europe at some time but it is American made. the pie ...
What can you tell me about this china cabinet?7/22/2011
  Q: I love it so I won't be disappointed if you tell me it's not worth much. I picked it up because I ...
  A: it is from the 1920s, the wood panels are burl walnut, the case probably sweet gum, the sides walnut ...
Los Angeles Period Furniture7/20/2011
  Q: it is my again. My parents bought this Queen bedroom set in the early 1960's I think. It is from the ...
  A: this is a bit out of my normal area. the center carving is probably plastic. in a resale shop the ...
wonding if I would be making a mistake7/19/2011
  Q: 30 years ago my Mother-in-law gave us a bedroom set and I'm starting to hate it and want to paint ...
  A: headboard was made in the 1920s. it is walnut veneer and sweet gum for the frame. the bed would ...
Stationary Rocker7/17/2011
  Q: I am trying to identify a stationary rocker that I inherited. It is unrestored condition and I am ...
  A: this is a platform rocker that was used in parlors. it is eastlake victorian in era and style ...
Antique Sewing Chest7/16/2011
  Q: This is a repost. I attached a picture the first time but you apparently did not receive it.I would ...
  A: the picture did not show up in the original post, who knows what happened.... the picture is not ...
chairs7/16/2011
  Q: I have two chairs that I have inherited. I know at one point my grandfather's uncle owned these ...
  A: from 1900-1920. the wood is most likely birch stained with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. ...
Key for chifferobe7/16/2011
  Q: I have a chifferobe that I need a skeleton key for. Can you tell me how to go about finding a way to ...
  A: take the lock out and take it to a locksmith. the key is probably not a skeleton key it is probably ...
Adding photos to request7/15/2011
  Q: How do I add photos to my request? ANSWER: when you do your post there is a link that says 'attach ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation at ...
Mid-century modern 6drawer dresser by Craddock7/15/2011
  Q: I found this great six drawer dresser in the mid-century modern style. The drawers use dove tail ...
  A: cherry wood veneer most likely over mdf which is medium density fiberboard. this is customary for ...
School house chair7/13/2011
  Q: I have a school house chair that I have re-woven the seat and would really like some information on ...
  A: the rung would be turned the same. the wood is birch, what i can see in the back. these ...
Old wooden rocker7/13/2011
  Q: Good day, I am trying to ballpark the age and value of this wooden rocking chair. I couldn't find ...
  A: walnut wood victorian period-renaissance revival style 1865-1880 this is a good one, would have ...
Parlor Table?7/12/2011
  Q: I have this table I bought several years back. The woman I bought it from gave me some information ...
  A: if you would send several pictures to my email address i will help bobklein1@cox.net clear the ...
Please identify leather-top coffee table7/10/2011
  Q: Can you identify and give me some idea of the value of this leather-top, half moon coffee table. I ...
  A: the table is from the 1960s-70s. the style, not period but style, is a combination of sheraton and ...
furnite appraisal?7/10/2011
  Q: I bought an antique fold-up writing desk made by The Grand Rapids Fancy Furniture Company. It's made ...
  A: instructions from ask the expert page *SEND AND/OR POST PICTURES WITH YOUR QUESTION OR THE QUESTION ...
Thomasville China Cabinet7/7/2011
  Q: Can you possibly tell me the value of this Thomasville china cabinet? We have had it in our family ...
  A: this is a 1940s mahogany veneered cabinet in the federal style and would sell between 550 and 850 in ...
Furniture7/7/2011
  Q: Pictured is one of the 4 matching pieces of furniture that has been in my family for years. I have a ...
  A: the set was manufactured in the 1900-20s. it is a mix of styles a bit of empire and a bit of ...
Berkey and Gay desk/console/pier7/6/2011
  Q: We have a desk(ish) piece of Berkey and Gay furniture and were wondering approximate value (as we ...
  A: this is a 1900-1920s server. a server is a small sideboard. the wood is mahogany veneer. the ...
candle stand Simmons Furniture7/6/2011
  Q: I have a Simmons Furniture, I belive candle stand (any interpretation on its exact functunality is ...
  A: very cool house purchase. take a picture of the outside of teh side of the drawer where the side ...
Rocking Chair7/4/2011
  Q: I have an old chair (sending photo's to your email address) and any information that you could give ...
  A: the is a well made chair. looks like someone tried to recoat parts. need to strip with paint ...
Child's Old Rocking chair7/3/2011
  Q: I have an old child's rocking chair (sending photo's to your email address) and any information that ...
  A: i recommend that you complete the stripping of the old coating then apply shellac to the chair. ...
antique chair value7/2/2011
  Q: I have an old chair (sending photo's to your e-mail address) and any information that you could give ...
  A: there were many o these built. unless it is one of he very early ones they have little value. ...
roll top desk6/30/2011
  Q: I saw a note on the website about locking mechanism. My husband and I just reassembled his ...
  A: how it usually goes is this--for oak roll top desks made from 1880-1920 there is a vertical piece ...
Antique Sideboard6/29/2011
  Q: I have inherited a antique sideboard and am trying to establish how old it is and what it's value ...
  A: this oak (quarter sawn oak) sideboard was made around 1900-1920. it could accurately be called a ...
Savonarola Chair, follow-up6/28/2011
  Q: Robert, you gave me a prompt and welcome answer to my question about my antique savonarola chair, ...
  A: evidently something must be wrong with my email sender. i had sent replies to your private email ...
Duncan Phyfe Formal dining set6/26/2011
  Q: Having trouble uploading pics of this formal dining room set. I have purchased this from my ...
  A: these sets are made of sweet gum and mahogany veneers. manufactured heavily in the 1940s. good ...
formal dining room set6/26/2011
  Q: I understand this set we purchased from my grandmothers estate is considered "Duncan Phyfe" style. ...
  A: see other response where i commented on the style, it is not a period piece. a piece that is a ...
Ferguson Table6/25/2011
  Q: I have a Ferguson Table, I think it would be a Lamp table. It has a label that reads Ferguson bros ...
  A: The Ferguson Brothers Manufacturing Company made furniture in Hoboken, NJ from 1898 - 1953. i put ...
Unfinished Wood Table6/25/2011
  Q: I bought this wood table at a garage sale a while back and have not seen anything like it. It is ...
  A: when refinishing only a GENTLE sanding is needed, more of a wiping with 180 or 220 sandpaper. if ...
Antique Sheboygan Fibre Wicker Furniture6/23/2011
  Q: This is furniture that was my mothers. I don't know a whole lot about it and was hoping you could ...
  A: there is a lot of different wickers, reed fiber, and paper. some, depending on who you talk to say ...
chair made by s. bent and bros 18676/22/2011
  Q: Hey Robert, looking For some info on this chair and possible a value on it as well. Thanks Again.
  A: it is an oak institutional chair made around 1920. school, office, military, government. bent was ...
Antique furniture6/22/2011
  Q: I was given this piece of furniture by a friend and am not very familiar with antiques. Could you ...
  A: it is a 1930s vanity. the wood is mahogany veneer. teh frame will be sweet gum or tulip poplar. ...
Grand Rapids Certified mahogany table6/22/2011
  Q: I just picked up this drop-leaf side table from a flea market and noticed the tag inside the drawer. ...
  A: it is mahogany and mahogany veneers made around 1940. the imperial company was a good company ...
Bedroom Set6/21/2011
  Q: First off, thank you! This will really help me out. I have my bedroom set from when I was young, ...
  A: it is from teh 1920s and the ivory labeling was a factory labeling for what it was originally ...
Antique backless curved chair6/21/2011
  Q: I inherited this chair from my grandmother, who was born in 1893. She called it the Fancy Chair. ...
  A: savanorola chair or curule chair or seat. this one is from the 1920s and, as most furniture, is a ...
Antique Dining Room Furniture Set6/20/2011
  Q: My family owns an antique dining room furniture set that includes a pedestal table with a Tyden Ono ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer of the set. there were thousands of ...
Mersman Table6/20/2011
  Q: When my mother passed, my siblings and I had to empty her apartment in just a few days, or pay ...
  A: the table is from the 1920s. mersman made thousands of tables of medium quality. in a shop it ...
Treadway dresser6/19/2011
  Q: I inherited this dresser from my Grandmother. The stamp on the back and in the top drawer is an owl ...
  A: many such companies sold furniture, didnt build it, but sold it as did furniture stores. there were ...
Any information please6/17/2011
  Q: I recently was given these 2 antique chairs, the one on the right is a glider/rocker. I am having a ...
  A: most pieces do not have a manufacturers label now or then. these were made in the 1870-80 era. ...
john widdicomb Chinoiserie two drawer chest6/17/2011
  Q: I am a sucker for the Chinoiserie style. Just purchased this lovely piece. Know it is not old. ...
  A: a key will have to be made by a locksmith. the numbers are style, color, and possibly model numbers, ...
Value of dining table set and hutch6/17/2011
  Q: I have a dining table set witha captain chair and 5 other chairs and a buffet. The table is a ...
  A: it is a nice set from the 1910-1920s. probably walnut and walnut veneer. style is queen anne with ...
Vintage China Cabinet6/16/2011
  Q: Can you supply any information on this china cabinet that has been in the family for a long time. ...
  A: send the pictures to my email bobklein1@cox.net full view close view back of a door outside of one ...
Sligh Bedroom Set6/15/2011
  Q: Mr. Klein, First, we would be grateful for any information you might be able to provide on a small ...
  A: Set is from the 1920s. It was a time period that saw a surge of quality furniture manufactured in ...
cane rocker6/15/2011
  Q: Klein, I am sending you a picture of a old cane rocker that I saw somewhere and was wondering if ...
  A: kim it is from the 1920s and in good condition should sell for 200-250. they are difficult to ...
Phonograph6/14/2011
  Q: I am looking for the name and any information on a very old phonograph that I actually saw on the ...
  A: there were several brands of these players stella regina lyon & healy kalliope musikwerke---<< the ...
smokers table6/10/2011
  Q: I have a table that comes from my Grandmothers house in the 1950's. I am curious if it is anything ...
  A: the table is from the 1920s. sweet gum wood or tulip poplar, top is probably walnut veneer over ...
vintage Virginia House bedroom set6/9/2011
  Q: A friend is cleaning out his mother's house and has a 4 piece Virginia House maple bedroom set. It ...
  A: Styles are generally combinations that, when executed by the better designing manufacturers, are ...
Cushman Colonial Creation dresser6/8/2011
  Q: I came to own a Cushman dresser. I think it is solid maple. Very heavy. It has the metal plate ...
  A: by definition this is not an antique but do not get to focused on terminology. i prefer to call ...
Sewing machine help..6/8/2011
  Q: I am sorry if this is not of your area I looked through the other experts and didnt see anyone who ...
  A: this would have been in a cabinet of some type, there are several types. there should be a patent ...
Small Round Mahogany Table6/7/2011
  Q: Recently I purchased a small round mahogany table at a garage sale for $5. It is approx. 17" tall ...
  A: probably 1950s-60s. many of these were made from the 40s up to the present. it is a drop leaf ...
Trying to find out what this piece is6/7/2011
  Q: My mother has this piece of furniture and we can not find out what it is. It is about 56 inches ...
  A: i understand. it appears that this COULD be 1920s but without a better picture-one larger, and one ...
Michigan Chair Funiture6/6/2011
  Q: Not sure of the age. Is at least 60+ years.
  A: from the 1920s, style is jacobean and/or william and mary. part of a dining set. wood is sweet gum ...
Dresser w/ Mirror6/6/2011
  Q: This piece is from my Grandparents estate. It has five drawers and a beautiful wood carved mirror. ...
  A: you have a 1890-1910 oak dresser or bureau. the veneer has been removed from teh top drawers and ...
Grand Rapids Table's Worth6/6/2011
  Q: I have a Imperial Grand Rapids, Mich. table that was my Great Grandfather's. The drawer opens and ...
  A: table is from the 1910-20s. probably walnut veneer on the top with sweet gum stained for teh ...
Chittenden & Eastman Co. Tall Chair6/5/2011
  Q: I have a tall chair with hooks to hang clothing or towels. The chair seat lifts up for storage. It ...
  A: this is an oak, quartersawn oak, hall tree. made around 1900-1910. i have three in my shop ranging ...
Restoration/refinish recommendation for FL6/5/2011
  Q: I recently received a flip top dining table with two leaves from my fathers estate that I would like ...
  A: the closest one i know is; http://www.jrpolgars.com/ you would do best to tell him that bob klein ...
12 x 12 inch square wash bowls6/5/2011
  Q: I am restoring historic ships 1860-1890. They all have cabins for officers and crew with wash bowls ...
  A: there are no suppliers i am familiar with to fill your needs. i recommend having them made. ...
Petite Windsor or Sewing Rocking Chair?6/5/2011
  Q: I purchased this from a family on Catalina Island (off coast of California). They claimed it was ...
  A: wood is likely maple or cherry. from 1890-1900. yes, it probably was cane back and bottom ...
old rocking chair6/1/2011
  Q: Can you tell me anything at all about this chair? It has been in the family for many years stored ...
  A: love this!! appears to be from 1900 based on the esthetic style. cant tell the wood from teh photo. ...
Need help to Identify my item5/31/2011
  Q: I recently purchased what i thought was called a telescoping pull out table. After looking on the ...
  A: it is certainly built like the expanomatic tables from sagninaw mi. however this is not marked as ...
Value of Library Table5/31/2011
  Q: We have an antique Library Table. There is an "Imperial" furniture decal on the bottom of a drawer, ...
  A: what you have is a sofa table from 1920-30. it would be walnut veneer on the top but the remainder ...
Identify this widdicomb5/31/2011
  Q: I have a Widdicomb Furniture Co. corner table that i would like to know what the line, designer, ...
  A: if it were older, back in the 1920s I could help but they manufactured until 2002 in grand rapids. ...
Style of Rocking Chair5/28/2011
  Q: Can you please tell me about this rocking chair? Style, type wood, value? We purchased it in '86? ...
  A: wood is most likely birch, hard to tell from the photo since i cannot see the grain but from the ...
Curio cabinet5/27/2011
  Q: I saw this in a little antique shop and was wondering what you thought? I would like to know age ...
  A: nice to hear frm you again. this is hard to say so please dont get mad at me. this is english and ...
Piedmont Red Cedar Chest5/26/2011
  Q: Please: What year? How can I get the scratches out? What is the best way to clean this up and make ...
  A: have to see the inside and underneath to determine the age. most likely 1920-40. as is due to ...
Vintage sled5/25/2011
  Q: I recently ran across this old sled. It was pretty beat up. So I restored it. The wood is pine I ...
  A: as i find information that may be useful i will post it here as shown below. ...
Ferguson table5/25/2011
  Q: Attached are photos of a Fold down/up? table that has beautiful painting on the top. This is an old ...
  A: company in operation from 1900-1950 painted pieces like this were poplar in the 40s with the surge ...
John A Colby & Sons writing desk5/23/2011
  Q: I inherited this desk from my Great-Grandmother and cannot find much about it. There is some slight ...
  A: Company info from another post, not my own. John A. Colby formed his company in 1879. It was renamed ...
Art deco nightstand5/20/2011
  Q: Robert--you helped me a couple days ago with a 1930's chest of drawers and bed. I ended up ...
  A: it looks good. the slots are most likely just longer than they need to p to accept the tongue of ...
china cabinet5/19/2011
  Q: I am trying to get info about a china cabinet that is for sale. Can you age it, any info will be ...
  A: it appears that it is from the early 1900s but doesnt look right, cant tell you why it just doesnt ...
China Cabinet5/18/2011
  Q: I bought this antique china cabinet from a dealer. I loved the carved wood vegatables at the top. ...
  A: what did you pay for the cabinet?? the mirror is oak, the mirror isnt leaded but is beveled. it ...
Art deco chest and bed5/17/2011
  Q: I am considering buying this art deco chest of drawers and full-size bed (headboard, footboard and ...
  A: I am considering buying this art deco chest of drawers and full-size bed (headboard, footboard, and ...
Antique table5/15/2011
  Q: I have a table that was given to my grandparents in the late 1930s (I believe) as a wedding present. ...
  A: most people call these duncan phyfe, when it should be stated duncan phyfe style. or more ...
CHEVRON Dixie Bedroom set5/15/2011
  Q: I am interested in purchasing a bedroom set but don't really know a lot about it. I have read a lot ...
  A: looks like it is from the 70s in the pictures. I would say this, if the surfaces are in good ...
Old Chair, Antique?5/13/2011
  Q: I have a question for you. I wonder if this chair might be an antique. Before I consider having it ...
  A: You have done well, perfect!! good chair and good style, American made louis 15 styling. age ...
John Whiddicomb collection5/12/2011
  Q: I was wondering what the value or re-sale of these John Whiddicomb pieces would be appx. Also what ...
  A: the pic was to help me determine the approx age. sometimes with better manufacturers it is ...
Statesville Chair5/9/2011
  Q: Klein, While helping to clear out the house of a friend's mother, we came across a STATESVILLE ...
  A: almost all fabrics can be located, some reasonable from large companies some expensive from small ...
Secretarys desk Antique5/8/2011
  Q: Trying to get this Identified and a rough value on it, I have actually about 3 to 4 different pieces ...
  A: appears to be original finish, walnut or mahogany veneers on the faces, sweet gum or tulip poplar ...
Antique 'DIXIE' Mahogany Bow front dressers.5/4/2011
  Q: I have two antique mahogany bow front dressers with mfg. stamp. One I think was used as a ...
  A: from 1940-50 mahogany veneer with sweet gum frame authenticity?? authentic Dixie federal style ...
Is this a Chippendale?5/4/2011
  Q: we just had a table base restored and want to make sure it's an antique. Not quite sure how to price ...
  A: it would depend on your definition of 'antique' as to whether or not it qualifies. if your ...
antique vanity and night stand5/3/2011
  Q: Could you tell me what these items maybe worth and what style or period they are from? I was told ...
  A: this is late 1920s into the 30s. called waterfall furniture because of the front edge curve. all ...
estimate of value 1920's berkey & gay5/1/2011
  Q: I recently came into several berkey and gay pieces. a few of them have a little scratch here or ...
  A: selling from craigslist is the easiest and cheapest. band g had low medium and high quality which ...
wood box - moldy, mildewy smell4/29/2011
  Q: I bought a mid-century desk set (scissors and letter opener) as a gift and it has a fairly strong ...
  A: take out the liner if it comes out and wash it. put activated charcoal in the box. baking soda if ...
What the heck kind of chair is this?4/28/2011
  Q: I recently found this in my mother's garage. She purchased the chair at an estate sale in Nebraska ...
  A: wood is most likely figured birch stained to appear mahogany. from 1920. mixture of styles, ...
Chair4/26/2011
  Q: I bought this chair 20 years ago and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it. Thank ...
  A: 1920s recliner wood is sweet gum there is no style attached to these they were made by many ...
french provintial furniture4/25/2011
  Q: Greetings again from Stormy Texas! We have a bedroom suite from our folks estate that we are ...
  A: the finish is cherry color. the wood may be maple, tulip poplar, or cherry or a mix of them all. ...
Antique Bedroom Set4/25/2011
  Q: What can you tell me about this 3 piece bedroom set? It is HUGE. Also, do you know 'approximate' ...
  A: are there any markings on the underside of the marble, backs, bottoms or anywhere that might be a ...
China Cabinet Taylor on lock key - antique4/24/2011
  Q: We just bought a mahogany china cabinet from an antique dealer. The lower cabinet (36" x 17")has two ...
  A: send a pic of the back pic of the outside of the side of the drawer where the side meets the front ...
China cabinet4/23/2011
  Q: Klein, I bought this china cabinet at an estate sale about 10 years ago. I wanted to find out what ...
  A: you will need to send close, clear and in focus pics of the different areas to identify the wood ...
sideboard4/22/2011
  Q: i have a sideboard with no markings except for small tag saying "Francis W Doe complete home ...
  A: it is english born and done in oak. the style is art deco. a sideboard or buffet for the dining ...
antique chairs4/22/2011
  Q: I have three chairs that I had received and have no clue of the value of them. I wanted to clean ...
  A: chair with the cane sides is modern, likely 1970s other two are from the 1920s. best clean up is ...
Re: Ladder Back Chair4/21/2011
  Q: I have an old ladder back chair. Not sure if it is a real shaker chair. The nails are square and ...
  A: it is definitely a hand made chair which many will call a shaker style. to determine the age on ...
Table and Chair from Grandmother4/20/2011
  Q: I received this table and chair from my grandmother after she passed and I want to know more about ...
  A: sligh does good quality, I think they started around 1880-90. the table is actually a vanity with a ...
Maddox Table4/19/2011
  Q: I have a desk/table made by the Maddox Company Jamestown NY.. I say it is a desk as there is one ...
  A: maddox made good quality furnitre in the colonial style. this library table is from 1920-40. ...
Secretary desk with hutch4/19/2011
  Q: Trying to find some info on this, maybe the year it was made and roughly what it is worth. Can't ...
  A: need a picture of the outside of one drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer, also a pic ...
Heywood-Wakefield Wood Rocking Chair4/18/2011
  Q: I'm trying to get more information about this rocking chair. There's an oval sticker under the seat ...
  A: appears to be from 1920s, cannot identify teh wood from teh picture in a shop as is the chair would ...
Vintage Rocking Chair Age??4/17/2011
  Q: I am attaching a picture of my grandmothers rocking chair. I do not have any idea of the age of ...
  A: from 1900-1920 wonderful design---it is done in the form of a hot air balloon the wood in the back ...
bedroom set4/15/2011
  Q: I have this bedroom set I think from the 1930's I wanted to sell but don't know anything about it or ...
  A: the vanity is the more desirable item of the sets. it is fron the 1920s, the wood is sweet gum and ...
9 foot antique table, chairs and buffet4/14/2011
  Q: I am trying to find out more about the table and buffet I got from my parents. I am trying to sell ...
  A: most people refer to this style as duncan phyfe style, actually it is sheraton style but either will ...
Ed Roos Cedar Chest4/14/2011
  Q: I have a cedar chest with E.R.Co. Forest Park Ills Number 3300 written on the bottom, and it is ...
  A: it is a nice chest, not rare, but nice and looks to be in great condition. the casters dont matter ...
Antique Rocker4/12/2011
  Q: I recently came into possession of a rocker from Wisconsin Furniture Co. with the words stenciled on ...
  A: oak rocker from around 1890-1910. the seat is a laminated seat that is bent in a form while the ...
Smokers Bow Chair4/12/2011
  Q: wanted to know if these were a particular syle of smokers bow chair or someting completely ...
  A: not a term i have ever heard. i have seen these style chairs from the UK. they are to me, a ...
Inherited rocking chair, know nothing! Please help.4/11/2011
  Q: Can you tell me anything at all about this chair? I am attaching the before (reupholstered) photo. ...
  A: it is possible that the three part back had cane in it at one time, if the upholstery was removed ...
Sligh 1692 Chifferobe4/9/2011
  Q: This has been in my husband's family for over 65 yrs. I am looking for any information as to the ...
  A: nice linen press or gentlemans chest from the 1920s in mahogany veneers with compo applied ...
1951 Lane Chest Restoration4/9/2011
  Q: I am interested in restoring our Lane chest (Style No. 2578-3M, SN 150110)for my wife. It has been ...
  A: I know a few in the area. This fellow, Jim Young I know the best; have not been to his shop but ...
Antique breakfront4/9/2011
  Q: I am emailing you the pictures you asked for. The top has a beveled mirror. I am so interested in ...
  A: what you have is rural made server or court cupboard with an over mirror or over mantle. has a ...
Vintage Dressing Table4/8/2011
  Q: Just want to thank you for your response to my question on the dressing table made by Phenix ...
  A: you were kind to help your friend the vanity is the more desirable item of a bedroom set sears ...
Pie crust table4/8/2011
  Q: I have a pie crust table that belonged to my great-grandmother. The harp is metal. The only marking ...
  A: 1920-40 (prewar most likely) sheraton and duncan phyfe styling top is probably mahogany veneer ...
old rocker4/8/2011
  Q: any info you can provide on my grandmother's rocking chair. i have been told she purchased it from ...
  A: The chair was most likely manufactured for sears by another company, as to my knowledge sears did ...
old sofa4/5/2011
  Q: I recently purchased an old sofa. Was hoping maybe you could tell me something about it. Any ...
  A: i need many pictures showing the detail of the carvings pic of the underneath pic of the back of ...
Ralph Widdicomb Desk4/5/2011
  Q: I have a Ralph Widdicomb desk that I have been trying to find approx. age/value/wood type on for a ...
  A: it is a mahogany veneered Federal style desk. classic style. i cannot give the age without seeing ...
Antique Rocking Chair4/3/2011
  Q: I inherited a rocking chair that belonged to my great-grandmother. She passed in 1948 so I'm ...
  A: sewing rocker or slipper rocker sweet gum wood hoop back or windsor style either is accurate ...
Year & Origin of Dining Set4/2/2011
  Q: We recently purchased the (see attached photos) dining set. I would like to know the year and origin ...
  A: look for a 1920s jacobean style set or a william an mary style there are differences but many are ...
Rocker in a Box4/2/2011
  Q: My family obtained this rocker in pieces in 1970 in South Carolina. I am currently having it ...
  A: these were made by hundreds of manufacturers so without a label there is no way to determine where ...
oak rocking chair4/1/2011
  Q: Is it possible to get an estimate on the age and current value of my rocking chair? On the back it ...
  A: this a a well done reproduction made in the 1970-80s by the company 'circa 1900'. teh wood is sweet ...
Parlor set4/1/2011
  Q: Good Morning, I would like to find out more information about what I assume to be a parlor set. My ...
  A: All furniture is a mixture of styles. this set is from the 1920s, the stile is generally ...
Virginia House Furniture3/31/2011
  Q: I have a Virginia House by Lincoln Industries bedroom furniture set that was my brother's in the ...
  A: per item bed dresser dresser the prices i quoted are retail in shop prices. you cannot get that ...
VANITY WITH MIRRORS3/31/2011
  Q: I am wondering what piece of furniture this is and what type of wood it is made out of and how much ...
  A: it is a vanity the woods will be a mahogany veneer, or perhaps mahogany or mixed. the frame and ...
Antique Rocking Chair3/30/2011
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of chair this is and what it may be worth.Hopefully ...
  A: if it is in good condition, cant tell from the photo as it is not clear and in focus, retail in a ...
Shoe Mirror3/30/2011
  Q: I’ve come across a piece for which I do not know the name, use or age. I’ve been referring to it as ...
  A: it is from the 1920s and stood on the top of a dresser, vanity, or chest. the earlier ones ...
Identifying Matching Sets3/28/2011
  Q: How can you tell if a chair and table are part of the same set ?
  A: there are different ways and many factors. many times the legs will match or the decorations on the ...
Antique Hall Tree3/27/2011
  Q: Greetings. I’ve inherited an antique Hall Tree, the history of which I know nothing about. I’m ...
  A: this is most likely walnut, a closer clear pic of the wood grain will confirm this. it was made ...
antique china cabinet3/27/2011
  Q: May aunt passed to me a dining room suite that she purchased used in the 1940's. I am sending ...
  A: the china is a mix of william and mary style and jacobean style. it was made in the 1920s. the ...
Dining Table3/26/2011
  Q: Mr Klein, I have this dining room table and I would like to know what type of wood it is made out ...
  A: i cannot see the wood in the top but 99% of these tables were done in walnut veneers with sweet gum ...
Furniture of Distinction by Century Furniture Comapny3/26/2011
  Q: Greetings. I have inherited 6 pieces of furniture, stamped “Century Furniture Company – Furniture of ...
  A: although these are nice and well built pieces they are not antique nor collectible. The company ...
replacement lock for cutler desk3/26/2011
  Q: Without you, I would have no idea who to ask these questions. I have 50" wide antique Cutler ...
  A: I know of nowhere to find a Cutler replacement lock. Years ago i had to make the catch part that is ...
Iron bed3/14/2011
  Q: Hoping you can guide me! I have an old iron bed that I absolutely love, but for the life of me, I ...
  A: what we used to do is this: put everything together, put the box springs on. buy angle iron corner ...
Pie Crust Table3/14/2011
  Q: I am trying to find out the time frame and manufacturer of this table. It has been in my family ...
  A: without a label there is no way ever to determine the manufacturer. there were thousands in ...
desk3/13/2011
  Q: i sent u a pic of a desk yesterday u asked for a closer pic and some different view so her is inside ...
  A: my apologies, i thought i had included my email address in the posted answer. send photos to ...
washstand and sewing machine3/12/2011
  Q: I would like to know the age of both these items and approximate value...just wanted to know that ...
  A: please send photos to my email bobklein1@cox.net show the machine and top cover from the front an ...
table3/12/2011
  Q: I am wondering how old this is and what it may be worth..Ilove this piece..has caster feet and nice ...
  A: late victorian lamp table probably walnut wood, cant really tell the wood from the photo. but it is ...
old "standard" roll top desk information3/12/2011
  Q: I have a roll top desk trying to get more information about. Anything you have is greatly ...
  A: I have a roll top desk trying to get more information about. Anything you have is greatly ...
Bedside Table?3/12/2011
  Q: I purchased this little table recently in Key West off Craigslist. It's approx 23" tall 16" wide and ...
  A: you bought a silverware chest, a good one, your age is probably right and the wood is mahogany. the ...
desk3/11/2011
  Q: just wondering if u could tell me around wht year this cabinet is from and an estimate of its value
  A: this ladies or fall front desk is from 1900-1920. wood is sweet gum or birch. retail in a shop if ...
please help identify my dining room furniture3/9/2011
  Q: My mother bought me an antique dining room suit (table, 4 chairs, buffet, and china cabinet) at an ...
  A: set is done in veneers on teh tops and faces, mahogany and wlanut veneers. it is from the late 20s ...
Martha Washington Sewing table3/9/2011
  Q: Just aquired this table. Is it worth anything and would it be terrible to paint it? The selling ...
  A: if you are going to paint it please coat it with shellac first so someone will be able to return it ...
Roll Front chest with slanted drawers3/8/2011
  Q: this is the only indication I can find of manufacturer
  A: take the pic again from an angle and write what is on it for me. would you send all the pictures to ...
Diningroom table and chairs3/7/2011
  Q: Greetings, Hope that you enjoyed your time away. I wonder if you would be able to tell me what ...
  A: these are wonderful tables, this one better than most. referred to as the golden oak period, late ...
Value of Sears Chifferobe3/7/2011
  Q: Can you help me, I have an antique Chifferobe/Wardrobe piece. It was riginally made by Sears Roebuck ...
  A: not sure what the question is but hopefully it is answered below, if not reply and let me know what ...
interesting table3/6/2011
  Q: i purchased it a couple of years ago for $75.i have never seen anything like it before i think it is ...
  A: it is a nicely styled lamp table or end table. it most likely has mahogany veneers over a birch ...
Larkin oak buffet or server3/5/2011
  Q: I just purchased this piece of furniture she said it was medium buffett. Got it home and noticed the ...
  A: larkin was a good company, mostly made oak desks, at least that is what they were notorious for. it ...
old chairs3/4/2011
  Q: I inherited a set of 12 old chairs from my mother that came from a Primitive Baptist Church that ...
  A: most likely it will cost more to have the seats rewoven that the chairs are worth even after ...
oak dining chairs3/3/2011
  Q: wondered if you might have an idea as to the year of these chairs as well as a place of origin.i ...
  A: origin will remain a mystery without a label. there were thousands of factories in operation. don ...
Jenny Lind Bed3/2/2011
  Q: Would like the age and value of my Jenny Lind bed that was purchased in or around Brunswick Maine in ...
  A: looking at the form of the bed and the method of connection of the side rails, it is most likely ...
Berkey and Gay Sideboard/buffet3/2/2011
  Q: Klein, I have a question regarding a Berkey and Gay sideboard/buffet. What Ive read about B&G is ...
  A: bandg made furniture in the styles that were prevelant at the times. to pigeonhole them to one ...
Hall Desk Company Desk3/1/2011
  Q: My mom inherited this desk from her father, who thought he found his fortune (they are all a little ...
  A: cant tell the wood from the photo but guessing from teh style it is walnut or mahogany veneers with ...
windsor chair and 4 poster bed2/28/2011
  Q: I sent to your other address pictures of 2 windsor chairs marked in black stamp on bottom 15 MAP ...
  A: the chairs are good quality reproductions made in mid to late 20th c. most likely there is a brand ...
Victorian Chair2/28/2011
  Q: Could you tell me the age of this chair? Also what type of chair is this?
  A: i believe it is a reproducion victorian chair. these were made from teh 1940s to the present. post ...
Antique Furniture2/27/2011
  Q: I previously sent in a question regarding my furniture I inherited, but forgot to attach pics! I'm ...
  A: server, sideboard, buffet, credenza are all accurate. it is oak, made in europe, either the uk or ...
1920s settee2/25/2011
  Q: hey robert, i recently asked your help on a pair of sette's that i had purchased but i only showed ...
  A: this one has the classic hepplewhite an sheraton style. it is more recognizable and most 'dealers' ...
antique dresser2/25/2011
  Q: I notice you were able to identify a similar dresser; I was wondering if you could do the same for ...
  A: it is walnut and it is victorian from 1875. i am guessing that the drawer construction that binds ...
Antique Lincoln Rocker2/24/2011
  Q: I am pretty sure this is a Lincoln rocking chair but I'm not sure. It has a weaved back with what ...
  A: it is manufactured around 1870-80. the seat would have been cane as well and yes this is referred ...
ball and claw sofa2/23/2011
  Q: I would like to know any information you have on this sofa, age, original fabric, maker, etc.. It ...
  A: There were thousands of factories in operation around 1900-1920 when this was manufactured so ...
Storkline ceder chest2/23/2011
  Q: We purchased this chest along with a dresser and coat stand from the original owners in Pittsburgh ...
  A: matt it is in great shape less the water damage on the front of one pieces. figure about 150 per ...
Eastlake settee2/22/2011
  Q: I have the settee, which I think is Eastlake.m It is all original upholstery and horse hair ...
  A: eastlake victorian is appropriate. these are from 1870-1880 an of walnut wood. they do not bring ...
authentic captains chair2/21/2011
  Q: In two weeks, our son will complete his final duty as the commanding officer of a Los Angeles Class ...
  A: First, allow me to thank your son for his service, a service that allows all Americans to persue our ...
victorian or edwardian bench seat?2/20/2011
  Q: hey robert, i recently bought this bench seat online for a great deal, it was instinct and just made ...
  A: dont get too focused on terms and categories, everything is a reproduction. this fantastic piece is ...
Dressers2/19/2011
  Q: Sir, I recently rescued two dressers form a shed. I am not a collector, but I do like old wood ...
  A: both oak pieces are constructed as would be expected, the damage is also as wold be expected from ...
Tiger Oak Chair2/18/2011
  Q: I recently bought a set of 5 of these old oak chairs and a round matching pedestal table. I think ...
  A: tiger oak is quarter sawn oak. it is cut specifically to show the grain and it is a more stable cut ...
China hutch to restore or not to restore2/18/2011
  Q: I purchased this hutch because it is similar to one my family had growing up (which was inherited ...
  A: 1900-1920 the wood is sweet gum stained walnut. the coating appears to be an old finish/coating ...
Judges chair2/18/2011
  Q: Your thoughts on this chair are much appreciated. I purchased it from an antiques dealer for $250 in ...
  A: it does look like a courtroom or lodge chair. many times there would be be a metal label on what is ...
Antique adjustable rocking chair2/18/2011
  Q: I appreciate your thoughts about my rocking chair. The leather covering seems quite old. No maker ...
  A: very unusual chair in very good condition. wood is walnut as it should be for the age. the patent ...
Antique Platform Rocker2/10/2011
  Q: I am writng to ask you about information you might supply on the chair in the pictures. There are ...
  A: it is a combination of eastlake style and a modified stick and ball. cant tell the wood from the ...
old dresser - oak?2/9/2011
  Q: Bob-- Thanks for your help here! I'm wondering about the wood type and date of this piece. Sending ...
  A: the wood is pine or cypress, looks a lot like cypress. the dovetails are machine made in shape but ...
Old twin flip top desk with inkwell2/9/2011
  Q: I asked the question and the person answering stated it was not his expertise. I have (oak?) twin ...
  A: oak, chestnut woods. i was hoping there was some information stamped or cast into the metal, ...
Ice Box2/8/2011
  Q: I have a Alaska two door ice box. The tag on the left side says "Alife Preserver Cork Insulated ...
  A: 350-500 retail. wood appears to be chestnut or ash. two door boxes are nice, and thei on is in ...
Antique recamier/chaise2/6/2011
  Q: I just purchased this at an estate auction. Can you tell me what period it is from, as well as the ...
  A: 1890-1900. walnut, eastlake style victorian. USA. to make this right and avoid further ...
hutch2/6/2011
  Q: I was wondering about the history behind this hutch, what it is made of, who made it, and its value. ...
  A: replaced glass and a warped back do not affect the price. it is pretty common for glass to be ...
Chest on Chest2/6/2011
  Q: Recently picked up this chest on chest/dresser. Has a metal tag on the inside of the top drawer that ...
  A: this is a gentlemans chest from the 1920s, it is walnut and mahogany veneers with a sweet gum frame. ...
wood stain2/5/2011
  Q: My dad and i are restoring an old roll top desk that had been painted over.We have it stripped and ...
  A: stains come it two basic configurations. one is a pigmented stain and one is a dye stain. then ...
Mahogany scroll top "ball and claw" footed single bed2/4/2011
  Q: Can you give me any information on the age and origin of this bed? I was told the top is called ...
  A: a nice bed but in no way resembles a sleigh bed. scroll is not accurate either. it ahs a queen ann ...
Reassemble roll top desk tambour2/4/2011
  Q: I am almost finished refinishing this roll top desk. My last task is to reassemble the tambour. I ...
  A: first, congrats on doing the desk, these are projects that require a lot of skill and talent. ...
Duncan Phyfe table2/4/2011
  Q: I saw in a previous answer of yours on this website an answer regarding a Thomasville Duncan Phyfe ...
  A: each item must be evaluated on its own merit. trying to compare a similar one really does not work ...
antique desk2/4/2011
  Q: I recently got this desk. I am interested in a general description of the desk. wood? style? age? ...
  A: the hand cut dovetails would normally indicate pre 1880s but I cannot be certain. if you would send ...
Hutch2/4/2011
  Q: I have a hutch that I purchased 30 yrs ago from and elderly woman who in turn had it in her home. ...
  A: i believe this to be the dixie furniture started in 1901 in michigan which has gone through many ...
hutch? sidebar?2/2/2011
  Q: i'd like to know more about this piece of furniture. specifically: age, era (arts and ...
  A: it is arts and crafts or mission--same thing it is a great piece, the slot to the back was likely ...
antique rocking chair2/1/2011
  Q: It is small, low to the ground and has a Busse Chair Seat label under the neddlepoint which I ...
  A: the seat is either oak or chestnut. the rest is sweet gum. it is from 1900. manufacturer will ...
1900's single bed on wheels2/1/2011
  Q: Mr Klein I've located a single bed on casters,Looks to be early 1900's. It looks to be in good ...
  A: appears to be from the 20s, possibly english. oak wood. without the headboard i would not be ...
Antique Victorian Sofa1/31/2011
  Q: Klein, I was hoping you could give me some general information on this sofa such as specific style, ...
  A: although a very nice sofa, unless these are of superior quality and decoration they just do not ...
round drop leaf table1/30/2011
  Q: We know nothing about this table. Would you know the approx. age, wood type and manufacturer? Does ...
  A: it is a country walnut table from 1880. originally it would have had 3-5 leaved that fit into the ...
eastlake cabinet1/30/2011
  Q: I just made a purchase of this cabinet and was told it is Eastlake. It is a mess, mold, and chipping ...
  A: it exhibits eastlake style in the incise carving. paint is never sanded off, it is stripped off ...
Antique Dining Room Set1/29/2011
  Q: We had received this furniture from my grandfather who had received this from his mother. It's a ...
  A: exact style is indeterminable. these fine sets are a combination of styles. carolean, jacobean, ...
Student Restoring Chair1/29/2011
  Q: I'm a Historic Preservation student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and I'm enrolled in a ...
  A: good for you andrew, keep at it, and also, check into joining GROOP-professional refinishing group, ...
Victorian Fainting Couch1/29/2011
  Q: I'm writing to you from London Ontario, Canada in the hopes that you will be able to help identify ...
  A: Very unusual with the fold out bedding. this is Eastlake style victorian done in walnut. ...
Nicholas Stone Rocking Chair1/27/2011
  Q: I purchased this wonderful chair in a antique shop. I love love love it regardless if it is worth ...
  A: if it needs to be glued then do it, use the proper adhesive, clean old glue off first, butter teh ...
PAINE TWIN BEDS1/27/2011
  Q: I have a pair of twin headboard and footboards in our attic (side rails are missing)...they have ...
  A: 1900-1920s, walnut veneer with sweet gum frame nothing wrong with painting but i would recommend ...
Rocking Chair With Carved Face1/26/2011
  Q: We have an old rocking chair (I think!!) but are unable to find any information on it. I am hoping ...
  A: the wood is oak. the seat and back are laminated. probably 3 layers with oak on the front and ...
Birdseye Maple (veneer) b/r set1/25/2011
  Q: I have an 8 piece set of French provincial (i think) bedroom furniture from about the 30's. ...
  A: the repairs you describe would cost around 400-500 to correct. figure on the chest, the only piece ...
Antique Loveseat & Chair1/25/2011
  Q: Could you help me with the Age and Value of this antique matching loveseat and chair? I bought it ...
  A: Unfortunately the seller was misinformed as to the age. Actually you are better off with it being ...
Chest of drawers in New England1/24/2011
  Q: I recently picked up a chest of drawers at a thrift shop and was wondering if you might help ...
  A: it is a basic cottage chest of sweet gum wood from around 1920. probably will need gluing and some ...
stuck pull out on old rolltop desk1/23/2011
  Q: we have found that one of the pullout shelves on our old c-type roll top desk has fallen into the ...
  A: tell him to relax!!!! assuming you cannot take the drawers underneath the stuck drawer out and work ...
pie safe1/23/2011
  Q: I have a dark stained pie safe that stands 4 and 1/2 feet tall. It is in fair shape considering it ...
  A: not a waste of time for me but to answer you i will need pictures. dusting, and cleaning, cant say ...
Period & Value of Bedrom Set1/23/2011
  Q: I inherited a four piece bedroom set from my grandmother and have not been able to identify it's ...
  A: it is 1920s. the two items i can see would be retail in shop at 650-750 each, the bed i cannot be ...
Imperial Lamp Table1/21/2011
  Q: I have a lamp table, I believe, from the Imperial Furniture Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. It is in ...
  A: 1920s i see no repairs to be done, all i see is a few rub marks that have made areas light. do ...
Cocktail Table1/20/2011
  Q: I purchased a cocktail table at a flea market for $150 and wondered what information I could find ...
  A: 1940 vintage. if it is stickley it would say so underneath. without a label there is no way to ...
Identity of a parlor chair1/20/2011
  Q: I have an old parlor chair but don't know anything about it. It appears to be hand-carved mahogany ...
  A: the wood is either mahogany or, more likely, birch. these were made in the 1900-1920s. they were ...
Lane end table1/20/2011
  Q: I found a beautiful old lane table and wanted your take. I will attach the photo. It has a Lane logo ...
  A: the woods on these are usually walnut and ash. well made from the 60s. this appears to be in great ...
antique bed/hardware1/20/2011
  Q: I purchased this bed from a private owner and when we went to put the bed together, there was ...
  A: that method of attachment method was first used in the late 1700s into the early 1800s. it is the ...
Settee and Chair1/12/2011
  Q: These were from my grandmother's summer home in Colebrook, Connecticut which was furnished around ...
  A: these are from the 1920s. birch wood stained with an analine dye to resemble mahogany. redone and ...
Spinet desk?1/12/2011
  Q: I have been trying to do some research on this desk my father gave me. I know very little about ...
  A: it is from the 1900-1920 era. it is a spinet desk, the legs should screw into the work section, and ...
S. Bent & Bros Dining Set - Table and 4 Chairs1/12/2011
  Q: I have a 44" in diameter Pedestal table with an 18" leaf and 4 chairs marked S. Bent & Bros on them. ...
  A: the date is may 1994 cant make out the day the numbers on the chairs is the date, style and color ...
Dresser1/12/2011
  Q: My husband recently picked up and old dresser from a re-hab store for $20.00. We both loved the ...
  A: good piece. walnut and walnut veneers. knapp joint or scalloped and pegged, although the ...
Antique sofa1/11/2011
  Q: I am hoping you can give me some more information on this sofa. I am told it is an Empire sofa. ...
  A: it is American made. might be empire period but I question the victorian style carving at the top ...
Are these pieces valuable?1/11/2011
  Q: This dining room set has been in my family for several generations. My father recently passed away ...
  A: there were thousands of manufacturers in operation in the 1920s when this was manufactured. they ...
42" round table1/3/2011
  Q: I have a 42" round dinning room table, or kitchen table, I will give the best decription I can 42" ...
  A: leaves will have to be made, make sure it is made by someone who knows about old oieces so they will ...
auction items1/2/2011
  Q: Mr. Klein, We just purchased these items today at an auction and was wondering if you could give us ...
  A: http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=div&did=WI.ShePhoenix.i0002&isize=M Phoenix ...
antique clock and mirror1/1/2011
  Q: I have a clock and mirror that were apparently given as a wedding gift to my grandparents. I'd like ...
  A: This is oak and is referred to as a kitchen gingerbread clock. retail these bring 150-200 in good ...
Red Mahogany flip top desk12/30/2010
  Q: I have a flip-top desk that i need help putting a value on. There is a worn sticker with the ...
  A: answered by private email the label probably says mattox the desk is 1920-40. front is ...
Dining room table with discoloration12/29/2010
  Q: I have a old (1940's early 50's) dining room table and buffet that I just got from my parents. They ...
  A: you did right by asking first. this is caused by moisture trapped in the lacquer coating caused by ...
Round small table around 170012/28/2010
  Q: I just have a general question for a small round table from my father he have infomred it is from ...
  A: first, i must have multiple pictures to confirm what has been stated. i cannot accept a statement ...
Antique Bed - 1800's?12/28/2010
  Q: My parents passed on years ago, and they were avid antique furniture collectors and enjoyed using ...
  A: i will not say much without more pictures. these magnificent beds were produced from the early ...
rocking chair bought at auction12/27/2010
  Q: Klein, We purchased this rocker at a small auction. We were wondering if you could give us any ...
  A: lots of names, lincoln rocker, sewing rocker, slipper rocker, nursing rocker even parlor rocker. ...
age and value of living room set12/26/2010
  Q: I have a 3 piece living room set. Two chairs, one green and one rose and a green couch. I was ...
  A: these were made in the 1920s, well made. as to value, because there were made in huge numbers and ...
Antique buffet?12/21/2010
  Q: .. I inherited this piece and am having trouble finding any information on the style/date based on ...
  A: before i looked at your location i thought this may be in canada. need more pics. back outside of ...
Antique rocking chair12/18/2010
  Q: I bought this Rocking chair last week at a thrift store. I think it is a sewing chair, but not ...
  A: 1920s sewing rocker or slipper rocker. wood is sweet gum. retail in a shop around 125 as shown. ...
Old chair from New England12/18/2010
  Q: possibly a few details on it and wondering what is fair retail. It was picked up at a thrift shop ...
  A: the dark rings are iron stains likely from a can at some time. at least whoever refinished it did ...
5 drawer dresser12/18/2010
  Q: Unable to send more than one picture, your sight only allows one. Bought at garage sale. ...
  A: as stated, there were thousands of manufacturers in operation so without a label there is no way to ...
Refinishing an antique mirror12/17/2010
  Q: I hope you have time to help me. I have sent several photos to your e-mail address. I have acquired ...
  A: the oak mirror frame was on a dresser at one time. the discoloration is fro mthe way it was ...
Antique settee12/16/2010
  Q: I purchased this at an auction recently for $110. I know nothing about it so I was hoping you would ...
  A: eastlake victorian settee or loveseat. was part of a set at one time. either walnut or sweet gum ...
antique chairs12/14/2010
  Q: can you tell me anything about this chair please.also,can you tell me how the best way to go about ...
  A: eastlake victorian style, possibly walnut perhaps sweet gum, cant really tell from the pic. dating ...
identify chair12/11/2010
  Q: I recently inherited some old furniture and i am having a hard time identifying this one. See ...
  A: it is a 1900-1920 chair, there is no special name although there is french influence in the styling. ...
Flint & Horner Chest12/11/2010
  Q: We purchased what we think is a very nice dresser to use as a TV console. We did not pay very ...
  A: r j horner started his company in 1886 and much of his furniture is highly collectable. he then ...
Doten Dunton library table12/9/2010
  Q: I am Jean Pannell from Knoxville,TN and have had this library table about 40 to 45 years purchased ...
  A: the style is a 1920s style referred to as william and mary, some all it jacobean but that is not ...
Old Plant Stand12/8/2010
  Q: Can you help me to identify my Mom's old plant stand,the maker, the age, and the value of it. I have ...
  A: without a label you will never know the manufacturer. there were thousands in operation in teh ...
antique hathaways desk12/6/2010
  Q: I have an old desk that my mother in law got at auction, I would like to know its value and as time ...
  A: I really like the cat!!! as to the desk, it is not an antique, to get close on age I will need ...
Dining room furniture identification12/3/2010
  Q: I could use some help identifying the dining room set in the photos attached. I purchased the set ...
  A: answered by private email------------- mahogany veneers and sweet gum legs and frame. 1930s art ...
1920's era furniture12/1/2010
  Q: I have inherited a bedroom set manufactured by the SPIESZ Furniture Company of Hanover, Ontario. ...
  A: mahogany veneers, walnut veneers, ash veneers, on the faces and surfaces. sweet gum for the frame. ...
Eastlake era bed12/1/2010
  Q: all I know about my childhood bed is that it is from the "Eastlake era". I really want to know ...
  A: it is done in the eastlake style but done around 1900. the wood is chestnut, although i am certain ...
Red Platform Rocker11/30/2010
  Q: I have a decorative platform rocking chair with red velvet fabric on the seat and back cushion. It ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine the manufacturer, there were thousands in operation. ...
old barn door11/30/2010
  Q: I was told that this is an old barn door or maybe it's a stall door? Can you tell the age? type of ...
  A: I doubt it is a barn door, ones I see have more wear and discoloration due to the nature of their ...
Wooden bowl...Hawaii?11/28/2010
  Q: I have what I believe is an old Hawaiian koa bowl that was used for mashing poi. It still has the ...
  A: i havent been in Hawaii since going to kailua high school in the 60s, never did acquire a taste for ...
Sideboard / Buffet ? :)11/26/2010
  Q: This piece is 2 pieces. The bottom and then the detachable hutch(?) It's rounded measurements ...
  A: this is a 1920s sideboard or hutch. the wood is oak, quarter sawn oak. the top is oak veneer done ...
antique chair11/25/2010
  Q: i have an old chair and cannot find any info on the age or who made it,i did refinish it as it was ...
  A: you will never know who made it without a label. this was factory made in the USA and without the ...
serpine arm chair11/25/2010
  Q: I was gifted three pieces of furniture, I would like for you to identify the wood, style, age ...
  A: the desk is a super form, very desirable, 1920s, mahogany veneers but the bases are sweet gum wood ...
Empire Furniture Texas, Maryland11/23/2010
  Q: We got this at an estate sale many years ago for someone else who never picked it up. We was looking ...
  A: this is fron the 1920s, wood will probably be tulip poplar or sweet gum, sometimes walnut but ...
Small Cabinet11/22/2010
  Q: Have a small cabinet with contrasting stain. One drawer at top, two doors with a simple knob that ...
  A: these are victorian style, generally called cottage pieces, it was part of a set at one time. may ...
Style and approximate age of buffet11/21/2010
  Q: I purchased a buffet because I liked it and became curious to exactly what the style is and an ...
  A: style is william and mary, some call it jacobean, william and mary is more accurate. wood is sweet ...
1940's? Bedroom Suite11/21/2010
  Q: I have recently been left an older bedroom suite when my mother passed away and I believe it was her ...
  A: i cannot give values of something which i have not seen, send pics of each piece to me at ...
Antique Wardrobe, Memphis Manufacturing Company11/21/2010
  Q: I have a wardrobe/armour stamped "Memphis Manufacturing Company". I am curious to know an ...
  A: you have a 1920s chiffrobe made of sweet gum wood which was refinished at some time. fair market ...
Antique Dry Sink11/17/2010
  Q: I received a dry sink from a relative last month. I would like to learn something about the period ...
  A: this is not a dry sink this is a washstand. i need a picture of the outside of a drawer where the ...
murphy bed11/17/2010
  Q: It was together and is operable. I had to dismantle it to get it in my house.I will send you more ...
  A: i would like to know where that auction is located just in case i get in the area. i have seen ...
Antique side chair11/17/2010
  Q: I bought this chair last week at a thrift shop. I am not certain of the period made or the type ...
  A: it is walnut around 1890. single chairs dont bring much as they have limited use. around 125 ...
Sligh Bedroom Set Model 197111/16/2010
  Q: We have a very nice, original Sligh bedroom set model 1971. The set consists of a dressing table ...
  A: it is from the 1920s, wood is likely wlanut veneers on the tops and faces. i can only speak to the ...
Cherry or not?11/15/2010
  Q: .....Michelle
  A: a closer picture of the surfaces will be helpful butr until then. what i see resembles ribbon ...
Identification of Chairs11/15/2010
  Q: I am attaching photos of 2 chairs I purchased on Friday. They are in rough shape, but I think ...
  A: the horsehair will be on top of the springs which are on top of the webbing. these have a name i ...
Old Love Seat11/14/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this love seat? The maker,how old it might be or if it is of any ...
  A: without a label we will never know the manufacrturer as there were thousands in operation in the ...
what is this piece???11/14/2010
  Q: china cabinet piece that has a full size bed attached to it's rear. It also has a platform that ...
  A: good description and you sent some pictures but i need to see the whole piece to determine what type ...
Can you help me with my pull out couch?11/14/2010
  Q: I inherited this old, red velvet pull out sofa from my mother-in-law. I do have the matching chair ...
  A: you are the only one who can decide if it is worth it to reupholster. how well do you like it? how ...
Grand rapids chair co. dining set11/13/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a matching set; china cabinet, buffet & dining table with 6 chairs. It was made ...
  A: the chairs, china and sideboard case wood is sweet gum.. the fronts-chair slats, china faces which ...
antique ladies' writing desk11/13/2010
  Q: This desk was handed down to my by my grandmother. My grandfather did manual labor for people and ...
  A: very nice, need to see pictures of the underneath with the drawer removed. pic of teh outside of ...
Antique bedroom furniture11/11/2010
  Q: I recently purchased some antique bedroom furniture and the man I bought it from knew nothing. All ...
  A: the bed is eastlake style and is walnut with some burn walnut veneer, the other pieces should be the ...
Two Matching Chairs11/11/2010
  Q: I would love any info you could provide on these such as value, age and origin. When you sit on the ...
  A: these are from the 1920s. mixed style of victorian and empire wood is birch stained mahogany these ...
Claw foot buffet table11/10/2010
  Q: I have placed a buffet table on craigslist for $300 and my husband thinks it is not enough to ask. ...
  A: if the top surface is a good as teh apron surface the price may be a bit low. you cannot expect ...
Dining Table11/9/2010
  Q: I recently bought this table because I fell in love with it. The previous owner didn't give me any ...
  A: what did you pay for the table?? it is from the 1920s, called colonial revival period, william and ...
Imperial Furniture Co. Mahogany Desk11/8/2010
  Q: I think it has a leather top. The label says ''exterior surfaces all mahogany''- what does that ...
  A: 1940. mahogany veneer surfaces. secondary wood is usually sweet gum or tulip poplar. there is ...
Antique Drop Leaf Table11/6/2010
  Q: We own the attached drop leaf talbe given to us by my husbands Aunt. We were told it is late 1700's ...
  A: i will need pictures of the top, each section, and of underneath the top boards. the pics must be ...
Virginia House Rocking chair11/6/2010
  Q: i recently received my husbands grandmothers rocking chair. theres a black stamp (appears to be ink) ...
  A: this is not an antique but can be classified as a collectible since they made good quality ...
rocking chair11/4/2010
  Q: can you tell me anything about this chair,style ,age etc. It would be great if this site let me send ...
  A: chair is typical of those made in the shennendoah valley in the late 1800s. wood is likely sweet ...
Antique Desk Question11/4/2010
  Q: I have an antique S curve roll top desk but I am unsure as to the specific maker or age. I can only ...
  A: you will never know the maker without a label. there were thousands of manufacturers in operation. ...
John Widdicomb bedroom Set10/31/2010
  Q: I have a John Widdicomb bedroom set that was purchased between 1950-1955. I was told, by my now ...
  A: i can only speak to what i can see. retail in a shop the pictured item would be priced at 4-500 ...
antique chest10/30/2010
  Q: Can you please tell me a bit about this old chest.. how old? what type of wood? The value of it ...
  A: wood is pine, originally covered with canvas and had leather straps around the outside, the lock is ...
Jacobean Dining Set10/28/2010
  Q: Have a 9 piece Jacobean (?) dining set - table, 6 chairs, 2 sideboards. I have seen this also ...
  A: it is fron the 1920s. jacobean, tudor and elizabethian are not inaccurate. dont get to hung up on ...
desk identification10/28/2010
  Q: Could you please give me some information about this flip-top desk I purchased at a garage sale? ...
  A: the flat hinge marks sound like the stanley company where they used the sweetheart logo of a heart ...
Phoenix Chair Company Rocker10/27/2010
  Q: I would like information on an old rocker. My Grandmother bought it at a farm auction in Nebraska. ...
  A: it is an oak, mission style rocker from 1920, the seat covering is likely a replacement but is ...
Dixie dresser10/27/2010
  Q: I found an ad for this dresser in the local newspaper. I picked it up for my son's room. I figured I ...
  A: 1950s. blond mahogany. this style was very popular in the 50sas was the blond both in mahogany and ...
antique love seat and chair10/5/2010
  Q: Can you help me identify these pieces that belonged to my grandmother. I'm not sure about how old ...
  A: you can see these pictured in manufacturers catalogs from the 1920s. they are great picees ...
Windsor bow back chair10/5/2010
  Q: This chair has been in my family for many years. I was unable to learn much about it before my ...
  A: with the marks on the bottom you would think there would be a label. those numbers are telling the ...
ANTIQUE? CHEST10/3/2010
  Q: I would like to know what you think about pictured chest or perhaps a "sideboard" piece. It has ...
  A: send a pic of the outside of the side of a drawer where the side meets the front pic of the hole the ...
Re-webbing antique sofa10/2/2010
  Q: I have tried re-webbing our antique sofa by reattaching (with some wood screws & washers) the ...
  A: please take this in the right frame of mind while smiling... trying to do what you tried, and you ...
antique oak buffet, duncan fife table, retro couch, curio10/2/2010
  Q: I need to get them out of my garage too, so wondering about a good place to sell them. Craigslist ...
  A: Instructions to Questioner (optional, max 2000 chars) This appears on the Ask a Question page ...
Antique Partner's Desk10/1/2010
  Q: I recently purchased an antique partner's desk in need of some repair. I am trying to determine ...
  A: answered privately but some copied copied here for the benefit of others.--------------->>> it is ...
Antique Curio10/1/2010
  Q: This piece was passed down to me a few years ago by my (now late) grandfather. I believe he told me ...
  A: it is likely oak but would have to see a close pic to tell for sure. made around 1900-1915. most ...
Antique Rocker9/30/2010
  Q: I have a rocker that has been passed down to me. I saw a chair similar to it on a tour of George ...
  A: your chair is a 1920-1940 reproduction of a braceback windsor rocker. retail in a shop it would be ...
age and authentic9/30/2010
  Q: would and piece stamped made in china on back such as a china cabinet be an antique? Im opening a ...
  A: dont get hung up on the word 'antique'. by definition, gubermint definition, an antique is 100, but ...
Antique Roll Top Desk9/29/2010
  Q: It has no label or markings. I would like to know the age. I do know know it is hand crafted with ...
  A: need mor pics make sure one is of the outside side of a bottom section and top section drawer where ...
craftsman rocker9/28/2010
  Q: Trying to find a manufacturer for this chair. Known to be over 90 years old, expect to be more. ...
  A: you will never know the manufacturer without a label. there were thousands of manufacturers in ...
bedroom set- night stand9/27/2010
  Q: I'm trying to find out any info on this night stand, which is part of a whole bedroom set, I ...
  A: it is from 1920-40, a good looking set. mahogany veneers. the stand was not made with the set but ...
Old table- Antique9/25/2010
  Q: I got this table from a 92 y/old woman/friend just before she passed away. I was wondering what the ...
  A: to comment on the 'hidden box' i would have to see a pic of it. the table is mahogany veneer on the ...
Furniture Company9/25/2010
  Q: My husband and recently obtained a dining room suite that was manufactured by H.W. Co. The only ...
  A: send pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to one email pic of label full ...
Old nursing rocker9/25/2010
  Q: My friend got this old nursing rocker from a flea market and gave it to me as a gift. The chair ...
  A: the chair is a manufactured replica o the old shaker ladder back slipper or nursing rockers. this ...
Roll top desk drawer9/25/2010
  Q: I have a roll top desk which I purchased in the UK a few years back. I think it is a great piece of ...
  A: all pigeon hole drawers were opened at the back. looks like a great desk, it is not often that all ...
Antique "car" spring rocking chair9/24/2010
  Q: I have an antique rocking chair given to me by a friend of mine several years ago. She was a minor ...
  A: it is a very nice story but that is all it is. these were manufactured chairs although I have only ...
Hickory Mfg Co Bedroom Set9/24/2010
  Q: I have a 3-piece bedroom set consisting of a long dresser with a large mirror, a bed frame, and an ...
  A: trying to repair and touchup the damage shown is best not attempted by the unskilled. what I would ...
Bedroom Suite9/22/2010
  Q: I have a 5 piece bedroom suite made in Montoursville, Pennsylvania (according to the label) at the ...
  A: all i can find so far is that they were in operation in the 1920s but will find more. they were ...
rocking chair9/21/2010
  Q: THANKS Wayne Patari
  A: send pics of the chair to me at bobklein1@cox.net clear and in focus under seat front back bottom of ...
hand carved chair9/21/2010
  Q: I have had this for years and after buying it at a garage sale 30 yrs ago.
  A: it is a machine made savonarola chair made around 1920 with the old man winter face. cant tell the ...
Linen Press9/20/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, We went to an auction today and bought this piece, they said it was a British Colonial ...
  A: I doubt they used wax, auction houses use a non drying oil that contains mineral oil and silicone ...
S Bent & Bro Chair9/19/2010
  Q: My father in law owned this chair and passed away. I wanted to find out estimated value of it. Says ...
  A: the chair is a well made reproduction of a merging of a brace aback windsor and a comb back windsor. ...
large mahogany dining suite9/19/2010
  Q: ..Hoping to identify maker and value of this gorgeous dining suite I inherited. Is it a RJ Horner ...
  A: horner will have a paper label. send more pics to my email bobklein1@cox.net clear in focus jpg ...
Antique card table/dining table9/18/2010
  Q: I have an antique table that resembles the Chippendale style with cabriole legs. It starts out as a ...
  A: without a label there is no wat to determine who manufactured this table. i just bought a similar ...
sofa and chair9/18/2010
  Q: I bought this sofa and chair from a lady on craigslist for $275. She said she believes it to be at ...
  A: she dates it around 1940 which could be correct. if it is the original fabric it would be 1960 but ...
Painted piece9/18/2010
  Q: I believe this sideboard has been painted and I am wondering if it can be stripped or is it best to ...
  A: it is a 1920s, American manufactured piece. The wood on the exterior will be walnut veneers, the ...
pierced carved chair9/18/2010
  Q: I recently purchased this pierced carved chair . It is walnut and 40 inches tall .And of course I am ...
  A: what a great chair. certainly not J H Belter but so what. 1860s, walnut, rococo, I assume it is in ...
Antique cabinet9/16/2010
  Q: I would like to know what this cabinet is, the wood, year and value. It has claw feet, beveled ...
  A: pic is to distant to positively determine the wood, it is either oak or birch, most likely birch ...
Eastlake Table?9/15/2010
  Q: Have a side/corner table that appears to have carvings that are similar to what I've seen on ...
  A: doesnt matter if the carvings are done by hand or machine. whoever told you it does is lacking in ...
regency sofa9/13/2010
  Q: I want to know more about this sofa. I am getting it reupholstered and was told it was pretty old ...
  A: none of the pictures are very clear but the sofa is from the 1920-1940s. it may be mahogany, that ...
Drexel Drawers - Antique?9/12/2010
  Q: i have had this set of chest drawers for as long as I can remember. They seem to be very antique, ...
  A: the pieces were made in large numbers in the 1950s. the style is a variation of French provincial ...
1929 Widdicomb Dressing Vanity9/12/2010
  Q: Greetings Mr. Klein, I have recently discovered that a piece of furniture I own is a 1929 ...
  A: Widdicomb was a quality manufacturer and there are people out there that want it. realistically ...
antique dining table?9/11/2010
  Q: Ok so i found this table out in the street for collections..i did a triple take and i said this ...
  A: this is a top of the line davenport table or living room table manufactured in the 1920s. a great ...
Furniture9/9/2010
  Q: I came across a bedroom set, which I was told might be an antique. The dresser has a sticker that ...
  A: the dresser is from the 1920s, I cannot tell the wood from the photos but it is likely walnut veneer ...
Old Rocker Recliner Chair9/9/2010
  Q: I bought this old rocking chair and when i got it home i noticed it reclined also. I cannot seam to ...
  A: the style is eastlake victorian made around 1890. check to see if there are any markings on teh ...
Old rocking chair9/6/2010
  Q: I got this rocking chair from my dad. He said it was his moms and it was possibly passed down from ...
  A: it is a manufactured item probably from the 40s, maybe 30s. the seat is a cane with a herringbone ...
Value9/5/2010
  Q: My mom had this table for yrs. I would like to find out it's value, as it is very unique in design ...
  A: it is either a bedside table hat was part of a set or it is a sofa side table, part of a pair. made ...
china hutch/ Sligh Furniture Co.9/5/2010
  Q: I have a huge china hutch made by Sligh Furniture of Grand Rapids Michigan. The top and bottom ...
  A: it should be mahogany veneers on the fronts and sides. from the 1940s. keys should be a barrel key ...
brunswick radio9/5/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this old Brunswick radio. I know it's model number is 5NO. Any idea ...
  A: Brunswick-Balke-Collendar Co. they were the pool table company too and made phonographs. The ...
Antique Locking chest9/4/2010
  Q: this piece is my mothers. She is unsure of the history of it. I would like to educate her and ...
  A: this cedar chest is from the 20s and is referred to as waterfall furniture because of the frontal ...
Saginaw Bedroom Set9/4/2010
  Q: Klein, I just inherited a full size Saginaw Furnitue Shop bedroom set, head and foot board, chest, ...
  A: fantastic set. chinese chippendale style and top of the line. condition looks super. a fair ...
cedar chest9/4/2010
  Q: I am trying to find out how old this cedar chest is and who made it. The only markings is a style ...
  A: 1920s, walnut veneers with sweet gum as the case wood, cedar lines. without a label there is no way ...
Antique sofa and chair9/4/2010
  Q: Was wondering if you could tell me any info on this set, how old it is, style, maker, ect, thanks!
  A: the style was popular in the 30s. but without more pictures of the items, like underneath with the ...
Chest and rocking horse9/3/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, I was wondering if you could give me any information on these two pieces, a blanket ...
  A: the horse looks to be 50-60s the chest 20s. i would say the horse at auction may go high since it ...
Virginia House Sideboard9/3/2010
  Q: I recently purchased the attached sideboard for only 60.00!! I know nothing about the quality or ...
  A: you will need to send more pics to me as jpg files attached to ONE email. bobklein1@cox.net rear ...
White Furniture Co. antique vanity9/2/2010
  Q: I would like to know more about this item as far as time period, wood, and possibly what your ...
  A: wood looks to be sweet gum and tulip poplar. date it around 1960, there will be a date on the back ...
help to identifiy these ladder back chairs9/2/2010
  Q: i would like some info on these two chairs who the makers might be and maybe the year in which they ...
  A: these are manufactured chairs, without a label or branding there is no way to tell which company or ...
Old Mahogany Corner Cabinet9/2/2010
  Q: We were wondering if you could give us any information on this piece. We are not sure if it is ...
  A: from the picture I would not think it had much age, post ww2, late 40s. style and hardware just ...
Old Child School desk9/1/2010
  Q: This was a previous question that was asked to one of the other experts "A friend of mine recently ...
  A: i will do some checking but for now think about this. the first says 'made by' which means they ...
Tea Table9/1/2010
  Q: I'm following up on your previous informative answer about my tea table. Mine has a "bird cage" ...
  A: get some cheap calipers and check the round. just adjust them to fit in any location then rotate ...
Small Rocker8/31/2010
  Q: I have a small rocker that I was told is a nursing or sewing rocker. It is 14 1/2 inches to the ...
  A: it is a sewing rocker or slipper rocker, nursing rocker works as well but i prefer slipper rocker ...
Sofa?8/31/2010
  Q: I purchased this at a yard sale thinking is was a depression era reproduction but the more I look at ...
  A: 1920-1940, the wood is either mahogany or sweet gum stained to a mahogany color. with the pictures ...
Empire Rocking Chair?8/30/2010
  Q: Can you tell me about this chair. Period? What kind of wood, etc? Value? Thanks much
  A: it is a 1910-1920s empire revival rocker done in birch wood stained with a water based dye to look ...
Dresser8/30/2010
  Q: Do you think this piece is renaissance ? Is it a drop well vanilty? It is Walnut but have no idea ...
  A: great dresser. it isnt actually a well, just drop center, a well implies that there is a hinged lid ...
Walnut Bed8/30/2010
  Q: I posted the Dining table made by potthast bros and you were very helpful .Thought you might be able ...
  A: I have been searching for this post to amend it, finally found it. hope you still have this ...
Armless Sewing Rocker8/30/2010
  Q: I must first say how impressed I am by your knowledge and your willingness to share it with others ...
  A: this is the first i have seen with a drawer specifically made for sewing materials!! and you did ...
Office desk8/29/2010
  Q: I own an old office desk made by John Widdicomb it does come with a steel pate with John's name and ...
  A: send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email clear and in focus ...
Universal Sewing Machine8/29/2010
  Q: Can you give me any insight as to the age or value of this particular sewing machine; details from ...
  A: judging from the cabinet and machine head, this is probably 1960-70. it has no antique value or ...
18th century tea table construction8/29/2010
  Q: Have you seen 18th century tea tables with a bird-cage mechanism that allows the table top to swivel ...
  A: I have not seen 18th tea top tables with bird cages that do not tilt but do swivel. That does not ...
F.H. Conant's Sons8/28/2010
  Q: I have a chair that someone gave me that looks like it might be worth something.It has a label on ...
  A: chair is from the 1900-1920s. good company, stylish pieces. the damage to the polychrome (paint) ...
antique dresser (vanity?)8/28/2010
  Q: My parents are wondering about the origin of their antique dresser/vanity. It has 3 regular drawers, ...
  A: it is an eastlake style victorian dresser made around 1890-1900. parts of the drawer fronts are ...
trying to identify style / age of wood rocking chair8/28/2010
  Q: I am in the process of reupholstering an old rocking chair. When I was at the upholstery store, I ...
  A: the wood is oak, it has been refinished. it is a porch rocker in style, probably had cane or oak ...
Writing Desk8/27/2010
  Q: This writing desk is in pretty good shape. Would it be more valuable if it was refinished?
  A: this is a very nice spinet desk from the 20s. refinishing will only increase value if done PROPERLY ...
restoring a rope bed8/27/2010
  Q: Do you have to use the knobs and rope or will a mattress sit securely on the frame? If I need the ...
  A: you dont want to use the rope if you can avoid it, unless you put it in the guest room where ...
Trying to determine year of bedroom set and value8/27/2010
  Q: I have a bedroom set that belonged to my late grandparents, who lived in Brooklyn, NYC. I believe ...
  A: i think 50s, maybe early 60s. there are a lot of french provencial sets out there, most are painted ...
Age and value of dining room set8/25/2010
  Q: I have an antique dining room set that I can no longer keep due to space issues. I'd like to know ...
  A: a label is the only way to know who and where it was made. there were thousands of manufacturers in ...
folding table8/25/2010
  Q: I recently acquired an unusual table. It was sold to me as a fireplace screen, its looks fit the ...
  A: this is from the UK. it is simply a convertible folding table much like the card tables made in the ...
furniture8/24/2010
  Q: This is Mom's favorite piece of furniture. She received it when a friend passed away.Can you tell ...
  A: 1920-40s mahogany veneer side table. some call these drum tables but i dont like the terminology. ...
furniture8/24/2010
  Q: Could you please give me any information you might have on this Whatnot shelf including value. It ...
  A: it looks like a walnut victorian wn shelf from 1880. however, i need pics of the back, under the ...
Antique Rocking Chair8/24/2010
  Q: Can you please give me your opinion on this rocking chair? The age, type, style?
  A: need more pics to tell the age and wood pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE ...
Duncan Phyfe Sofa8/23/2010
  Q: I have a Duncan Phyfe Sofa that I am not sure of the period or age. I think it could be 1800's, but ...
  A: it is a 1940 sofa. the wood is either sweet gum or mahogany. in my shop it would cost 1500-1800 to ...
furniture8/22/2010
  Q: Can you please give me any information including value you have on the bureau in the picture. If ...
  A: from around 1850s, give or take a decade. it is a manufactured piece as was common from the early ...
Boling Chair Company Siler City NC8/21/2010
  Q: I have 3 captain chairs made by the company mentioned in the subject of this question. The original ...
  A: the wood in the photo is not oak so i still need a close clear photo to identify the wood species. ...
kenchtel homewood table8/21/2010
  Q: i have a kenchtel homewood dinningroom table with a stamp dated 1884 style#2448 serial#k033148 would ...
  A: info from web--->> Born in Waterloo County, Daniel Knechtel came to Hanover in 1864. Two years ...
Sligh furniture-Grand rapids chair co.8/20/2010
  Q: I have this 8 drawer dresser that looks old and i know nothing about. It is 70" wide and 30" tall. ...
  A: Sligh is still in business and they are the onles who made the piece. this dresser is from the ...
Chest of drawers8/19/2010
  Q: Any ideas when/where made, type of wood, style, possible value.? We plan on using this dresser as ...
  A: did you buy or or you going to buy this from the antique shop it is pictured in?? what price do ...
1940s bedroom furniture8/19/2010
  Q: I have a 1940s bedroom set. I can't find any information on it like who made it. All I know is that ...
  A: it is from the 20s-40s. mahognay veneer faces and sweet gum for the cases. it is a high styles set ...
Removing Mothball Odor From Cedar Chest8/19/2010
  Q: Do you know of any way to remove mothball odors from an old Lane cedar chest? The chest was built ...
  A: The Lane company was started in 1912 and struggled until it converted to wartime production. it ...
Marble top chest of drawers8/18/2010
  Q: I have a marble top chest of drawers and I wanted to get an idea of it's worth. Thanks, Mike
  A: the damage to the surfaces will hold the value at 200$ retail, if it were in pristine condition ...
makeup desk?8/18/2010
  Q: I have a piece that I was hoping to get an idea of the worth of it. I am unsure what the desk might ...
  A: it is a dressing table or a console table with great style and form. mahogany veneers and sweet gum ...
Antique Camp Bed8/18/2010
  Q: Trying to determine if this has value, and if so, what it's approximate value might be. Came out of ...
  A: it is late 1800s. unfortunately these wonderful pieces of history have little sales appeal. this ...
cedar chests8/18/2010
  Q: I have two cedar chests I have inherited. I can sent one photo of each then if you need more ...
  A: i will need multiple pics of each item. front,top, side underneath, back,interior to ...
stain color for an antique bedroom set8/13/2010
  Q: This bedroom set has been in my family for at least 3 generations. Sat in a basement for many ...
  A: it is from the 1890-1910 period and was probably made in the Grand Rapids, MI area. To me these ...
Piedmont Red Cedar Chest Company8/12/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a large cedar chest with the Piedmont Red Cedar Chest Company logo. There is ...
  A: i will need a picture. The company was in Statesville, NC. the dates of the company are elusive ...
quartersawn youth school desk8/12/2010
  Q: I am looking for information about this antique quartersawn youth desk (tabletop 26"H x 36"W x ...
  A: thought i had already responded to this post, must have hit the wrong button........ I have never ...
Hall Rack8/11/2010
  Q: This is a hall rack/umbrella stand and seat with a drawer, I think. I believe it to be mahogany. It ...
  A: This is a great hall tree. It is unfortunate it is incomplete. whoever refinished it should have ...
Secretary reproduction or original8/11/2010
  Q: I am trying to find out if my secretary is a reproduction if so what year %26 possible value. I have ...
  A: Everything is a reproduction in style. This is from the late 20s-early 40s, there may be a label on ...
Pie crust table8/11/2010
  Q: Have a pie crust table that am considering refinishing if it has enough value. Measures 26" high ...
  A: this was made to be painted from the factory. what that implies is that the wood is paint grade. ...
antique captain's chairs8/11/2010
  Q: I have a set of 4 captain's chairs that I want to sell. Can you tell me the age and wood and what ...
  A: I can only see the wood in the seat, and that is elm. The chairs are most likely from the 70s. and ...
Globe Wernike Barristers Bookcase8/10/2010
  Q: I would like to know the approximate value. Each section has original label "Manufactured by Globe ...
  A: nice one, good condition, oak from the 1900-1920s. these sell by the section not counting the top ...
Imperial Grand Rapids Dinning room set with China cabinet8/9/2010
  Q: Good day...My husband was given a Dinning room 76 in total with the 2 leaf, table with 6 chairs and ...
  A: the company was started in 1903 in Grand Rapids as says the label. It was bought out in 1952 and ...
library table8/8/2010
  Q: I have attached a photo..Hi! I have a Library Table from Kittelberger Brothers Furniture Company ...
  A: it is from the 1910-1920s. this is usually referred to as a sofa table, they are narrower and ...
Value of Michigan Chair Company circa 18988/8/2010
  Q: I believe this rocker is from Michigan Chair Company circa 1898 (thanks to a kind poster on another ...
  A: a mission oak rocker. but more accurately it is made in the 1900-1920s. the only way to know about ...
old buffet8/8/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this old buffet like age, and possible value? It appears to be the ...
  A: It is oak, the drawers and door are quarter sawn oak veneers, some call it tiger oak. the case and ...
antique dressing table8/8/2010
  Q: i was wondering how old this may be and how much value it may carry. the mirror is in perfect ...
  A: this is from the 1920s. the wood is sweet gum and tulip poplar. the overall condition and large ...
Furniture ID/Appraise8/7/2010
  Q: Inherited L/R Arm Facing Loveseat set w/two matching chairs. Family member thinks they are Duncan ...
  A: These are not Duncan Phyfe style or period. they are from 1960s-70s and actually have no specific ...
Sligh Furniture Vanity8/6/2010
  Q: I purchased this little vanity, missing the mirror for $15 at the thrift shop. I was just wondering ...
  A: 1900-1920 probably oak underneath the paint but cannot be certain. queen ann would not be wrong, ...
TABLE IDENTIFICATION8/5/2010
  Q: I recently acquired a table that I thought to be a library table, probably made in the 1920's. I ...
  A: without a label you will never know the maker. it is factory made in the 1920s. don't get to hung ...
added pic drop leaf table8/4/2010
  Q: I previously asked you for information on my table, but I didn't realize the pics of the table were ...
  A: this gate leg table has a ribbon stripe mahogany veneer on the top, the undercarriage is sweet gum ...
Vintage Side Board8/4/2010
  Q: I would like to know what type of wood this piece is made of, including the veneer, the approximate ...
  A: the veneers are ribbon stripe mahogany. the picture is not good enough to determine the rest of the ...
spool bed8/4/2010
  Q: I would like to know approximate year this bed was made and what it is worth. It is in very good ...
  A: the wood is walnut, dates from the 1870s. this is better than most. it was done by better factory ...
Furniture8/3/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited the home of my grandmother, and would like to do some remodeling. All of ...
  A: will need better pictures to help bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email clear ...
gentlemans dresser8/2/2010
  Q: any knowledge on this dresser? and what knobs it should have? the bottom drawers would have had ...
  A: again the knows could have been oak wood to match the wood of the chest or brass knob, likely wood. ...
mirrored dresser8/2/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this dresser? I've restored it due to the previous owners love of ...
  A: you did well, it is from the 1900-1920s. the knobs could have been wood or metal. WSI distributors ...
old smokers cabinet8/1/2010
  Q: I was just curious on this piece...I've never seen anything like it before. Its in very good ...
  A: these are not rare but do sell in shops for around 75-125 depending on the structural and surface ...
Slat/ladder back chair8/1/2010
  Q: I have a 3-slat or ladder back chair I'd like to know more about. I believe all parts are hand ...
  A: there were so many of these made, trying to determine where bot by who is not possible. the chair ...
Chest of drawers8/1/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, Can you tell me anything about this piece of furniture which I just purchased. It has ...
  A: it is typical of some late 1940s pieces done in mahogany veneer and sweet gum woods. no particular ...
dresser8/1/2010
  Q: I saw this dresser and thought it was interesting. Then I brought it home and was confused. Not sure ...
  A: it is two pieces one a dresser and one a chest. the legs have been cut. they used to have a scroll ...
Mission style recliner7/31/2010
  Q: I have a "mission" style recliner made by the Luxury Chair Company, Grand Rapids/Chicago that I ...
  A: chair is oak from the 1910-20s. retail in a shop it would be priced as is around 350. in a non ...
Roll Top Antique desk7/31/2010
  Q: I was looking into it's history to see if it was originally theirs or their parents or where it may ...
  A: this is actually called a cylinder roll secretary desk. it is from 1890. i believe if you pull out ...
antique furniture7/31/2010
  Q: Somewhere in Texas, manufactured by The Globe-Wernicke Co., this piece of stacked mahogany bookcase ...
  A: the wood shown in the picture is quarter sawn oak. send me pictures of the entire piece for a ...
Questions About ORigins of Brass Pillar Candle Holder7/30/2010
  Q: Klein, Thank you very much for your prompt reply to my question of earlier today. I sincerely ...
  A: damaged items have little value when it comes to metals unless it is of historic significance. be ...
dresser7/30/2010
  Q: Klein, I bought this dresser from craigslist and I would love to know more about it... when was it ...
  A: it is a factory manufactured piece made in the 1920s. the mark is unknown to me but could be a ...
Antique dining set7/30/2010
  Q: This set came with a house I bought and I was wondering if there is any value to it, the set ...
  A: the piece shown is from the 1920s. constructed with walnut and mahogany veneers. case wood is ...
Questions Regarding Origins of Heavy Brass Candlesticks7/29/2010
  Q: Klein, Thank you for donating your expertise to help me understand what I have purchased. I am ...
  A: brass is usually either yellow or reddish in color after cleaning. red brass has a higher copper ...
Drexel New Travis Court Dining Room7/29/2010
  Q: i am currently having a Drexel Travis Court dining room set refinished. The markings on the set ...
  A: the amount of gloss or sheen for the set cannot be determined. they were ordered in different ...
Info wanted on Antique Bedroom Set7/29/2010
  Q: I would like to know the type of wood, when the furniture may have been produced and estimate of ...
  A: the set is colonial revival from the 1920s. this was a popular style offered by many manufacturers. ...
Value of Birdseye Bedroom set7/28/2010
  Q: My dad purchased a Birdseye Maple bedroom set in 1929. Manistee Mfg Co. in Manistee MI. Label ...
  A: nice!!! in fairness i will only evaluate the items i can view. vanity retail in a shop 450-600 ...
S Bent & Sons Dining room set7/27/2010
  Q: I have a S Bent & Sons, 6 chair dining room set. Also, (not in the picture) has the 2 leaves to go ...
  A: the company was in business untill 2000. they made good quality colonial reproductions as you have ...
Antique Trunk7/26/2010
  Q: If possible could you tell me alittle about this trunk. It is very good shape just needs some ...
  A: this is typical of the trunks done in the late 1800s and early 1900s, pictures and all. but usually ...
5 Piece Antique Bedroom Set7/26/2010
  Q: I have a 5 piece suite that I'm curious about. It consists of a 3/4 bed, high boy dresser, woman's ...
  A: i will need pictures of each piece you want evaluated. to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as ...
Gate leg table and chairs7/26/2010
  Q: Klein, My aunt wants to know if you could give her any information on this table and chair set. ...
  A: it is an english table made around 1930. the wood is oak, the borders solid oak boards, the inserts ...
Antique Secretary7/25/2010
  Q: You were able to answer my questions about a cest I just bought, and I appreciate it very much. I ...
  A: some call these side by sides, some call them secretary bookcases. it is from the golden oak ...
Four-post Antique Bed7/25/2010
  Q: Yesterday I purchased a decorative four-post bed frame (headboard and footboard) at a storage unit ...
  A: for age i will need more pictures, of the back. it could be 1940 or it could be 1980. doesnt ...
chest of drawers information7/25/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this antique chest of drawers? I'm not sure of the age, wood type, or ...
  A: 1920 chest done in sweet gume and tulip poplar woods with what appears to be a burl in the center. ...
Ladder back chair-Shaker?7/25/2010
  Q: I snagged this ladderback chair from a garage sale for $5 ( 2 photos below). It looks like Shaker ...
  A: it is customary for the weaver of the seat to insert their information as was done with your chair. ...
Drop Leaf Pedestal Table7/24/2010
  Q: Robert, I am curious as to the vintage of this drop leaf pedestal table. I would also like to know ...
  A: table is from the 40s or early 50s. mahogany veneer top and sweet gum for the base. classic style ...
Little cane rocker7/24/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, We purchased this little cane rocker at an auction last weekend. We loved it even though ...
  A: cant tell for sure of the wood. likely cherry maybe some walnut but cherry is more likely. made ...
gate leg table7/24/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, We purchased this table at an auction and was wondering if you could give us any ...
  A: veneer is wood, a thin layer used for decorative qualities. with old pieces it (the veneer) is on ...
John Widdicomb Co. bedroom set7/23/2010
  Q: I purchased this set some 25 years ago at an auction and can't find out much about it on his website ...
  A: the stamped numbers are inventory, warehouse, shipping, style, or color numbers and have no meaning ...
sideboard7/22/2010
  Q: I have a sideboard that I know nothing about and was hoping you could help me out. I am curious ...
  A: it is from the 1920s in the william and mary style. the wood is probably a walnut veneer, cannot ...
Antique Bed7/22/2010
  Q: I recently inherited this bed from my Great Aunt's estate. I have was told it was approximately 100 ...
  A: without a label we will never know the manufacturer, there were thousands in operation. the bed ...
Antique China Cabinet Identification Needed7/22/2010
  Q: I bought this antique china cabinet from an auction for $145.00 because it is identical to the china ...
  A: being stamped mexico, that would be the country of origin. it is required by US Customs. when did ...
Chairs7/21/2010
  Q: We recently purchased four of these chairs for $35.00. The lady that sold them to us said she used ...
  A: 1900-1915 I would have bought them for what you paid, stripped them with a methylene chloride paint ...
Antique Furniture by Lifetime7/20/2010
  Q: My name is Lee Garcia and my aunt and uncle have some furniture they where wanting me to help sell ...
  A: the piece shown should be priced at 275 on craigslist. you can price things higher but selling is ...
Antique Hutch?7/20/2010
  Q: I purchased this hutch along with a buffet that isn't shown from a gentlemen recently. I'm mostly ...
  A: if you like it then it is worth restoration. the discoloration and variety of surface color is ...
Old chair7/20/2010
  Q: Klein, It's me again! We bought this little chair at an auction and we would appreciate any ...
  A: quarter sawn oak, 1910s ladies chair (dont know why that name attached unless it is because it is ...
Antique Dinning Room Furniture7/19/2010
  Q: I have an antique dining room set - china cabinet and 2 buffet tables. Could you please tell me what ...
  A: what you have is a china, server, and sideboard (or buffet). since the table and chairs are ...
rolltop secretary desk with bookshelves7/19/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, We went to a small auction today and bought this desk, we did notice the drawers are ...
  A: it should have cost you 1500. I sold one to a dealer 15 years ago finished for 2000, he sold it for ...
folding rocking chair7/8/2010
  Q: I bought this chair and was wondering the history,age.Can you tell me about covering a seat.Could ...
  A: show me a picture of the screws that hold the pivot points a picture of teh underside of the rockers ...
piano7/6/2010
  Q: I have a piano that is in good condition (we've maintained it) but is quite old - and folds over to ...
  A: "Paine" is listed in the "Pierce Piano Atlas". it is the bible of piano books, has every ...
chair7/5/2010
  Q: It looks very old and is stuffed with horse hair. I want to recover. WOndering if you know the style ...
  A: it is a late eastlake victorian slipper rocker. the wood may be walnut but is more likely to be ...
old swivel school desk7/5/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein, We just purchased this desk today and were wondering if you could give us any ...
  A: it is a unique desk, there were several companies that made desks of this form but with different ...
Maddox Cherry "Winthrop" Desk7/4/2010
  Q: Klein, I recently purchased a Maddox cherry "Winthrop" desk. In searching for this type of desk, I ...
  A: although most of slant front or fall front desks in this style were done in mahogany, mahogany ...
Antique Sheet music holder?7/2/2010
  Q: I have what I think is an antique sheet music holder. It has the manufacures name underneath that ...
  A: magazine basket (as named in their own catalog) from the 20s. mahogany veneer on the sides and ...
gate leg table7/1/2010
  Q: Klein, We bought this at a trade days sale and was wondering about the age and value of it. We are ...
  A: i saw them then lost them so i have the second set now you did send them, my apologies. the ...
Pole-screen6/29/2010
  Q: Inquiring about a fire pole-screen. It is in the federal period with elements of both Chippendale ...
  A: need a couple more pics in one email as attachments if possible take the metal plate off and take a ...
Invalid Chair?6/29/2010
  Q: Was told this was an Invalid chair, but most invalid chairs I've seen have wheels and recline. ...
  A: potty chair from the 20s. more refined than most and unlike any i have seen. you may get a high ...
Murphy Bed6/28/2010
  Q: This murhpy bed has been in my family for quite some time (date unknown). The murphy bed is an ...
  A: these are not fast sellers, it is oak and is from 1900-1920. auction value is related to teh ...
TIGER STRIPE OAK TABLE6/28/2010
  Q: Mr. Klien, I have a double pedastal table. Any info would be appreciated. I have attached 2 pics. ...
  A: the table is a quarter sawn oak veneered library table made around 1900-1920s. it is a good one. ...
Rocker6/27/2010
  Q: My wife and I purchased a rocking chair at auction. We had told family we were planning on ...
  A: it is oak, the seat is quarter sawn oak, the back is oak veneer, also quarter sawn. it has been in ...
Dining Chairs6/26/2010
  Q: Do you happen to have any idea what the value of this chair might be? I didn't see a label. I was ...
  A: donation would be best and get a tax write off. retail these would bring only 20-25 each without ...
Northwind Face Rocking Chair6/26/2010
  Q: What can you tell me about this chair. My grandparents bought in in 1939 USED in Connecticut. I ...
  A: this one is top of the line. the carvings, overall design and form show it was manufactured by a ...
End table6/25/2010
  Q: I have a old end table that I would like some information on. It does not have any markings on it, ...
  A: these lamp tables or end tables were made around 1900-1910 by the thousands by many different ...
John Widdicomb Co. bedroom set6/24/2010
  Q: I bought these three pieces at an auction 10 years ago. I am looking to possibly sell this, as it ...
  A: got the pics that style was popular in the 50s but would like to see a picture of the outside of ...
FH Conant Sons, Camden NY rocking chair6/24/2010
  Q: I have a rocking chair with a lable that relates to FH Conant. I would like to learn more about this ...
  A: all i can tell from teh picture is it is a 1920 rocker in the colonial revival style. the company ...
identifying antique sofa6/24/2010
  Q: This sofa was my grandmothers and has fallen into disrepair. I am unable to spend the time or money ...
  A: it is a federal style many call duncan phyfe style, either is correct although i prefer federal ...
Antique Piano Desk & Chair6/24/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could advise me as to the approximate decade and value of this desk and chair ...
  A: 1940s spinet desk it has been refinished at some time, it would have been in a mahogany color or a ...
Nichols and Stone Rocker6/24/2010
  Q: I have a Nichols and Stone Rocker, black with fruit stencil and classic gold trim. The bottom has ...
  A: 736 is their boston rocker, 114 is the type of finish and/or decoration. they have been making this ...
Mahogany Veneer Twin Bed6/23/2010
  Q: I bought this bed at a yard sale years ago and would like to resell it. It does have minor damage ...
  A: the bed is from the 1920-40s, federal style. the condition will hurt the price, not just the broken ...
Reflectone Chair6/22/2010
  Q: I found this chair and I was wondering if it was worth anything. I've tried looking it up on ...
  A: this link page 515 will give some info on the history of the chair and its intended uses. ...
Read your instructions-can't find ALLEXPERTS choice6/21/2010
  Q: I have a Federal Style table. Has Craddock Evansville Indiana stamped on hidden drawer under table. ...
  A: the scratches and crack in the lower leg are not easily nor inexpensively repaired. the table is ...
cleaning waterfall furniture6/20/2010
  Q: I have been trying to relocate a site I found that was written by a "Bob", Questions and Answers ...
  A: a picture would be helpful but here goes. what makes the shine is the coating. a coating can be ...
Antique Teacher's Desk6/19/2010
  Q: I would like to know more about my desk. I was told several years ago that it is a teacher's desk. ...
  A: calling it a teachers desk would not be wrong but it could have been s student desk as well. you ...
Old Rocking Chair6/19/2010
  Q: Would like to know if the pictured rocking chair is worth getting an official appraisal for ...
  A: official appraisals are good for the apprasier for sure. for your purposes just know that the chair ...
antique buffet style6/19/2010
  Q: I am trying to figure out what style of furniture this buffet would be considered. I know it is ...
  A: i am not so sure that it is of european manufacturer. regardless, it is a variation of jacobean ...
Dining table and T-back chairs6/18/2010
  Q: I forgot to attach the image. sorry Image attached now. Need help identifying this table and ...
  A: oak, 1900, t back dining chairs an square oak dining table. no further identification terms are ...
Tiger oak nightstand?6/18/2010
  Q: Would you please help identify this nightstand and give the market value to sale to an individual ...
  A: the top is quarter sawn oak (tiger oak) but i cannot tell in the pic if the rest is as well. this ...
Doten Dunton Walnut Desk6/17/2010
  Q: I would just like to know a little about this desk. It's approximate age, what design it's "called" ...
  A: 1900-1920s mixture of styles but more sheraton and hepplewhite style, not period but style.. i like ...
PLEASE HELP identify the age and value of this piece6/16/2010
  Q: I inherited this desk from my great grandmother who I believe received it from hers. I am 42. I need ...
  A: this is a fall front desk, slant front desk, or larkin desk. larkin was a manufacturer whose name ...
drop leaf expandable gate leg table6/15/2010
  Q: This is drop leaf gate leg expanable table. Could you help with the age and value. I am not sure ...
  A: if you have never stripped a piece of painted furniture before i urge you to have it done ...
H Hermann Bedroom Set6/15/2010
  Q: I have a few questions regarding the style and value of a gorgeous bedroom set we've purchased. The ...
  A: we will need pictures of each piece you want evaluated. pic of the outside of a drawer where the ...
Antique Mirror6/15/2010
  Q: I purchased a home in 2006 and among the items left by the seller I found this mirror in the attic. ...
  A: these are usually gesso over wood, usually pine or tulip poplar wood. gesso is a plaster type ...
Antique Rocking Chair6/14/2010
  Q: My aunt wants me to help her sell this. I need to know how much to ask for it. She bought it for ...
  A: Nicole, Thirty years ago it was a fair market price. Unfortunately, due to todays economics 400 ...
Marble top table6/14/2010
  Q: My mother has an "old?" marble top table. When she bought it in a farmers yard in Indiana in the ...
  A: this is a walnut Eastlake victorian lamp table made around 1890-1900. retail in a shop it would be ...
1880s table?6/14/2010
  Q: I bought this table at an estate sale and it seems to be similiar to functional tables I have seen ...
  A: you have a walnut writing table made around 1860-70. the condition isn’t so good but it still has a ...
small end tables6/13/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein. I will be emailing you some pictures of 2 tables that we just got. I was wondering if ...
  A: the end tables are mahogany veneer an sweet gum woods built in the late 40s or early 50s. they are ...
Identifiication6/13/2010
  Q: I acquired this desk from an elderly relative. It was in beautiful condition until it moved into my ...
  A: basement living is not good for furniture or pets. it was and still could be a beautiful piece. ...
Binghamton Rocking Chair6/12/2010
  Q: The only info I can find on the Binghamton Chair Company is that they stopped making chairs in the ...
  A: i have no information other than the company was started in 1880 and continued into the 1900s. they ...
Nichols & Stone rocking chair6/12/2010
  Q: My father has passed along to me a Nichols & Stone rocking chair that once belonged to his mother. ...
  A: after looking carefully and checking the label it is most likely that this chair was made between ...
China Cabinet6/11/2010
  Q: We bought an estate home with some old furniture in it and this is one of the pieces. Since the ...
  A: oak wood with some quarter sawn oak, china cabinet made around 1900-1920s. it would look ...
Thomasville Chair Co. Duncan Phyfe dining table6/9/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could possibly tell me more about this table and chairs regarding when it was ...
  A: it is definitely a better grade of table than the 'common or economy grade. the veneers on the ...
AllExperts furniture question6/8/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful dresser and chest that were manufactured by Sligh Grand Rapids. I am trying to ...
  A: did i answer this by private email??? these are figured birch wood and made around 1900 and would ...
Lincoln Rocker6/7/2010
  Q: We have been taking apart a Lincoln rocker for reupholstery. The seat came off easily. Concerning ...
  A: these are built different ways, a picture would help but taking the crest rail off should not be ...
Hutch6/7/2010
  Q: Parents owned this piece and was curious if it worth any value besides sentimental?
  A: what is the name on the lable in the center top?? sellers, boone, hoosier, napanee..... it is a ...
Furniture inquiry6/6/2010
  Q: I have this dresser in my house with a beautiful oval mirror. i would like to know more about it ...
  A: 1920s/30s art deco style vanity or dressing table. mahogany, walnut and kingwood veneers imitation ...
Chair & Bench6/6/2010
  Q: Can you help idenify this chair & bench? There are no nails or screws on these. At one time I think ...
  A: take pics of all surfaces top bottom <-----important back front side send to bobklein1@cox.net ...
wooden potty6/4/2010
  Q: any info on this potty would be appreciated. Top lifts -- wooden type cork in potty hole. Thank ...
  A: sweet gum wood or tulip poplar made around 1900-1920 i have actually restored several of these. ...
Art Deco Dresser6/2/2010
  Q: Picked this up at an auction. Believe it is an Art Deco style with burled wood veneer. The photo was ...
  A: this is not considered art deco, it is considered colonial revival. art deco has a different look ...
Antique Couch and Chair5/31/2010
  Q: We just purcharsed this couch and chair, and wanted to know what era it is from and the value. We ...
  A: these are from 1910-1920s, maybe 1900s sparingly, but that does not make them any less desirable ...
Kiel Table5/31/2010
  Q: I have a Dining Room table with 2 leafs that I bought off my sister 30 years ago. Just pulled it out ...
  A: the manufacturer doesnt matter as to value, it is a 1910-1920s dining table done with queen anne ...
Tablet rocker5/30/2010
  Q: This walnut rocker with writing tablet has been in the family for several generations. Holes where ...
  A: would like a picture of the underside to confirm i am certain that the cane is the original seating ...
Globe-Wernicke C-roll top desk5/29/2010
  Q: First,thank you for volunteering information as it seems hard to find information. I have a ...
  A: try the pics again, hint, hold the camera still :) I just need one more – an overall pic of the ...
Kittinger two drawer5/29/2010
  Q: Could you please give me any information as to year made,history, and value of this? Also what is ...
  A: I need a clear in focus picture of the following take the drawer out, turn it upside down, take a ...
Dresser Marked Z/ZZ5/28/2010
  Q: Klein, I was wondering if you can tell me more about this dresser. It is marked Z on one drawer and ...
  A: the markings have no meaning to us. it is something from the factory, perhaps to indicate the ...
office chair5/26/2010
  Q: I HAVE THIS OLD OFFICE CHAIR,CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT IT,AND WHAT IS THE ESTIMATE ...
  A: it is made in the USA around 1900. the wood in the top of the back is oak, quarter sawn oak which ...
Dining set5/24/2010
  Q: My husband purchased this dining "set" at an auction this past weekend. The chairs have a leather ...
  A: it is a set now...really, we will never know, but it doesnt matter. get a reproduction sears ...
Daughter's walnut bedroom set5/24/2010
  Q: Good Afternoon Bob, We recently purchased an old walnut bedroom set for our daughter. It is made ...
  A: nice set, the wood is walnut, circassian walnut. the style is empire, made around 1900-1920s. ...
Bedroom Furniture5/24/2010
  Q: Klein, My mother recently passed away and I have the task of disposing of the contents of her ...
  A: sorry for your loss. this is 1950s. mahogany done is what was called whitewash. today this is ...
Nichols & Stone Rocker5/23/2010
  Q: I have a really nice old Nichols & Stone rocker. We bought it as an antique around 1981. I have ...
  A: this is not an antique but that doesnt matter. NS has been known for quality. the chair was ...
antique sofa and end table5/22/2010
  Q: The sofa was purchased in 1980 for 500.00 and the table unknown. Do you know what type or style ...
  A: these are eastlake victorian. the wood is walnut. they were made in the 1875-1890s retail in a ...
fliptop table5/21/2010
  Q: Can You help us identify this table, there is a label on the bottom that is damaged, TOP LINE ...
  A: send a picture of the label, a good pic that is in focus. also pic of the underneath of the base ...
Antique Chair5/19/2010
  Q: I have an old Michigan Chair Company chair that I'm trying to figure a value for. I would also like ...
  A: michigan chair co 803 godfrey ave grand rapids, mi division of luce furniture shops they made medium ...
dining table id5/19/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this table I just recently picked up? Thanks for your help.
  A: all i can tell form the pic is that it is 1900s, oak veneer and a supe form. need more pictures to ...
Antique Spindle Bed with horsehair mattress5/19/2010
  Q: I wonder if you can tell me approx. age and value of this bed. It was my grandmothers - I took the ...
  A: need a picture of the mechanism that attaches the rail to the footboard to be sure. these are ...
Sidelock Chest of Drawers5/18/2010
  Q: yesterday i found an abandoned piece of furniture. normally in my scavenging i find pressboard crud ...
  A: wood is chestnut, age is 1875-1880. it is a sidelock chest with a desk. intact, all there in good ...
school desk5/18/2010
  Q: the inkwell is in tact. The base is rusty and the desk compartment is made of metal. The base reads ...
  A: i might consider having it sandblasted and repainted, then mounting it on a piece of wood. or, ...
Antique Oak Chair5/18/2010
  Q: Can you give me any information on this chair? (History/Market value)
  A: it is oak from around 1900. probably made in the grand rapids area. the seat and back are made ...
Table with twisted legs5/17/2010
  Q: My girlfriend said I should check with you on this Table I just recently acquired. It has 5 chairs ...
  A: it is a draw leaf dining room table that appears to be from the 1930s. i will need a picture of the ...
Dresser w/marble inlay5/16/2010
  Q: I'd like to sell this dresser, but I don't know much at all about it. If you could tell me some ...
  A: it is eastlake victorian in style and form made around 1890-1900. the wood is walnut. the drawer ...
Table - Leather Top5/14/2010
  Q: I just bought this table that I think is a Duncan Phyfe Drum Table leather top with casters on legs. ...
  A: leather, first try using a colored furniture paste wax or get some meguires auto leather cleaner and ...
antique? china cabinet5/13/2010
  Q: I had a question about a china cabinet. I am moving into a house and the seller is leaving this ...
  A: it is william and mary style from the 1920s. many call this style depression furniture but that is ...
Mahogany Chair5/13/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a mahogany chair at an estate sale. The estate company did not know anything ...
  A: here are a couple of examples of similar chairs, the pricing is outdated. ...
chairs5/12/2010
  Q: I have a pair of old chairs. The seats are peged to the legs. There are no visable screws just old ...
  A: use a paint stripper with methylene chloride in it, follow the safety directions--if you have not ...
Oak Cabinet5/12/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about an Oak Cabinet that was in an old cabin that we recently purchased. ...
  A: it came out of a store and was made around 1900. does it have storage areas behind the panels in ...
two questions - old maple rope bed5/11/2010
  Q: I recently inherited a family rope bed, and decided to have it repaired and refinished and put into ...
  A: the refinishers did a pretty good job on the bed, it has a very good look. the brown i see on the ...
upholstered rocking chair5/10/2010
  Q: We found this chair in my husbands family attic. It was basically just some stuffing in the seat ...
  A: the chair is walnut wood, eastlake victorian style made around 1875-80. it isnt rare, it is a ...
DUNCAN PHYFE TABLES5/10/2010
  Q: I have two matching tables from my grandmother, I believe them to be Duncan Phyfe but can not find ...
  A: i will need pictures to start, duncan phyfe is the common name assigned, by the public, ...
1930's china cabinet and sideboard5/10/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a 1930's era china cabinet and sideboard and I was wondering if anyone could ...
  A: you will never know the manufacturer without a label, there were thousands of manufacturers in ...
Antique unusual design 2 chairs5/9/2010
  Q: I believe the chairs filled with the horse hair, and they have wood wheel casters. This is all I ...
  A: these are from the 1920s, the face is the old man winter face. the wood is birch stained with an ...
older dresser5/9/2010
  Q: Klein, i found this dresser in the garbage, had it stripped of years of paint, maybe a mistake? the ...
  A: you have done well so far. these look best with an amber honey stain then finished with amber ...
Imperial Furniture Gen Mahogany table5/9/2010
  Q: I have a table with a green seal from Imperial Grand Rapid MI, it also has a sticker from Genuine ...
  A: retail as is around 75 it is from the 40s. i cannot tell the condition from the pic so i cannot ...
cane rocking chair5/8/2010
  Q: Please help me identify my chair. I've had it in storage for 15 years. My ex-husband bought it for ...
  A: retail around 175 in a shop it is from 1890-1900, cant tell the wood from the pic, likely mahogany, ...
Slide rocker restoration5/8/2010
  Q: Mr Klein – this glider rocker has been in my family for sometime. It is currently in a state that ...
  A: in the condition shown there is little value. it needs work and we cannot be certail that the ...
ANTIQUE HIDE A BED5/7/2010
  Q: WE RECENTLY AQUIRED THIS BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE HIDE A BED NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. WE ARE UNABLE ...
  A: if you like it the way it is and it is stable and functional then why do anything to it. clean it ...
type of couch5/6/2010
  Q: i was just wondering if you could help me in identify this couch i have. It has been in the family ...
  A: send a picture with the cushion out. a pic of the underneath, a pic of the inside of the wood ...
Dining set identification and restoration5/6/2010
  Q: We recently received an antique dining set that includes a table, 6 chains (1 captain), a buffet, ...
  A: the set is from the 1920s done in the william and mary style. the murphys oil soap did no harm and ...
1920s Dining Table & Chairs5/5/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein - I bought this dining set several years ago from an antique shop in North Dakota. The ...
  A: it is American made and it is of the 20s. the face veneers are mahogany and birds eye maple, ...
antique table - White Furtiture Co.5/4/2010
  Q: I have a table manufactured by White Furniture Co. My grandparents baught it in the 1940's. I ...
  A: i am going to be picky here, all in fun so keep smiling. it has 6 legs, 3 pedestals/columns. it is ...
ROCKING CHAIR5/3/2010
  Q: I recently went to an Antique store and saw this rocking chair that I am interested in. The arms ...
  A: the back is a variation of the old man winter face, they usually have an animalistic flavor. the ...
Desk/hutch secretary style writing desk?5/3/2010
  Q: My wife inherited a hutch style writing desk from a great aunt who lived in S. Lousiana between the ...
  A: this appears to be a fine example of a plantation desk but i reserve that until you send pictures to ...
Identifying a bed5/2/2010
  Q: We purchased this bed as circa 1850. We wish to sell it and would like to advertize and price it ...
  A: please send a photo or describe the metal mechanism in the end of the side rail and the ...
duncan fife?5/2/2010
  Q: have recently acquired this dining set and wondered what u thought of it, and any value u could give ...
  A: need a good clear, in focus picture of each piece. jpg files as attachments to ONE ...
school desk5/2/2010
  Q: Robert, I have an old (antique?) student desk that bears a manufacturers logo of "AS Co". The desk ...
  A: i generally will not answer questions without a picture for clarification, but since you are only ...
tables5/2/2010
  Q: What is the age/shape/value of these tables.Do you know what is carved on the edge of the tables?
  A: the table pictured 1940. mahogany veneered and sweet gum woods. the carvings do not depict ...
Writing Desk4/30/2010
  Q: I recently purchased this desk at a consignment shop. They didn't know much about it other than it ...
  A: send a clear in focus photo to me at bobklein1@cox.net separate photos, jpg files as attachments to ...
Old Cedar Chest4/29/2010
  Q: I have an old cedar chest which belonged to my great aunt (and I'm 66) . It doesn't have any ...
  A: it was manufactured around the 1930s. in the condition shown it has little intrinsic value. ...
Inherited tiny needlepoint chair4/29/2010
  Q: My husband's family has been in Eastern Pa. for probably 250 years and although we only have a few ...
  A: the chair is late victorian, manufactured piece from around 1900/1910. cant tell the wood from the ...
Chair4/28/2010
  Q: I've been told this chair is an antique, vintage, but, really have no idea or what it's value is. ...
  A: it is from 1900-1920s and is a desirable form. as is the value is low, 150$ retail, restored it ...
Is it midcentury or victorian?4/28/2010
  Q: I have this chaise/couch...it's an older purple velvet, but with wrought iron legs and rear cushion ...
  A: it looks 1950s sofa, which is a hot seller these days. the wire legs or rod legs in the pics you ...
Advice Please for Refinishing4/27/2010
  Q: I found this beautiful chair at a garage sale. I would love to have it reupholstered and refinished. ...
  A: the question of whether or not to refinish something has two sides. the truth is that if it is a ...
Bedroom Suite from West Mighigan Furniture Co.4/27/2010
  Q: I am considering selling a bedroom furniture suite. The matching pieces include a double bed ...
  A: the set is from the 50s and is a desirable french provencial form. there is no history i can supply ...
Antique Secretary4/26/2010
  Q: I inherited an antique secretary on which my great-grandfather, an Illinois legislator, signed ...
  A: it is a walnut secretary made around 1875-1895 so the time is right. i might suggest that you ...
indentify this chair please4/24/2010
  Q: I have two of these chairs. I remember sitting in one of them my dad had refinished about 65 years ...
  A: there were many manufacturers that made this style of platform rocker around 1900. many are missing ...
Pie Crust Table4/23/2010
  Q: I would like to know all you can tell me about this piece of furniture. Thank You!!
  A: the company started around 1900 and had a reputation for quality tables. the top would be mahogany ...
Paris Mfg Co Child Secretary4/23/2010
  Q: It has a stamp on the back for the company. Can you tell me anything about this piece? My searches ...
  A: some info on the company Joan Palicia’s Flexible Flyer and other Great Sleds for Collectors ...
child's rocker4/23/2010
  Q: Can you tell me the age and value on this Childs rocker? Someone I believe drilled holes in the legs ...
  A: send a picture of the underside of the seat bobklein1@cox.net jgp files as attachments to one email ...
Rocking Chair with Wood Coil Springs4/21/2010
  Q: My father found this unusual rocking chair nearly 30 years ago at an auction. I don't know what he ...
  A: the platform rocker is oak, the date for the hardware would be 1907 which places the origin of the ...
Scholle's Chicago Furniture Piece4/19/2010
  Q: I have a piece of furniture with Scholle's Chicago plaque card inside the drawer. I'm not sure what ...
  A: scholles was a store and did not build furniture, at least i have never found any record of them ...
Boston Rocker by Nichols & Stone Co.4/19/2010
  Q: I have a beautiful old rocker made by Nichols & Stone Co., Gardner, Mass. On the bottom lable it ...
  A: need a clear picture and a picture of the whole chair. the label numbers are only good for the ...
Sofa and chair set4/18/2010
  Q: I am wondering if you can give me any idea as to the type of furniture the attached photo shows. I ...
  A: 1900-1920 set these were generally done in sweet gum or tulip poplar, probably sweet gum. staining ...
Twin Beds4/18/2010
  Q: Can you tell me anything about the twin beds in photo? Owned by a great aunt who was an antique ...
  A: you will have to supply closer photos and a photo of teh beds with the side rail removed showing a ...
antique gargoyle rocker4/17/2010
  Q: My husband's aunt had this rocker and would like to know more aboout it. It has some damage to the ...
  A: 1920s mahogany veneer back with birch being the remainder of the woods all dyed to a mahogany color. ...
Table4/17/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein - thank you for the answered questions regarding the spool bed and the shaker rocker - ...
  A: this is a 5 legged walnut (might not be walnut but many are) dining table, with leaves, made around ...
circus posters4/16/2010
  Q: not sure if you can help. i am trying to find out about this item i had in storage. thank you in ...
  A: this is outside of my comfort zone. these could bring 500 each or 1500 each, depends on condition, ...
Antique Rocking Chair4/16/2010
  Q: Mr. Klein - 2nd question of the day. Hope not to wear out the priviledge of asking your help. ...
  A: 1880-90 some call these stick and ball but i dont like that terminology. kind of a modified shaker ...
Antique Spool Bed4/16/2010
  Q: Found you in a search for experts on antique spool beds. Trying to determine the wood, age and ...
  A: i will need a closer picture to determine the wood. probably cherry or maple, definitely a hard ...
Dining Room 1920s4/16/2010
  Q: I have my grandmother's dining room set. I think it is from the 1920s. There is a china, buffet, ...
  A: it is from the 20s and is a very nice one judging from the china cabinet. the woods will be ...
Square oak Table4/15/2010
  Q: My Dad brought me this table and I'd like to know if it's possible to find the missing (5th) leg! ...
  A: send pictures to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to ONE email clear. show overall view ...
tufted chiar4/15/2010
  Q: Could you give some information on this chair? It is a little wobbly and I am not sure how to ...
  A: it is birch wood stained to resemble mahogany from the 1920s. i cannot be certain that the back was ...
iron bed4/14/2010
  Q: We found this iron bed in a old house that was being destroyed. We would like to know the age of it ...
  A: great bed these were made between 1880 and 1920 give or take a bit, then reproduced in the 1970s ...
old trunk or silverware chest4/13/2010
  Q: My mother has this trunk or silverware chest that she had got from her mother. Her mother said she ...
  A: from the pictures it is from the late 20s early 30s and is the first of these i have seen. how does ...
Hoosier Identification4/13/2010
  Q: Recently purchased this piece. Does not have name plate but is stamped on back Made in Philadelphia. ...
  A: there were several companies that made this style cabinet, aside from hoosier, there was Sellers, ...
Dresser4/12/2010
  Q: Wow.. you are a great job id-ing furniture!!! I really hope you can help me with mine. After my ...
  A: i would like a picture of the outside of a drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer ...
secretary mfgr identification4/10/2010
  Q: Have circa 1940 pictured secretary-- Mahogany Assoc # 134 label attached to identify authentic ...
  A: the mahogany association was formed to certify that pieces were mahogany and not stained woods from ...
sbent & brothers windsor chair4/9/2010
  Q: My mother recently purchased a chair and was wondering if it had any value. On the bottom of the ...
  A: they made colonial style chairs before they went out of business in or around 2000. ash wood ...
Carved table with gothic motif4/9/2010
  Q: I am interested in learning about this table. The previous owner bought it at auction before ...
  A: the period would be colonial revival if it is made in the USA which i think it was. the style is a ...
Dinning room and Buffet4/8/2010
  Q: My mother purchased this dinning room set used in the early 50's. She was told it is a Duncan Phyfe. ...
  A: most everyone calls these sets duncan phyfe. more accurately it is duncan phyfe style or sheraton ...
Lamps4/8/2010
  Q: I'm so Sorry Mr. Klein, I forgot to attach the picture to my first request - I just posted a ...
  A: great lamps, lamps are not my area but this is the name of a company which produces good quality ...
Kidney-Shaped Desk4/7/2010
  Q: Wondering value today. Bought in Canada originally by my grandmother.
  A: send a picture of the outside side of a drawer where the side meets the front of the drawer pic of ...
rocker4/7/2010
  Q: I purchased a rocker for 30 dollars and want to know more about it
  A: nice rocker built in a modified shaker style in the 1940s. chances are it had reed or cane for the ...
naked ladies smoking stand4/7/2010
  Q: What do you suggest to use as a finish on this antique smoking stand? ie. color, stain, paint?
  A: it would depend on your tastes and decor as to the color of a stain. walnuts are cool, mahoganys ...
approximate date of manufacter4/6/2010
  Q: i just bought a medium size cedar chest and it had a tag hanging in it from lane furniture company. ...
  A: looks to be 1960s or later from the pic. it will be necessary to contact lane for a closer date. ...
table and chairs4/6/2010
  Q: I have this table and chairs that I would love some advice on. I have been told it was ...
  A: send a few more pics of the base bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments to one email clear and ...
bedroom furniture4/5/2010
  Q: Inherited bedroom furniture. Would like to know how old it is, estimated value. It has wooden ...
  A: it looks to have been refinished. the wood is primarily sweet gum and tulilp poplar 1920s, william ...
Stickley & Brandt captain's chair4/4/2010
  Q: I have a chair that I believe is by Stickley & Brandt. It has a carved griffin design into the ...
  A: all stickley was labeled. the chair is mahogany veneer in the back, birch wood for the rest dyed ...
Mahogany chest4/3/2010
  Q: I'm hoping you can tell me about the origin/date of this mahogany chest. There are two front cabinet ...
  A: i am certain that what you have is the upper section to a linen press. the bottom section would ...
50's Vintage Art Deco?4/2/2010
  Q: I would like to know your opinion regarding a bedroom set that I purchased at a furniture ...
  A: to freshen it up use a colored, toulene free, Briwax in the appropriate color (antique mahogany). ...
Piano / dresser stool4/2/2010
  Q: Klein, I would very much appreciate if you can shed some light in this stool. I inherited this and a ...
  A: i have not seen this form of piano/organ stool before but in my research, these were made in the 20s ...
Platform Rocker Questions4/1/2010
  Q: A friend owns this lovely carved platform rocker. He is is 72 and said it was his grandmothers and ...
  A: it an eastlake victorian walnut platform rocker made around 1880. the wood is likely walnut. here ...
antque dining set4/1/2010
  Q: I am back with another question for you. When cleaning out my aunts house we were given an antique ...
  A: you are basing the hepplewhite style on the tapered legs which is partially accurate. hepplewhite ...
Virgina House Furniture3/31/2010
  Q: I have a piece of Virgina House Furniture that I purchase at an Auction a few years ago. I know ...
  A: it is a modern piece by my benchmark, but generally well done by this company. just wax it every ...
Style & value of antique dining set3/31/2010
  Q: I have inherited from my Grandmother a complete dining room set, the table, the sideboard, drop leaf ...
  A: you will need to send individual pictures of the table, chairs, sideboard and china. I cannot see ...
Alaska Icebox3/31/2010
  Q: I bought an icebox at a yard sale and was wondering if you can tell me what it's worth. The ...
  A: it is from the 1900-1920s. the wood is chestnut. it has been worked on, and i believe the legs ...
Dresser with Marble or Granite Top3/31/2010
  Q: I don't know much about this piece of furniture at all. I was told it was originally from Kansas ...
  A: need a pic of the back and of the outside side of a drawer where the side meets the front to date ...
trunk3/30/2010
  Q: I hope you can tell me anything about this old trunk,is it worth saving,restoring,age etc.I'll send ...
  A: looks like it is from the early 1900s, country made maybe for tools but probably for clothing. if ...
Double pedestal dinning Table3/30/2010
  Q: Would you tell me about this table. Don't know anything about it but looks somewhat old. There is ...
  A: it is a 1940s mahogany veneered top with a sweet gum base sheraton or duncan phyfe/sheraton styled ...
Oak Table3/29/2010
  Q: Robert, I wrote lasst month to ask about oak dining chairs from Detroit Chair Mfg Co. Thanks for ...
  A: this is an unusual table. the style is usually associated with walnut, gum or mahogany. also the ...
antique dresser3/29/2010
  Q: I have asked your advice in the past on other antique furniture and I trust your opinion! If you ...
  A: 1920s, walnut veneers, very well done. these are good quality but only bring 350 in an average shop ...
Sleigh Bed3/17/2010
  Q: I would like to know more about this bed? I know it was my wife grandfathers bed late 1800- 1900. ...
  A: it is a queen anne style bed from 1920s. better pictures are necessary to identify the woods but ...
Duncan Phyfe? Table3/7/2010
  Q: I bought this dining table and it came with 5 duncan phyfe chairs. They never said it was a Duncan ...
  A: if the legs on the table and the legs on the chairs are an exact match then it was a set, if they ...
P. Derby & Company desk chair3/6/2010
  Q: My Dad gave me this desk chair. He acquired it from a former elementary school teacher at the ...
  A: the chair is oak wood and looks to have the styling of the 1910-20s. in the condition shown retail ...
Table3/6/2010
  Q: I have restored a 8 sided table 26" hi by 30" across the flats. It has a 4 piece book end burl ...
  A: this looks like a table i sold for 500$, 15 years ago. it was walnut as is yours from the 20s and ...
upholstered carved chair3/6/2010
  Q: This is my great aunt's chair that was left to my mother (her niece)in Fremont, Ohio. My mother ...
  A: i only have seen the two pics, one now and one the other day but it is good. the chair style looks ...
1917 Patented Couch/ Hide-a- Bed3/5/2010
  Q: Robert, I inherited a couch/pull out bed and have been trying to identify the manufacturer, value, ...
  A: without a label you wont be able to identify the manufacturer. it is made of oak lilely oak veneers ...
chest of drawers and side tables3/5/2010
  Q: I thought I'd give you a break for a while but I'm back with more questions. I haven't been able to ...
  A: the set is super, the condition of the surface is poor. a lot of the loss of coating is due to ...
I have old bedroom set from north of USA3/5/2010
  Q: I cant find any writting on the furniture itself but My GreatGrandmonther brough this set to canada ...
  A: these were made in the 10s and 20s. william and mary style, colonial revival period. the case ...
Blanket chest and marble table3/4/2010
  Q: You helped me out a great deal a couple of weeks ago by helping me identify an art deco hutch. I am ...
  A: send the pics to me. on the chest send a pic of the interiorback corners the better selling chests ...
Info on Queen Anne style lowboy3/4/2010
  Q: We have an old lowboy that was left in a home we purchased back in 1992 and were wondering if we ...
  A: the wood is tiger maple veneer. it appears to be 30s vintage. if you send a picture of the ...
Italian chairs3/3/2010
  Q: I have a pair of Italian chairs I think 1940's...I dont know anything else about them or a good ...
  A: i am pretty certain these were made in America. they date around 1920-30. wood is birch stained ...
Need assistance choosing hardware for antique oak sideboard3/3/2010
  Q: I purchased this oak sideboard without drawers. I had drawers made and luckily was able to stain ...
  A: some had wood round knobs on the drawers, some had wood on the upper and pulls on the bottom. if it ...
Age of Cabinet3/2/2010
  Q: I purchased this cabinet off craigslist for $100. I thought it seemed like a good price at the ...
  A: need a pic of the back and underneath, no cell phone pics. bobklein1@cox.net jpg files attached to ...
identification of a chair style3/1/2010
  Q: i have attached a picture of this chair that i purchased at an auction. It appears (from my ...
  A: you are probably referring to mission style rather than missionary. mission style, arts and crafts ...
antique rocking chair-rug seat2/28/2010
  Q: I have a very old rocking chair that seems to be hand made with a rug for the seat cushion. This ...
  A: modified Lincoln style rocker from 1900. sometimes walnut, or cherry. originally had a woven cane ...
old rocking chair with cord/rope seat2/28/2010
  Q: I have an old rocking chair with a seat made by stringing rope or cord. Unfortunately, it looks like ...
  A: the seat material is rush, it is a grass and is hand woven. or machine woven chair is probably from ...
Identify Rocking chair2/28/2010
  Q: My cousin has had this chair in the family 50+ years. We intend to have it re-upholstered. We are ...
  A: it is a birchwood colonial revival rocker from 1900-1920. it is done in a modified empire style. ...
Hall Tree2/27/2010
  Q: I have had this Hall tree for a few years. Thinking of having it refinished. I always hear better to ...
  A: you have heard that it is better to leave the original coating/finish. stain is another material ...
Sligh Writing Desk2/26/2010
  Q: I have recently inherited a beautiful antiques Sligh writing desk. I think it was purchased in ...
  A: i will need pics to bobklein1@cox.net clear infocus jpg files attached to one email front back ...
angus of london roll top desk2/26/2010
  Q: i recently came into possession of a smaller sized roll top desk that has the name "angus london" on ...
  A: good company, well built in business in hte late 1800s nad early 1900s. i see clamps and othe ...
Slanted top writing desk2/26/2010
  Q: What were these originally used for? Any value for them today? 21"deep, 16" high, 30 wide. Thanks
  A: these were store fixtures that sat on a counter. the uses were varied. this was made around 1900 ...
DETROIT CHAIR MFG CO dining chairs2/25/2010
  Q: Robert, I have a set of 6 dining chairs that are made from quater sawn oak and have cain seat. Some ...
  A: these are 1910-1920, nice dining chairs. cane seats like these are called pressed cane and should ...
china cabinet2/25/2010
  Q: we inherited this cabinet and can find no markings or stamps on it to indicate the value or time ...
  A: it is 1920s. I cannot identify the face woods in the picture but the case wood is usually sweet ...
old oak chair2/25/2010
  Q: I have an old chair the has a label with the below info: FROM R.J. Horner & Co. Furniture Makers and ...
  A: possible it was a rocker or that someone cut it down in the past. check the bottoms of the legs to ...
Duncan Phyfe2/25/2010
  Q: I have this table. I was told it was a Duncan Phyfe and the value was 3500.00 The Gentleman that ...
  A: this is generally referred to as duncan phyfe but, it is duncan phyfe style not duncan phyfe period. ...
Chinese Chippendale Chairs2/24/2010
  Q: I have a set of two Chippendale/ Chinese or something chairs. Their joints are all pinned/doweled ...
  A: the gentleman that gave them to you wasnt the trade for long or he did not learn anything. the only ...
Chair-what is it and value2/24/2010
  Q: Here is a picture that I think is pretty good of a chair that I have. Can you tell me who made it, ...
  A: it is likely walnut and is made in the late 1800s, 1880-90. it is victorian an was part of a set, ...
walnut talbe ID help2/24/2010
  Q: My wife found this table in a resale shop last weekend and decided it would be perfect for our ...
  A: the public calles these style tables duncan phyfe style. actually they are a mix of duncan phyfe, ...
Morris Rocker with Griffin heads2/24/2010
  Q: Attached is a picture of a chair that was left in a house we purchased. I know nothing about it. It ...
  A: it is from the 20s, the wood is likely birch stained red to appear mahogany originally. have it ...
Buffet2/23/2010
  Q: I have this mirror it has been in my family for many years. I don't know anything about it or any ...
  A: gubernmint definition of antique is 100 years. this was established for taxing purposes (imagine ...
Odd Rocking chair identification2/23/2010
  Q: I build new things from old furniture that's falling apart, making something new from something ...
  A: you had an eastlake victorian walnut platform rocker made around 1875. it would have been priced at ...
Identify Old Chair2/22/2010
  Q: I would like information on the age, style,manufacture, and value of this chair. The seat ...
  A: without a label there is no way to determine a manufacturer. even in the 1880s-90s when this was ...
Dining Room Table Authenticity2/22/2010
  Q: How can I tell if my dining room table is a Duncan Phyfe brand? It was inherited from my ...
  A: the table you have is called duncan phyfe STYLE. it is not made by duncan phyfe. it is a ...
table i.d. and value2/22/2010
  Q: will you please i.d. this table give me value. i think it duncan phyfe, after looking on the ...
  A: these are called duncan phyfe 'style' and were made in large numbers from the 20s into the 40s. ...
Mahogany Dresser needing some info2/21/2010
  Q: I have an old, early 1900s I believe, Mahogany Dresser. There is no longer a tag with manufacturer ...
  A: 1940 with a dark red stain originally to enhance the mahogany, it would have been a water based dye ...
Tyson & Jones Company China Cabinet2/21/2010
  Q: I recently inherited my grandmothers china cabine. It was made by Tyson & Jones Company, Carthage ...
  A: it is from the 1900-1920s, the wood is oak and chestnut. it was made to break down into flat ...
depression era dining set?2/21/2010
  Q: Klein- This dining room set was given to my husband and I for a wedding gift 13 yrs. ago. We are ...
  A: i dont like the term 'depression era' although it is used extensively. tends to diminish the ...
Swan carved cane seat chair2/21/2010
  Q: This chair has 2 swans and a lot of other detail carved on the back. The seat is caned, in perfect ...
  A: 1890-1910s, oak kitchen chair. it is a modification of the lyre back . animal motifs were used ...
windsor rocking chair2/21/2010
  Q: I sent you questions re:nichols & stone co windsor rocking chair and you replied that there was no ...
  A: there was no picture showing on the first round, thank you for resending. chairs from the NS ...
Identify age and such of old chair2/20/2010
  Q: We have never purchased antique furniture before but the price was less than $20 so we thought we ...
  A: from around 1900-1910, wood is likely birch and it is the late victorian style. the springs were or ...
Drexel wingback or other?2/19/2010
  Q: Good day, I have been carting this chair around for decades, and it's always been in a basement or ...
  A: it looks to be 50s, whatever you do, done well will raise any value. presently it has little ...
Antique Dresser2/19/2010
  Q: Sir, I have a very heavy Antique dresser I would like to sell. However, the markings on the piece of ...
  A: without pictures i cannot help pics to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files s attachments to ONE email ...
Mirror2/19/2010
  Q: Klein, Me again...this time I need your advice on a mirror. Since this site will only let me send ...
  A: it is a cheval made around 1900-1920. retail with the break fixed properly and the surface waxed, ...
Chifferobe?2/18/2010
  Q: Klein, Thank you for taking my question. I have a piece of furniture that I got from my Grandmother. ...
  A: it is a 1920s sideboard in the william and mary style. colonial revival period is what this time ...
Platform Rocker2/17/2010
  Q: This platform rocker belonged to my wife's great grandmother. It was in horrible condition, and we ...
  A: it looks to be late 30s to 50s to me which is very collectible these days. no guess on a ...
dresser2/17/2010
  Q: This dresser has been in the family since 1960. It came with the home we purchased at the time. ...
  A: the sticker and the association was operating from the early 1920s into late 60s. all it does is ...
tester bed - who made them...2/16/2010
  Q: I have a full size tester bed,solid mahoganey, very ornate carvings, claw and ball feet with ...
  A: i will need pics of the posts, head and foot boards, and rails a pic of the end of the rail showing ...
Thomasville Dining Set2/16/2010
  Q: I was hoping you could help identify the year and style of this dining set. To give a little ...
  A: the fronts, sides, and the table top will be mahogany veneers. The core or case will be sweet gum ...
Antique ladder back chairs2/15/2010
  Q: I bought a set of 4 ladder back chairs the other day for $80 and I was wondering approximatly when ...
  A: they were either part of a dining set or part of a parlor set, interchangeable then and now. The ...
platform rocker2/15/2010
  Q: I have this platform rocker that is in very good condition though I don't like how far it sits back ...
  A: have you done anything with the other pieces yet? birchwood, eastlake style, 1880s. i think ...
drexel heritage country collectables furniture2/15/2010
  Q: I was looking for some pieces of furniture from this collection that was manufactured in the late ...
  A: i only sell antique furniture but there are several sites online that cater to partial and full sets ...
Shield Back chairs2/15/2010
  Q: Found six chairs for free on Craigslist recently from someone who lost interest in a restoration ...
  A: these are not period chairs. period would mean that they were made in the period of thomas ...
Walnut Dressing Table?2/15/2010
  Q: Robert-I bought this dressing table and a matching piece at an antique store for 399.00.& 199.00 ...
  A: someone will tell you this is a period hepplewhite or sheraton piece ffom the early 1800s but it is ...
Roll top desk2/15/2010
  Q: My church has put me in charge of removing some old furniture and I came across an old roll top desk ...
  A: this is a 'c' roll desk which is not as desirable a form as the 's' roll desk. even so, offer it to ...
China Closet2/14/2010
  Q: I inhereted this china closet from my grandmother. I have never had it refinished, Could you give me ...
  A: How thoughtful of her to have left this to you. I see no reason to have it refinished. it is oak, ...
laminate seat for oak chair2/14/2010
  Q: i have a small oak chair with a round seat frame. within the frame is a 14" diameter area where a ...
  A: the only replacements i have seen are leather or fiber, they can be purchased from Van Dykes ...
Dresser2/14/2010
  Q: I know this is not worth much except sentimental value but I would like to know about how old it is. ...
  A: it is from the 30s i commend you on keeping family pieces. money is not the important thing. the ...
nursing rocker2/14/2010
  Q: Can you help to identify the age, value and condition of the restoration of what I think is a ...
  A: this is a porch rocker done in oak and ash woods. it does not have the characteristics to make it ...
Wooden Bowl2/14/2010
  Q: Can you please tell me what kind of wood this is? I took pictures inside and outside because they ...
  A: although it doesnt look in this picture, the picture you sent me showing the outside bottom is ...
China Closet2/13/2010
  Q: I have had this china closet for years and was wondering age style and value or anything else you ...
  A: walnut wood, popularly called queen anne style legs (more accurately cabriole legs), made around ...
Diniing chairs2/13/2010
  Q: I'm looking for any information you can give me about these dining chairs. All I know about them is ...
  A: around 1880-1900 cant tell the woods from the pics, too fuzzy and too far many were walnut, many ...
wood drawer wood lock(dogs)2/12/2010
  Q: Robert, I have been working on a roll top desk, and hav ereassembled the two pedastals. The four ...
  A: the curtain or tambour when fully opened presses down on this mechanism which unlocks the drawers. ...
Platform Rocker2/12/2010
  Q: Attached to this e-message are three pictures of a platform rocker that I had recently acquired. ...
  A: the manufacturer will remain unknown without a label. the wood is birch stained with a waterbased ...
Claw Foot Oak Secretary2/12/2010
  Q: Can you help me identify this slant top oak secretary? The two front legs have claw feet. It is 30 ...
  A: it is a merging of empire (the legs) and art nouveau style, most dominant is the art nouveau. made ...
Sligh Furniture Company - Bedroom Suite2/11/2010
  Q: I have a bedroom suite made by Sligh Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, MI. I think it dates from the ...
  A: it is 20s and it may be birch, cannot tell from the pics. could be sweet gum or tulip poplar. the ...
cutler roll top accessory2/11/2010
  Q: I have searched all over my desk but have found nowhere for it to possibly go. I was thing maybe it ...
  A: possibly would you mind sending me a picture of both sides of the piece, and the measurements? you ...
chairs2/11/2010
  Q: I have obtained some chairs that seem to be Ethan Allen Royal Charter style (discontinued) How can ...
  A: ethan allen started in 1932 then bought a bankrupt furniture co in 1936 and started producing ...
Identify Furniture2/11/2010
  Q: I inherited this chair and matching 7foot long couch from my grandparents who lived in Western PA. I ...
  A: 1920s, legs are queen anne style, overall can be called federal. the wood is either mahogany orsweet ...
Antique Leather Wing Back Chairs, Jamestown Furniture Company2/10/2010
  Q: I just purchased two antique leather wing back chairs. The dealer told me that they were from the ...
  A: glad i was able to help the products you are going to buy for the wood mineral spirits--local ...
Rocking chairs2/10/2010
  Q: I recently cleaned out my aunts house and came across these three chairs. Could you possibly give me ...
  A: all three are 1900-1915. no style can be attached to them that would be accurate as they are as i ...
American Cabinet file2/10/2010
  Q: I have my father's (and I think my grandfather's) file cabinet. It was in my dad's office as long as ...
  A: What a wonderful object to have with the family connection and history. To answer the question on ...
Beautiful old Console-Westinghouse Radio & phonograph2/10/2010
  Q: I would love to learn anything you know about this beautiful piece of furniture. I inherited it ...
  A: These 1940s-early50s pieces have come into favor the last couple of decades. This is in my opinion ...
Antique Rocking Chair2/10/2010
  Q: We have an antique rocking chair that was given to us by friends that are 4th generation New ...
  A: These were manufactured from the late 1880s into the early 1900s. The woods were of several species ...
old chairs information2/9/2010
  Q: I have been driving myself insane trying to identify the approximate ages and manufacture locations ...
  A: looks like the pictures of this chair were taken in a store. great lighting and thanks for the ...
Bedroom Furniture2/9/2010
  Q: I am hoping you can help me learn more about this bdrm furn. It has been in my family for about 100 ...
  A: i cannot give you a value of something i have not seen so i will need a picture of each item. ...
Early 1900's Washstand2/9/2010
  Q: What can you tell me about this table? It appears to early 1900's wash table, made of cherry ...
  A: the picture is of an end table or tea table made in the mid to late 1940s. I cannot tell the wood ...
Old rocking chair2/8/2010
  Q: Here the rocking chair I told you that I wanted to have recovered and fixed up. Do you think it ...
  A: of course it would be worth it, it was your grandmothers. when you sit in it you should be able to ...
Vintage cast iron fireplace mantel2/8/2010
  Q: I have an ornamental vintage solid cast iron fireplace mantel. It came out of a home built circa ...
  A: the mantle you saw on ebay is owned by Nevin Heller, i had the opportunity to buy that mantle at his ...
Antique Childs dresser2/8/2010
  Q: I recently purchased a small dresser from an estate sale/junk shop in Sacramento. I have stripped ...
  A: try using a real paint stripper with methylene chloride in it for starters. these so called safe ...
maids bed2/7/2010
  Q: I recently aqquired this bed from a relative. I was told that it was used as a Maids bed, due to ...
  A: i cannot tell the wood from the picture, it is a day bed. send a picture of the wood up close and ...
old wooden chest2/7/2010
  Q: this chest was originally covered with shellac which I've stripped and then coated with danish oil, ...
  A: need to see more pics to determine wood and age, the bottom boards are pine pics to ...
vintage or antique chairs2/7/2010
  Q: I have 4 identical vintage or antique chairs I need your help to identify the maker and value of ...
  A: these are from the 1920s. they were factory made an without a label there is no way to determine ...
jacobean table and chairs2/6/2010
  Q: My daughter was given a table and 6 dining chairs by a family friend to help furnish her apartment ...
  A: judging from the picture here it is possible that this is a typical set made in the 1920s in the ...
Half Round Table2/6/2010
  Q: Bob, I have had this table over 30 years. It is a half round green accent table with an oriental ...
  A: age of the table is 1920-30s, it is a walltable or side table made in huge numbers, the painting ...
Round Wooden Box2/6/2010
  Q: You were so informative on a previous question, I hope you can help me with another. This round box ...
  A: this is a bit out of my area but it is mahogany of that there is no doubt. i have seen these before ...
seeking info about old Emerson piano2/5/2010
  Q: We are hoping you could you help us find our piano's age and any other available information? We ...
  A: 1916 was the date of manufacturer. to get a key you can take the lock out and let a locksmith make ...
Smoker's Bow Chair2/4/2010
  Q: I have "smoker's bow" chair but I'm not sure if it is English or American. I'm also not sure of how ...
  A: looking at the underside is the tell that the chair has no significant age, it is from the 40s, ...
Dexter mahogany china cabinet2/4/2010
  Q: My question is about my mahogany Dexter china cabinet, manufactured in Grand Rapids, MI. The wood ...
  A: first, the drawers and lower doors are veneered with mahogany as are the sides, whether they are ...
Antique Partners Desk2/3/2010
  Q: This piece was left in a home that I bought, so I have no knowledge of it's origin. It's about 6 x ...
  A: it would cost far more than it would ever be worth to restore, donate it to a charity to sell and ...
Child rocker2/3/2010
  Q: I have given my granddaughter my antique upholstered rocker. I have had the original deep red oil ...
  A: never heard of federation style but i do know of federal style which this could be in a modified ...
unusual chairs2/2/2010
  Q: Have you ever seen anything like this? I am thinking of purchasing them (there are 6) at an antiques ...
  A: if you need any work in the ares use this guy, he knows what he is doing. i havent met him so i ...
Rocking Chair2/2/2010
  Q: Do you have any idea as to the identification of this rocker. Have had it many years and have loved ...
  A: and i need a picture of the whole chair from the front, side, an rear send the pics to this ...
Antique sofa and chair2/2/2010
  Q: I have an antique sofa and matching chair that I would love to know something about. It is pictured ...
  A: did you find a label on this anywhere when it was naked for upholstery?? it is from 1900-1930 and ...
VINTAGE DRESSER?2/2/2010
  Q: Could you please identify the style, maker, age and value of this dresser I inherited? Could this be ...
  A: it is a factory manufactured oak dresser from around 1900, on which someone has changed the drawer ...
Antique Fireplace Mantel2/1/2010
  Q: I just bought a antique fireplace mantel for our New home. I believe its chestnut (?) and is from ...
  A: whoever said to use old english oil has no, absloutely no understanding of woods, finishing, ...
Hall table with cut out for fake flowers1/31/2010
  Q: I wonder when this table was made and why they had cut out for flowers. I wonder if you know what ...
  A: it looks to be from the late 40s-60s. just another design to capture the retail market. at a ...
USS Constitution Wood1/30/2010
  Q: I came across a bag that belonged to my late stepfather. It contains two pieces of wood from the USS ...
  A: I have contacted the US Constitution Museum with the information and should have a reply soon. It ...
Double Legged Dining Table1/30/2010
  Q: I picked up this table, and was wondering if you knew what kind it was. I have looked around and ...
  A: i have seen these an refinished these dula legged tables. the ones i worked on were fron the ...
desk1/29/2010
  Q: Klein, My parents bought this desk at an antique store in the early 80's. They have since passed ...
  A: the legs appear to be cherry, the rest is chestnut, the age around 1880-1900. retail in a shop ...
Mahogany Association #288 Permoweld1/29/2010
  Q: I have the head boards and matching foot boards for a Mahogany Association #288 with a logo burned ...
  A: i would need a picture of the furniture to answer any questions as to age and style. the MA wa ...
Jacobean Dining Set???1/29/2010
  Q: I have a dining set that consists of table, 6 chairs and sideboard/buffet. My grandparents purchased ...
  A: the picture is too amall to tell much but it is from the 30s, is oak, and would sell retail in a ...
Chippendale chair1/28/2010
  Q: I am trying to determine if this chair is American of English. It's size and relative simplicity ...
  A: David, So others may benefit of our conversation i would like to paste our first two emails here ...
Carved chair with guilding1/27/2010
  Q: Good morning, Bob. I inherited 2 of these chairs though I'm only sending a photo of one. They are ...
  A: I can only judge by the finish/coating. the form of the chair is no clue as to age. from the ...
Marquetry table with wheels1/27/2010
  Q: I have never seen a table/cart like this anywhere. It appears to be burl veneer with inlay. The ...
  A: I believe this to be from the 1900-1910s. it is a very nice piece, perhaps European but so many ...
antique roll top desk1/27/2010
  Q: don't want to sell. Just trying to find maker/date of this old mahogany desk bought on antique row ...
  A: didnt you send this picture to me before? or someone else thinking about buying it sent me one, the ...
Table with drawer1/26/2010
  Q: I have a table with a drawer that I'm going to be selling soon. I was putting it up on Craig's List ...
  A: the style appears to be of the 1890-1910 style and the label comfirms that. although berkey and gay ...
Ebonized Credenza1/25/2010
  Q: Attached are photos of an ebonized credenza that I recently inherited. I've managed to find similar ...
  A: i wouldnt be to concerned about the dent in the wood. this is a fine british side cabinet. it ...
Inlay Chiffioneer1/25/2010
  Q: I mentioned in a previous email that I have inherited many antiques, mostly Victorian. The ...
  A: etagere this could be priced retail in a shop up to 7000 depending on the condition, insurance ...
Nichols & Stone Rocking Chair1/25/2010
  Q: We bought this Nichols & Stone rocker a few years back at a garage sale and have been using it ever ...
  A: it is a good thought to consider the effects of a non reversible repair. we like to think of always ...
Pair of Antique Rosewood French armchairs1/24/2010
  Q: My mother-in-law has inherited a pair of armchairs from her grandmother who resided in CA and moved ...
  A: first; care; use furniture paste wax on these, no oils. briwax in a dark color would be my choice ...
replica?1/24/2010
  Q: i have a tricycle horse,that i want to sell on E-bay but i need to know some advise or an opinion. ...
  A: i would wait on the ebay deal until i can find something similar to compare this with as i have only ...
Genuine Mahogany Furniture1/23/2010
  Q: I have this piece which I think is a buffet as a board under the top slides out. It has the genuine ...
  A: it is a chippendale style made in the 1921-1969. this is the period when the mahogany association ...
Library chair help1/23/2010
  Q: style and country of origin,current market value would also be helpful.Thank you in advance
  A: 1900-1920, figured birch stained with a water based dye to resemble mahogany. looks American to me, ...
Dining Table1/22/2010
  Q: I've obtained this table 25+ years ago for $500. I've always wondered about it's history (era, ...
  A: send more pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net clear in focus jpg files as attachments multiple shots ...
Painted spider-leg spindle table1/22/2010
  Q: Our family has a spider-leg table that has its original decorative painting. My mother-in-law says ...
  A: she maybe saw a picture of a similar styled table that was a william and mary table. what you have ...
old chippendale style desk1/21/2010
  Q: I was wondering if you could help me figure out the age on a slant top chippendale style desk from ...
  A: it would not be 80s since the company was sold in the late 70s. dont let the work reproduction be ...
Dining setting1/21/2010
  Q: My grandmother left me her dining room setting when she passed away, which included a Jacobean ...
  A: made around 1900-1930 nice set and depending on the condition i would price it in my shop at 1200 ...
Bedroom set1/20/2010
  Q: I just bought a bedroom set at an auction (dresser, mirror, night stand, chair and tall dresser) and ...
  A: waiting for pictures... from the single picture of the nightstand i can tell you it is from 1940, ...
Antique Dresser1/20/2010
  Q: My husband and I picked this up for $50 to use in a spare room. The previous owner stated it was an ...
  A: it is an 1890s eastlake style chest made of chestnut wood. the carving is called incise carving. i ...
Irwin Chest of Drawers1/19/2010
  Q: Have had this piece since 1980 and wanted to know about what year/era it's from and what style of ...
  A: need to see a picture of the back, of the side of a drawer from the outside where the side meets ...
depression era dinning room set1/19/2010
  Q: Here are some photos of my friends great grandmas dinning room set that she left to her. Could you ...
  A: you may know this is a walnut veneer table top with sweet gum or tulip poplar as the case wood ...
Secretary Desk & Hutch1/19/2010
  Q: We acquired a secretary & hutch from my husband's grandparents because no one else in the family ...
  A: thats just crazy that no one wanted this. it is from the 20s-40s. is a secretary bookcase, the ...
tea table1/19/2010
  Q: I am trying to gather information about a tea table with a round glass top about 22" in diameter ...
  A: you will have to send clear and in focus photos of the table to me at bobklein1@cox.net for help, ...
Hall or Throne Chair1/18/2010
  Q: I have a chair that I have seen called a Throne or Hall chair. It has been in my family since 1979 ...
  A: chances are that it was a lodge chair, or from a church. the damage to the coating on the surfaces ...
Old buffet/cupboard "Richardson Furniture Co."1/17/2010
  Q: I have an old buffet or cupboard that has a small metal plaque inside one of the drawers labeled ...
  A: A reference from my materials in 1919: George Richardson, of the Richardson Furniture Co., was ...
bedroom set1/17/2010
  Q: My parents purchased this set in the late 1940's from a prior owner. A tag says Williamsport ...
  A: from my research materials: The Williamsport Furniture Company was originally a partnership concern ...
twin mahogany beds1/17/2010
  Q: I purchased 2 twin beds that have a number 1220-1/2 on the headboards and bottom boards and side ...
  A: i am not sure what the question is but here is some information. without pictures of the set i ...
Doten Dunton Desk requery correctly1/16/2010
  Q: I'm sorry about that. My computer and I are at odds. Let me try this again. I'd like age, value and ...
  A: i tend to have disagreements with computers as well!! the desk is a fine desk, and it is a walnut ...
bedroom furniture1/16/2010
  Q: I purchased a bed and dresser at an auction and hoped you could give me some information about the ...
  A: 1920s. the wood is likely walnut veneer with sweet gum an the case wood. the style is queen anne ...
turn of the century buffet1/15/2010
  Q: we recently bought this buffet. I was told it was from the turn of the century Tiger Maple Buffet. ...
  A: it is a very nice mission style bufett from the 1920s. if the miror is original there should be a ...
Dining Table Age/Value1/15/2010
  Q: What can you tell me about the dining table I have had it about 25 years. Has a buffett too.
  A: 1930s oak (judging by the style and overall appreaence) draw leaf table (cannot tell by pics but it ...
bedroom set1/15/2010
  Q: I am trying to identify the manufactor of this set, I was told it is depression era, tiger wood. ...
  A: this is 1930 vintage and appears to be an english import. the label may or may not be a ...
Colonial manufacturing company1/15/2010
  Q: My mother in law passed away recently and my husband and I are trying to identify any information ...
  A: very nice desk!! high styled and high dollar for the time made. this is a modern (for that time) ...
old sellers table1/11/2010
  Q: I just bought a sellers porcelain steel top table. I have heard that they made 3 sizes can you tell ...
  A: there is an unlimited amount of information on sellers, hoosier, napanee, and boone available ...
1550A Wurlitzer Jukebox1/9/2010
  Q: What is the value of this jukebox? We have one that works and is in great shape. The glass top wa ...
  A: tami i have worked on and have a customers that are juke box collectors so i have some knowledge of ...
spool bed1/1/2010
  Q: I sent a previous question about my antique spool bed. I forgot to send picture. with on of the ...
  A: any wood can be repaired if one wants to spend the money for the time, knowledge, and skills needed ...
spool bed1/1/2010
  Q: I purchased this spool bed from an estate sale paid 300.00 it is approx 65 in tall. can you tell me ...
  A: without pictures i cannot advise you. any wood can be repaired if you are willing to pay for the ...
Would like help in identifying style and age of this sofa12/31/2009
  Q: The sofa pictured belonged to my great aunt, and has been in my mother's living room for 40 years, ...
  A: it is from the 60s, not an antique and not in the collectibles, but, it is a fine style of sofa, ...
Curious about antique china cabinet12/30/2009
  Q: I have recently purchased a china cabinet in North Carolina from a church yard sale. I am curious ...
  A: havent received any pictures in my mailbox. it is from the 20s, in the william and mary style. ...
Antique wood chair??12/30/2009
  Q: I bought this wooden chair at a yard sale, it appears to be very old. All wood with detailed ...
  A: it is a factory made eastlake victorian chair that was part of a parlor set at one time. it was ...
Mahogany coffee table12/29/2009
  Q: I recently recieved a Mahogany coffee table from a family memeber. I have no prior knowledge of the ...
  A: super styled, 1940s, sheraton and duncan phyfe style table. the sticker means it is mahogany and not ...
Pendleton Irwin table12/29/2009
  Q: My mother has given me an Pendleton/Irwin table. It may have been my grandmothers. I would like to ...
  A: the irwin company made the pendleton line just prior to ww2 for a couple of years then started ...
question on oak wash stand12/29/2009
  Q: Are you able to provide me any information.....style, age, period and approximate value of this oak ...
  A: the towel rack and drawer pulls were added. IF the stand is not a reproduction, (which i would need ...
chairs12/28/2009
  Q: I wonder if you could tell us anything about these chairs? My late mother described them as ...
  A: she is not incorrect although more accurately i would call them hepplewhite style parlor or dining ...
hoosier cabinet12/28/2009
  Q: I already asked you about an incomplete hoosier cabinet, but this one is in much better shape. A ...
  A: Since you want realistic pricing I need to know where you are an also give you some info to think ...
kitchen hutch12/27/2009
  Q: My aunt just inheirited a house full of old furniture. These is one of the most interesting to me. ...
  A: this is an incomplete hoosier style cabinet. it is oak made around 1900-1920. it is missing the ...
rocking chair12/26/2009
  Q: can you tell me anything about this chair?
  A: made around 1900-1920, the face is old man winter or north wind face. a common decoration during ...
Preservation12/25/2009
  Q: 1. What do people preserved any way?
  A: are you asking 'what do people preserve' or 'why people preserve'?? if it is the first question; ...
Table12/24/2009
  Q: I believe this may be described as a "center table"? It has been in my family for three generations ...
  A: center table is accurate. in the 1920 catalogs they were referred to as end tables. the wood base ...
Last Forever12/24/2009
  Q: How do I keep somethings to last forever? Is there something that apply to all?
  A: i understand the question to be how to keep or care for some things to enable them to last forever. ...
rococo furniture set12/23/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this furniture and was wondering if you could give me any input/idea as to ...
  A: 1920s, the wood is likely sweet gum stained dark originally to resemble walnut. very high styled. ...
Duncan Phyfe Sofa12/23/2009
  Q: I just bought an antique sofa duncan phyfe style for $100. The lady i got it from said it was 75 to ...
  A: these were made in large numbers in the 20s-40s. the woods were sometimes mahogany, but usually ...
Living room suite12/23/2009
  Q: I recently inherited a three-piece Art Nouveau style living room set, loveseat, armchair and ...
  A: it is art nouveau, it is also empire revival, either is correct, AN sells for more. 1900-1920 the ...
wooden mortar ID12/22/2009
  Q: You helped me in the past (with an early carved wooden wine flask) so i thought i might try again. ...
  A: the stampings wont help with age what i need are some good pictures of the inside of the lid and ...
my beautiful chest of drawers12/22/2009
  Q: A friend gave me this beautiful chest of drawers. Unfortunately the only information I have on it ...
  A: gonna need more pics bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments clear and in focus full view and ...
Table12/21/2009
  Q: Can you tell me about this table? It has a top that flips over. Has this on the bottom "Scvto Bonae ...
  A: it is a copy of a tilt top stand. these were popular and in use in the colonial times, they are ...
antique baby stroller12/20/2009
  Q: I bought this infant stroller in a flea market. Is it old? IT is 35" high and 15" across. The seat ...
  A: cant tell too much form the picture but the form indicates 1910-30. you cannot buy replacement ...
Indentifying antique chair12/19/2009
  Q: Can you give us any information on this chair.
  A: it looks like oak veneer on the top crest rail, the rest sorta looks like oak but need a closer ...
antique lamp and painting12/19/2009
  Q: I have a few items that my father is looking for an appraisal on. I thought I would email you and ...
  A: Angela i appreciate that your would contact me, however, my area is furniture and although i have ...
Spinet Desk12/17/2009
  Q: Can you identify the age or manufacturer of this spinet desk. The legs are different from others I ...
  A: it is 1920s. the form of the legs is different than most. determining the manufacturer is ...
Trying to determine time frame of my grandmother's bedroom furniture12/17/2009
  Q: I am trying to determine the time frame which my grandmother's bedroom furniture was made. The ...
  A: the furniture was made between 1900 into the 20s the woods are a mixture of mahogany and walnut ...
Antique Sofa12/16/2009
  Q: My mother owns the sofa in the attached photo and is trying to find out more about it. The sofa ...
  A: it is oak from around 1900-1920. called a box sofa. many times there were paper labels on the ...
Furniture12/16/2009
  Q: I was going to have tables made from the head board and foot board of a bed and the gentleman who ...
  A: it is eastlake but i cannot tell if it is walnut or cherry, the panels are walnut burl veneer. ...
Carved Antique Sofa12/16/2009
  Q: I thought I had submitted a question regarding the subject sofa, however when I looked for a ...
  A: this is the first i have seen of this post an thanks for including a picture an resending the post. ...
chairs12/15/2009
  Q: Just got these great chairs from a friend. Any info would be great. Thanks Toni
  A: 1910-20s, birch wood that was originally stained to a dark cordovan mahogany color. they are a ...
White French Provencial Bedroom12/15/2009
  Q: I cannot access the answer to question asked yesterday regarding identification of bedroom set. I ...
  A: the bulge is a modified bombe shape, true bombe is quite different. mirror is nice. many use the ...
Identifying bedroom furniture12/14/2009
  Q: I have a bedroom set that I believe to be from the 1960's, but can't find any identifying name or ...
  A: these french provincial sets are popular and were made like yours from the 50s to the present. ones ...
Small Coffee Table with Eagle Carved on Top12/14/2009
  Q: Is this worth anything? I am not sure how old this is. More than 50 years. Would it be worth more if ...
  A: these are from the 30s, made of sweet gum wood. yes, strip it and finish it to a medium to dark ...
paper backed veneer and contact cement12/14/2009
  Q: Replacing veneer on old dresser drawers, Can iron-on veneer be applied using contact cement instead ...
  A: I am sorry that the clarity of my response was not satisfactory. please ask further questions of me ...
Antique mersman table 766812/13/2009
  Q: I am unable to find any info on this beautifull table I just purchased for 3 bucks! Its got an inlay ...
  A: ben judging by the style of the table and the drawer pulls you are a proud owner of a sweet gum and ...
Need help identifying grandmother's tables12/13/2009
  Q: I have several tables that belonged to my grandmother. None of the tables have any markings on them ...
  A: ! 200, table in 006, is cut down from a taller table, it is walnut and walnut veneer, victorian ...
roll top desk pigeon holes12/13/2009
  Q: I have just gotten a roll top desk. It needs refinishing which I can do. The tambor is in excellent ...
  A: the problem you will have with buying one premade, if you can find one, is that the sizes are ...
Rocking chair12/12/2009
  Q: I'd appreciate information about this antique rocking chair, which was my husband's grandmother's, ...
  A: need multiple pics to bobklein1@cox.net clear and in focus jpg files as attachments 1024 x 768 ...
Unusual Wing Chair12/12/2009
  Q: I bought this chair from a lady who told me that it belonged to her great grandmother & it has been ...
  A: there is no way to know the manufacturer without a label. the wood of these colonial revival style ...
My childhood Antique Roll-top Desk12/12/2009
  Q: I still have my Antique Roll-top desk from my childhood. I have decided to part with it, and would ...
  A: this is a much better than average home rolltop desk from the 1890-1900s. yes it is oak. i would ...
Child table & chairs12/11/2009
  Q: Antique childs table and chairs. They have the orginal paint and all joints are wood pegged. Any ...
  A: we really dont know for sure if this is original paint unless you bought it new, it could have been ...
Table12/11/2009
  Q: I was given this table that I love. I was wondering if you could tell me any information on it. I ...
  A: it is called a tray top table or a serving table or a butlers table, but i like tray top tea table. ...
Reproducing Hitchcock Furniture12/10/2009
  Q: I just purchased a Tell City Windsor rocker and would like to make it like to paint it like a ...
  A: much of the furniture from the hitchcock company, which has closed recently, was done with water ...
Antique Bedroom furniture12/10/2009
  Q: This bedroom suite was given to my husbands grandparents in 1915 as a wedding present. It consist ...
  A: the bed is a different style and form that the dresser and vainty but all are oak and go well ...
Old rocking chair12/9/2009
  Q: My wife and I purchased an old rocking chair at an auction. We would like to know what the style is ...
  A: the wood is oak, it is made around 1890-1910, probably in the grand rapids area of michigan. the ...
Armchair12/9/2009
  Q: Can you identify this armchair. There is another not included in photo, similar but without arm ...
  A: eastlake victorian around 1880-90. walnut with burl walnut veneers. part of a parlor set. these ...
black walnut piano stool12/9/2009
  Q: I was told the wood is black walnut, has glass ball feet. I do not not the age and value. I would ...
  A: the age is around 1890-1910. you will need to send clear in focus pictures to me at ...
Nichols and Stone Rocker12/7/2009
  Q: I recently acquired a N&S Rocker but was unable to get much info from the lady who sold it to me for ...
  A: if there is no paint on the underside of the seat take a clear pic and i will try to identify teh ...
Bedroom Furniture Suite11/30/2009
  Q: I have recently had a fire and have lost my great grandmothers bedroom suite. I do not remember the ...
  A: do your google search on depression furniture, i hate the term because it is so inaccurate and ...
Phx Furniture Co.11/27/2009
  Q: This is not a duplicate post, I forgot to add the images on the last post. Thanks I have a set ...
  A: i need pictures of each item sent to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus ...
antique chair11/27/2009
  Q: I asked you a question about this chair in picture i can only send 1 picture with each message I got ...
  A: the first was answered as follows: send in focus pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net front view side ...
antique chair11/27/2009
  Q: I was just wondering if you could tell me anything at all about this chair maby the era or where it ...
  A: second response, here is the first response the website says that you have not read ...
Imperial Furniture gateleg dropleaf table11/26/2009
  Q: This table was given to me by a friend. It has a label in the drawer "Imperial Grand Rapids, Mich." ...
  A: although original finishes are desirable that is generally applicable to pieces of historical nature ...
victorian marble-top table11/25/2009
  Q: I just bought a Victorian table at an estate sale, but know nothing about Victorian style. It is in ...
  A: no way to tell the manufacturer without a label, there were tens of thousands of manufacturers in ...
Table11/25/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out more about a HP Robertson Hall Tea Side Table (please see pics). Any ...
  A: glad to find the additional picture, the table is from 1920-30 in a sheraton style, mahogany ...
Antique Table11/24/2009
  Q: I hope my picture transmits and you can identify the table. This table has been in my family for ...
  A: need to see a picture of the inside with the marble removed and of the underneath. it appears to ...
Refinish antique chair11/24/2009
  Q: Bob, Hello to a fellow Seminole! Can you please suggest the best way for me to refinish my antique ...
  A: have all the fabric taken off first, use paint stripper to remove the existing coating(kutzit is a ...
sewing/nursery rocking chair11/23/2009
  Q: I e-mailed you eariler @ regarding a sewing/nursery rocking chair because I could not get the ...
  A: 1900-1920 slipper rocker, sewing or nursery rocker, all terms are applicable. the wood is birch ...
Antique Vanity11/23/2009
  Q: Klein, I inherited this Vanity that has been in my fathers family forever and a day. the mirror is ...
  A: this is a manufactured piece from 1900-1930. unfortunately the person who told you it was from ...
hutch, to restore or not11/23/2009
  Q: I am wondering if you can tell me the age of this hutch. It is stamped on the back J.L. WITZ FURN. ...
  A: sorry, that has happened twice this weekend. the china cabinet is from 1920s and is a william and ...
Unidentified Banquet/Dining Table11/21/2009
  Q: Mr. Klein, My mother and I had a house fire several years ago. What wasn't completely burned was ...
  A: i am truly sorry about the fire and loss. over the years i have dealt with a dozen or more fire ...
Chinese black lacquer furniture with mother of pearl inlays11/21/2009
  Q: As I said in my previous question...we bought a furnished house and there are a few items I could ...
  A: the burden will be on you. i will need many clear photos to assess the items. full views of fronts ...
dining table11/20/2009
  Q: Is this table possibly Duncan Phyfe? It has four Mersman chairs with it stamped "No. 1090 MAH ...
  A: i do need a picture of the table and a close one o the chairs to determine the wood. most of these ...
United Corp. of NC, vintage dresser11/20/2009
  Q: I will include picture(s)here and more by email. I am moving and have to sell a sentimental item ...
  A: condition and style are two major factors in price, age figures but age alone is not weighted ...
Identify Rocking Chair11/20/2009
  Q: This chair has been in the family for generations. I would like to know what style of chair it is ...
  A: oak platform rocker from around 1900. victorian styling. these range in price and styles an were ...
Drop Leaf End (or Side Tables) by Hammary11/20/2009
  Q: I have 2 drop leaf tables mfg. by Hammary in the late 40's. Each table has a drop leaf on each ...
  A: Hammary made their first tables in 1948. they are mahogany and sweet gum. 100 each would be fair ...
Hoosier cabinet11/19/2009
  Q: We are buying a furnished house and one of the kitchen items appears to be a Hoosier cabinet (so ...
  A: I apologize and will resend it through the web site. I had even put links to pictures of hoosier ...
antique side table11/19/2009
  Q: This antique hutch or side table was left in a house that my parents bought back in 1962. The house ...
  A: it is a server or in an auction house the would say a 'diminutive' server or sideboard (that means a ...
Identify style, wood type and era of sofa11/19/2009
  Q: I have an antique sofa that my mom was given years ago and which she re-upholstered. The original ...
  A: it is mahogany made in the 1920-40s. the style is called empire which would make this empire ...
Refectory Table etc.11/17/2009
  Q: Good day, I would appreciate assistance regarding my old oak refectory draw leaf table (10'9" ...
  A: great set going to need several pictures for identification send to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg ...
Old green and gold dresser11/16/2009
  Q: My husband has an old green and gold dresser that he thinks belonged to his Grandmother. It may ...
  A: many companies made this style of furniture called french provincial, all was painted white or off ...
Mission Oak Rocking Chair11/15/2009
  Q: have an antique mission oak rocking chair. I don't know what year it is, and would appreciate some ...
  A: retail in a shop pricing would be 100-150. it is a modified mission style that is a great form made ...
Antique Buffet11/15/2009
  Q: I have an old antique dining room buffet. I don't know what year it is, and would appreciate some ...
  A: you have a china cabinet made 1900-1920s. it is a combination of styles but is referred to as ...
Round Oak Table11/14/2009
  Q: A friend gave me this table. I was told it's an antique. Can you tell me anything about it? I'm ...
  A: send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net jpg files as attachments only clear and in focus pic of the top ...
Dresser and Wardrobe11/13/2009
  Q: The dresser and wardrobe in these pictures belong to my sister. She picked them up about 20 years ...
  A: the wardrobe is oak and was made in europe around 1920. it is better than many we see imported and ...
dining table, chairs, and china cabinet11/12/2009
  Q: I have dining furniture that belonged to my Mother. It was her pride and joy. Can you tell me ...
  A: it is mahogany veneer top and sweetgum or the rest, made in the 1920-40s. some call it duncan ...
memphis furniture mfg co11/12/2009
  Q: wondering if you could tell me how to go about information on a wardrobe manufactured by Memphis ...
  A: send picture to bobklein1@cox.net jpg files only, as attachments include original question clear and ...
Pressback Chairs Kind of Wood? Antique?11/12/2009
  Q: How can I tell if my set of 6 ressback chairs are valuable antiques, or merely valuable to me? The ...
  A: they are either maple or cherry, cant tell from the picture; and oak. the back is a great design ...
chair style11/12/2009
  Q: I am interested in finding out what style this chair is. I bought 6 of them in horrible shape at an ...
  A: they are eastlake victorian made around 1890. wood is likely walnut although some are made out of ...
Desk or what?11/11/2009
  Q: I'm thinking of selling this but I have no idea as to what it is worth or how one classifies it. It ...
  A: the paint was most likely a later addition. this style, federal, some say duncan phyfe, is done in ...
couch11/11/2009
  Q: do not know date of this couch, has 2 matching chairs and a desk. Cushions are cotton batting. ...
  A: you are the only one that can determine if it is worth the price of repair and upholstery. if you ...
1870's desk11/11/2009
  Q: This was described as..walnut,Herters/Federal?.I have been searching to find anything that looks ...
  A: without a picture i am unable to help pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as ...
Thonet Rocking Chair11/11/2009
  Q: I was about to give this away when I started to wonder if this might have some value. Could you ...
  A: nothing is worthless an no time is ever wasted but thanks for the thought. thonet is an old company ...
Desk or bookcase?11/10/2009
  Q: Can you tell me if this is a desk? I do remember that this "desk" was at the church when I was a ...
  A: it is a secretary bookcase from around 1910-20. the alterations done hurt the resale value but ...
Age of old piano11/10/2009
  Q: I have an old Emerson Upright Piano, Serial #58762. It plays but needs a good tuning and a couple ...
  A: made around 1893 according to the serial number. old uprights bring little money if they are in ...
Antique dresser identification11/10/2009
  Q: I have had this dresser for about 15 years now. It is said that it was my grandmothers mothers but I ...
  A: the picture is too dark. send to bobklein1@cox.net as jpg files attached to the email, include the ...
antique vanity11/10/2009
  Q: My great grandmother told me she bought this vanity at a yard sale when she was younger. She passed ...
  A: need multiple pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus ...
Cutler Desk Identification11/9/2009
  Q: I have recently inherited a Cutler roll top desk. It has a number on the side that say NO. 391. It ...
  A: Cutler is in the top 10 of roll top desk manufacturers around the turn of the last cnetury. the ...
Buffet Table - WF Mfg Co, Warsaw11/8/2009
  Q: wondering, what type table this is (sending pic to email address), is it ok to refinish the top, ...
  A: this is a game table. the warsaw furniture manufacturing company was known for high quality and ...
Oak captains chair11/8/2009
  Q: Can you identify this chair? The seat was broken and we have glued and clamped it back together. I ...
  A: it is a 1880-1890s oak and hickory and/or chestnut wood institutional chair. by institutional i ...
Scholle's Chicago twin bed set11/7/2009
  Q: I have 2 twin bed head boards, foot boards and side railings with a tag from Scholle's Chicago. I'd ...
  A: scholles started in the late 1800s and went till the late 20s which is when these beds were made. ...
mersman end table11/7/2009
  Q: My wife recently found this table in the trash.just curious about it.
  A: mersman made thousands of tables during their run from 1876 to 1995. it is an interesting history ...
Duncan Phyfe Sofa, unknown age.11/7/2009
  Q: I found a Duncan Phyfe 'style' sofa at a local Goodwill. I don't know if it's truly a Duncan Phyfe ...
  A: It is from the 1940s. i cannot identify the wood from the pictures, some are mahogany, most of this ...
Birdseye Maple Armoire (Picture of Lock)11/6/2009
  Q: When I acquired this armoire the skeleton key was missing. I know very little about this armoire ...
  A: nice piece from europe or the uk, made in the 1930s. it is a barrel key not a skeleton key. they ...
Birdseye Maple Armoire11/6/2009
  Q: When I acquired this armoire the skeleton key was missing. I know very little about this armoire ...
  A: to have kept the doors lighter is hard to answer but sanding a bit and making sure they were clean ...
Corbin Lock for roll top desk11/6/2009
  Q: We have an American roll top Derby desk that has been in my wife's family for 150 years. It is in ...
  A: Derby was one of a very few high quality manufacturers of desks like yours, Cutler being another ...
Weiman Table11/6/2009
  Q: I found this really nice antique table. i do not know anything about it besides what it says. I am ...
  A: bassett bought weiman in the late 1979. Your table appears to be 1960s vintage and done in veneer ...
Old Chair11/4/2009
  Q: Good Morning ! I have some old chairs I know nothing about. I am wondering how old they are and what ...
  A: chairs and table are oak chairs from 1920s, table from 1900 but a good match. we have refinished ...
Finish for mirror11/4/2009
  Q: I bought this mirror cheap at a tag sale and had to strip it since it had white paint on it (but ...
  A: need some better pictures to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus. to ...
old rocker11/3/2009
  Q: can you tell me anything about this chair, I picked it up at a yard sale.
  A: it is an empire revival rocker in birch wood that was originally stained with water based dye to a ...
Gooseneck or Swan neck Rocker11/2/2009
  Q: I acquired an old rocker. I've always been told that these are gooseneck rockers. I can't seem to ...
  A: i believe there is a button for attaching pictures to the questions. with emails to private ...
Barkey & Gay desk10/31/2009
  Q: I was given this desk and was wondering if you could tell me what the value might be. I don't know ...
  A: b&g is one of the more successful companies and did so with quality merchandise. the desk has been ...
STINKWOOD COFFEE TABLE10/31/2009
  Q: My stinkwood coffee table (circa 1960) had water marks on it. Please tell me how best to deal with ...
  A: there are more than one type of water marks, can you be more specific, as to color, shape, size and ...
3 tier table10/30/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out some information on a 3 tier table and also a show case table.Would like to ...
  A: need more pictures send to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, include original question, ...
plantation desk?10/29/2009
  Q: I'm considering purchasing this desk. The lady at the store said it dated to around 1830, and was ...
  A: need more pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in focus pics of ...
Furniture10/29/2009
  Q: I have this chair that was given to me by a friend. I would like to know what style it is and from ...
  A: it is from the 30s and is made of sweet gum wood. art deco style. as to restoration, go for it, ...
Painted antique furniture10/28/2009
  Q: Robert,I have a question about value on antique furniture. If someone painted antique furniture, is ...
  A: jill no the value is not gone, it just takes more money to put things right again. if you had a ...
buhrnam secretary or tambor bookcase desk?10/28/2009
  Q: I have a bookcase/desk made by Old Colony Furniture Company, I believe out of Boston, made in ...
  A: it is truly a shame that you are going to sell this piece. a piece that your grandmother obviously ...
Antique or a knock-off?10/26/2009
  Q: I have a couch (settee?) and chair that were left at my dad's house and are now in my house, as he ...
  A: they are not antique an from the pictures i cannot tell if they are 1920 or 1960, i think more ...
Imperial Table10/26/2009
  Q: I recently acquired a small table 19(W)" X 28.5(L)" X 22"(H) for about $13.00. Inside the drawer on ...
  A: they went out of business in 1962 or close to that. the table is cherry wood and maple and would ...
Age of china hutch10/26/2009
  Q: I curious of its age. I believe it to be oak. If you have an idea any info would be appreciated. ...
  A: very nice oak hutch from the 1890-1910 era. probably made in the grand rapids, mi area. no style ...
Chair Identification10/25/2009
  Q: My wife and I purchased these chairs yesterday at a Antique Mall in Jacksonville (FL) because we ...
  A: i wanted to get a bit of info to you now and will find more later when i have a chance to open some ...
Zangerle & Peterson Game table?10/25/2009
  Q: This table starts as a half table then you turn and there is a opening keep turning and it opens to ...
  A: this is from a book in 1918----->> ZANGERLE & PETERSON COMPANY The Zangerle & Peterson Company was ...
Imperial Table10/24/2009
  Q: I have an Imperial Furniture Table made in Grand Rapids MI. It has the number 1307 stamped on the ...
  A: without a closer picture i cannot be certain of the wood species but it would be in keeping with ...
Antique bookcase ?10/22/2009
  Q: My mother-in-law gave me this lovely bookcase that she says was purchased (used at that time) by her ...
  A: it is oak and made 1890-1915, the style is called art nouveau example of: ...
Nichols and Stone widsor chair10/22/2009
  Q: As I was puting these chairs into my car I saw a label on the bottom. (see attached pics) I had to ...
  A: the stamping in the bottom is probably the NS branding, the numbers on the paper label is a ...
Buffet10/21/2009
  Q: We bought a beautiful buffet at an action and are trying to find out something about it.There is a ...
  A: 1920s, wood looks to be figured sweet gum or tulip poplar stained to have a walnut or brown mahogany ...
Antique dresser10/20/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out how old this dresser is There is a plate in the top drawer that says ...
  A: richerson bros i cannot find in my materials but richardson i find, would this be correct? it would ...
Identification of Breakfront10/18/2009
  Q: Mr. Klein, We are a military family and just moved again...Many pieces of furniture were damaged. ...
  A: i will need more pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net for identification. jpg files as ...
Trying to date canopy bed10/18/2009
  Q: I have a Heywood-Wakefield twin canopy bed for which I would like to determine the approximate age ...
  A: at first glance i thought this was the HW modern line or streamline or streamline modern, which ...
antique spool bed?10/17/2009
  Q: Can you tell me what type of bed I have, the approximate year it was made, and its current market ...
  A: this beds is from 1870-1885 era. i cannot tell the wood species on all areas as the first two pics ...
china hutch value?10/17/2009
  Q: what would you say is a fair private-sale value of the china hutch in the photo? My grandmother had ...
  A: 400 is a good price, do not come down, these sell for 400-600 retail in a shop. they are a classic ...
dining table10/16/2009
  Q: I have a 72" x 46" dining table that I* believe is a Duncan Fife. Can you verify this information ...
  A: duncan phyfe 'style'. the markings on the slides are for the manufacturer of the slides only, not ...
Showers Brothers Bed10/16/2009
  Q: I may have to get rid of this bed that I absolutely love, I've never seen anything like it. I was ...
  A: i like these too, unfortunately when the graining is damaged the retail price goes down. if the ...
antique furniture10/15/2009
  Q: I have Statesville Chair Company dining room set in good condition. Table with chairs (2 captains), ...
  A: it is from the 20s as you suggest. case wood will be sweet gum or tulip poplar, the veneers will be ...
Questionable Furniture10/15/2009
  Q: I am a member of a Masonic lodge in Mobile, Al. We have a few old couches and chairs that have sat ...
  A: this sofa is a variation of a box sofa and would have been in the 1920-30 era judging from the ...
Antique chair w/ "gargoyle" or faces carved10/14/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this at an estate sale, but no one knew anything about it. Its very unusual, ...
  A: very nice purchase and in a rare form with the style of base shown. i have not seen this form ...
antique armoire finish10/14/2009
  Q: My question is regarding the finish on an antique armoire we have. It is approximately 100 years ...
  A: i would say that the original finish/coating is on there although it would not be the one closest to ...
furniture ID10/13/2009
  Q: I picked up the pieces at an auction. The table and chairs are stenciled underneath CONSTITUTION. ...
  A: the cedar chest is walnut veneer and mahogany veneer, dates around 1920-30. a good chest and of an ...
furniture10/13/2009
  Q: I picked up these pieces at an auction. The table and chairs has a marking underneath CONSTITUTION ...
  A: the table and chair are oak and ash woods. they are from the 50s therefore are a mixture of styles. ...
Age of dining room set and refinishing10/12/2009
  Q: I picked up this set at an auction and am trying to figure out it's age and if it is worthwhile to ...
  A: the wood will be tulip poplar or sweet gum for the case and bases. it is stained walnut with a ...
Bedroom Furniture identification & possible value10/12/2009
  Q: We have had this bedroom furniture set for over 20 years, and we are now considering selling it. We ...
  A: this is a classic form and has been made for close to 200 years. yours, as most, is from the 1940 ...
Ornate Black Parlor Set10/11/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a set (sofa, 4 arm chairs and 2 arms) and have been unable to identify the ...
  A: louis XV style fauteuil (fancy word for chair with open arms) but not of that period. very high ...
Buffet/China Hutch X.OK10/11/2009
  Q: I am hoping you can assist me as all my web inquiries have come up short handed. My husband and I ...
  A: very nice piece and in cherry wood too!! this is made around the 30-50 era as you have guessed. ...
tiger oak dresser10/8/2009
  Q: This dresser has been in my possession for over 50 years and belonged to my parents. The dresser is ...
  A: it is a quarter sawn oak veneer (some call it tiger oak which is appropriate) chest of drawers. it ...
Rocker10/7/2009
  Q: I found this rocker at a garage sale. Do you know anything about it? It is in great shape. I plan to ...
  A: it is a carpet rocker, not because they were used on a carpet but because of the heavy material used ...
Old Set of Chairs10/6/2009
  Q: I bought these at an estate sale in Texas and was wondering what they are called, when they were ...
  A: channel back upholstered arm chairs. some call them a french style but that is just to give them ...
Help! I inherited this........10/5/2009
  Q: I have spent all afternoon reading your amazing responses to fascnating questions. Now please, what ...
  A: i need a picture of the entire piece from a front and oblique view in order to see the proportions ...
Conant Ball Furniture Makers Table10/4/2009
  Q: A friend recently gave me an old, used, round maple dining room table. I was really intrigued by the ...
  A: nice table, it is a later manufactured piece. 1950s perhaps, but without a picture of the ...
Thonet bentwood rocker10/4/2009
  Q: I would appreciate anything you can tell me about the rocker in the attached pictures. Its all ...
  A: i would need more pics to tell you anything. close up of the wood, close up where the seat attaches ...
Round Oak Table10/4/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this beautiful oak pedestal table and am wondering if you could help with the ...
  A: the age is right. i need pictures of the underside of the top, pics of the underside where the ...
ROCKING CHAIR10/2/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could tell me what vintage this chair is from or if it is even an older ...
  A: wonderful rocker in oak and quarter sawn oak, from around 1890-1910. golden oak period is what some ...
Wardrobe and matching dresser10/2/2009
  Q: I have a dresser and wardrobe that I bought at auction many years ago. I am trying to determine its ...
  A: it is art deco style from the 1930s. art deco is very collectible but without seeing the wardrobe i ...
trying to confirm date and maker of old roll top desk10/2/2009
  Q: i recently acquired an old roll top desk and i'm very interested in finding out the approximate year ...
  A: magnificent desk!!! most are oak, some are mahogany, some cherry and some walnut, ones that are not ...
dining set10/1/2009
  Q: Would you please see if you can identify the styles, age, possible wood type and est value of this ...
  A: this is referred to as a duncan phyfe style dining set. the chairs are ribbon ladderback style and ...
Sectional bookcase10/1/2009
  Q: We have a bookcase that comes in pieces. The bottom section has a label inside that says ...
  A: This is one of the better ones, the plain glass styles although desirable, are a grade below ones ...
Identifying a chair10/1/2009
  Q: I saw a chair for sale and LOVED it, however it sold before I could get to it. I would like to find ...
  A: it is a variation of the wing back chair made 1900-1920. some say it is a fench style but that has ...
Age and origin of dressing table9/30/2009
  Q: We have what appears to be an antique dressing table. We aren't sure of the age or origin or value. ...
  A: as to the company, it appears to have been started in the late 1800s and tha last reference i find ...
roll top desk9/30/2009
  Q: I have A roll top desk and I know NOTHING about them. I was hoping you could help me.I can not find ...
  A: your description, although well done, would cover such a wide range of desks made in the past AND ...
Fireside Chair9/30/2009
  Q: My mother left me this chair and I'd like to refinish it a darker stain, but don't want to ruin it's ...
  A: this is a charming maple chair that is a manufactured item. the style and form indicates that it ...
Duncan Phyfe style table- finish repair9/16/2009
  Q: I have a 1930's era dining table; it has a double tripod base with metal caps on the "toes" so to ...
  A: Actually the finish would be lacquer rather than shellac although i prefer shellac as it is a ...
Duncan Phyfe Card Table9/15/2009
  Q: I am having a Duncan Phyfe card table refinished and I am missing the mechanism that turns the table ...
  A: without pictures of the underside i cannot tell you what should be in place or what is missing. ...
Secretary/ Plantation Desk9/15/2009
  Q: Good Morning Mr. Klein ~ My husband & I recently bought a "desk" at a benefit auction, simply ...
  A: the desk is from 1880-1900 and is a variation of a plantation desk although a plantation desk ...
chair id9/14/2009
  Q: I am attempting to identify this chair or its origin. It appears to be white oak of very sturdy ...
  A: without a label or finding an exact one in an old 1900-1920 catalog or furniture brochure the origin ...
Cutler roll top desk9/14/2009
  Q: Robert, I have a Cutler roll top desk that I am trying to determine value. It also has a plate in ...
  A: You are welcome. I just recently was at the Irving Arts Center doing the installation of the ...
What is this?9/14/2009
  Q: Can you tell me when and what this was made for? It's an English piece that had 60's era 220v high ...
  A: there is nothing to hash out, although i can appreciate your confusion. the value assigned by mr ...
B F Co9/13/2009
  Q: I googled and found that you had answered a question about the furniture company B F Co I have ...
  A: painted blue oak veneer, looks to be 50-60s vintage. there are a dozen comapnies listed with b b co ...
Cedar chest9/13/2009
  Q: Klein, I have this cedar chest made by Continental Desk Co in Rockford, IL. There is also attached ...
  A: these were well made chests with good Tennessee cedar. the company was well respected although i ...
Antique piece of furniture9/13/2009
  Q: This piece of furniture belongs to my mother-in-law. I don't even know what type of piece to call ...
  A: quarter sawn oak (some call it tiger oak) china cabinet, third period empire style made around ...
Antique Rolltop desk9/13/2009
  Q: This desk belongs to my mother-in-law, but has ended up at our house. She is interested in selling ...
  A: origin on both of your pieces is impossible to determine without a label. probably grand rapids, mi ...
European Furniture?9/11/2009
  Q: I have a chest of drawers, a dresser, a nightstand and I would like to find out what kind of wood it ...
  A: the items pictures are from the 1930s and are from the UK. It is nice but is not rare, there are ...
Lane Cedar Chest9/10/2009
  Q: I found this chest in my attic a few months after purchasing a home. It is a Lance Cedar Chest that ...
  A: nice chest. typical 1920s-30s styling. as is it would sell for 50-100, to refinish would be ...
Asian Cabinet9/9/2009
  Q: I recently saw this small cabinet in an antiques store and I was wondering if you could give me some ...
  A: The cabinet has the right look but there are characteristics that tell me it is typical of the ...
Marble Topped Side Board9/8/2009
  Q: I was recently given my grandmothers sideboard, I know nothing about it other than that she ...
  A: need pictures of the back to tell if the top started life with the bottom. Assuming it did, you ...
Old platform rocker?9/7/2009
  Q: I was hoping you could tell me abut this chair, and if its worth recovering. My 99 year old grandma ...
  A: you will have to show me a pic of the chair, in total, front, side, back and underneath for me to ...
Antique Three-Legged Table9/7/2009
  Q: I was given this table, in the mid-70's, by a man that had acquired it from the man that owned ...
  A: the table is not an antique but is from the early 50s. it is a classic form but only will bring ...
Antique Round Table9/7/2009
  Q: I have an antique round table that was given to me. The table is 28” high and 21 1/2” in diameter ...
  A: 1900-1930, mahogany veneer top and apron. the base may be mahogany, sweet gum, tulip poplar, or ...
Mirrors9/6/2009
  Q: I have two mirrors that are very similar and appear to be plaster and wood. They were given to me ...
  A: these were called shadow box mirrors and were popular in the 50s. the plaster is called gesso but ...
oval table9/6/2009
  Q: This is an oval table 42” long x 26” wide and 29” high and has been in our family a long time. It ...
  A: it is called a console table sometimes, a library table most of the time, and a lamp table as well. ...
drop leaf table9/5/2009
  Q: I have a small drop leaf table that was given to me by my great aunt. The dimensions are 19 5/8” ...
  A: need a picture of the underside to be accurate with my information jpg files as attachments, clear ...
Savonarola or Dante Chair9/5/2009
  Q: We purchsed this chair from an estate sale and would like to know a little more about it. The ...
  A: American antique furniture is my area but this is a savonarola styled chair and judging by the ...
Vanity9/5/2009
  Q: I have an old vanity that used to belong to my grandmother and was passed down to me. I believe it ...
  A: Atlas was founded by Swedish men in 1883 with 1400$, in 1920 they employed 200 men. This vanity, ...
antique chair9/2/2009
  Q: I have many questions on this chair that I bought from a friend for $150 6 yrs ago. It states ...
  A: Huntley Reclining Chair co did start operation in 1885 in chicago. they had platform rockers, ...
goatskin coffee table9/1/2009
  Q: This coffee table has unique upturned sides, has the lacquer (or similar finish) flaking off, and ...
  A: condition has the heaviest weight for resale. refinishing or refurbishing is expensive and you ...
Tennessee Gooseneck Rocker?9/1/2009
  Q: I picked up this gooseneck platform rocker at a yard sale recently. It is very comfortable and I am ...
  A: there were tens of thousands of manufacturers in operation. the wood should be birch, sweet gum, or ...
unusual chair9/1/2009
  Q: Klein, I just sent you an email directly to your cox.net address regarding this chair, but thought ...
  A: this will take some time. i have only seen one other like this and several that had super long arms ...
Spoon carved bed8/31/2009
  Q: Got this bed recently at an estate auction. Was told it is from approximately 1870. Looking for any ...
  A: the style is called eastlake style and it is around 1880-1900. the wood is tulip poplar stained to ...
Information wanted on 4 piece bedroom set8/31/2009
  Q: I am looking for some information on this 4 piece bedroom set. I am hoping that you can help me with ...
  A: Nice form and decorated 1930 set done in mahogany veneers (that is the fronts and decorative ...
Buffet8/30/2009
  Q: I have an old buffet that looks really good except for around the door and drawer hardware it has ...
  A: a picture would help tremendously for restoration advice. But, it is likely they are decals, as ...
Dorothy Draper8/30/2009
  Q: A few years back I inherited a range of black lacquer furniture from an American women. It looks ...
  A: although my expertise lies in American antique furniture, i can say with confidence, that this, ...
Bed frame8/29/2009
  Q: Please identify the bedframe in the attached photos. It has inverted L side rails. Does it have ...
  A: since these were heavily reproduced in the 1970s-80s, i will need a close up picture of the end of ...
case good by Drexel8/28/2009
  Q: Sir, thank you for your answer. I am sending you the picture you wanted to see. And I will repeat ...
  A: the writing on the bottom is for factory tracking and style. the styling is definitely southwestern ...
Antique Sligh Bedroom Set8/27/2009
  Q: I have an old antique Sligh Grand Rapids, MI bedroom set that my parents received over 50 years ago ...
  A: Is there a mirror for the vanity, stool? Bed? Need to see plcs of the rest if there is any more ...
Identify antique walnut dresser8/27/2009
  Q: Can you tell me the style and period of the walnut dresser? It looks like it is solid -- the ...
  A: this is a 1920-30s art deco style piece from the UK. I cannot tell you much more other than they ...
doll buggy identification8/27/2009
  Q: my mom picked this up at an auction for $10, it has no writing on it at all any info would be great. ...
  A: send multiple pictures to me as jpg files attached to an email, clear, in focus, of the various ...
antique chair8/26/2009
  Q: The chair was left to me by my uncle. He was a very wealthy professor from Berkley Collage. Who ...
  A: a fine chair no doubt but he is off on the age and style. Before i go into a more comprehensive ...
Dining Table with 6 legs8/26/2009
  Q: I was trying to find out the period of a table I have as I've never seen anything like this before. ...
  A: this is a manufacturered piece from the late 40s or early 50s. the top looks like bleached mahogany ...
antique china cabinet8/26/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out more about this piece. I believe it is from the late 1800s-early 1900s. Any ...
  A: you are correct on the dateing. this is one of the more stylish oak china cabinets, the leaded ...
Antique Rocking Chair8/25/2009
  Q: I was hoping for any help identifying the maker, age or any other information about this rocking ...
  A: this is a superb oak platform rocker from the 1890-1910s. it had to come from a very high end ...
vanity8/25/2009
  Q: I have a vanity that was my great grandmothers dont know anything about. I do know it has some kind ...
  A: it is from the 30s and referred to as waterfall or deco style. the veneers are usually a mix of ...
antique rocking chair8/24/2009
  Q: Can you please tell anything about this old chair. We have no idea if it's worth anything. It came ...
  A: it is a nice manufactured chair from the 30s. wood is probably maple but i cannot be positive from ...
Toy land circus wardrobe8/23/2009
  Q: My dad has a toyland wardrobe. We can't find anything like it. We have had this forever and we would ...
  A: so far i am drawing a blank on the toyland circus logo. i can be certain that this is frm the 30s ...
Furniture8/23/2009
  Q: This piece has been handed down thru several generations of my family but I don't know much about ...
  A: send some pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net of the outside of the drawer from the side where the ...
old rocker8/23/2009
  Q: I have an old rocker. It has a partial label on the bottom of the seat that is marked B. & S. Co. ...
  A: i cannot comment on the label without knowing more or seeing the label but the chair is a 1920-40 ...
coffee table8/22/2009
  Q: I have a coffee table that I believe is mahogany and has leather inserts on the top with a Duncan ...
  A: weiman opened in 1941 and are presently in operation. the numbers are warehousing or manufacturing ...
child's rocking chair8/21/2009
  Q: I have a Nichols & Stone child's rocking chair I received on my first birthday back on 5/8/1963, can ...
  A: nor sure what you want to know here. i cannot tell the wood species from this picture although it ...
Pennsylvania Furniture Co8/21/2009
  Q: I just purchased an antique furniture piece from Pennsylvania Furniture Co. I think it may be a ...
  A: 1900-1920s, walnut veneers and maple veneers, sweet gum or tulip poplar for the case wood. gents ...
Rocking Chair8/20/2009
  Q: Robert, This rocker has been in my family for about 65 years. I rescued it out of our old chicken ...
  A: very unusual and interesting, looks great too. made around 1900-1920 in the southwestern mission ...
Old rocker8/20/2009
  Q: I have what I believe to be a gooseneck (platform?) rocker from Statesville Furniture Co. It's ...
  A: if you are asking if you can sell it for 500 after recovering, probably not as the next person will ...
antique children's rocking chair8/19/2009
  Q: I have a children's rocking chair that was my mother's when she was young. It has been stored ...
  A: this is a good one, desirable form and style around 1880 probably walnut or cherry. i cannot tell ...
Antique table and chairs8/19/2009
  Q: We bought this set eight years ago, and I am interested in knowing what type of table it is and ...
  A: barley twist turned legs on the table are nice as is the way it extends. even though these dont ...
Wingback Chair w/ pictures8/18/2009
  Q: Sorry I forgot to attach pictures to my previous question. I have more pics but can only attach one ...
  A: nice chair, cant tell the wood from the distance but i am guessing it is birch stained with a water ...
refinish8/17/2009
  Q: While I am having this couch recovered, should I have the wood refinished as well? Also, the cushion ...
  A: absolutely have any and all repairs done after the fabric is off. start from a naked frame and have ...
Taylor Made Desk8/16/2009
  Q: Mr Klein, A friend may be giving me this desk and I believe it to me an antique. Could you tell me ...
  A: 1920s era, probably mahogany veneer. several drawer pulls missing which would cost 80$ to replace ...
Gate leg table8/15/2009
  Q: I have an old table that belonged to my late fathers grandmother I was wondering if it was possible ...
  A: hard to tell the wood species from teh picture but it appears to be quarter sawn oak on the top and ...
Help identifying Period/Function of Antique Oak table tegs8/14/2009
  Q: I obtained these oak table legs at auction and want to restore them and find a suitable table top. ...
  A: these were under a square oak table from the 1890-1910 era. they were fastened to the underside of ...
5-legged tables8/14/2009
  Q: I am forwarding pictures of the 5-legged chestnut drop leaf table that I recently refinished. All it ...
  A: i love these country tables and having the leaves is a bonus, they are usually gone they were in ...
Not anyone's area of expertise!8/13/2009
  Q: I realize this question will not be in your area of expertise, but I am at a loss of where else to ...
  A: i know you have seen this information but i wanted to put it here for others. "The AGA cooker is a ...
Dressing Table8/13/2009
  Q: You have been so helpful, I have one other item that we would appreciate your advise on. We ...
  A: another nice piece. the english pieces usually have the same characteristics as what appear to be ...
Bird's Eye Maple Bedroom set8/12/2009
  Q: We are in the process of downsizing and have this 7 piece bird's eye maple bedroom set. Obviously ...
  A: the set is a sure eye catcher. the vanity and two wardrobes are the most desirable pieces, followed ...
Old Rocking Chair8/12/2009
  Q: About a year ago I was shopping at a thrift store and saw a old rocking chair. It is carved at the ...
  A: these were imported into the USA in the 1970s from taiwan. the woods varied from ramin and other ...
Rome Quality Fold out Bed8/11/2009
  Q: I just sent you a question with out attaching a picture. We also found a patent matching the beds ...
  A: nice piece, 1920-1940, not quite falling into the jenny lind style catagory but close enough to call ...
Victorian chair8/11/2009
  Q: I have discovered several Victorian era chairs that were stored in a relative's attic for decades. ...
  A: this chair is made in the 1900-1920 era and is referred to as colonial revival. it has a strong ...
antique daybed8/10/2009
  Q: I have an antique fold out daybed with a wooden frame. With the picture attached maybe u can tell me ...
  A: this is an eastlake style victorian fainting couch, or divan (using these terms make it worth ...
wicker pull out sofa8/9/2009
  Q: I obtained this sofa froma lady that was giving it away and I would like to know some history about ...
  A: it is a 1920-1930 cane back sofa bed. wood is either sweet gum or tulip poplar, they bring 250-350 ...
Table and chair set8/9/2009
  Q: Could you possibly tell us the age of the set. Do you think the chairs are original to the table? ...
  A: i cannot tell the condition from the picture but assuming it is in good condition and the chairs are ...
Table8/9/2009
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this table. I believe it is mahogany and has a lable inside the ...
  A: it is from the 1900-1920s, the top is likely mahogany veneer, the apron and lower structure as well. ...
Kitchen Safe with Lable8/8/2009
  Q: I had asked a question about a kitchen table and safe I am interested in selling, but no nothing ...
  A: great looking safe, it appears that this has the long bolts with wingnuts on the back that hold it ...
Antique Table and Kitchen Safe8/8/2009
  Q: I have been TRYING to find info on this table and safe that was given to me a long time ago. I would ...
  A: the manufacturer will not affect the price of the table. the table is oak and from the 1910-1920s. ...
table8/7/2009
  Q: It has been in my family for years. It has a paper label with A & H Lejambre furniture
  A: need a picture of the label, close up of the wood, of the details, of the underneath of the top and ...
Louis Rastetter folding chairs8/6/2009
  Q: Klein, Thank you for taking your time reading my question. I bought 2 Louis Rastetter and Sons ...
  A: please do not use any abrasives on the chair, no sandpaper. these would be better served by using a ...
Oak Rocking Chair8/6/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this Oak Rocking Chair and have been searching, but have not found any similar ...
  A: need a close picture of the wood to be certain, but, it appears to be quarter sawn oak (tiger oak) ...
Handmade hutch made possibly in 19308/6/2009
  Q: My husband's grandfather who lived in Wisconsin made a china hutch and we have no idea if there is ...
  A: this is oak and is built just like the factory made sideboards in the 1900-1910 era. the section ...
curved back settee8/5/2009
  Q: This settee is one of the pieces of furniture left to us by my husband's great-great-aunt. It does ...
  A: this is a super piece manufactured in the 1900-1920s, in mahogany. the style as most styles is a ...
Victorian Chair#28/5/2009
  Q: I was wondering what era this chair originates? What is the significance of the two holes at top on ...
  A: send me clear pics to bobklein1@cox.net i can tell you that this is a reproduction of a victorian ...
SCRATCHES/GOUGES ON REALLY OLD FURNITURE8/3/2009
  Q: Klein, I've attached a photo (am limited to one, apparently), but my questions are really general ...
  A: you are right to be concerned and i commend you on asking such questions. furniture wax is the ...
Old Desk8/2/2009
  Q: I would like to know as much as you can tell me about my desk I picked up at a thrift store. I ...
  A: the person on craigslist is filling space with unethical sales tactics, the desk you have might ...
OLD ROCKING CHAIR8/1/2009
  Q: We bought this rocking chair at a sale in Ohio over 40 years ago. It was old and used then. Can you ...
  A: you will need to send me picts to bobklein1@cox.net. close and clear, of the front of the top of ...
Berkey and Gay twin beds8/1/2009
  Q: I was given these two identical Berkey and Gay twin beds several years ago. They both have rounded ...
  A: they are from the 20s-30s. since they have been cut they would be hard to sell for more than 150 ...
Tiger oak sideboard8/1/2009
  Q: My wife and I are interested in purchasing this antique quarter sawn oak sideboard from an antique ...
  A: Nice sideboard!!! the top surface looks like it separated on a joint and was improperly repaired by ...
dresser8/1/2009
  Q: TYPE OF WOOD, AGE AND WORTH
  A: combination of veneers and solid woods. veneers of this style generally walnut, mahogany and maple ...
identify antique chair7/31/2009
  Q: This chair was my grandmothers. Has no identifying marks on it. She called it her pride and joy but ...
  A: this is referred to as a Savonarola chair. it is in oak and is American from 1890-1915. the ...
Gateleg table7/31/2009
  Q: I have enclosed a new picture of the gateleg table, hope it is a better shot. My mom says this table ...
  A: mom would be right on the age, 1920s, but the woods in these were usually sweet gum or tulip poplar ...
Dining Room Set7/31/2009
  Q: I inherited this dining room set from my parents who acquired it when buying a house. I don't ...
  A: it is from the 1920s and is william and mary style, referred to as the colonial revival period now ...
smoking stand7/30/2009
  Q: I sure hope you can help out with this, My mother gave this to me with only the information that it ...
  A: it is from the1930s- and is in maple or maple and tulip poplar. looks like some of what the Dixie ...
NOT Eastlake chair.. colonial revival7/29/2009
  Q: Sorry.. too many follow-ups.. had to start a new thread. I've attached the only other photo I have. ...
  A: at sometime if you can get me a picture of a flat surface of the wood, in focus, that will help. ...
Antique Oak Rocker7/29/2009
  Q: My mom bought this at an auction about 40 yrs ago and I am looking to sell it. Do you have any idea ...
  A: you have an excellent example of an oak 1910 glider rocker. some call these platform rockers but ...
Mersman Table label7/28/2009
  Q: I have been reading your answer on a May, 2009 question relating to Mersman tables and their labels. ...
  A: I can tell more about age from a picture of the table itself, a picture of the label will help since ...
Possible Eastlake Chair7/28/2009
  Q: I just purchased this chair from a couple and have only been told that it is in the 'Eastlake' ...
  A: whoever told your friends that this is in the Eastlake style is mistaken. For a google search, type ...
Antique Dixie Bedroom Group7/27/2009
  Q: I'd like to find out if my childhood bedroom suite has any antique value before I sell it in the ...
  A: a nice set but no antique value. the value lies in the condition and style. i have refinished many ...
Dining table w/ leaf7/26/2009
  Q: I have a table that a relative bought second-hand in the 1970s. The table doesn't have a ...
  A: walnut veneer top and aprons, william and mary or jacobean style, the undercarriage wood is either ...
1920ish Kimball Baby Grand Piano7/26/2009
  Q: Can you give me a ballpark value on this piano? It is properly tuned, the ivory keys have been ...
  A: made in the early 1930s and is mahogany veneers. i received no emails with pictures... you will ...
My Chair I Need Help Identifying7/26/2009
  Q: I could care less of the value of this piece but more want to identify what type of chair it is. I ...
  A: nice pics!! chair is mahogany, which is good, age is 1900-1920s. the dominant style is hepplewhite ...
Imperial Furniture Co. Heavily Carved Walnut? Mahogany? Square Table7/25/2009
  Q: Good morning ~ I've had this table for some time. It is marked on the base with the Imperial ...
  A: this is mahogany veneer on the top, the other woods are either tulip poplar or sweet gum all stained ...
Charles R Sligh kidney-shaped desk7/25/2009
  Q: Desk was Grandma's and was wondering if it is considered a valuable antique or just old. It has ...
  A: "Sligh Furniture is a private company categorized under Wood-Office Furniture (Manufac and located ...
Virginia House Furniture Corporation7/25/2009
  Q: We have a loveseat and rocker with the burned in seal saying Virginia House Furniture Corporation ...
  A: technically it is not an antique, i like the heading antiques and/or collectibles. that circumvents ...
Katherine Henick furniture7/23/2009
  Q: I have 2 very large pieces of hand painted Katherine Henick furniture. My uncle apparently ...
  A: not sure what you want but if it is selling options there are several avaiable. first, you do not ...
B.F. Co. #4027/23/2009
  Q: I have recently obtained a very old bedroom set from my parents who bought it at an estate sale ...
  A: This is a very high styled set, I assume it is a set, from the 1900-1920 period, colonial revival. ...
pie safe7/22/2009
  Q: I own a gorgeous pie safe that we bought at an auction for what we think was a steal. We only paid ...
  A: That is indeed a lot of furniture for 425$. I am going to need more pictures sent to ...
dressing table7/22/2009
  Q: I have attached another picture of the ball feet of the dressing table. send a couple more of the ...
  A: you have no idea how much it helps me to help you with these. i cannot remember the original ...
couch bed7/21/2009
  Q: I have an old couch that opens to make a bed.The arms come off and reattach on the inside when ...
  A: the term antique is relative, by definition it is 100 years old but to circumvent this i like the ...
Walter of Wabash table7/21/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me what this table might be worth. We inherited it with the purchase of our ...
  A: walter of wabash is the name of the slides maker. the table is an expandable or expand o matic. ...
Berkey & Gay7/20/2009
  Q: I have a headboard, footboard, vanity, mirror, chair, foot bench?, 4-drawer dressser, tall dresser, ...
  A: The value here is not of an antique or collectable nature although BG is known for building fine ...
oak bench7/19/2009
  Q: Found this chair/bench at an auction. it is 17" to seat, 22" across front and 21" at back. Think it ...
  A: this is a 1920s vanity bench that went with a bedroom set with a vanity. The wood is probably sweet ...
old wicker doll carriage7/19/2009
  Q: I have a wicker doll carriage. The plate on the bottom says it was made by the Ohlen Carriage Co. ...
  A: if you would send some pictures i will try to help you. clear in focus, as jpg attachments to ...
Refinish or sell7/19/2009
  Q: This set has been in my family for at least 58 years. The china cabinet may be older. It was ...
  A: I will need more pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as attachments, clear and in ...
Antique Étagère’ Rare carved piece7/18/2009
  Q: I have this piece and would like more info on it and it's value if at all possible.
  A: i will need more pictures for examination to help. send to bobklein1@cox.net. picture of the ...
antique child's desk and chair7/18/2009
  Q: I have an antique child's desk that measures 22inches high, 18 inches wide and 26 inches long. It ...
  A: it is oak and is of the mission or arts and crafts style from the 1920-30s. I apologize to say that ...
Kittinger coffee table7/17/2009
  Q: I wonder if you could give me an idea of the value of this table. I have been offered $200.00 for ...
  A: 200 is fair. you can get more selling to an individual but you have to deal with unknowns coming to ...
Choir Chair ?7/16/2009
  Q: I was told this is a choir chair c. 1910? Likely mass produced. The seat opens to hold hymnals, etc. ...
  A: What you have been told is applicable. This style should be in walnut but i cannot tell in the ...
Type (Period) and Value of my Folks Antique Bedroom Set7/15/2009
  Q: I recently inherited many pieces of antique furniture, include a bedroom set (full bed), dresser ...
  A: The bed is a high styled colonial revival piece from 1900-1920. The figured woods are walnut ...
Bedroom Set7/14/2009
  Q: I picked up this bedroom set at an auction. There is a bed and two mirrored dressers. I am ...
  A: very nice 1900s quarter sawn oak veneered piece. most refer to these as late victorian but that is ...
bottom bed rail connections7/13/2009
  Q: The bottom rails of my 60-year-old bed do not seem to fit properly into the headboard anymore. I ...
  A: these usually had either the double s shaped hook or a single s shaped hook in the end of the rail ...
Queen anne highboy7/13/2009
  Q: I just bought this at a yard sale and was wondering if you might have further details on it.The lady ...
  A: you did good at 200. it is tiger maple veneer and was made about 1950. great shape. in a shop it ...
ANTIQUE CHILD'S DESK7/12/2009
  Q: Can you tell me something about this very unusual child's desk? The top lifts up & there's a double ...
  A: the pictures arent in focus but i still see no oak wood, it appears to be maple, poplar, cherry, ...
desk by HP Robertson7/11/2009
  Q: This desk has a top that folds back and a shelf that pulls out. It measures 34 wide by 20 deep by 35 ...
  A: This is a spinet desk with mahogany veneer on the show faces and the case wood is most likely sweet ...
leather inlay on table7/11/2009
  Q: I have old oak table with leather inlay top. The leather has deteriorated to the extent that it has ...
  A: I would prefer to see a picture of the top before answering. Much of the leather can be restored ...
Antique Convertible Baby Stroller High Chair7/9/2009
  Q: I have an antique convertible baby stroller- high chair with markings on the tray PAT JUNE 22 1875 ...
  A: cannot tell the wood from this photo but generally they are cherry, maple, or birch. Folks that ...
Dresser7/9/2009
  Q: We have a dresser and would like to know it's backround. It was bought on the West Coast (Victoria ...
  A: style is eastlake victorian form the 1880-1890 period. it is in walnut an should have burl walnut ...
Stand7/8/2009
  Q: I have had this stand for several years and know nothing about it. The size is 26 1/2 " high; 11 l/2 ...
  A: This stand is the perfect example of Mission style, Craftsman style, or Arts and Crafts style. The ...
Dresser7/7/2009
  Q: my mom has this dresser, she knows its about 60 plus years she grew up with it, it had been ...
  A: Maybe it says Wiarton, which is in Ontario? It has the earmarks of being built in Canada in the ...
American Made Kitchen Cupboard or Pantry Cabinet7/7/2009
  Q: I am unsure as to what this is actually called. It has one glass door that has two stenciled red ...
  A: I see these from time to time in antique malls. They are kitchen cupboards from the early 1950s and ...
Antique Chair7/6/2009
  Q: I have a heavy carved chair with cane seat and back on the bottom a label Michigan Chair Company ...
  A: Use depends on the way it is to be used, it must be treated with the respect it deserves. Is the ...
1930's Grand Rapids Chair Co China Cabinet7/6/2009
  Q: I have a circa 1930's china cabinet that has a few labels on it. One says Grand Rapids Chair ...
  A: I hate to be the one to tell you this but the appraisal given you was no where close to what this ...
wallace furniture co. / buffet6/26/2009
  Q: I have a buffet that belonged to my grandmother. I know she purchased it around 1930. It is in fair ...
  A: the condition of the buffet makes it worth little. condition trumps age in this case. just because ...
RE: Need help identifying wooden chairs6/24/2009
  Q: My browser was loading the follow-up page properly so I have to ask a new question. As far as the ...
  A: Inlay is into the wood, the parts you refer to at the tops is on the chair. It is common during ...
Dining Set6/24/2009
  Q: I have a dining room set that has been in my family for quite some time. We believe that it may be ...
  A: 15 years ago it would bring 3500, these days 1800-2400 depending on the condition. they area great ...
Jacobean table and chairs6/23/2009
  Q: Can you tell me any information on this dining table and chairs (6 chairs {one has arms})?
  A: They would be done in oak, usually very well made, the tables are called draw leaf tables, time ...
Need help identifying wooden chairs6/22/2009
  Q: Trying to find out the history of these dining room chairs. Have six of them that we bought with a ...
  A: These are late Victorian parlor chairs or dining chairs as these things were interchangeable, in ...
Old China Hutch6/22/2009
  Q: This hutch was handed down from my father's great aunt and I was wondering if you could help me any ...
  A: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/10307.html This bookcase appears to be in the ...
Beacon Hill Bed6/21/2009
  Q: I purchased a Beacon Hill Collection Bed #200 and am not quite sure how the mattress (and box ...
  A: you always need a box frame of some type under a mattress for support. I cannot tell from the ...
Pair of dining chairs (labeled 11 and 12)6/20/2009
  Q: Klein, I purchased these two chairs for $20 a piece at a thrift store in Manhattan recently. They ...
  A: I need to see pictures of the chair with the cushion removed. The area with the bracing taken from ...
Nana's Secretary6/18/2009
  Q: I was fortunate enough to receive my nana's secretary after her passing. It came with a key for the ...
  A: Nice that you have this part of your family history. There is no standard key that fits these ...
antique (1920) mission style side table6/18/2009
  Q: I have an oak table from February 1920 (the inside of the drawer is signed and dated, this is my ...
  A: These mission or arts and crafts desks bring 350-450 in shops, less at auctions. I recently ...
Grinnell Chair?6/17/2009
  Q: We recently purchased this antique-looking chair from a thrift store for $20. When we finally got ...
  A: This is not an uncommon occurrence. Many companies gathered merchandise from various manufacturers ...
Possible Chinese Cabinet?6/17/2009
  Q: We found this cabinet/armoire at a yard sale. The middle aged lady who owned it said it had ...
  A: These were made in Taiwan and Hong Kong mostly. Rarely were they painted unless by special order. ...
hide a bed6/17/2009
  Q: We have an old hid a bed that belonged to my husbands grandmother.The bed frame is very bent, we ...
  A: this davenport is oak and made around 1920. it is worth getting fixed if you like it, if you are ...
What is this with the Cavalier name?6/16/2009
  Q: One opinion of this object is that it may be associated with Tennessee Furniture Company. My parents ...
  A: i cannot tell you who would be interested other than a trunk collector. this was a stand as you ...
ANTIQUE?6/14/2009
  Q: CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS PIECE? PERIOD, ANTIQUE, ETC. WE WERE WONDERING IF IT IS WORTH PURSUING THE ...
  A: colonial revival period, 1900-1920. American made, woods are mahogany, maple, and walnut veneers. ...
CAN YOU TELL IS THIS IS AN ANTIQUE?6/14/2009
  Q: Can you tell by this picture if this is an antique and from what year? I have searched the internet ...
  A: You have a european wardrobe from the early 50s. Mahogany veneer fronts. Nicely done wood grain ...
McDougall Kitchen Workstation6/14/2009
  Q: I have the chance to purchase the hoosier that I am attaching the picture for. The family is going ...
  A: This is a trap. I never give a price on someone elses merchandise. What they are doing is feeling ...
follow up queston regarding buffet w/hutch6/14/2009
  Q: Do you have any idea how old this may be of the year it was made? This was the email I sent you ...
  A: Sorry I missed giving a time period. Most of the style was made the 1940s. It is a replication of ...
Nelp Help to identify my furniture6/13/2009
  Q: I just got this furniture. I don't know woods, era it was made, etc. Can you tell me the style it ...
  A: Nice style!! The woods are mahogany veneer on the crest, that is the curve in an ogee shape below ...
gooseneck rocker6/12/2009
  Q: i promise this is my last question my dad (75) remembers his dad rocking in this chair back when he ...
  A: These goose neck rockers are usually in mahogany or birch, your is birch. They date from 1920-1940. ...
8 chairs6/12/2009
  Q: i was told these chairs were early 1900 "bentwood" kitchen chairs. i cannot find any "bentwood" ...
  A: This is not considered a bentwood chair although the back is bent. They are called hoop back ...
chair6/12/2009
  Q: could you help me identify this chair style,wood,etc possibly estimate the value? thank-you
  A: the wood is usually birch in this style, the picture is too far to tell. Birch is a good hard, ...
1930s Lane Cedar Chest6/12/2009
  Q: one more question! I received a Lane Cedar Chest with the patent ending in 1939. Is that its year ...
  A: Patents are an indicator of only that, the patent filing. What it means it that the piece is not ...
Smoking cabinet6/11/2009
  Q: I bought what I believe to be an old smoking cabinet at a garage sale for $5. Can you tell me if ...
  A: possibly a smoking cabinet, hard to say. It appears to have been home built although well done and ...
kitchen cabinet?6/11/2009
  Q: A neighbor threw this out on the street with a "Free" sign on it. Seeing that it looks old, we took ...
  A: This is not an antique, it was made in the 60s-70s an is fashioned after the French bred cabinets. ...
Mahogany furniture6/11/2009
  Q: I have a bedroom set with labels, Mahogany Association, Inc. #332, Hungerford, TN, it was my uncles ...
  A: I cannot recommend any appraisers. You will be wasting your money on an appraisal. The labels add ...
Hutch, Buffet, & Chairs6/11/2009
  Q: Mr Robert Klein, My husband and I have recently inherited a china hutch, buffet and some chairs from ...
  A: Late 30s or early 40s would be accurate which puts it in the collectible category as antique ...
Antique Server5/29/2009
  Q: Klein, I'm hoping that you will be able to tell me the style, wood, approximate age and value of ...
  A: I needed these pictures to confirm what I was thinking. The piece is 1900-1920. Refered to as the ...
Antique Desk5/29/2009
  Q: Looking for identification on this old desk. Can a value be applied. Received this from a family ...
  A: This is a mahogany veneered with figured birch frame vanity or dressing table. It would have had a ...
Antique or Vintage Drum Table5/29/2009
  Q: I have been searching books the internet on this type of drum table. I have seen lots of drum tables ...
  A: Probably around 1920-40, cannot tell the wood from the pictures you supplied. Most likely mahogany ...
Mahogany Leather Top Desk5/28/2009
  Q: I have been curious about the origins of a desk that my family and I purchased at a thrift store in ...
  A: There are no records from the Mahogany Association to determine the manufacturer by the number. If ...
Buffet5/28/2009
  Q: I have a buffet that was bought by a great aunt at an antique store about 50 years ago. It has a ...
  A: This is a treasure. I will need more pics of the piece, closer on the details, but important is the ...
secretary desk5/27/2009
  Q: I purchased this desk from a dealer in Texas about 10 years ago. I have no info on it and would like ...
  A: It actually looks like a Texas built piece. The top says so. Probably from the mid to late 1800s. ...
Information on my chifforobe5/27/2009
  Q: I have an old chifforobe that I acquired through a friend of our family. She had the chifforobe for ...
  A: Your wardrobe is from the 1930s and is European, probably England. I cannot tell the wood from the ...
old rocking chair5/26/2009
  Q: My name is Kathryn. I am 13 years old and am trying to do some research on this rocking chair. I ...
  A: Kathryn, This chair is made around 1940. It is called a slipper rocker or a ladies rocker or a ...
Please help identify5/26/2009
  Q: This has been in my parents house for the past 53 years. All that I know is that was purchased used. ...
  A: I need pictures of all the pieces to give a value. send to bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files as ...
Waring-Gillow kidney shape desk5/25/2009
  Q: Can you tell from the picture what kind of wood this desk is made of? And approximately the date ...
  A: is it possible for the pictures to be sent larger, 800x600 minimum? when I try to enlarge these I ...
Buffet Table5/25/2009
  Q: Is this an antique colonial buffet table and is it worth anything?
  A: This is a quarter sawed oak buffet from around 1900-1910. I am sure that if you look at the back ...
Art Mirror/Shelf5/24/2009
  Q: I purchased this mirror at a yard sale in Maine last summer. It has inset shelves and 4 odd angled ...
  A: This appears to be from the 50s-60s judging by the style and shape of the carvings and material on ...
4 tier round table5/24/2009
  Q: this table has claw feet with bottom tier about 4feet around . the second about 3ft around third ...
  A: Definitely can be called a dumbwaiter or tiered table. chippendale style, not chippendale period. ...
Kidney Chair5/24/2009
  Q: I have a friend that was in an old abandoned barn here in Kansas looking for antique radios when he ...
  A: Very interesting chair. It is from the 1930-50 times and is a manufactured piece. The style of ...
dressing table by Globe-Bosse World Furniture Company5/23/2009
  Q: I bought a dressing table at an auction for one dollar simply because I fell in love with it. On the ...
  A: You did good. This is a 1900-1920s vanity or dressing table. The case wood is most likely sweet ...
antique chifferobe5/23/2009
  Q: I have an antique chifferobe that my grandmother had. I think it is from the 1930's or earlier. It ...
  A: Nice that you have a connection through the furniture to your grandmother. These are handy to have, ...
how old does furniture have to be5/23/2009
  Q: I have a dining room set that was my great grandmothers. so it is anywhere from 40-60 years old I ...
  A: By most definitions, 100 years is considered antique, but i like the phrase 'antiques and ...
18th century dining chairs5/22/2009
  Q: Sir, My mother bought a set of 6 of these cane bottom chairs from a Huegenot house in New Paltz, NY ...
  A: Nice style and form. You will have to send several photos for me to answer and of your questions. ...
Jenny Lind Daybed5/22/2009
  Q: I am trying to find out anything I can regarding the value, construction, etc. on this daybed. It ...
  A: Great piece. The down side is the restaining. Up side is everything else. It is from the 1920s. ...
American Antique5/22/2009
  Q: When my great aunt passed, her furniture when to a consignment shop. I saved a piece from sale, it ...
  A: You did good!! This is a sofa table or console table. Made in the 1900-1920 period, Colonial ...
Katherine Henick table5/21/2009
  Q: I picked up a Katherine Henick sideboard-type table from a tenant who moved out and left it. It's ...
  A: if the table was in good condition it would bring 200 but in the condition you describe, less than ...
Cavalier Rocking Chair5/21/2009
  Q: Robert, Eileen referred me to you for my question as follows: I just acquired an antique rocking ...
  A: This is a sewing rocker or ladies rocker or slipper rocker. Made around 1920-30 of tulip poplar ...
Mersman Table 72265/20/2009
  Q: I bought a table from a local salvage store for $15.00 and found the name Mersman 7226 stamped ...
  A: I would have to see a picture of the wood grain to be accurate but, these style tables are generally ...
Help5/19/2009
  Q: Can you help me identify the period or any other pertinent information about this chair I want to ...
  A: Colonial revival period, 1900-1920. Combination of styles as is common with the era. Some of the ...
secretary5/19/2009
  Q: I think its chipendale. what do you think
  A: It could be called chippendale style but it is not chippendale period. It was done in the colonial ...
Antique rocker5/19/2009
  Q: My mother gave me this lovely rocker several years ago. She was given it by a friend. I would like ...
  A: I will need to see more pictures of this rocker, especially around the top where the slat and carved ...
Bedroom Vanity/ Dressing table5/18/2009
  Q: I am trying to identify when this was made, possibly who made it, and what kind of wood was used to ...
  A: Super fine chippendale style set. Mahogany veneer with sweet gum or tulip poplar as the case wood. ...
Antique Dresser5/18/2009
  Q: I have a beautiful antique dresser but cannot figure out what type of wood was used in the ...
  A: spectacular dresser. eastlake victorian, 1880s. some of the wood is oak some is curly oak, and my ...
Oak Bedroom Set5/18/2009
  Q: Can you enlighten us on any historical information - age, design,wood, value of this obviously 3 pc ...
  A: This is one of the nicer high back oak beds and even more rare is that it is still intact as a set. ...
Gate Leg Table5/18/2009
  Q: I have a gate leg table that I'm pretty certain was my Grandmother's in the early 1900's. I think it ...
  A: I cant tell from the pictures what the wood is other than it is stained to look like walnut. ...
Saginaw Furniture Shop Buffett5/17/2009
  Q: We have a dark ( mahogany) buffett by Saginaw Furniture Shops. it measures @ 58 x 37 x 21. It has a ...
  A: They were in business from around 1900-1960. A better company that you have been led to believe. ...
Richmond Cedar Works Hope chest5/17/2009
  Q: I have a richmond cedar works white cedar chest. I am wanting to know about when it was made and how ...
  A: Here is a link to a photo of the plant where it was made in Norfolk, VA ...
Dining Room Set5/16/2009
  Q: My parents have this dining room set that was with the house they bought in the early 60's. The ...
  A: it is a colonial revival set in the william and mary style from 1920. The veneers are walnut and ...
antique or not5/16/2009
  Q: i would like to know what this sofa is worth the only info i have is that is was purchased 1940-1950
  A: colonial revival sofa built between 1920-1940, wood could be mahogany, tulip poplar or sweet gum. ...
value of birdseye maple furniture5/16/2009
  Q: I inherited 4 pieces of maple furniture. I was told they are "curly birdseye" I think they were ...
  A: The label will tell you where it was made, if not they there is no way to tell as there were 10s of ...
short dining table5/16/2009
  Q: Someone gave us this dining table a few months ago. The dimensions are 27.75" height, 39.75" ...
  A: the legs have been cut off, not much but some. the wood is usually cherry on these styles or poplar ...
Pressed back Rocking Chair5/15/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you know anything about this rocking chair - date, worth, wood, etc.. The back ...
  A: very nice rocker. These don't really have a style attached to them and are referred to as you did ...
Paine Dining Table, circa 18405/14/2009
  Q: My dining table is 53-54" in diameter, has '1840 WAI' stenciled on the bottom, wooden casters and ...
  A: The table pictured is not an antique it is from the mid 30s and as such has no antique value, the ...
Mahogany Musical Jewelry Box5/14/2009
  Q: My mother is deceased and in finally attempting the giant clean out, I found her old jewelry box to ...
  A: Without a picture there is nothing that can be determined about value. The mahogany association was ...
1940's Dining Room Furniture5/13/2009
  Q: This dining room set has been in my husband's family for almost 60 years. His Grandparents ...
  A: Nice set, it is a bit older that the family history suggests. 1915-1920. The style is Jacobean done ...
Old table5/13/2009
  Q: We have been given an old drop leaf table for our fund raiser yard sale, and we know nothing about ...
  A: This is a nice table. It is chestnut not oak, but that is a common mistake as chestnut is similar ...
Buffet with hutch5/13/2009
  Q: My husbands grandmother past away and we have the attached buffet with hutch the tag on the back ...
  A: White furniture has quite the interesting history and was know tohave produced quality furniture. ...
R & E Gordon drop leaf table5/12/2009
  Q: I have a mahogany drop leaf table (per photos) that is in good overall condition. there is one ...
  A: This is a 1940 Duncan Phyfe or Sheraton style table. Mahogany veneers with sweet gum or tulip ...
chairs5/12/2009
  Q: I was woundering if you can tell me anything about these chairs. I have two of them and recieved ...
  A: Please send pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net. Several views, jpg format. Thanks bobklein ...
Beautiful, solid, old murphy style bed5/12/2009
  Q: I have this amazing and beautiful piece of furniture that I would like to sell. I was wondering if ...
  A: It is oak and it is from 1890-1915. Value will depend on the condition and for me to determine that ...
Nicholas & Stone Rocking Chair5/11/2009
  Q: I have a Westminster Rocking Chair from Nichols & Stone. The sticker on the bottom of the chair is ...
  A: Please send pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net an I will try to help you. thanks bobklein ...
Desk5/11/2009
  Q: I would like to know what type desk this is and anything else you might can pass along (especially ...
  A: Very nice plantation desk. I will need more pictures to answer your questions accurately. pics; ...
antique rocking chair5/10/2009
  Q: Can you help place the period, style, and/or manufacturer of this chair that I just purchased at a ...
  A: Great rocker! It is Mission, Arts and Crafts, or Craftsman style from 1900-1910. I prefer Mission. ...
antique end table with smoke drawer?5/10/2009
  Q: My mother inherited this table from her grandparents and we were wanting some general knowledge ...
  A: Very unusual side table. I have never seen this exact table which is unusual since it is a ...
emrson upright piano5/9/2009
  Q: We have an old piano that was purchased used for my mother in law. Its an Emerson upright with the ...
  A: I do not have a copy of 'Pierce Piano Atlas' but it contains lists of serial numbers and dates ...
antique china cabinet (hutch?)5/9/2009
  Q: I would apreciate any info on it as far as stile function perhaps age and value please let me know ...
  A: To answer the questions I will need additional pics. pics of: back side of a drawer where the ...
Small Antique Pedistal Tiger Oak desk5/8/2009
  Q: Robert , Thanks in advance for looking at my question. I have been searching for the desk shown in ...
  A: Very cool obsession!! The only way you will find a desk like the one pictured that will fit, and ...
antique chair5/8/2009
  Q: Could you give me some historical information about this chair. I think it is mahogany, it is flame ...
  A: The back is flame broiled (i like that term) in mahogany. Actually called crotch grain or flame ...
Antique table and chairs5/8/2009
  Q: My niece has a table and four chairs. She has been told that this table is circa 1920's. What ...
  A: Nice set, unusual table. These are generally referred to by less informed folks as Duncan Phyfe ...
Duncan Phyfe Drop leaf table5/8/2009
  Q: We have an old table that I have been able to identify as a Duncan Phyfe style. I was wondering if ...
  A: I would like more pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net to be better able to provide you with a ...
Emerson baby grand piano5/8/2009
  Q: I am trying to determine the age and value of an Emerson piano I want to sell. I have looked ...
  A: The serial number should be on the soundboard or harp, usually the soundboard. Check this site for ...
Mission Oak Dining Table5/7/2009
  Q: I have a Mission Style Quarter Sawn Oak Dining Table which I believe was manufactured by Penn ...
  A: Nice that you have some history to go with the table. It is a very nice Mission or Arts and Crafts ...
Broyhill Buffet5/7/2009
  Q: I am looking at what this piece is valued at. The original sales receipt says it was purchased in ...
  A: These are the classic styled sideboards with mahogany veneer faces and sweet gum or tulip poplar for ...
Mahogany dresser5/6/2009
  Q: I have a dresser and mirror that may be an antique. Can you help me with some basic info on this ...
  A: you have a very high styled vanity made between 1920 and 1930 in mahogany. refinishing will not ...
dresser5/5/2009
  Q: Is this an antique? Placed it on Craig's list for $40 last night and already have 3 inquiries. Any ...
  A: it is from 1900-1920, nice piece, good style from what i can see. Te veneer damage on the top is ...
Desk Made in Grand Rapids5/5/2009
  Q: Can you tell me more on this desk. I would like to restore it as it has been sitting in an old house ...
  A: i cannot find any pictures would you resend them and i will be glad to help thanks bobklein ...
Finish type5/5/2009
  Q: I got a 1949 drexel hampton court china cabinet with a couple of bad gouges on the front. It is ...
  A: it would not be shellac. lacquer would be appropriate, but, to repair the gouge it does not matter ...
identifying desk5/5/2009
  Q: Could you possibly help identify this piece. It has a newspaper clipping pasted to the door about ...
  A: i appreciate the pictures without seeing a picture of the back and comparing the drawer ...
Antique Cigar Display Case5/4/2009
  Q: I would like to sell the attached display case made by The Waddell WWW Co in Greenfield, Ohio. ...
  A: nice case in oak but i cannot tell the condition as teh picture is too dark. can you send more ...
empire couch5/4/2009
  Q: I have an Empire couch that I have no need for anymore. I am looking to auction but have no idea ...
  A: nice empire style box sofa. the wheels make no difference. Probably this is second period empire. ...
Ed Ross Company Cedar Chest5/4/2009
  Q: We have inherited a Ed Ross Company of Forest Park, Ill. cedar chest and are wondering the value of ...
  A: i think it may be ed roos company which was in operation from 1916-1951. from the style i would say ...
Desk manufacturer and worth5/3/2009
  Q: Could you please tell me who manufactured this desk and what it might be worth if restored. The ...
  A: i would need a bit more information to help you. picture to me at bobklein1@cox.net multiple clear ...
Hopefully an antique rocker?5/3/2009
  Q: Just curious about the design history and perhaps age of this rocking chair I picked up at a yard ...
  A: your rocker is an excellent form, the slats in the back have great shape as do the curvature of the ...
Nichols and Stone Rocking Chair5/3/2009
  Q: We have a Nichols and Stone rocking chair that once belonged to my husbands's Grandmother. We are ...
  A: it sure makes it easier to help. nichols and stone has quite the interesting history and ...
lARKIN DESK HINGES5/3/2009
  Q: WHERE CAN I FIND HINGES FOR AN OLD LARKIN DESK 3/4'LONG BY1 1/4 WIDE HELP THANK YOU
  A: These hinges are hard to match but here are a few sources I use. Whitechapel ...
Gossip bench identification5/3/2009
  Q: I recently aquired this gossip bench. I was enquiring if you new any details, date, maker etc. ...
  A: i will need a clear picture showing a full view, closeup of the legs, front of the arms, wood on the ...
Grand Rapids Chair Company5/2/2009
  Q: We purchased a buffet and the tag on it read grand rapids chair company there was a number 1647 ...
  A: please send pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, jpg files, no albums, clear and in focus, multiple ...
freezit iceboxes5/2/2009
  Q: I am a professional refinisher and would like to know some history about the Freezit Icebox Company ...
  A: there were so many of these companies, and so far i have found nothing in any of my research on ...
gibbard furniture5/2/2009
  Q: Would like to know the age of a gibbard table i we obtained, to find this out is there anything ...
  A: i am sure you have read about the history of the company, if not, google it, you will find it most ...
broken glass replacement for curio cabinet5/1/2009
  Q: I have a corner curio cabinet and it has three panels of glass on the top and three on the bottom. ...
  A: I personally know Bill and talk to him often. He is a wonderful person, does not charge enough for ...
Heywood Brothers Table4/30/2009
  Q: I have been given an old table from my grandfather, but i know nothing about it. all i can find are ...
  A: the table is quarter sawn oak made around 1890-1900. if it does not have a label then we will not ...
Antique Bedroom Set4/30/2009
  Q: I have a bedroom set consisting of 1)vanity table 2)twin beds 3)side table 4)5 drawer dresser 5)3 ...
  A: for me to help you i will need to see pictures of each piece of the furniture. good clear photos, ...
Dining room china hutch4/30/2009
  Q: My sister-in law bought this on ebay a few years ago and is now looking to sell it. Could you please ...
  A: this is not an antique, it is from the 1970s at the oldest. You are correct that it is pine. Value ...
dining suite4/30/2009
  Q: I am wanting to know if you could identify, style, age, wood anything about this 10 piece dining ...
  A: stacey, i had asked you to send photos of alll the pieces to me at bobklein1@cox.net for me to help ...
Antique dresser4/29/2009
  Q: Klein, I have this antique dresser and I honestly do not know what it is style wise or true vintage. ...
  A: the dresser is 1900-1920 colonial revival. Colonial revival is just that, a revival of the older ...
Dining room suite4/29/2009
  Q: I have a 10 piece dining room suite that contains, table, 6 chairs (one captain), buffet, server and ...
  A: i would need to see a picture of everything to help. send to bobklein1@cox.net thanks bobklein ...
his and hers chairs4/29/2009
  Q: These chairs were passed down to us by in-laws and we were told that these chairs were acquired in ...
  A: These are walnut eastlake victorian ladies and gents parlor chairs made around 1875. There is no ...
Rocking Chair4/28/2009
  Q: Klein, I was given this rocking chair over 30 years ago that belonged to a great grandmother of a ...
  A: the chair is oak, the seat is a three ply laminant with oak on the outside layers. These are from ...
a few questions about furniture.4/28/2009
  Q: We have several pieces that we have questions about. First we have a bed room set from Northern ...
  A: if you send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net i can help, multiple pics in focus, and show all the ...
Would like to know more about this settee4/28/2009
  Q: This settee was passed down to us by in-laws and we don't know much about it. Would like to find ...
  A: i cannot be certain of the wood, appears to be sweet gun or tulip poplar, some are mahogany, dont ...
tallboy bachelor chiffonade4/27/2009
  Q: We have inherited a dresser and would like help in what to call it and a possible value
  A: This is a nice piece form 1900-1920. Great decorative veneers. Usually they are referred to as a ...
Dressers4/27/2009
  Q: My husband and I inherited two dressers from my husband's grandma. I was hoping you could help date ...
  A: you have one dresser, the one with the serpentine front an one sideboard base, the one with the ...
antique smoking-closet4/27/2009
  Q: I recently acquired this piece. I believe its called a smoking closet used for smoking meats on the ...
  A: it is a smoking stand or humidor but for storing tobacco products and made around 1920. I cannot ...
Can you tell me anything about these chairs?4/27/2009
  Q: These chairs are still fairly sound but before I start to rework them I thought I would check to see ...
  A: you will do no damage if you have the skills to strip, refinish and upholster these, they appear to ...
chest?4/27/2009
  Q: Recently purchased the attached chest/sideboard from a thriftstore - not even sure what you would ...
  A: you bought a walnut veneered bureau/dresser which at one time had a mirror that may have attached to ...
Dixie Night Stands4/26/2009
  Q: I bought 2 night stands today at a yard sale to resale. I discovered they have the name Dixie ...
  A: the picture did not show up on the web page so i cannot answer your question untill i see them. ...
refinishing an antique bakers table cabinet4/26/2009
  Q: Robert - I've recently acquired an antique and want to know if there is any way to refinish what I ...
  A: looks like a hoosier cabinet, hoosier has become a generic name for these cabinets which were made ...
Antique Sideboard4/26/2009
  Q: I have had this antique sideboard for about 25 years. I am thinking of selling it and I am hoping ...
  A: In the pictures it appears to be oak, most of these are in oak, from the 1890 to 1910 era. The ...
hepplewhite dresser4/25/2009
  Q: She explains that the Kennedy's purchased the exact same piece for the White House and that it has ...
  A: There is no doubt that this is Hepplewhite style, what we now have to determine is whether or not ...
Antique Irwin Furniture4/24/2009
  Q: I have a full double bedroom set, not sure how old. Purchased at an estate sail 9 years ago. The ...
  A: the picture is too dark to see anything. would you send pics of all the pieces to me at ...
Dining table4/24/2009
  Q: I recently found this dining table. It's of old dark wood, has a drop leaf on both sides of the ...
  A: you have a mahogany veneered dining table for the late 40s. There were 10s of thousands of ...
Age of furniture4/24/2009
  Q: I purchased at a yard sale three pieces of oak (I think) furniture. Can you tell me if they are oak ...
  A: i would need to see more pics to help. the pedestal you show is oak but i need to see the rest of ...
can you tell me a little something about thisantique marble coffee table4/24/2009
  Q: era and is it worth anything
  A: this is not an antique, it is contemporary from the 1960s or later. The marble is either Italian or ...
value of dining set4/23/2009
  Q: I have a table ,five chairs,one has arms,buffet and china closet.On the underside of the table it ...
  A: my research material says they were in business between 1910-1935. i will assume that it is a ...
Conant Ball Furniture Makers4/23/2009
  Q: I have a dresser that I would like to know then age and value of. Can you give me any advice? The ...
  A: this is from the 50s as you suspect and looks to be cherry wood. at auction it would bring 150-200 ...
Indentify this bench4/22/2009
  Q: I am stumped. I've searched the net trying to identify this piece. I was asked to restore it, but ...
  A: btw, nice workshop and work bench. i sent a request for some better pictures so i can see detail to ...
Oak Kiel Table4/22/2009
  Q: Robert, I have a round oak table. My mother always called it a bear claw style. She bought it in ...
  A: good ones at that!! just quickly, the table appears to be from 1900. I would like to see a ...
Depression Era Furniture4/22/2009
  Q: I am hoping you can help me in identifying the style of furniture, the type of wood used, the ...
  A: I sure wish that everyone was as considerate as you to send photos along with the questions. And ...
Furniture4/22/2009
  Q: Please see attached breakfront photos. We got this from an attic in Norwich Conn and think it dates ...
  A: the style could be anywhere from the mid 1800s to the 1920s. we have the empire period 1840-50, the ...
Desk Questions4/21/2009
  Q: We are curious about the type of wood and an idea of possible value on this desk. The bottom "two" ...
  A: this is a manufactured desk made in the 1940s. Mahogany veneer on the drawer fronts, good drawer ...
Cedar Chest4/21/2009
  Q: I found a cedar chest my aunt thinks might be a Lane. On the bottom of it I found the Ferguson ...
  A: Ferguson brothers manufacturing made cedar chests from 1934 to 1953, along with other furniture. ...
Chairs4/20/2009
  Q: I have inherited two matching chairs from my great aunt, but unfortunately, they aren't something ...
  A: it sure makes things earier. these were reproductions of victorian chairs, but these are top of the ...
Taylor Jamestown Furniture4/20/2009
  Q: . I purchased a dresser, mirror and a night table from an Estate sale. There is a tag on the inside ...
  A: the company made good quality furniture. i cannot tell teh wood from the pictures but it is most ...
1930's hand sink basin w/wood cabinet4/19/2009
  Q: ı would like to know origin and the value.ı paid $250.00
  A: this was a 1900s washstand in oak, probably from the grand rapids area. the top and backsplash have ...
confedarate furniture4/19/2009
  Q: ı bought from an antique shop in florida suppose to be around 1840's at both ends in the bottom ...
  A: i will need some pictures to help you. send to me at bobklein1@ cox.net, jpg files, no albums, ...
Dixie Dresser4/18/2009
  Q: I have a Dixie Cherry 5 Drawer Dresser. I am wondering of the time period and value it may have. I ...
  A: Although a nice looking piece of furniture there is no antique value here. This is a contemporary ...
Looking for Info on Furniture Co from early 20th Century4/18/2009
  Q: My boyfriend and I purchased a dresser recently off of craigslist. When we got it home we removed ...
  A: here is something interesting, love the print style; http://www.antique-hangups.com/1450.htm there ...
old marble inlaid table4/17/2009
  Q: I have aquired this table from my grandmother who got it from an old lady when she was very young ...
  A: i will need more pics, full top view, side view, base view, underneath view. thanks bobklein pics ...
drexel dining set4/17/2009
  Q: I have a drexel dining set and would like any info you could give me about it. table needs ...
  A: the table top is mahogany veneer, the base is sweetgum or tulip poplar as are the chairs, the ...
Carved oak chair4/17/2009
  Q: It is 48 inches tall. I am guessing it's a hall or clergy chair (?) There are no markings I can see ...
  A: i need a closer picture of the front at the top an a shot of the rear to help. bobklein ======== ...
Antique American China Cabinet4/16/2009
  Q: This has been in my husbands family for some years now. We now have it and no one knows anything ...
  A: could i get some pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net front view, oblique view, rear view ...
rocking chair4/16/2009
  Q: I have a small child's rocking chair. Could you help me with any information on the year the chair ...
  A: there would be no way to tell who made it without a label, but, that is of no consequence, it is a ...
OLD BED/EMPIRE?4/16/2009
  Q: I have an old bed. Can you identify it, and tell me anything about it you can please. As I can only ...
  A: will need more pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net multiple views of the front, back and where the ...
Day Bed/Fainting Bed/Chaise Lounge?4/16/2009
  Q: Can you tell me anything about this item. I just reupholstered it. But am not sure of it's age or ...
  A: 1890s oak fainting couch, davenport, day bed, recamier all terms are appropriate to most folks but ...
Cocktail Cabinet / Cart - Dry Bar4/15/2009
  Q: I will be inheriting what I believe to be a cocktail cabinet. My grandmother (1898-1995) used to own ...
  A: send multiple pictures as jpg files, no album type sends and i will be glad to help you. as far a a ...
Chairs4/14/2009
  Q: I have these 4 chairs that look antique. can you tell me what time period they are from and or who ...
  A: your picture didd not show up, you can send a pict to me at bobklein1@cox.net send multiple pics ...
Antique Rocking Chair4/14/2009
  Q: Mr. Klein, I would like any information you can give me about this rocking chair. The arms seem to ...
  A: i cannot enlarge the picture, would you send another one to me at bobklein1@cox.net. copy this ...
coffe table4/14/2009
  Q: As of this moment I don't have a picture to send but would like to describe a coffee table that I ...
  A: i will be glad to answer your questions but i will need pictures sent to me at bobklein1@cox.net. ...
Flint & Horner Chest of Drawers4/13/2009
  Q: My ex-husband has an antique Flint & Horner chest of drawers, looks like mahogany - maybe. There is ...
  A: without a picture all i can do is tell you about the company. send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net ...
rain damaged sideboard top4/13/2009
  Q: When my movers were transporting my sideboard into my new place , it was raining lightly and I did ...
  A: not to worry. info; it is mahogany veneer; crotch mahogany or flame grain mahogany on the fronts, ...
Carved Dining Table and Buffet Stand4/12/2009
  Q: We have an older Oak (?) table with ends that slide out to make it longer and a matching buffet. ...
  A: please send pictures to bobklein1@cox.net and quote this post with the email. just judging from the ...
Table and Chairs (possibly all Gibbard, early 20th C?)4/12/2009
  Q: We have inherited a dining table and chairs from my husband's great grandfather who resided in ...
  A: i am sure you have read on the history of the company, which began in 1835. I would like to see ...
please Identify4/12/2009
  Q: Klein, I inherited this sofa from my Great Uncle Ken, who used to make a living restoring antiques ...
  A: what a nice gift. this is a walnut victorian loveseat. it was made around 1870-1880. you are ...
Bedroom suite4/11/2009
  Q: I got this bedroom suite that includes a chest of drawers, bed, vanity and stool from a friend who ...
  A: you need to check the backs and inside the drawers for a makers label, might be paper, might be hand ...
Fold a way bed4/10/2009
  Q: I have a wood bed/cot. It has a mesh wire spring. The wire mesh is in perfect condition (not ...
  A: i need a picture to tell you anything accurate. pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net, included the ...
info on table4/10/2009
  Q: can you give me some info on this table and a possible value
  A: it appears to be a mahogany fold over game table from the 1940s in the sheraton style. these have ...
Writing desk4/10/2009
  Q: From the pic can you tell me anything about this desk age, maker anything what is it value it is in ...
  A: i need some closer pictures to tell you the wood type also would like to see a close up of the ...
info and value of dining table and chairs4/9/2009
  Q: can you give me any information on this set i am in need of selling it to make room for my ...
  A: it is a 1920s william and mary style set, walnut veneers with gumwood as the structural wood. ...
Craddock Furniture4/9/2009
  Q: and thanks so much in advance! Recently my mother left me with a Craddock table, 5 chairs, and what ...
  A: great pictures, thanks, I am going to have to figure out how to send pictures like that, in a zip ...
what is this?4/8/2009
  Q: We need to get rid of so much of our stuff. This is a beautiful portable closet. It is made of solid ...
  A: i looked back through my email and found no email with your pictures. Would you mind resending, i ...
old couch4/8/2009
  Q: This was my grandmother's. I believe she bought it in the early 1960's. I am hoping to sell it to ...
  A: it is indeed a nice couch although contemporary. i would not consider this to be victorian but ...
Grandmothers Bedroom Vanity4/8/2009
  Q: I inherited this from my grandmother, who told me she got it when she was first married, which was ...
  A: 1910-1920 would be the right time for this vanity, looks like the beginning of the art deco style ...
Old high boy dresser4/8/2009
  Q: I have this old high boy Mahogany dresser that is stamped on the back "John C Macinnes Co. from ...
  A: this is a quality chest that appears to be from the 1940s. There were several Harper companies but ...
Old dining table and chairs4/7/2009
  Q: My wife and i bought an old table and 6 chairs at an antique store in Virginia. The only thing that ...
  A: these style sets are in the william and mary style manufactured in the 1920s. the crank is an ...
Old Furniture4/7/2009
  Q: I wondered if I sent you some pics of a buffet and table if you may be able to date them. We believe ...
  A: please send several pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net this looks very stylish. many times there ...
roll top desk identification4/7/2009
  Q: I have a roll top desk and I am hoping you may be able to provide some information about it. It is ...
  A: could you send pictures of the desk to me at bobklein1@cox.net, also, is there any other information ...
Help identifying rescued chair4/6/2009
  Q: Mr Klein, I rescued this chair before the trash truck could crunch it up. I am curious about the ...
  A: you did good. this is thonet by style and design. the wood should be maple made around 1950, now ...
Knoxville Table and Chair Co.4/6/2009
  Q: I have a table that was given to me. It is tall and slender with an oval top. The tag says ...
  A: i will be glad to help but i need to see a picture. for now; the Knoxville Table and Chair Co was ...
Furniture Value4/5/2009
  Q: Have a 2 piece mahogany china cabinet with bubble glass manufactured by the Saginaw Furniture Shops, ...
  A: Saginaw Furniture Shops opened in the late 1920s and is now out of business but this style of ...
Lane Table: Antique and Collectible?4/5/2009
  Q: yesterday I purchased an occassional table marked with "Lane style 900 82" and was just wondering ...
  A: your table was from the 50s and are generally walnut and/or mahogany but are from other woods as ...
Vintage recliner chair4/4/2009
  Q: I have a manual recliner chair with the following marking:"D. B. Hartley Chicago Pat.1882." I had it ...
  A: send pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net and i will be glad to help. front view, oblique view, ...
mission chairs4/4/2009
  Q: I have 6 mission chairs from the Stickley Brothers in Grand Rapids. They are in excellent ...
  A: i would need to see the chairs, you can send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net everything has value, ...
Childrens rocking chair4/4/2009
  Q: I have a small childs rocking chair, with the original tag underneath, made by Home-Made Chair Co. ...
  A: the statesville homemade chair factory or statesville chair factory now statesville chair started in ...
Information on sofa and chair purchased at a thrift store.4/3/2009
  Q: I bought a sofa and chair at local thrift store. The cushions are very, very heavy. It has ...
  A: things that loose value are generally things that have historical significance or are of museum ...
Vintage Lane Cedar Chest - Chemical Used on Interior?4/3/2009
  Q: I have received a vintage Lane Cedar Chest manufactured in Altavista, Virgina, probably from the ...
  A: there has not been any film forming coating on the interior of the chest. i was told years ago by ...
Atlas Furniture Bedroom set4/2/2009
  Q: Our mother recently past away and we are in the process of handling her estate. She has a bedroom ...
  A: you are correct in that this is 50s vintage. i would think that the drawer fronts and tops are ...
maddox table4/1/2009
  Q: I have an antique secretary table.The label says it is from the Maddox Company. It has the number ...
  A: i would need to see a picture to give you a complete answer. The number means little, it is a ...
shaker chair4/1/2009
  Q: I am interested in the origin, age, and value of this shaker rocking chair. The seat is woven tape, ...
  A: these type chairs could have been made anywhere. generally you have to judge by family history, ...
Identify Grandmothers Antique Bedroom Set4/1/2009
  Q: I am looking for an expert to tell me some information about my grandmothers bedroom set. I think ...
  A: forgot to tell you to send pics to me at bobklein1@cox.net from the armoire it is 1930 and is ...
piece of furniture.4/1/2009
  Q: I saw this piece of furniture in a magazine. I'd like to find something similar but I don't know ...
  A: i cannot tell the age but what it appears to be is a two drawer, stand done in europe in the ...
huntley vanity3/31/2009
  Q: I have a Hunley 4I0 3/4 vanity in great condition. I too have the large round mirror that mounts on ...
  A: without a photo or two it is not possible for me to give an idea of value or age. perhaps one of ...
Old Angel Shelf3/31/2009
  Q: I bought this angel shelf a few weeks ago and I'm hoping to learn about it. I think its Eastlake ...
  A: without seeing pictures of the rear it isnt possible to determine if this was put together or ...
chiffrobe3/31/2009
  Q: I don't have the skeletin key (it has 2 locks 4 drawwers on the hanging side a bar for to hang ...
  A: your chifferobe is oak with a secondary wood of poplar or gum. it is better than most which are ...
Drexel Studio furniture3/31/2009
  Q: I have a two-piece armoire, two nights stands with 4 drawers each a long dresser and mirror that ...
  A: drexel started in 1903, however your furniture appears to be contemporary, 60s-70s which gives it no ...
Value of spool beds3/30/2009
  Q: I have a set of two twin spool beds with head board and foot board and wanted to know their value. ...
  A: i need a picture of the hardware in the bedpost that the rail attaches to and a picture of the end ...
strange antique chair with 1 long arm3/30/2009
  Q: I have a chair with 1 arm longer than the other and a sheet music board attachment to the long arm, ...
  A: i have only seen these type arrangements in libraries, well actually pictures of libraries but some ...
Dining Room Table3/30/2009
  Q: We've inherited a Duncan Phyfe-style of dining room table. The underside of the table is marked ...
  A: the picture did not show up try sending to me at bobklein1@cox.net thanks bobklein ...
Kiel Manufacturing Antique Extension Table3/29/2009
  Q: I am trying to research my great grandmothers extension table. There is a stamp on the slides that ...
  A: info here http://www.aalaun.com/about.html the stamp on the slides are only referencing the slides. ...
Buffet /Server style3/29/2009
  Q: I would be very appreciative if you could give an idea of style, approximate age and kind of wood of ...
  A: this is very unusual, is there a possibility that i can see a picture of the back and a picture of ...
Antique wood rocking chair3/28/2009
  Q: I have an antique high solid back wood rocking chair that I wish to identify and find out if it is ...
  A: anything with sentimental value is worth restoring. there is no price on sentiment. if the costs ...
My Aunt Gen's Brown Chair3/28/2009
  Q: I have a neat, very study, very well made chair from my Aunt who is 93. She has a few other chairs ...
  A: it is a super well made birch wood office chair, courtroom chair. style says 1910-1920s. Birch is ...
Antique (?) couch - replace springs with board/foam?3/27/2009
  Q: I have a velvet (mohair?) two-color couch with wood trim. The label says Singer Manufacturing. The ...
  A: it is good that you are concencious in finding out the direction to go on this. The Roadshow, it ...
antique furniture?3/26/2009
  Q: I'd like to know if this is really "antique?" I see it has solid wood, tongue/groove construction. ...
  A: although nice looking this is not an antique, looks to be from the 50s-70s at the earliest. ...
antique desk3/26/2009
  Q: I have a old desk that has been passed down and I recently saw the same desk in a museum in michigan ...
  A: First of all, dont get too excited yet. there are lots of nuances that make a seemingly duplicate ...
ANTIQUE FURNITURE3/26/2009
  Q: I bought a house built in 1901 and it contained two pieces of wood furniture. Each piece has a ...
  A: at first i thought it may have been teh base to a hoosier type kitchen cabinet but it is not. it is ...
wicker set KARPEN3/25/2009
  Q: I have a set consisting of 2 chairs ,tall table and a setee that are in good shape just dirty.My Mom ...
  A: wicker is difficult for me to critique from pictures. Only if it is prior to 1900 would I be ...
Katherine Henick table3/24/2009
  Q: I have a table about 41 inches in diameter signed Katherine Henick. I was told when I purchased it ...
  A: Although the decorations done by Henick are very well done, i have never heard or seen written that ...
value of kiel console table3/23/2009
  Q: I have a Kiel console table. I am wandering the approximate value of it. I believe it's 1920s ...
  A: you are correct about the age of this sofa or console table, 1920s. The secondary wood will be ...
Empire sideboard3/23/2009
  Q: Mr Klien, I was lucky enough to save this piece form the garbage truck last week. I think it is a ...
  A: first thing is to send me some pictures. need a front view, side, back then a picture of the ...
Virginia House Furniture3/23/2009
  Q: I have a dining room set/chairs with matching buffet. I am unable to find any informatiomation about ...
  A: i will be glad to help with wood and age but will need to see pictures, several and clear, send them ...
Conant ball furniture3/23/2009
  Q: We have a furtinure that is getting old and has been damaged in one of the base drawers by termites. ...
  A: are you sure it was termites or could it have been powder post beetles? ppb lay eggs in the wood ...
dinette set3/22/2009
  Q: Do you have any idea how old this set is and how much we might be able to sell it for? I am ...
  A: looks to be from the 30-50s with the chair backs in mahogany or simulated mahogany. due to the age ...
identify furniture3/22/2009
  Q: I have a 4 drawer chest of drawers and a dressing table. I think they have a walnut veneer but not ...
  A: you are probably correct that the primary veneer is walnut, this is common for this 1920 style, ...
Antique Secretary Desk3/22/2009
  Q: I would like some information on this type of secretary desk that I inherited. It has been passed ...
  A: this looks like one fine plantation desk. it will take several pictures for me to do this right. ...
antique oak rocking chair3/22/2009
  Q: I found this on e-bay, and am unable to view in person before purhase. What do you think about this ...
  A: Looks good in the pictures, as they say, oak glider. The only thing that jumps on me is that the ...
Scholle's Chicago3/20/2009
  Q: I have this desk that I'd like to sell in its current condition. Can you tell me what you might ...
  A: the desk is a product of the 1920s and is done in the William and Mary style or some say in the ...
armoire3/20/2009
  Q: This belongs to my dad and he wanted to know about it. I think he wants to sell it but is not sure ...
  A: Looks to be from the 1910-20s, walnut veneer fronts, poplar case. The highly figured veneer really ...
further question3/20/2009
  Q: I didn't spot your instruction about multiview pictures before you answered. I have sent additional ...
  A: I appreciate the pictures and responded through the email. A fair auction value would be in the ...
cleaning and scratches3/19/2009
  Q: I recently purchased a Berkey and Gay dining room table and was wondering what is the best way to ...
  A: DO NOT, please, use any lemon oil, cedar oil, scratch cover, et cetera. Reason, these oils are non ...
Maddox secretary/bookcase3/19/2009
  Q: What style is this and what is this type of glass called and where can I look up Maddox furniture to ...
  A: Maddox was in business from 1895 to 1985. Your piece with the pillow glass would be from the 60s. ...
queen anne bureau3/18/2009
  Q: i have a beureau with queen anne legs and a pull down slanted top, the draws are made of irregular ...
  A: I will need pictures to help you. send them to me at bobklein1@cox.net picture from the front, ...
Antique furniture set circa 19003/18/2009
  Q: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=170310867906 I was ...
  A: There is no way to tell who manufactured the furniture without a label. There were thousands of ...
Dining Room Set3/16/2009
  Q: Can you provide any information regarding the attach dining room set. There are also two arm chairs ...
  A: Henredon started in 1945 so lnone oftheir pieces have antique value although it is nice furniture, ...
Lingerie Chest3/16/2009
  Q: Can you provide any information regarding the attach Lingerie chest. I don't know the manufacturer ...
  A: how much will it cost to ship, if it is over 100-150 then the monetary value is not there. However, ...
Antique White Furniture Co Breakfront3/16/2009
  Q: Can you provide any information regarding the attach china cabinet. It's identified as White ...
  A: White started in the late 1800s and closed in the 1990s. 800 sounds like nearly twice what it ...
Mahogany Secretary3/16/2009
  Q: My mother is downsizing and has a mahogany secretary but we cannot find any identifying marks on it ...
  A: The Mahogany Association ceased in 1969, it is my understanding that they started up in the early ...
Dining table and chairs3/15/2009
  Q: I have a table and chairs that was my grandmothers on the bottom of the captains chair is tag from ...
  A: This would be a walnut veneered top on the table. The secondary or case wood would be poplar ...
table with paw casters3/15/2009
  Q: I bought this table for $60 at a flea market. I was hoping you could tell me more about it. The most ...
  A: You have a 1940 mahogany veneered top. The base of these is generally poplar or gum stained to ...
Can you help date my icebox?3/15/2009
  Q: I need help dating an "icebox" I have. I am not even sure I am using the correct terminology. Can ...
  A: i would like to see a closer picture of the inside and the ice compartment also of the underneath. ...
1919 mahogany dresser3/15/2009
  Q: can you tell me the style, type, manufacturer?? march 1919 on back of swing mirror. the mirror is ...
  A: during the late 1800s an early 1900s there were thousands of furniture manufacturers in this ...
1940's Dining room set3/14/2009
  Q: I'm trying to identify an early dining room set my grandmother purchased in the early 1940's. I've ...
  A: These sets usually consisted of a china cabinet, table, chairs and sideboard and sometimes a server, ...
Antique Lincoln Rocker with cane3/14/2009
  Q: I am wondering about the estimated cost of the value of this +100 year Lincoln Rocker; I caned the ...
  A: This is a particularly nice rocker. The decoration on the top rail and the flair at the end of the ...
okay to refinish this widdicomb myself?3/13/2009
  Q: I bought a little occasional table at the Salvation Army to use as a night stand. It has some white ...
  A: Widdicomb is good furniture. the numbers are probably inventory numbers. This is more contemporary ...
"Old Chair"3/13/2009
  Q: I found this chair and would like to know more about it. It was painted a yucky green, which I ...
  A: You did well!!! This is a variation of a Savonarola chair. The wood is birch stained with an ...
Black Walnut "lincoln style" Bed3/12/2009
  Q: Mr. Klein: We want to sell the bed along with matching marble top wash stand and marble top dresser ...
  A: Send additional pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net, the pictures will not be shared with anyone. ...
Antique American furniture3/12/2009
  Q: I am helping an older woman determine the style, year, and value of some furniture she possess and ...
  A: This is as you say from the 20s,early 30s. The woods on these types sets is poplar or gum. There ...
secretary desk3/12/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this desk from an antique store. The information sticker that was attached to ...
  A: I would like a closer picture of the lock, a view from the front and top and inside the drawer to ...
Antique Dinning Room Furniture3/11/2009
  Q: This furniture has been in my friends family for approximately 80 years. He is selling his home and ...
  A: I will need pictures of the rest of the set to help. You may send the pictures to me at ...
Antique chairs3/11/2009
  Q: I purchased a set of chairs from an antique store the other day and would like to know more about ...
  A: nice chairs. from around 1900-1910. i will assume that they are of American origin, based on the ...
China Cabinet3/10/2009
  Q: I just purchased a china cabinet from someone on craigslist and I would like to know more about it ...
  A: I cannot tell the wood from the picture, if you will take some close and clear ones and send them to ...
Rocker3/9/2009
  Q: I was recently given an antique platform rocker and I would like any information about its age, ...
  A: this is a walnut, eastlake victorian platform rocker with areas of applied burl walnut veneers. ...
antique folding bed3/9/2009
  Q: My husband and I are trying to sell a folding bed which I have had in my family since my early ...
  A: I sounds like a Murphy bed but with an unusual variation. Additional pictures would be helpful. ...
Antique Bedroom Furniture3/8/2009
  Q: I am trying to identify the style and manufacturer of the antique bedroom set from my grandparents. ...
  A: It is from the dates you suspect, probably 40s. It is mahogany veneer over poplar or gum. This ...
antique desk3/8/2009
  Q: I have a desk and chair. The chair is Stomps-Burkhardt with carved back. The arms and legs are ...
  A: Looking at the pictures you were kind enough to send me I would place the dates of the desk around ...
1950's Dixie Bedroom Set3/8/2009
  Q: I have my grandparents' bedroom set...bed, dresser, chest of drawers and night stand. Dixie is ...
  A: without pictures i cannot help with wood type style or quality. if you are going to sell the set ...
Secretary Desk3/7/2009
  Q: We Have a desk that we know nothing about. We inherited it from my parents. We would like to ...
  A: if you would send me some clear pictures i will be glad to help. front view, oblique view, side ...
Katherine Henick2/9/2009
  Q: I have purchased a set of tables, one a round two tiered side table with a french style or queen ...
  A: They started the plant in the late 30sin boston and are still listed in the yellow pages. her ...
Victorian Platform Rocker2/8/2009
  Q: "I believe that I have a Victorian era platform rocker. I'm guessing it dates between the 1880s and ...
  A: you could call this a late victorian. it is indeed a platform rocker and this type is referred to ...
Sack-Back Windsor Chair2/7/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this Sack-Back Windsor Chair and was wondering when it was made, who made it, ...
  A: I would like to see a picture of the label to bobklein1@cox.net even so i believe this to be a well ...
Old Chair2/7/2009
  Q: It's supposed to be about 100 years old... What, if anything, can You tell us about it? The seat ...
  A: this is a typical dining chair from 1900-1920. some call it a t back. I cannot tell the wood ...
old chair2/7/2009
  Q: could you please give me any information regarding this old chair.
  A: i will need to see some other pictures to try and date this chair. the style is a mix but they are ...
China Hutch2/4/2009
  Q: This china hutch has been passed down through my family since the late 1800's. I am looking for any ...
  A: Nice china cabinet. Oak and oak veneer, beautiful leaded glass in the top section and complete ...
Help identifying period or dtyle of table2/3/2009
  Q: I bought this table recently and refinished it. I am wondering what period or style it may be. I ...
  A: this is an oak gate leg drop leaf table from europe made around 1930. The type of support for the ...
antique maybe?2/3/2009
  Q: I was wondering if this was antique? When about was it made? Is it worth anything? If not, how can I ...
  A: this chest is from around 1929-1930. The wood is usually poplar or gum stained walnut. the ...
setee & 3 chairs2/2/2009
  Q: I was recently given an antique setee (what I would call a "love seat") with three matching chairs. ...
  A: i would like to see pictures before i offer any opinion. Please send pictures to me at ...
Berkey Chairs & Portable Typewriter Desk 22/2/2009
  Q: I just got 4 of these chairs (the seats are still in the garage). All are the same, very sturdy, ...
  A: as you already know, berkey and gay made very high styled and high quality furniture starting around ...
Berkey Chairs & Portable Typewriter Desk2/2/2009
  Q: I just got 4 of these chairs (the seats are still in the garage). All are the same, very sturdy, ...
  A: as you already know, berkey and gay made very high styled and high quality furniture starting around ...
Age and Value of dresser2/1/2009
  Q: I have a question about the age and value of a piece of furniture.It was given to me and I have no ...
  A: this is a 1910s sideboard or buffet. very nice style, probably walnut veneer and/or mahogany but my ...
Conant Ball furniture2/1/2009
  Q: Can you tell me the approximate value of the attached furniture? There is a table for 12 (including ...
  A: the company makes quality furniture, however, yours is modern by my definition, 1970 and up. The ...
Value and style of walnut dining table2/1/2009
  Q: I am trying to determine the style, period and value of my walnut dining table. It will close to ...
  A: I see and have worked on several of these over the years. Some are built like yours some actually ...
Old Crocker chair identification1/31/2009
  Q: I have an old chair manufactured by the Crocker Chair Co. according to the label on the underside. ...
  A: This is an oak pressed back chair or spindle back chair with pressed back. These were kitchen ...
dining room1/31/2009
  Q: we just received dining set and hutch which is B.P.John furniture.one of the drawers fell out and ...
  A: hopefully you saved all the pieces. send me a picture of the damaged drawer and a picture of the ...
Question about Armchair1/30/2009
  Q: I've had this armchair for about 9 years now, and I have no clue what kind of a chair it is. It's ...
  A: it is from the 30s to the 50s, your basic overstuffed easy chair, they are comfortable and have ...
Desk1/30/2009
  Q: I acquired this desk about 15 years ago and I have know clue as to the style, maker and possible ...
  A: Please send me more pictures, one closer to see the wood underneath the paint, another with the desk ...
Antique Murphy Bed1/29/2009
  Q: We have an antique Murphy Bed that we are looking to sell. But first would like to get an idea as to ...
  A: this is a nice one, I would like to see a picture of it opened, and a picture showing the top close ...
Chest of drawers1/28/2009
  Q: The plate inside the top drawer reads: Widdicomb Furniture Co, Grand Rapids, MI Number on the back: ...
  A: i need pictures to help you. front view, oblique view, back view, top view, picture of the side of ...
Cushman Colonial1/28/2009
  Q: I have a Cushman Colonial dining table, seats 8, made of maple. Engraved or stamped on thebottom of ...
  A: the numbers have nothing to do with date, they are either catalog numbers or manufacturing code for ...
Help identifying dining room set1/28/2009
  Q: Can you please tell me about this set; style name, approximate age, and value range? The set comes ...
  A: you have a 1940s duncan phyfe style set. the table top, and flat surfaces of the china are mahogany ...
furniture marking1/28/2009
  Q: We have a love seat red/beige plaid with embroidered roses and a crest furniture mark on the back ...
  A: I would like to see a picture of the whole object. My initial reaction is that this is not of great ...
Antique dressing table1/27/2009
  Q: Klein, I purchased a dressing table a few years ago and would appreciate if you could determine ...
  A: it appears to be a 1900-1920 vanity. These were usually done in walnut veneer on the show surfaces ...
Antique Photographer's Chair?1/27/2009
  Q: I am hoping you can help to identify this odd chair I found last year. I just loved the detail and ...
  A: Nice, late Victorian, around 1900-1910. The wood is probably figured birch stained to a red ...
coffee urn 19121/27/2009
  Q: i have a 1912 landers frary clark coffee urn stirling silver and tray would like to know how much to ...
  A: what touchmarks are on the bottom of the two pieces? can you take a picture of them? send pics to ...
Dresser1/26/2009
  Q: We just picked up a free dresser today? It looks old and I wondered as to when I might have been ...
  A: i will need some pictures sent to bobklein1@cox.net to help you. front view, oblique view, back ...
China Hutch - Broyhill?1/26/2009
  Q: Our family has a china hutch that used to be my great grandmothers but we don't know much about its ...
  A: since this is a classic style I would like to see a picture of the back, side of the drawer where it ...
bedroom furniture1/26/2009
  Q: we have this furniture from my great grandparents. i was told it dates around 1900-1920. the bed ...
  A: please send me some pictures to bobklein1@cox.net a clear picture of the front, close up on the ...
Inherited Furniture1/26/2009
  Q: My mother purchased two items from an antique store in the rural areas outside of St. Louis in the ...
  A: please send pictues to me at bobklein1@cox.net thanks bobklein Hi, The desk looks like it is ...
mirror1/26/2009
  Q: My grandmother purchased this mirror for 4000 dollars. Can you tell me even ONE thing about it? it's ...
  A: Very nice. But, I need more pictures sent to bobklein1@cox.net close up of the insets on the ...
Roll top Desk? Cabinet?1/25/2009
  Q: This piece of furniture has been in the family for a while. I always called it a roll top desk but ...
  A: it sounds like a cylinder roll desk but the picture did not come through in either post. Would ...
Mersman 2 drawer French style table1/25/2009
  Q: So I think this is a coffee table but it's long and narrow with two drawers (side by side). I think ...
  A: I will need pictures to help. Send them to bobklein1@cox.net and I will see if I can tell you ...
U.S. Civil War-era chest/cabinet1/25/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could identify the purpose of a cabinet that my mother-in-law purchased. We ...
  A: You are a bit off on the dating, you have to date things by the woods used, style, construction and ...
dining room set1/25/2009
  Q: i have a buffet, table and china closet made by "The Newton Co." Cincinnati Ohio. I believe the set ...
  A: send some clear pictures to me at bobklein1@cox.net and I will help you. As far as company ...
Saginaw Furniture Shops, Inc. Telescoping Buffet1/24/2009
  Q: Do you have any info on the Telescoping Buffet tables and what they are worth? Just recently ...
  A: Please send some pictures to bobklein1@cox.net and I will try to help. I can say that if i am ...
1960's China Hutch1/24/2009
  Q: We have a 2-piece china hutch, no manufacturer identified, purchased in 1972. Stencil on back: ...
  A: A picture would help but my guess, and it is just a guess, that you are correct on the 1-63 being a ...
old wooden beer crate1/23/2009
  Q: I was wondering if you could help. I collect antiques and my husband brought home what looks like a ...
  A: send a picture with approx measurements to bobklein1@cox.net and i will try to help. thanks ...
old potty chair1/23/2009
  Q: I have an old potty chair with a cane back which looks handmade and has a Heywood ...
  A: I need a picture, couple of angles and a picture of the label to bobklein1@cox.net thanks Heywood ...
S-curve Rolltop Pharmacy Desk1/22/2009
  Q: I forgot to attach the picture when I sent my question . . .
  A: You are right in that this is oak and dates from around 1900. Most oak roll top desks, the more ...
Antique teak bench1/20/2009
  Q: I have a teak bench that was purchased by my grandmother in 1951 from a small antique dealer in NYC. ...
  A: Nice. I have seen a few of these brought back from overseas by servicemen stationed in the far ...
small cabinet1/19/2009
  Q: Is there anything you may be able to tell me about this small cabnet, inside has a shelf and two ...
  A: the first two are part of a dining room set, one is the sideboard the other a server. I cannot tell ...
small buffet1/19/2009
  Q: Is there anything you may be able to tell me about this buffet as I only know it belonged to my ...
  A: the first two are part of a dining room set, one is the sideboard the other a server. I cannot tell ...
small buffet1/19/2009
  Q: Is there anything you may be able to tell me about this small buffet as I only know it belonged to ...
  A: the first two are part of a dining room set, one is the sideboard the other a server. I cannot tell ...
2 Antique Chairs1/19/2009
  Q: First, thank you for any insight you may be able to give me about these chairs. I bought them at an ...
  A: These style chairs are timeless with minor variations. Without seeing them in person and looking ...
Leather topped tables1/19/2009
  Q: I have two different tables with leather tops and gold foil pattern trim. I just posted them on ...
  A: you are asking a fair price. thanks bobklein I am terribly sorry that my answer did not fulfill ...
Antique Dining Set (Table/Chairs)1/18/2009
  Q: The Table is made of Mahogany, and underneath stencil marking is "061" and "MHG". Chairs appear to ...
  A: I forgot to mention that the secondary wood or card wood is generally poplar on these as it stains ...
Antique Dining Set1/18/2009
  Q: Set includes table w/5 regular chairs, 1 Captains chair; a long buffet, and a China Closet. The ...
  A: What I see here in the sideboard is a 1920s Sheraton style mahogany veneered piece with possible ...
information and value on antique Murphy bed1/17/2009
  Q: Could you please provide me more information about my antique Murphy bed? The bed looks to be solid ...
  A: I would like a picture of the bed closed as well. These, in good condition are not common, many ...
Searching Antique WebSite1/16/2009
  Q: Robert Klein: We are owners of an Antique Store in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America. We would like ...
  A: Unfortunately I have no recommendation for a website from which to sell antiques. I have no website ...
Secretary Desk1/15/2009
  Q: I purchased this secretary desk at a garage sale over the summer. The owner told me his mother (93) ...
  A: This is a 1940s piece which some well meaning person antiqued with green. Underneath it is either a ...
Antique Wicker Rocker1/14/2009
  Q: I know this was bought in 1901 and it has number 739 on the bottom stamped in black ink. Can you ...
  A: There were several companies making good wicker so it would be near impossible to tell the maker. ...
butterfly table1/14/2009
  Q: The table we found is a butterfly table made out of pine. 22 1/4 tall -we seen on tv a fake table ...
  A: in order to help i will need pictures showing more of the table, as to finding info on the maker, ...
rocking chair1/13/2009
  Q: I recently purchased this chair at an auction and would like to know more about it. I haven't seen ...
  A: I haven't seen a chair similar to this in a long time, and never a rocker, usually the working ...
1940's bedroom furniture1/13/2009
  Q: I have inhereted bedroom furniture from the 1940's. The matching set includes, dresser w/mirror, ...
  A: Pictures would help me to answer your question. Send them to me aat bobklein1@cox.net thanks ...
antique duncan fife table and chairs1/13/2009
  Q: i received a table from my grandmother (who bought it as an antique many years ago) and have some ...
  A: It sounds like a Duncan Phyfe style table and chairs but without pictures I cannot say more. You ...
Antique furniture1/13/2009
  Q: I would like to find out more about this furniture we purchase but I don't know where to begin. I ...
  A: Usually the wood is birch or figured birch stained cordovan mahagony just as yours is. Manufactured ...
Wooden Chair1/12/2009
  Q: I'm hoping you may be able to help me out. I'd like to add to my dining chairs but have no clue as ...
  A: There is no way to identify the manufacturer. The legs are a Chinese Chippendale style, the back a ...
Duncan Phyfe Style Dining Table & Chairs1/12/2009
  Q: Good Afternoon, I was given a table, chairs, and hutch/buffet by my mother (who has since passed ...
  A: Duncan Phyfe style made in the 1940's. Mahogany veneer on the table top with the secondary wood ...
Beacon Hill Colllection Bed - Kaplan Co.1/12/2009
  Q: I inherited a wood full size bed and nightstand labeled Beacon Hill Collection from Kaplan Company. ...
  A: The bolts you refer to are in the ends of the rails and screw into a captured bolt in the headboard ...
dating an old cabinet1/12/2009
  Q: I inherited this cabinet and am interested to know an approximate age of the piece. The cabinet is ...
  A: I would need better pictures of the outside, inside, underneath, the back and the pierced work on ...
Stickley Bros. Table1/12/2009
  Q: I recently received a table that is hard stenciled and stamped black "Stickley Bros." and some ...
  A: I will await your pictures. Cannot tell you the age at which they may or may not have used such a ...
secretary desk1/11/2009
  Q: I inherited this secretary from grandma. I do not think it is particularily old (30'-40's?)and is ...
  A: It is from the 1940's, mahogany veneer on the front surfaces, the cases are usually poplar stained ...
loom1/11/2009
  Q: I received a loom which I was told was made by Quakers. All parts are wood, including the cogs ...
  A: It would be near impossible to date this or even determine the origin without personal examination. ...
furniture identificaion1/11/2009
  Q: I was hoping you could help identify this piece. I have the dresser, nightstand and vanity with ...
  A: I got it this time. I would judge, based on the information you have provided and from the style ...
HIGH BACK CHAIR INFO1/10/2009
  Q: RECENTLY ACQUIRED A HIGH BACK CHAIR WITH AN UNUSUAL SPREADER. IT IS MADE OF MAHOGANY. CAN YOU SUPPLY ...
  A: I would like some more pictures. Remove the seat and take a picture from the top and the bottom of ...
rocking chair1/10/2009
  Q: I have an old rocking chair that belonged to my grandmother. She was born in the late 1800's in the ...
  A: I cannot tell the wood from that distance but my guess is cherry as that is many times the choice, ...
furniture info1/10/2009
  Q: WE HAVE RECENTLY ACQUIRED A SIDE BOARD?? (ENTRANCE HALL PIECE??). IT IS MADE OF OAK AND HAS A MARBLE ...
  A: I would like some more pictures, close up of the wood because it does not look oak to me, another of ...
antique wood chair 19011/10/2009
  Q: Do you know who the manufacturer of this chair might be? It has "Aug 27 1901" written in the cast ...
  A: It is either oak or chestnut, I cannot tell from the pictues, but most likely oak. There is no way ...
Old Dressers1/10/2009
  Q: I have a quick question regarding two dressers that were my great-grandmothers bedroom furniture ...
  A: It is not possible to tell where they are from other than they appear to be American. There were ...
Mahogany Gaming Table1/9/2009
  Q: I have a mahogany gaming table that I know nothing about. It seems to be similar to Kittinger ...
  A: If you will provide me with clear pictures I will be happy to help. A view from the front, an ...
Dating an Atlas Furniture Co. Bedroom Set1/9/2009
  Q: I am interested in buying this set and was wondering if you could tell me a little about it. I have ...
  A: At 500$, buy it, you cannot get a decent dresser for that even if you buy and unfinished one at an ...
Chair1/9/2009
  Q: I need information on this chairs wood identification, style, age, and period. Micheal Wilson told ...
  A: Who is Micheal Wilson? From these pictures all I can say is that the back piece is crotch or flame ...
Wood Cabinet1/9/2009
  Q: I have a cabinet/hutch? that appears to be custom built for a home with a "lean". There is a ...
  A: This cupboard is nice, sometimes called a stepback cupboard. May very well have been altered to sit ...
My rocking chair1/8/2009
  Q: I would like to know what style my chair is and try to nail down the age of the chair. There is a ...
  A: Use it and take care of it, the key is to treat it with respect. I cannot compete with family ...
Buffet1/8/2009
  Q: Can you tell us how old this is and what type of wood it was made from? Also, do you know the ...
  A: The buffet appears to be mahogany just as the table top next to it. Most refer to this as a Duncan ...
question1/7/2009
  Q: Can you help me identify my antique sofas I have in my home? I’d like to know what age they may be ...
  A: I will be happy to help. Send me some pictures to bobklein1@cox.net. I need at least a picture of ...
Old Table1/7/2009
  Q: A friend brought an old table that had been in her Grandmother's house when she was a child. The ...
  A: This is an etergere or whatnot shelf. Probably made around 1900, probably birch stained red to look ...
identify an old wood arm chair1/5/2009
  Q: I have this wonderful wood arm chair with some detailed carvings. Can you tell me anything at all ...
  A: Nice!! I would like some more pictures but it appears to be 1920 as the legs are William and Mary ...
Antique Wooden Rocking Chair1/5/2009
  Q: Can you tell us how old this rocking chair is, and can you tell what kind of wood it is? Also, could ...
  A: This is an oak rocker although there may be a mix of woods that I cannot see. Not uncommon for ...
dresser1/5/2009
  Q: I have a 3 drawer mahogany dresser that has a fine finch furniture metal tag nailed in the side of ...
  A: I have no information on the company other than having worked on several suites in the past. What I ...
Antique Dining set1/5/2009
  Q: I have a Berkey and Gay dining set probably from 1910. There are the trademark paper stickers under ...
  A: Berkey and Gay built high styled and high quality furniture starting in the 1870's. If you would ...
Antigue Pie Crust Table made by Furgerson1/5/2009
  Q: Klein- I have an antique pie crust table. The label on the back says Ferguson Bros. Mfg. Co. ...
  A: You have a very nice 1920-1940 era tilt top table with well shaped legs and feet. The pie crust ...
6 drawer dresser-how old and origin1/4/2009
  Q: I would appreciate any information you can give me to help me in identifying the lovely dresser I ...
  A: Very nice!! Good hardware, nice composition, great veneer matching, well shaped feet and nice ...
Nicholas & Stone Chair1/4/2009
  Q: I have a Nicholas & Stone chair from The House Of Windsor, with a serial #21065 on the bottom. It ...
  A: Since this company is still in operation I would suggest you contact them directly. They are in ...
Antique Furniture1/4/2009
  Q: We have an old piece of furniture (buffet?). Can you tell us how old it is, who the manufacturer ...
  A: This is an oak buffet from around the 1895 to 1915 period. As to a manufacturer, unless there is a ...
mahogany secretary1/4/2009
  Q: I have an antique secretary with a label in the top drawer that reads: "Genuine Mahogany #134 ...
  A: We see this and similar labels on furniture from the 1940's, generally in good quality pieces but it ...

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In regards to American antique, vintage and collectible furniture I can help with wood identification, styles, age, periods, historical coatings, materials, techniques, repair, restoration, refinishing, and value. I do not study mid century and later furniture nor do I deal in lamps, and other smalls. robertsantiques@cox.net You may ask for values and I will give you current market values, I will not give you 'feel good' values. Understand that there are many factors that contribute to market value. If you want a feel good, unrealistic number, please call a local inexperienced appraiser. It is my desire to help you and in doing so I increase my knowledge as well. For that I thank you.

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I have been in the antiques furniture and restoration business and in the sales of antique furniture for 40+ years and have continued my education in the trade attending workshops and seminars by various organizations, institutions, and private collectors.

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