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    Chris

    Feb 2007
    Western Washington
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    Old Furniture "yard sale treasure"

    My wife and I got this at a yard sale and thought nothing of it until a friend noticed the dove tailing on the drawers and started looking at it more scrutinizing. Can anyone tell me relative age, value of this piece? It is 5'6' long, 21 inches wide and 36 high. Thanks.
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  2. #2
    ca
    Likely, B.C.

    Aug 2008
    Quesnel Forks, Autumn Festival ca. 1895
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    Re: Old Furniture "yard sale treasure"

    Any manufacturer's marks? Look up on the bottom panel, backside, inside or under the drawers.
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    Jul 2003
    Elgin
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    Re: Old Furniture "yard sale treasure"

    Wouldn't know federal from vic to country but it's a beautiful piece and that construction looks very fine.

  4. #4

    Jul 2005
    Napoleon MI 49201
    Garrett
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    Re: Old Furniture "yard sale treasure"

    78 years ago my mother had one almost like it and it was inherited then. Bob

  5. #5
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    Apr 2006
    northeast Wisconsin
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    Re: Old Furniture "yard sale treasure"

    Dovetails look hand cut from the photo - would indicate that it is not likely a production piece.

    On the other hand, the scroll work and turnings look too identical and symmetrical (in the photo at least) for hand-carved, so I doubt it goes back past the mid 1800's.

    Would guess at least as old as the late 1800's / very early 1900's though.


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    Mar 2009
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    The sideboard is not that old. I have refinished alot of this type. They were made from 1920- 1950 and were made by alot Mfg. I would say the dove tails are machine made and the carving are press wood type. the vaule is $50 to $150 at a yard sale and $200 TO $600 at a nice Ant. store. If you had the matching table and chairs then value can go way up. You did find a nice sideboard. now go out and find the rest. Bill

  7. #7
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    Oct 2005
    Northern, Michigan
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    In the early 20th century (1910-1930) these were the bee's knees. My wife and I had one in our parlor back in 1973. As mentioned by another poster they pretty much went out of style by the 50's. The reason being in part due to the same reason why 0 gauge electric train sets eventually dwindled in interest---shrinking homes. Gone were the parlors and parlor furniture.

    These show up in thrift shops and the like from time to time. Most sell for about $100 if in excellent condition. But the maker is the whole ballgame with most anything. If some important company or person made it, it could be worth a lot.

    Very nice find
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