Old Stuff

No…this is not a post about ME.

This is old stuff we’ve had appraised.  As expected, there’s more sentimental value here than monetary, but we do have more info on the pieces now.

Antique Six-leg Queen Bed

Pretty 6-legged Bed

A Six-Leg Bed

According to the valuation report, it’s an American Mahogany and stained Maple Arched double bed, on six turned reeded legs with castors.  Circa 1890′s.

Experts comments: “A well made antique bed but a bit dark for modern tastes, though it could be lightened.”

Ok, so it’s not priceless – it’s about what I expected. :)

Antique Chifforobe

Antique Chifforobe

What is a Chifforobe anyway?

Basically, it’s a hanging closet and a chest-of-drawers combined into one piece of furniture.

The valuation report describes this one as:  An American figured Walnut and Burr Maple twin door fitted wardrobe, on turned legs.  Circa 1910/20′s.

Experts comments:  “A nice quality wardrobe of a useful user friendly size. The knobs look to be later.”

This one actually matches the bed very nicely – the color difference in photos due to flash and lighting in different rooms.

The decorative woodwork on each door is very similar to the bed, and there’s beautiful burl wood trim at the top of the chifforobe.

Old Upholstered Arm Chair

Upholstered Arm Chair

Upholstered Arm Chair

Just a sturdy old arm chair that has been used with the bed and chifforobe.

The faded, worn upholstery may be original, but it needs to be replaced.  Cats have done significant fabric damage to both sides of chair back.

Valuation report says: An American William and Mary style stained oak(?) and upholstered low armchair.  Circa 1920′s.

Experts comments: “A well made chair, but not of any great commercial value I am afraid. This style is also a little out of fashion at the present.”

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