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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 08-11-2016 09:38 PM 334 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-11-2016 09:38 PM

Hello guys/gals, I bought this to refinish and resale never seen one like this. Does any one no if this style has a particular name or was popular during certain time frame. Its solid oak no veneer. Some jack ass painted it green. Missing one drawer, there are a few slotted screws in the bottom I usually only see those on pre 1960 stuff but I’m not an expert. Pretty sure its not custom, well made but not one of a kind. I want to be able to give a little info on it when I finish and try to sell it. Thanks for any info.

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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#1 posted 08-11-2016 10:01 PM

I can tell what it isnt, Craftsman, anything Fank Loyd Wright did, Shaker, Victorian, French Provincial. If manufactured made sometimes there is no True style and if solid oak doubt it was manufactured in a commercial place. Any name ect on the back side or inside of the backs, back side of the drawers?

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#2 posted 08-12-2016 11:50 AM

I don’t know the official style and likely common place in some time period. The ones I come across are more modern and borrowed design elements from other periods. A manufactured affordable “high end” piece of furniture for the household. I think they were one of those pieces you had to show the appearance you were doing well. I have seen the same piece or almost identical, several had trim pieces under the set of three drawers. Typically 1940/50s stuff and generally described as a “manor chest” and some places here call the “stacked highboy” but don’t think that is correct but just a way to try and sell it at those anitque/rustic/retro all in one consignment places.

I think my parents had an Ethan Allen one. Haven’t seen one in a few years but the painted would have made 3x the money when they were showing up here versus wood (oak).

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#3 posted 08-12-2016 02:03 PM

Thanks Travis, that’s gives me a good starting point. Have considered painting it black, might try and sell it as is will refinish to buyers choice?

-- "Boy you could get more work done it you quit flapping your pie hole" Grandpa

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