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Forum topic by Tokolosi posted 07-28-2017 05:53 PM 493 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tokolosi

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07-28-2017 05:53 PM

Ive been asked to re-finish a beautiful mahogany Federal style sideboard made by the Williams-Kimp Co. They were around between 1923 and 1951. Does anyone know anything about them? I need to know whether this desk is worth anything before I touch it. Id hate to re-finish an antique and destroy its value. I have not been able to find a match for it online.

Any info would be appreciated.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien


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#1 posted 07-28-2017 09:20 PM

That looks very similar to a bedroom set my parents had. It’s good quality furniture (better than most made today) but I doubt if it’s a museum piece.

How are you planning to refinish it?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 07-28-2017 11:25 PM

I like the furniture badge are the drawers dovetailed?

-- Aj

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