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Antique Tiger Oak Buffet

Antique Tiger Oak Buffet appraisal

It is a very beautiful and very ornate tiger oak buffet with a mirror. It has a top shelf, 2 columns with small shelves on each side, then the top, 2 drawers a large open area with 2 doors and then a long drawer on the bottom. There is no trim missing no nicks. The only condition problems per se are that the bottom has been replaced with a piece of metal and at one time the 3 drawers locked but my grandmother kept losing the keys so my uncle removed the locks and they were lost. All of the handles and drawer and door pulls are there and are original. 

Category: 
American Furniture
Condition: 
Good
Medium / Material: 
Tiger Oak Wood
Distinguishing marks: 
Period: 
Late 1800's to Victorian
Dimensions: 
5'5" High, 4' 1/2" Wide, 23 1/4" Deep
Weight: 
Not Sure, but Very Heavy
History: 
My grandmother bought it at an antique store in Acworth GA & my mother inherited it & then I inherited it
For Sale: 
Yes
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Your quarter-sawn oak buffet has great detail, very pleasing to the eye and certainly would make a statement in any room. Lovejoy noted on a similar appraisal that this style is of the Empire Revival period. The feet can't be seen from the front, but do appear to have the scrolled curviture of that  period. It likely dates from about 1890-1900 and seems in good condition. It's not clear whether it's been refinished or not. I suggested a value of less than $800 for another similar buffet to yours. I think that was a fair value and would suggest the same for your piece, perhaps $675-$775, always depending on condition. I closed the small business I had recently, but if I had this piece or the other one similar to this I appraised,  I would have put a price around $800 on it, but might have gotten a little less.

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