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Furniture8161 of 10565my new additionMy Heywood-Wakefield Bentwood Cain Seat Chairs. How old are they?
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Posted 5 years ago


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Some old family heirlooms. I wonder how old the chair is. The bureau has wooden pegs, so it must be pretty old. I think the desk came from New England. Before she passed away, my mom said that it was an antique and "worth something". I also have two twin beds that were converted rope beds, and think these go back to mid 1850's? They were my mom's mom. Bedroom set also had anm old bureau, mirror and end table.
Interested if anyone would know anything about these pieces

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    The dresser looks to be from the early 1800s (style and pulls)-- post some photos of the drawer sides to confirm the dovetails are hand cut. The keyholes are not functional, which would lead to believe it is later or made by someone other than a full time furniture maker (without access to locks).

    The needle point covered chair is from the 1870s- 1890s.

    The one drawer stand looks to be from the early 20th century. Some detailed photos would help to narrow it down as well.

    I would agree with your estimate of the cannon ball rope bed age.

  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    Love the cannon ball bed! Love the chair legs! Nice chair, and upholstery could be original. So often if it's nice like this, it's not original. There is nothing better than family heirlooms.

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