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  1. verybrad liked Bakersgma's post in the thread Right decision?.

    Good choice, Brad,

    Jun 25, 2024 at 12:03 PM
  2. verybrad posted a new thread.

    Right decision?

    Quite old with some minor damage to the coffee pot. Ivory insulators deteriorated. Cheap at $11.00 for the pair. Pretty sure silver...

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    Forum: Silver

    Jun 25, 2024 at 11:45 AM
  3. verybrad replied to the thread Considering for restoration table. Is it worth it.

    Think this is a 20th century piece. Though French in design, possibly made in Italy. As long as the inlay/veneers are intact, would...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 1:09 PM
  4. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Doesn't really look like cherry here. I am back to beech or other light hardwood.

    Jun 24, 2024 at 1:04 PM
  5. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Had another thought about the wood. Could be cherry. Some of the grain looks right but can't say it screams such. I don't know how...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 10:30 AM
  6. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Think your conclusions are spot-on. I imagine the wooden pegs have shrunk a bit over time. If they still can be pushed in to fit...

    Jun 24, 2024 at 10:27 AM
  7. verybrad liked Wild boar 123's post in the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Thanks all for your feedback - clarified things for me. I thought the chances of it being an old/valuable piece were 1/10. Hinged on...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 2:13 PM
  8. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    The filled holes probably were where nails were driven to secure the top as a bad repair. Typical to see on an old piece. Dovetails...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:53 PM
  9. verybrad liked Wild boar 123's post in the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Thanks for the comments. Have wondered if it was made in walnut, but settled on mahogany as a best guess. Inside of the drawers,...

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  10. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Thanks for the new pics. Drawers are pine. Large radius saw mark would put this into 19th century here in the US. Don't know how that...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:49 PM
  11. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    Can't think this is really worth the expense. Furniture prices are so low these days that any professional restoration needs to be...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:48 PM
  12. verybrad replied to the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    This is where my lack of knowlege about English furniture breaks down. I know they used hand cut dovetails much longer than we did, so...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:39 PM
  13. verybrad liked Ghopper1924's post in the thread Antique solid mahogany chest of drawers.

    I’m thinking even later; late 19th Century conceivably into the 20th. The proportions illustrated were really more common with revival...

    Jun 23, 2024 at 1:38 PM
  14. verybrad replied to the thread Blue jar.

    Not Teco but sure is a stumper. Mark is pretty hopeless.

    Jun 23, 2024 at 12:20 PM
  15. verybrad replied to the thread Name or maker of vase.

    It is a visual match to the Pewabic snowdrop vase. The Origins of the Snowdrop Vase – Pewabic Pottery Probably is Pewabic....

    Jun 23, 2024 at 11:59 AM