Featured 1902 Tiger Oak Buffet

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  1. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    PXL_20210117_001843622 (1).jpg PXL_20210117_014431418.jpg PXL_20210117_012044101.jpg Hi!

    Brand new here, but trying to identify the maker of this piece! Any help would be awesome. We have an arts and crafts home in Chicago and wanted a piece to fit the decor.


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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi Craig and WELCOME to ANTIQUERS!!! LOVELY Sideboard!!! I’m tagging a couple of more knowledgeable members! @Ghopper1924, @verybrad, @blooey !!
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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Welcome, Craig! That is lovely!
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  4. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    So beautiful. Have you looked in all the drawers? On the back? under the drawers?
  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Hey Craig...nice piece.
    not sure of that date , but likely close....

    being new here.....& welcome........here's a tip...

    when you photo a mirror.....check who's in it first before posting......:hilarious::hilarious:

    ( at least she's dressed !! ;):p)
  6. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Sorry nothing to add other than it's in great condition!
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  7. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    How did you arrive at 1902, specifically? As Komo said, it's probably close and may even be spot-on.

    Nice quarter-sawn oak buffet, appears to have been refinished. Impossible to know who made it; there were many hundreds of furniture makers in cities across America at the turn of the 20th Century, so you'd need some kind of label.

    The oak and somewhat simplified late Victorian Neo-Renaissance lines of this piece would make a nice fit in a Craftsman house; however, the piece isn't Craftsman.
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  8. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    This was on the backside! I was off, 1903. But, I believe this is the age of the mirror.
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  9. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Same here. It is a fantastic piece with some really nice carved elements. I am jealous.
  10. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    I did just lemon oil the heck out of it too! Haha
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  11. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    I gave that a go, but nothing.
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  12. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    We love it. The inside is a little rough. Something you would expect from a piece this old though.
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  13. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Here is something about Chicago Furniture makers in the mid 19th century. Looks like you have quite a task.
    Furniture (chicagohistory.org)
    Tobey Furniture examples: Pinterest
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  14. Craig Hensel

    Craig Hensel New Member

    Thats fascinating, in 1903, looks like things were popping.
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  15. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

  16. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Will probably not be able to attribute this to a maker. There were thousands making similar products. While contemporary to your home, this does not necessarily fit in with arts and crafts decor. Too fussy.

    Here is a typical American arts and crafts style (mission) oak buffet.

  17. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this example. You can clearly see the difference when you put them together.
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