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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Joseph Baldwin, Aug 20, 2023.

  1. Joseph Baldwin

    Joseph Baldwin New Member

    We need some help identifying a knockdown armoire we picked up a while back. I have been unable to find any kind of identifying marks on the piece, or engravings. It looks well loved on the back and inside, but beautiful on the front and sides. Just curious when and where it might be from if anyone has any insight. If you need any further clarification or pictures, just let me know! Also, if this isn't the right forum for this, steer me in the right direction!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Locking system seems to be intact, just no key for it.

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    Back of piece

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    Not sure the name of this, but this is how you connect the top to the body of the piece

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    Inside back of the piece

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    Right side
     
  2. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    Circa 1880, walnut. Secondary wood is pine. A bit plainer than most, which in today's market may be a positive. Made by a lot of companies so impossible to pin to a maker.
     
  3. bosko69

    bosko69 Well-Known Member

    Ditto Brad-The elegant but simpler farm house primitive look may have survived the recent 'brown wood' purges of late.
     
  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Pretty thing. Finding a skeleton key wouldn't be hard if you want to be bothered.
     
  5. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    the finish looks nice which is a blessing since veneer is so hard to refinish.
     
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