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Rarewares, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  Antiques dealer for over 10 years specializing in porcelain, glass, art, furniture, coins, watches, sterling silver, pocket watches, and jewelry.
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What to know year and maker of dinning room set any any other

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what to know year and maker of dinning room set any any other info was told over 100 yrs old and where to sell if want to
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
here are the other items that go with it
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
I am not able to make a match to a maker of this set for you.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
any info about this piece would be so helpful
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
This set looks to Monterey Furniture (California) , a company that made furniture in the 1930's to resemble the furniture in old California missions and haciendas. It is also loosely reminiscent of Mission Oak furniture, though Monterey always used darker woods and stains. The value of your whole set is $1750 to 2250.00.The best thing to do in your case is to contact an antiques auction that also has an online presence ( and/or You can go on either of these websites and do searches by zip code, region so that you could find one nearest to you (pick the largest city near you for best prices at auction) . They will come to you and let you know what will do well in their auction. If you consign, they will take it away for you and handle everything. This will cost a 10-20% commission off of the check that they would send you 14 to 45 days after the auction.
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i have tried looking up what you have said and i do not see anything that looks like my stuff at all, do you have any pics or anything that might show that it is from then, someone else said they think it was polish or sweeden hand crafted,
Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
I do not have an exact photo of your set to show as an example, no. Your furniture is not Scandinavian because they did not use any colonial or chunky wood in their furniture styling. The colonial features of back slatting, the hardware, the turned legs, and the more utilitarian features make your set an American set, and California is where this type of styling was melded and adopted into Monterey Furniture.