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AppraiserJM, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
Category: Antiques
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Experience:  Certified Appraiser, Appraiser's Association of America. USPAP qualified through 2015.
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How can you authenticate Malffo coffee and end tables?

Customer Question

How can you authenticate Sam Malffo coffee and end tables?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Maloof
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

I'll need to see an overall photo of each piece, plus a close-up of any labels, stamps, marks, or signatures.

Jennifer

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Okay. I sent a few. Let me know if you need lose up of joints etc. Each piece is also market on the bottom with 13/24 in faded blue markings.
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 11 months ago.

These don't look like any Sam Maloof pieces I've ever seen. What makes you think that they are?

Jennifer

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The stamp
Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 11 months ago.

Can you post a clearer photo please? The one photo I saw did not look like the Sam Maloof signature or stamps I am used to, which usually look like one of these:

Expert:  AppraiserJM replied 10 months ago.

Can I help you further?

Jennifer